Samsung on Monday made it clear that it's readied an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software update that will let certain US smartphones pair with the company's Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

This announcement dovetails with an earlier statement that Samsung would push out the update on a global scale.

The Premium Suite software package will give the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 smartphones the enhancements they need to work with the new smartwatch, a USD 300 accessory which was previously available only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Owners of the Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Mini, and Galaxy Mega phones, who also aim at the Gear, need to hold tight: the update for these phones is slated for "the coming months."

In addition to Android 4.3 features and Galaxy Gear compatibility, the Premium Suite brings a few Samsung extras to the camera, such as a split-screen mode, and a simplified home screen option.