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Briefly: Samsung updates Galaxy Gear, Sony rolls out Android 4.3

updated 02:31 pm EST, Mon December 23, 2013

Samsung updates notifications on Galaxy Gear for Twitter, Facebook, Gmail

Samsung has issued an update for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, improving the notifications on the device. Messages and tweets from Gmail, Twitter, Google Hangouts, and Facebook Messenger can now be partially read on the wristwear, reports Pocket-Lint, with changes to Smart Relay making the switch between viewing information on the watch and a smartphone easier. The lift-and-pause gesture for activating the clock has also been improved.

Samsung Galaxy Gear [via Pocket-Lint]
Samsung Galaxy Gear [via Pocket-Lint]

Sony begins rollout of Android 4.3 to Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z

Sony has revealed it is rolling out Android 4.3 to four Xperia mobile devices. The Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z have all had the OK from Sony to receive the Jelly Bean update, which the company blog also notes will introduce Sony's Smart Social Camera app, updates to the entire Sony native app portfolio, Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration to the Walkman, Album, and Movies apps, and a Battery Stamina mode.

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