A week ago, the US unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935U) began receiving the update to Android Nougat through Samsung’s Smart Switch app. The regular Galaxy S7 was left out for reasons we’ll probably never know, but you no longer have to worry about that since the update arrived for the lonely device this morning. (more…)
If you haven’t yet pulled the trigger on the Galaxy S8 or S8+, but do indeed plan to do so, now is a good time. Thanks to a new promotion through the Shop Samsung app on Google Play, anyone who purchases a S8 or S8+ between May 3 and May 16 can receive six months of Netflix, a case stand, and 64 microSD card for free. (more…)
There is an extensive list of ways owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ can customize the look of the software on the device. Sure, you can always use a 3rd-party launcher and “hot” icon pack we recommend, but that doesn’t do much for your phone’s Settings menu, notification pulldown and the look of select system applications. In the latest entry into our Galaxy S8 Guide, let’s go over the ways you can change up the look of your phone. (more…)
Since it’s the start of a new month, a whole wave of security patches are rolling out. Verizon, if you can believe it, has become one of the better carriers at doing so and has already pushed out updates to 10 devices within the first four days.
We’ve listed them all out for you below and will update this post as more arrive. (more…)
As you guys know, with the launch of each major flagship, we don’t just whip through a phone, share a couple of thoughts, and then toss it aside. We try to get you from the unboxing experience to the next steps after first boot, followed by review and then a lengthy tips and tricks session. Since our full Galaxy S8 and S8+ review is done, as is our S8 camera comparison and “First 10 Things to Do” write-ups, we need to get into that final segment. Yep, it’s time for 25+ Galaxy S8 tips and tricks. (more…)
The latest smartphones from Samsung have a lot going for them. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have the high-end specs you’d expect in 2017, amazing designs, and a feature-packed OS that actually looks and behaves pretty darn good.
Below, we’ve rounded up 5 reasons why we think the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are worth buying. Whether it be the overall design, awesome camera experience, or the fact that is has a headphone jack, we don’t think you can go wrong with either of these phones.
Here are 5 reasons the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ are worth buying. (more…)
Prior to our review, we showed you a whole bunch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ cases worth considering as a form of protection for your new ultra-expensive phone. We gave those all away, of course, but wanted to point out today’s sale over at Amazon for a number of them. Spigen, a case company we have recommended for years, is hosting a huge sale on almost all of their best S8 and S8+ cases.
You’ll find cases like the Neo Hybrid for just $13.99, Tough Armor for $15.99, Liquid Armor for $9.99, Liquid Crystal for $9.99, Slim Armor for $16.99, Ultra Hybrid for $13.99, and the Thin Fit for just $9.99. You are looking at discounts in the $4-$20 range depending on which you go with.
Almost all Spigen products are Prime eligible as well.
Verizon’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are gaining access to one of Bixby’s few features today, thanks to an update available in the Galaxy Apps store. As we noted last week, neither phone was able to utilize the image shopping feature out of the box, but that now changes.
If you own either phone, head into your Galaxy Apps app and either search for “Bixby” or tap on the top-right menu button and then “My Apps.” You should see the update available. (more…)