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  1. me23brown's Avatar
    With the s3 expected to be announced at IFA I was wondering if anyone else besides me has given up on Samsung Pay coming to the s2? They'll probably save the launch of it for the new watch instead. I hate being lied to by companies.
    07-08-2016 09:29 AM
  2. johna22's Avatar
    just saw over on sammoblie that a big G2 update is coming with sleep tracking so maybe there is still hope for pay coming sometime too
    07-08-2016 09:34 AM
  3. maf113's Avatar
    If and when Samsung pay comes to the G2, it will only work at terminals that support NFC. Same as Android and Apple Pay.
    For me, that makes it not a very important feature. Nice to have? YES. A game changer? NO.
    07-08-2016 10:45 AM
  4. Najo's Avatar
    As cool as it would be to have it, it is not a deal breaker for me either. I would not want to risk security for a half baked app, and chances are you would need to load your card information desperately into your watch as a Bluetooth or wireless link would not be secure.
    07-08-2016 12:42 PM
  5. maf113's Avatar
    In reality the watch would use the build in NFC and the phone would send the tokenized number to the watch instead of the NFC device on the phone. Since it is a one time use number it will still be secure.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-08-2016 03:23 PM
  6. tsparks1's Avatar
    In reality the watch would use the build in NFC and the phone would send the tokenized number to the watch instead of the NFC device on the phone. Since it is a one time use number it will still be secure.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Exactly. Well said.
    07-08-2016 03:55 PM
  7. Najo's Avatar
    I guess we wil see.....
    07-08-2016 09:44 PM
  8. haus's Avatar
    just saw over on sammoblie that a big G2 update is coming with sleep tracking so maybe there is still hope for pay coming sometime too
    There isn't anything in the sammobile articles (at least that I saw?) about Samsung Pay though. I'm assuming at this point there's either a technical or business hurdle they can't overcome. I'm actually surprised there's another update in the works. Based on past experience I'd have assumed Samsung would have abandoned the Gear S2 platform by now, as they did with the previous generations.

    Affirming my belief that if you are interested in a tech product, be sure it supports the features you want out of the box. Samsung has been particularly sneaky about this since the original Gear, showing lists and screenshots/mockups of apps that never materialized.
    07-13-2016 12:13 PM
  9. tstreete's Avatar
    Folks over on xda gear s2 forum are seeing signs of a beta test of Samsung Pay starting to roll out to a few customers: Samsung Pay | Samsung Gear S2
    07-15-2016 09:23 AM
  10. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    With the s3 expected to be announced at IFA I was wondering if anyone else besides me has given up on Samsung Pay coming to the s2? They'll probably save the launch of it for the new watch instead. I hate being lied to by companies.
    Beta released last night.

    Posted from my S7 Edge via the Android Central App
    07-19-2016 07:36 AM
  11. rld082982's Avatar
    It'd be LOVELY if someone tells us how you get this beta of Samsung pay
    07-19-2016 08:23 AM
  12. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    It'd be LOVELY if someone tells us how you get this beta of Samsung pay
    I just tried to look for it in the Galaxy apps and weirdly it doesn't come up. I got a notification yesterday to install it.

    Posted from my S7 Edge via the Android Central App
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    07-19-2016 11:37 AM
  13. me23brown's Avatar
    I hate to be petty but it sucks a little to have paid for the more expensive model and for my trouble it takes longer for updates and left out on new features for the time being. Oh well live and learn. I'm hoping that the rumored Google watches actually come out soon. I'm getting tired of all this.
    07-20-2016 12:22 PM
  14. maf113's Avatar
    I hate to be petty but it sucks a little to have paid for the more expensive model and for my trouble it takes longer for updates and left out on new features for the time being. Oh well live and learn. I'm hoping that the rumored Google watches actually come out soon. I'm getting tired of all this.
    Same here. I am tired of waiting for carrier updates that have nothing to do with the carrier. May just switch to Google/Nexus products in the future.
    Don't get me wrong I love my s2 3g. Just fed up with carrier caused delays to updates.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-20-2016 12:52 PM
  15. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    I do still feel that I should have gone with an android wear device vs the Gear. Too many hurdles to overcome for features that I expected.

    Posted from my S7 Edge via the Android Central App
    07-20-2016 01:26 PM
  16. rld082982's Avatar
    I do still feel that I should have gone with an android wear device vs the Gear. Too many hurdles to overcome for features that I expected.

    Posted from my S7 Edge via the Android Central App
    I feel the same way. Amazing how little Samsung supports the S2
    07-20-2016 01:55 PM
  17. me23brown's Avatar
    I feel the same way. Amazing how little Samsung supports the S2
    It really is especially when they say they want the Tizen platform to take off you would think they would be doing everything they could to make it a success. At this rate they won't even keep the customers that they already have and there's no way I would recommend it to anyone who asked me about it.
    07-20-2016 02:01 PM

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