The Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700) receives its first official firmware update to build version numbers V700XXUAMJ8 from the initial release or shipped firmware V700XXUAMII. The MJ8 update is still bundled on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and we have seen this update taking place in United Kingdom for now, and might also available for other countries soon. Even though, there are no official announcement held by Samsung as they usually does, but we believe that this update brings more improvements and system stability, and might also had something to do with the latest Samsung devices that has been added-up to support the Galaxy Gear functionality. When the Galaxy Gear was launched only the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has the capability to support it, but now with the latest Android 4.3 update that recently rolled out on Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy S4, we have seen that the Samsung Galaxy Gear support has been included. Samsung also confirms the Galaxy Gear support will also coming to Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy Mega 6.3, and Galaxy S4 Zoom when these devices gets their Android 4.3 update soon.
The MJ8 update is only available in UK for now, all other countries must keep an eye of this update until it arrives in your areas, the rolled out is in stages and only select countries will get it first. It may take a couple of days even up-to months until everyone gets an update, so you must be patient.
How to Update Samsung Galaxy Gear V700 to UAMJ8 using Kies
You can update your Galaxy Gear using Samsung Kies, the old version of Kies may still work on Galaxy Gear since this device still runs on Android 4.2.2, but if it does not worked use the new Kies 3 for Galaxy Note 3 instead. All you need is download Kies from Samsung website, then install it in your computer. Then by using a USB cable, connect your Galaxy Gear to the computer, run Kies then simply follow the on-screen instructions on how to perform an update. But remember, you should have your Galaxy Gear battery fully charge into its little charging case first before performing a software update.
Here are the the firmware details;
V700XXUAMJ8 Android 4.2.2
Version: Android 4.2.2
Build Date: October 22, 2013
V700XXUAMII Android 4.2.2
Version: Android 4.2.2
Build date: September 16, 2013
Just let us know how this update performs and any additional features you’ve noticed if your Galaxy Gear already received this MJ8 update.