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A woman from Detroit, Michigan was driving her car Friday when she claims that one of her cell phones caught fire. The result of the alleged smartphone explosion is a burned-out husk of a car that is clearly totaled. The woman says she is just glad to have escaped the burning vehicle with her life. ABC News reports that the woman has chosen to remain anonymous, but did speak to a Detroit ABC affiliate Friday after the fire and has said she is considering a lawsuit. The woman had two cellular phones in the car, both Samsung devices. One was a Galaxy S4 and the other a Galaxy S8; both were sitting... Read more...
If you are a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ owner, we have some good news for you. The company has resumed the rollout of its Android 8.0 Oreo update after running into a pothole last week, although it may still be a few days before U.S. users receive the software. If you recall, the G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP update was pulled because it was causing unexpected reboots on some devices. The problem was discovered after the update had already be pushed over-the-air to customers in Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, and Poland. Once the problems were discovered, Samsung yanked the... Read more...
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners were excited to learn that Samsung’s Android 8.0 Oreo update had exited beta, and was being distributed to regular customers. Samsung initially began the over-the-air (OTA) rollout for users in Germany, and then expanded it to additional global markets. Unfortunately for Samsung (and Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ owners), there appears to be a major bug in its Android Oreo update. The update, G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP, was pulled from Samsung's servers yesterday following wide availability for customers in Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, and Poland... Read more...
It's been a long time coming, but the official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is now rolling out to customers. News of the final build of Android Oreo being delivered over-the-air to customers came from Germany. The first customers to receive the update are testers that have been in Samsung’s beta program for the past few months. However, according to SamMobile, everyone else currently running Android 7.x Nougat will start receiving the update starting tomorrow (at least in the German market). Additional rollout timetables will depend on what region you live... Read more...
The iPhone X might be the flagship of Apple's smartphone family, but that doesn't mean that it comes out on top in Consumer Reports' latest round of testing. In fact, the iPhone X ranked behind two current generation flagship smartphones from Samsung and two of its newer iPhone siblings. First, let's start off with the iPhone X's positives, which include its gorgeous 5.8-inch OLED display (which is manufactured by Samsung). It was praised for its deep black tones and minimal clarity degradation when viewing the display from off angles. Although the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were also deemed to... Read more...
If you're looking to score a couple of today's hottest flagship smartphones, T-Mobile just might have an offer right up your alley. The company is running a massive Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) campaign, which is kicking off tomorrow, November 17th. The third-place wireless carrier in the United States has some of best, newly-released smartphones available if you don't mind dealing with a rebate. Under T-Mobile's new promotion, you have to purchase both smartphones using an Equipment Installment Plan (you also have to add at least one new line), and you will receive the price of the second smartphone... Read more...
Many of the juiciest deals on Black Friday are often deeply discounted technology products, making Best Buy a seemingly obviously destination for anyone trying to score a deal. But will the electronics chain live up to expectations? It very well may—Best Buy's Black Friday advertisement lists some enticing deals, including $300 off any of Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones, those being the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8. The discount requires "qualified activation" with a wireless carrier. Best Buy specifically lists Verizon and Sprint on its advertisement, so it looks like AT&T... Read more...
We are getting to the part of the year where it is increasingly difficult to stay attached to your money. Tantalizing savings on electronics (and all kinds of other items) are a staple of Black Friday, and before you have a chance to come up for air, Cyber Monday hits. Several retailers have already released Black Friday ads, including Target, Walmart, and Kohl's, to name a few. But it is not just retailers getting in on the shopping frenzy, so are manufacturers. Dell recently tipped its deals, and now Samsung is following suit. Samsung is doing things a bit differently than everyone else. Rather... Read more...
Two of the best Android smartphones on the market will be betting an update to Android 8.0 Oreo in the not-too-distant future. We are talking about Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, both of which are still saddled with Nougat, though not for long. For those who want to get an early look at Oreo, Samsung today announced it is part of the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta that is rolling out. The new beta is being made available to select customers participating in Samsung's Galaxy beta program. Initially, Samsung is rolling out the newest beta version what used to be called TouchWiz, and is now... Read more...
If you're a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ owner and have been looking longingly from the sidelines as Google Pixel and Nexus users are chomping down on crunchy Android 8.0 Oreo goodness, your time will soon come. Samsung just recently updated its license agreement and FAQ for the Galaxy Beta Program, both of which reference Android 8.0 Oreo. For U.S. users, in order to participate in the Galaxy Beta Program, you will need to download the Samsung Plus app. You will need to register for or sign-in to your Samsung account in order to complete this process. According to Samsung, both the Galaxy S8... Read more...
It appears that Samsung is finally caving to the wishes of its customers and giving Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners to ability to disable the button that summons Bixby, the company's own digital assistant. Now all Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners are seeing seeing the new toggle, however, so it is not clear if Samsung staggering the roll out or if perhaps (less likely) this is an experimental feature that unintentionally went out. Either way, some users are seeing a toggle to disable Bixby after downloading the latest update. The toggle lets users decide whether or not Bixby should be launched when... Read more...
For many consumers, choosing a new smartphone is a difficult decision that usually boils down to a few prominent devices. With the current generation of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the new LG V30 are likely to be among the most popular options for consumers looking for a large screen device. The Galaxy S8+ is widely considered one of the best Android-based smartphones on the market. And although it was just announced a few days ago, we have already spent some hands on time with the LG V30 and figure it's lining-up to be a fantastic Android flagship device that is... Read more...
After what seems like endless leaks, Samsung and AT&T have officially confirmed the Galaxy S8 Active along with its availability. The Galaxy S8 Active is being billed as the “toughest Galaxy Smartphone yet”, although we’ll wait for independent verification of those claims given what happened last year with the Galaxy S7 Active. Samsung says that the Galaxy S8 Active is shock-, water-, shatter- and dust-resistant, and according to previous leaks, it should have longer battery life compared to its siblings. The Galaxy S8 also has a massive 4,000 mAh battery compared to 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh... Read more...
Three weeks ago, Samsung gave us guidance on its Q2 2017 earnings, claiming that it would have a blockbuster second quarter. Well, the official numbers are in and Samsung has made good on its claim. The South Korean company reported revenue of $54.8 billion (KRW 61.00 trillion) during the quarter and operating profit of $12.6 billion (KRW 14.07 trillion).  Samsung partially attributed the healthy quarter to strong sales of its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones which launched in April to favorable reviews. According to Samsung, sales of the Galaxy S8 family have been tracking roughly 15... Read more...
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