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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch app detailed in leaked screenshots

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Prolific leaker Evleaks has posted a pair of screenshots that detail the management app for Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. According to the images, the watch, which Samsung has confirmed will be shown at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin next week, will be managed by an Android app that allows you to change clock faces and load new apps via the Samsung Apps store. It's a similar system to that used by Sony's SmartWatch series and the successful Pebble watch. The screenshots also show NFC will help pair the Gear with your phone, as well as revealing an option to "Find my watch."

Despite today's leak, there are still many unanswered questions. What kind of apps will the Galaxy Gear have access to? Will Samsung open its app store to third party developers? And will it be compatible with any Android phone, or just Samsung's? There's also the matter of battery life — an obvious issue for a device that's likely to have a very small battery. The answers to all those questions will hopefully come on September 4th, when Samsung launches the Galaxy Gear alongside the Galaxy Note III. We'll be live from Berlin bringing you the latest news, so stay tuned.