Do not make the mistake of ignoring the Samsung Gear S2. As Andrew will show in his review this week, it's an imperfect smartwatch, but also one that's lightyears ahead of its similarly Tizen-powered predecessors. Far better both in physical design, as well as where Samsung's brought the software.

I was surprised by the performance more than a month ago in Berlin. And couple that with the best damned AMOLED display you can find anywhere, and you have the makings of an excellent alternative to Android Wear. It's not going to supplant it. (Though it'll be interesting to see what sort of marketing muscle Samsung puts behind its new watches. And whether Google revives its excellent "Be together, not the same" campaign.) And while a good many of the apps Samsung showed us on the Gear S2 aren't actually available yet, I still think it's going to give Google a run for its money in that department, too. (And I wonder if Samsung subsidized any of those costs for the developers.) On the other hand, it's not like Google's stopped development on Android Wear. We know new things are in the works.

I'll let Andrew dive into the reasons why the Gear S2 has sent me back to the Huawei Watch (and finally, this week, I'll give the new Moto 360 a shot). But that said, it's still going to serve a lot of Samsung faithful (and others) very well.

A few other thoughts on things:

That's it for this week. Lot's to come. Y'all have a good Sunday.

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