A fresh update has been rolled out to the Samsung Gear S2. With it the update brings new watch faces, apps and more. Perhaps some of the most noteworthy additions include the new apps, with the likes of ESPN, News Briefing and World Clock apps. Obviously, there are also a few minor improvements featured on the Settings and Contacts app as well.

The comparative lack of third-party apps, is one of the major issues associated with entering into the Tizen powered Samsung ecosystem. Samsung however, has over the past year, made efforts to work with developers in aim to release apps intended for Tizen, while at least securing the presence of a few big names to its platform. This unfortunately, doesn’t seem like the current situation, as the latest Gear S2 update only adds three new apps.

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Also included in the update are several additional watch faces with inspiration from works generated from Alessandro Mendini, an Italian designer, who is also responsible for the release of straps along with other accessories designed for Samsung smartwatches.

Fresh functionalities to be expected on the Samsung Gear S2 include a search function for the Contacts app, a new setting for screen timeout, an indicator for unread notifications, alert for Bluetooth disconnection and many more.

This new update takes up at least 91MB of storage, so it is recommended that you download over a stable Wi-Fi once prompted.

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