If there is one feature of the Samsung connected watch that has never been mentioned before, it is that it is a full-fledged Android device. And so, Galaxy Gear can run Android apps just finejust like a smartphone or tablet and even get a launcher.
A little extra that you can easily have as long as all you have to do is do a little manipulation and connect your watch to your PC and download the Android SDK for Windows. Once done, you can even transfer your media files to your smartwatch. Here’s how.
Run any Android app on your Galaxy Gear
Possibility to run any Android app on your Galaxy Gear lure you? All you have to do is perform the little manipulation described below. instructive below :
- Download the latest Android SDK for Windows from: this page
- Enable USB debugging mode in your watch settings
- Connect your smartwatch to your PC
- Export selected APKs and media files using ADB (Android Debug Bridge) directly from SDK
Although it can run any Android app on Galaxy GearLike Candy Crush (see photo above) it’s pretty attractive on paper, though it should be noted that the device is limited to a processor clocked at 800 Mhz and 512 MB Ram so won’t let it offer. maximum fluidity.
Additionally, with a storage capacity limited to 4GB, your Samsung watch’s memory will quickly become saturated if you decide to export videos.
Finally, the manipulation described above does not allow to gain root access to the device. Therefore, installing native Google apps like Gmail or YouTube is out of the question. Dealing with it is useless anyway, as the device cannot connect to the internet on its own.