Samsung opens up SDK for Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo to third-party developers

 Samsung opens up SDK for Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo to third-party developersBigwig device manufacturer Samsung has announced that the software development kit (SDK) for the company Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo wearable devices has been made available to third-party app developers.

Enthusiastic app developers can now download the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo SDK from the Tizen developer site.

Samsung had hinted at the imminent availability of Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo SDK towards the end of last month, when the company had stated that Gear development will be opened up to third-party developers with the launch of new Gear models.

The Gear 2 wearable device was designed by Samsung in an attempt to bring about improvements to several flaws in the company's original Galaxy Gear device; and the opening up of the Gear 2 app ecosystem is a move in that direction.

Noting that the company has already worked out partnerships with Feedly, CNN, eBay, Expedia and several other firms, for dozens of apps which have thus far been developed for Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, Samsung said in a statement that the new apps for the two wearable devices will help "provide users with enhanced wearable experiences for fitness, shopping, social media, music, news and sleep management."

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