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Samsung Galaxy Gear Updating to Build V700XXUAMK on Verizon – Rids App of USB Debug, Includes Improvements

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear is receiving a significant update according to Verizon. New support documents from Big Red detail an update that jumps the Gear up to software build V700XXUAMK and introduces all sorts of new performance improvements, while killing off a feature for tinkerers. 

The changelog is listed below, but it mentions improvements to battery life, S Voice search, pedometer accuracy, the NFC pairing animation, screen saver turn on time, and the messaging application. Verizon and Samsung also removed the USB Debug menu (wtf?), added support for VZW Messaging, now officially support the official Twitter app, and changed the motion menu. A couple of other bugs in the AlarmManager and Contacts app were squashed as well.

If you are on Verizon and own a Galaxy Gear, be on the lookout for an update coming through your Gear Manager app.

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Via:  Verizon
  • Greg

    The Gear is a device that’s doesn’t require a stand – alone data service. So why in the HELL is Verizon pushing a systems update that limits my devices full potential?? Why, Verizon, and you taking it upon yourself to limit a device I bought and own out of a Best Buy store just because it’s connecting to my phone through bluetooth that’s on your network!?!? That’s like saying you’re going to push an update to my bluetooth earbuds headset to limit it’s use because it’s connected to a device that’s on your network. That’s bullshyt! I should have the FREEDOM to alter and use my device as I see fit without being dictated by a greedy bullying cell service company’s unnecessary interference. The Gear isn’t even a Verizon branded device!
    First Verizon lobby to end Net Neutrality now this!?!? PHUCK VERZION!!!

  • AMGala

    Why is there a “Verizon” edition Galaxy Gear? Or rather, Verizon specific software? Perhaps you need Verizon software to interact with a Verizon phone?

  • PC PIMPin

    VZW SUCKS!!! I’m going to stick with Null rom!!

  • JASON KEOUGH

    when i just updated my gear i was pissed that usb was removed and one day bored at work just went in to my settings on the gear the go down to gear info and click and hit about gear and just keep rapidly touching model number a buch and boom usb is back SCORE!!!!!!!!!!

    • crazed_z06

      Yup, it’s still there

  • De Nguyen

    This update has been out for at least 2 or 3 weeks.
    In any case, app development for this thing is ludicrous. I see 5…make it 4 (1 is in Chinese) new apps since release day.

    • crazed_z06

      Yea, the app availability is the weak link.. Samsung needs to take it upon themselves to make a bunch of apps for it.

      • Philip J. Fry

        That will happen the day they get rid of touchwiz.

    • flosserelli

      Just another reason to pass on this thing. If you have no apps for your smartgadget, you are dead in the water.

  • Dominic Salcido

    Why do I already have this version of software? I’ve had it for a while?

    • crazed_z06

      This is the version that already pushed earlier this month.

    • wmsco1

      Same here

  • Joshua Hoffman

    That is an incredible photo.

  • Kevin

    A little off topic but, why are people concerned with Google Glass privacy issues and not this smart watch. Google Glass was even banned in some bar in Seattle. You think with the camera being more obvious on Google Glass people would be less afraid than the camera being on a wrist.

    • wmsco1

      Sshhhhhh

  • Philip J. Fry

    The next update will send a laser out of the sky to engrave the Verizon logo on the screen.

    • michael arazan

      Engrave it on your Forehead, they already think of us as mobile billboards with their logos on the devices

  • TopXKiller

    Ogreat, kill off the only reason to buy that PoS

    • 4n1m4L

      And whats vzw messaging? Verizon trying to be something other than a dump pipe again?

      • hkklife

        I don’t know what it is and I don’t wanna know! The ONLY VZW anything app I have ever used (dating back to the WAP portal StarTac days) is the MyVZW and that’s just to check usage and billing and whatnot.

      • n900mixalot

        It’s a Web portal for text messages. Works well.

    • crazed_z06

      Why is it a PoS exactly?

      • n900mixalot

        Because it isn’t. All of these people are afraid of Miriam Joire so they are up pebbles jaxie.