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Samsung Galaxy S8/ S8 Plus And Galaxy Note 8 Get May Android Security Patch On Verizon And T-Mobile

Verizon and T-Mobile both released the latest Android security patch for the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8. The updates are rolling out now.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 26, 2018

Purported Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite Gets Certifications, Could Launch On May 21

Both the FCC and TENAA listed an unannounced Samsung smartphone that might soon launch as the Galaxy S8 Lite. Here's what specifications it will bring to the table.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 10, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 Get A Galaxy S9 Feature: GIF Support For Always-On Display

The Samsung Galaxy S9 GIF support feature is now included in the latest software update for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. Users can activate the option for its always-on display directly from the settings menu.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 1, 2018

Samsung To Finally Roll Out Android 8.0 Oreo Update For Unlocked Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8

The unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will finally receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update in two to three weeks. Samsung also explained why operating system upgrades are slower for unlocked smartphones compared to carrier-locked versions.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 26, 2018

Android 8.0 Oreo Update Now Available For AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, And Verizon Galaxy S8

AT&T just announced the availability of Android 8.0 Oreo for its network-locked Samsung Galaxy S8. Meanwhile, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile subscribers got their updates earlier.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 21, 2018

The iPhone X Camera Is The Best Among All Smartphones, Says Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports ranked the iPhone X camera as the best among all smartphones in the industry. The rankings, however, does not yet include Samsung's latest flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Apple March 1, 2018

Heads Up, Galaxy S8 Users: Samsung Is Rolling Out Android Oreo Again Following Sudden Halt

Samsung has resumed rolling out Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 after pausing them due to a bug that rebooted the phones all of a sudden. The rollout has resumed in Germany and will probably extend to other markets shortly.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 24, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy Note 8 Now Come With Free Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds Worth $199.99

Samsung kicked off a new limited-time promotion, offering its Gear IconX wireless earbuds for free with the purchase of a Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, or Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. The earbuds normally cost $199.99.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 20, 2018

New Android Oreo Beta For Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Likely The Last One: Official Update Coming Soon?

Samsung has released a new Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and it could be the last one. The beta program ends on Jan. 15, so the official update could roll out in just a couple of weeks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 13, 2018

How To Download And Install Android 8.0 Oreo Update On Your Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus

Own the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus? Here's a guide on how to download and install Android 8.0 Oreo official update.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S8 Owners Are Reporting A Wake-Up Bug That Turns Screen On, Drains Battery

Samsung’s Galaxy 2017 flagship models have reportedly been hit by a new issue called 'wake-up bug.' The bug inadvertently turns on the screen of the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 and drains the device’s battery.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 3, 2018

iPhone X Falls Behind Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, And Even iPhone 8: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports ranks the iPhone X below the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and even the iPhone 8 in its recommended list of smartphones. That's because its durability and battery life aren't on par with the competition.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2017

Galaxy S8 Fast Charging Not Working After October Update, Users Report

Fast charging not working on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus? If so, you should know that you're not alone, but Samsung has yet to roll out a fix.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 1, 2017

AT&T Black Friday BOGO Deals: Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, And Galaxy S8 Active

AT&T is offering BOGO deals on Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S8 Active, and Note 8, albeit not all qualify for a full BOGO. Some will require a difference so the second one will be heavily discounted, but not exactly free.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 22, 2017

Samsung Black Friday 2017 Deals: Get The Galaxy Note 8 With Free Gear 360 Camera, And Other Offers

Samsung fans can now take a look at what the company has planned for Black Friday 2017. Deals include offers for the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8, alongside discounts for devices such as the Chromebook Plus.

Gadgets November 13, 2017

It's Official: Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Is Heading To T-Mobile And Sprint, Going Beyond AT&T

Fans of the Galaxy S8 Active will finally have more carrier options other than AT&T, as the rugged Samsung phone is officially heading to T-Mobile and Sprint.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 8, 2017

Buh-Bye, Bixby: Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 Owners Can Finally Disable The Bixby Button

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 owners, you can now say goodbye to Bixby or, to be exact, completely disable the Bixby button. That's good news if you've always wanted to keep Samsung's virtual assistant quiet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 4, 2017

Here’s How To Get Android 8.0 Oreo Beta On Your Samsung Galaxy S8

Heads up, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners: Android Oreo is ready for you. Well, the beta version at least, which Samsung is now rolling out to select devices in the form of Samsung Experience 9.0.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2017

Samsung DeX Will Soon Run Linux, Meaning Galaxy S8 Users Can Ditch Their PCs

Samsung has announced that it’s developing Linux on Galaxy for its flagship phones, which would allow developers to code and test their projects right from their mobile devices. This has exciting implications for its DeX platform, too.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active To Be Available From T-Mobile, According To Leak

The Galaxy S8 Active will no longer be exclusive to AT&T, a new leak says. If it's true, then T-Mobile might offer the rugged version of Samsung's flagship soon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 13, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Missing Text Messages Problem Surfaces: Users On All Major Carriers Affected

There have been various reports on Galaxy S8 users across all major carriers not receiving text messages. The problem, which persists across various messaging apps, should definitely earn Samsung's attention.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 6, 2017

You Can Finally Disable The Annoying Bixby Button On Your Samsung Galaxy S8 And Note 8

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 owners now have the option to disable the Bixby button via the latest update, but remapping the dedicated key is still not allowed.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 19, 2017

YouTube Launches HDR Option On Select LG, Samsung, And Sony Xperia Phones, But Several Users Are Reporting Major Problems

The YouTube app now supports a number of HDR playback options for HDR-compliant smartphones. But several users who got to try the new feature have started reporting major performance and playback issues.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 9, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Sony Xperia XZ1 To Get Netflix HDR Streaming, But Don’t Get Excited Yet

Netflix has now confirmed it will bring HDR streaming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Xperia XZ1. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before enjoying Netflix titles in HDR.

