The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a neat little device and it's a decent additional to anyone's gadget collection, but Samsung has announced that the device has an available software update--and not just your typical Android update. Galaxy Gear owners can now update their device to run on Tizen, a new and upcoming OS. The update is completely optional on the Gear, though Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo users receive their devices with Tizen already loaded.Gear users looking to update to the new Tizen OS can follow these simple steps. Note that updating the OS will delete all data from your Gear and remove any downloaded apps. Back up any data you want to keep before updating!
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool