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Samsung Galaxy Gear scores 800,000 sales, gets first custom ROM


Smartwatches should still be of their infancy, however that hasn’t stopped Samsung’s Galaxy Tools smartwatch from promoting an outstanding 800,000 gadgets in simply two months.

To assist improve gross sales the Galaxy Tools has additionally had its first customized ROM seem. Based totally off of Nova launcher, it options Bluetooth tethering, are living wallpaper beef up, and video recording as much as 60 seconds – all while not having to be paired to a smartphone.

Regardless of being mostly disregarded in most reviews (together with ours) as simply having too few features to warrant its $300 price tag, the Galaxy Gear has nevertheless been able to become the best selling wearable smart device to date. This is largely due to Samsung’s aggressive marketing campaign as well as collaboration with various fashion shows. A few promotions that let you have the Gear for much less if bundled with a new Galaxy Note 3 have helped, too.

The developer community has also taken the Galaxy Gear under its wing, with the new null custom ROM greatly enhancing the look and functionality of the Galaxy Gear. Otherwise limited, for the most part, to features provided while paired with a smartphone, the Galaxy Gear becomes much more of a standalone device thanks to the custom ROM. It gets native apps support as well as its own fully featured web browser.

To find out more, check out the xda-developers thread. As always, exercise caution when flashing custom ROMs.