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New Gear S2 software update targets battery optimization

Whether the Gear S2 will ever be updated to Tizen 3.0 is unknown (it probably won’t, given it’s two years old at this point), but Samsung is continuing to support it with minor updates, with the latest one having gone live today. The update brings optimization for increased battery life and enhanced security, and that’s about it.

Gear S2 gets new update

The update is available on our Gear S2 in the Netherlands, but we’re guessing it’s also gone live in other regions or will do so in the near future. To grab the update, open the Samsung Gear app on your connected phone, go into settings, and then into the About gear section. It’s only 22 MB in size, so you should see it installed in a matter of minutes. The build number after the update will be XXU2EQJ2.

Should you discover anything new on your Gear S2 after the update is installed, do let us know in the comments. Also let us know if you’re seeing the update in your country.

New Gear S2 software update targets battery optimization

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BoudokhF5020
BoudokhF5020

This update reacts badly on the battery. Since then, the battery has dropped suddenly from 58% to 5%. In addition, the watch no longer displays the correct level of charge. Someone has the same problem as me?

opengates
opengates

What about the blueborne vulnerability? patched or not? Nowhere any info on that, only obscure babbeling about “security issues”. And even if my device is two years old; fu samsung for neglecting it! Managers of Samsung (and of course Apple) should be sent to rare earth mines to see and feel the suffering they are responsible for!

rajdson
rajdson

updated to XX2EQJ2 INDIA

xenixas
xenixas

this update drains battery much faster. my battery lasted 2 days now I have abous 30 hours… so how battery usage was optimised? have no idea

BoudokhF5020
BoudokhF5020

same problem here

sammorphous
sammorphous

when Tizen 3.0 for Gear S2?

mdimitroff
mdimitroff

the update is not available for Bulgaria.

fonix232
fonix232

Staged rollout. Needs time to hit all countries and providers and whatnot, and even within a country, it might take time for all devices to get the update. This is mainly to allow gradual scaling of Samsung update servers (so the X million device owners won’t start downloading it at the same time), and also to see if there’s any zero-day bugs that needs the firmware to be pulled.

nefi45
nefi45

I’ve updated my Gear S2 to XXU2EQJ2 firmware. I’m from México.