Apps/Software September 5, 2017

Bixby Finally Rolls Out To Over 200 Countries, But Is It Any Better Than Google Assistant?

After facing several months of delays, Samsung has finally rolled out Bixby worldwide to all Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners. Its future, however, remains uncertain in part because of Google Assistant’s huge market share.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 23, 2017

Here’s How To Get Google Daydream On Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus

Google has now officially rolled out Daydream support for all Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners. However, Google says it might take some time before Daydream reaches all users, so hang tight.

Wearable Tech August 3, 2017

Here's How You Can Save $300 On An Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Or S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best smartphones money can buy, and it goes even further. Here's how to save $300 on the S8 or S8 Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 21, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S9 To Have The Same Screen Size And Infinity Display As The Galaxy S8: Report

Customers expecting Samsung to put larger screens on the Galaxy S9 might be sorely disappointed. Rumors now claim that the Galaxy S9 will sport the same Infinity Display as the S8, but that might not be bad news at all.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 19, 2017

Bixby Voice Chat Is Now Available For U.S. Users. How Does It Compared To Siri And Google Assistant?

After several months of delays, the voice features of Bixby are finally available on the S8. How does Samsung's digital assistant compare those offered by Google and Apple?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 BOGO Deal Lets You Get A Free Flagship From Any Major US Carrier

Those intending to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 but have yet to actually buy it may find that now is actually the best time to do so. Samsung has announced a trade-in promotion that is quite hard to pass up.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Sales Going Strong, Outselling Galaxy S7 By 15 Percent

Samsung’s mobile business chief has refuted negative claims about the Galaxy S8’s sales performance. He said that Galaxy S7 sales are not surpassing Galaxy S8 sales at all.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 18, 2017

Samsung Refutes Claims That The Galaxy S8 Is Less Successful Than The Galaxy S7: Here's Why

Some analysts believe the Galaxy S8's market performance is not as great as the Galaxy S7's, but Samsung doesn't agree. The company refutes such claims, arguing that such a comparison is premature at this point.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 12, 2017

Samsung Really Doesn't Want You To Remap The Galaxy S8 Bixby Button

Samsung has once again disabled Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users from remapping the dedicated Bixby button on their phones. Right now, it seems only T-Mobile variants are affected.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 11, 2017

Samsung On Track To Replace Apple As Most Profitable Tech Company, Thanks To Strong Sales Of The S8

It looks like 2017 is a good year for Samsung. The company is on track to topple Apple as the world's most profitable tech company.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 7, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Is The Compact Android Phone On Par With Google's Pixel: Rumor

Samsung could be working on the Galaxy S8 mini, and while it's not on par with the Galaxy S8 when it comes to specs, the rumor says it does manage to stay the pace with the Google Pixel.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 4, 2017

Best Buy Offers $200 Gift Cards With Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8/ S8 Plus

Purchasing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from Best Buy now comes with a $200 gift card and a free holder/stand. The unlocked units work with all major U.S. carriers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 30, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8: Similar Phones With 2 Big Differences, But Are They Worth The Higher Price?

Between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8, there are two big differences, and we're not talking about the S Pen but dual cameras and 6 GB of RAM. The question is, are they worth the higher price?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 27, 2017

Confirmed: Rugged Galaxy S8 Active Is Official, Samsung Accidentally Reveals

If you wanted evidence that points to the existence of the Galaxy S8 active, then Samsung has got you covered. The smartphone maker may have accidentally revealed the rugged handset via its official Knox website.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 20, 2017

Google Play Music Launches 'Exclusive' Radio Station For Samsung Galaxy S8

Google Play Music has launched New Release Radio, an exclusive radio station for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The exclusivity of the feature for these smartphones, however, has been called into question.

Google June 20, 2017

Verizon Is The Fastest Mobile Network In The US

According to an in-depth study by PCMag, Verizon is the fastest U.S. network, but not exactly by a mile. The results come as all major carriers fight to be on top, especially with the promise of 5G inching closer.

Internet June 20, 2017

Samsung Announces Bixby Voice Preview: Can It Compete With Other Virtual Assistants?

Samsung has announced the launch of an early access program for Bixby Voice. Samsung's new digital assistant will allow users to control their smartphones by speaking.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 19, 2017

Galaxy S8 Tops iPhone 7 In Consumer Smartphone Ratings

While there are plenty of smartphones available today, the two powerhouses are undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone. Both are driving forces in the market, but according to new consumer ratings, the Galaxy S8 tops the iPhone 7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Rule The Market: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports released its latest stats about the smartphone market and the Galaxy S8+ ranks top, followed by the Galaxy S8. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, meanwhile, ranks fifth.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Still Launch At IFA: Does Samsung Have Time To Fix The Galaxy S8's Worst Feature?

Samsung may launch the Galaxy Note 8 at IFA 2017 for more time to apply the final touches. Does Samsung have enough time to fix the worst feature of the Galaxy S8 before carrying it over to the upcoming smartphone?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

Samsung S8 Active: New Benchmark Reveals Specs And Details Of Samsung's Upcoming Smartphone

The Samsung S8 Active has appeared on Geekbench and given us the details on the upcoming device. From battery life to RAM, and software, here's everything we know about the newest member of the S8 family.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 13, 2017

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