Don't Despair -- That Samsung Galaxy Gear Image Was Only a "Prototype"

By Gary Cutlack on at

Hated the bulky, cumbersome, budget-phone-strapped-to-a-wrist look of the leaked Galaxy Gear smartwatch photos? That's OK, as it's said the pics were of a prototype currently being used by developers and the actual device won't look as chunky.

According to sources quoted by GigaOm, Samsung's final design looks different and is of a "more finished product" than the one we saw recently, also dropping the hint that the Galaxy Gear runs on Android 4.3 and is indeed compatible with Bluetooth LE for both Android and iPhone link-ups. [GigaOm]