Samsung Galaxy Gear: How To Install Android Apps On It

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is an Android based smartwatch that can be used as a partner device with your Galaxy devices. With Gear, you can make calls, text and do various tasks without using your phone. Currently it supports Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 only. The Gear uses a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED, 320×320 display, 8ooMHz Exynos CPU, 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. You will also find a 1.9-MP camera, speaker, microphone and Bluetooth.

Galaxy-Gear

You can install Android apps (APKs) on your Galaxy Gear either via ADB (Android Debug Bridge) or with the help of a third party application like MobileGo. However, keep in mind that as Gear has no discrete data connection option, only those apps that do not require a data connection will work on it.

1. Installing apps via ADB: If Android SDK installed on your computer, you can easily install apps on Galaxy Gear. However, you have to download apps (APKs) to your PC first.

First, enable USB debugging on your Gear from its settings menu and connect it to your PC via USB cable.
Download apk of the app that you want to install (you can find many apps at XDA forum). Then open command prompt in the same location where you have downloaded the apk and run the following command:

ADB install [filename]

The app will be installed on Galaxy Gear with in a moment. That’s all!

2. Installing Apps via MobileGo: It is designed to be a simple to use application for managing data between your PC and Android phone.

First, download MobileGo (the trial version will work for 14 days) and install it on your PC. Connect Galaxy Gear to your PC via USB cable and enable USB debugging on it. MobileGo now download required driver for your Gear.

Once driver installation completed, the app will identify Gear as Samsung SM-V700 and a Wondershare MobileGo app will also installed on your device.

Now, click on the “Google Play Apps” menu located on the left side of the app window and start installing the apps from the Play Store. However, keep in mind that, you should not sign in on Google Play, as this will install apps only on your registered devices. [Via-XDA]

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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