Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 Gaining Always-On Display GIF Support

Last year’s flagship Samsung smartphones are getting a new update that will allow for more media types to be shown via the Always-On display mode. Specifically, those devices in the Galaxy S8 family and the Galaxy Note 8 will now be able to utilize animated GIF images that will show even when the display is dimmed in […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 Gaining Always-On Display GIF Support

Last year’s flagship Samsung smartphones are getting a new update that will allow for more media types to be shown via the Always-On display mode. Specifically, those devices in the Galaxy S8 family and the Galaxy Note 8 will now be able to utilize animated GIF images that will show even when the display is dimmed in […]

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Bixby Gets Lowe’s As Retail Partner On Samsung Galaxy S9

Lowe’s Home Improvement is becoming Bixby’s retail partner on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung’s latest Android flagships that officially started retailing yesterday. The move will allow the chain of home improvement and appliance stores to offer its products through the Bixby Vision service, i.e. allow consumers to purchase them online after the […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Begin Getting Oreo Update

Samsung’s really got the ball rolling with the Android 8.0 (Oreo) updates for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagships. The first of the consumer ready updates, which also include Samsung’s own Android skin called Samsung Experience 9.0, began rolling out to users in Germany as early as February 8. Now, the update is […]

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Samsung Under Investigation In Italy Over Slowing Down Phones

Samsung, as well as Apple, has now come under the spotlight in Italy in regards to the honesty and integrity of its approach to updates. As the Italian competition authority – L’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) – has announced it is investigating both companies and in particular, the process by which they […]

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Android Oreo Adds Dolby Atmos Support To Some Galaxy S8 Units

The latest beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo for select Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus units ships with support for Dolby Atmos, as first spotted by one user of Samsung’s 2017 flagship lineup who yesterday shared their discovery on Reddit. The proprietary audio standard created by Dolby Laboratories has been a hallmark of premium […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Gets Dec. 2017 Android Security Patch

Samsung started distributing the December Android security update for the Galaxy S7 Edge, with the new software package now hitting unlocked international variants of the device in Europe. The firmware began rolling out on a global level shortly after being introduced by wireless carriers in the United States and should also be coming to international […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note FE Gets Dec. 2017 Android Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is now receiving the Android security patch for the month of December, only a few days after the latest Galaxy Note 8 model received a similar treatment. The update is said to currently be available only in South Korea but it’s likely that it will expand to other regions […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note FE Gets Dec. 2017 Android Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is now receiving the Android security patch for the month of December, only a few days after the latest Galaxy Note 8 model received a similar treatment. The update is said to currently be available only in South Korea but it’s likely that it will expand to other regions […]

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Samsung’s Nov. 2017 Security Patch Hits Galaxy Note 8 In EU

Samsung started distributing the November Android security update for the Galaxy Note 8 in Europe only a few days after introducing the same software package to unlocked units of its latest phablet in India. Even some of the company’s wireless carrier partners on the Old Continent already optimized and began rolling out the update to […]

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