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Samsung dropping Galaxy Gear price to $280, Galaxy S3 and Note II compatibility ‘starting on November 29th’

Yesterday we reported that Bell is planning to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 mini to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on November 23rd. This will bring a number of desired features, including compatibility with the Galaxy Gear.

In a press release today, Samsung has stated that the Galaxy S3 and Note II will also receive an update “starting on November 29th,” but noted “timing varies by device and carrier/retailer.”

To help increase sales of the smartwatch, Samsung Canada has decided to drop the Gear’s price by $50 beginning on the Canadian Black Friday (November 29th until December 2nd). The Gear costs $329.99 today, but those interested in saving a few bucks will want to grab this for $279.99. Perhaps we’ll even see a further price drop for the big Q4 push.

The Gear is available in Jet Black, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige and Mocha Gray at several carriers and retailers, including Bell, London Drugs, Rogers, TELUS, WIND Mobile, Videotron, Samsung Experience Stores, Tbooth wireless, The Source, and WIRELESSWAVE.

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