Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, Gear S3 Classic Smartwatch – In Pictures Tue, August 30, 2016
SAMSUNG has revealed it's new Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatches at the IFA consumer technology show, in Berlin.
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Samsung's new Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatch
Samsung has launched an awesome new deal on its Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic smartwatches.
The South Korean technology company has slashed £50 from the UK price tag.
Samsung notified customers about the new offer via email, writing: "Spring has sprung, so it's time to hit the great outdoors and set that pulse racing.
"And with £50 off the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, you've got the perfect gym buddy. It's more than a great fitness watch.
"You can check emails, play music, even respond to messages all through the Gear S3."
The latest discount is available to UK customers between April 3rd and May 14th 2017 and is subject to availability whilst stocks last, Samsung warns.
And that might be a problem.
Samsung launched the promotion on its smartwatch range earlier this month
Clearly, the new deal – which brings the price of the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic down from £349 to £299 – has proven very popular.
Both devices are currently listed as Out Of Stock.
Hopefully, the smartwatches will be back in stock soon – so that customers can take advantage of the latest sale.
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The news comes as Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman blasted the TizenOS operating system that powers the smartwatch, branding it "the worst code" he had seen.
The new deal is clearly popular – with Samsung listing both smartwatches as Out Of Stock
Mr Neiderman has skewered Samsung's TizenOS, which powers the Gear S3 Frontier and a slew of other smart devices – including televisions and smartphones.
The Israeli researcher spoke to Motherboard ahead of a speech at the annual Security Analyst Summit held by Kaspersky Lab, revealing "It may be the worst code I've ever seen."
"Everything you can do wrong there, they do it," he added "You can see that nobody with any understanding of security looked at this code or wrote it.
"It's like taking an undergraduate and letting him program your software."
One of these vulnerabilities would allow a hacker to remotely seize control of a Samsung device running TizenOS.
Samsung has launched an awesome new deal on the Gear S3 Frontier, but there's an issue
Mr Neiderman says he was able to hijack the TizenStore app – Samsung's version of Google Play Store – which is used to deliver apps and software updates to Tizen devices, to install malicious code to his device.
"You can update a Tizen system with any malicious code you want," he said.
Samsung has already started to reveal early details about its next major software update for the Gear S3, Tizen 4.0.
The new software is expected to ship with a richer feature set, and faster speeds than its predecessor
The webpage claims, "the first official version of Tizen .NET will be released in September 2017 as a part of Tizen 4.0."
Tizen 3.0 brought 64-bit compatibility as well as support for 4K Ultra HD graphics and image and speech recognition.
Samsung also claimed Tizen 3.0 was 30 per cent faster its predecessor, Tizen 2.4.
With the first beta set for June, Samsung appears to be moving away from Tizen 3.0 pretty fast.
And with a release date scheduled for September, it is more than likely that the next-generation operating system will ship alongside the Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch.
Samsung usually launches its flagship smartwatch at the IFA technology tradeshow in Berlin, which is held in early September.
A spokesperson for Samsung told Express.co.uk, "Samsung Electronics takes security and privacy very seriously. We regularly check our systems and if at any time there is a credible potential vulnerability, we act promptly to investigate and resolve the issue.
"We continually provide software updates to consumers to safeguard their products. We are fully committed to cooperating with Mr. Amihai Neiderman, to mitigate any potential vulnerabilities.
"Through our Bug Bounty program and internal security safeguards, Samsung continuously patches any would-be vulnerabilities."