One of the biggest raps, among the many, against the Samsung Gear smartwatch is that it’s an add-on device that would only work with one Samsung tablet. Samsung’s now fixing that — a little — by expanding the roster of devices.
When the Samsung Galaxy S4,S III and Note II get their updates to Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), the company says they’ll be able to work with the Gear. Also, the S4 mini, S4 Active, Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3 and S4 zoom will all work with the Gear after a software update available later this month. Scheduling of the updates will vary by country and carrier.