CES 2016: Samsung Gear S2 to be iOS compatible; gold, platinum variants unveiled

Samsung has revealed at CES 2016 that the Gear 2 smartwatch will soon be compatible with iOS devices as well.


After the launch of the Tizen-based Gear S2 smartwatch at IFA 2015, Samsung has revealed at CES 2016 that the smartwatch will soon be compatible with iOS devices as well. Earlier, it provided the flexibility of running on non-Samsung devices too that supported Android 4.4 KitKat with more than 1.5GB RAM. How closely knit it will be with iOS will be clear only later this year. For now, it is undergoing development and no other details have been revealed.

September last year saw a similar move by Android Wear when Google announced in its blog that all future Android Wear watches, including those from Huawei, Asus and Motorola would support iOS.

According to reports, two new variants of Gear S2 have also been unveiled. One with an 18 K rose gold display with an ivory leather belt and a Platinum-plated one with a black leather belt.

There are reports of a Samsung Pay app coming soon as well. It will require a Samsung device and users will be able to make payments from their wrist like Apple Watch users do with Apple Pay.

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