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Samsung Gear S2 could get iOS support tomorrow

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch to get iOS support in late March 2016
Samsung Gear S2
Verizon is expected to update the Gear S2 smartwatch tomorrow with a firmware build that supports iOS devices.

Although iOS support was expected to hit the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch back in January and that did not happen, it looks like the rumors claiming this would happen by the end of March were right after all. However, it seems that iOS support remains slippery for now since Verizon has just updated its Gear S2 support page with new information and tomorrow might not be the big day.

Earlier today, SamMobile wrote that "Verizon has updated its support page for the Gear S2 to show that an update will be arriving for the smartwatch tomorrow which will bring a fix for a random clock freeze as well as support for iOS and Marshmallow." Unfortunately, the official page for software update R730VVRU1BPC1 only mentions a fix for the random clock freeze and, in the "Compatible with more devices" section, the only handsets mentioned are "smartphones using Android Marshmallow OS" and nothing more.

As it looks like this topic is quite a sneaky target to shoot at, we will surely hear more about it in the days to come. Since Samsung Z3 also gets the beta version of the Gear Manager app this week, it would not be a surprise to see its iOS counterpart coming out of the blue these days as well.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-24 (Update: 2016-03-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.