It’s November 9, so that means Samsung has launched its Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. We have been checking to see if or when the update would go live and appears that for now, sign-up for the program is at least live. Well, it’s live for some people. (more…)
According to the latest report out of South Korea, the Galaxy S8 from Samsung will be made available in two display sizes; one with a 5.7″ display, and the other with a 6.2″ display. While those screen sizes may intimidate a few people, what they imply are actually quite exciting.
In order to deliver a 6.2″ display that doesn’t protrude straight out of your pocket or purse, it is reported that Samsung will ditch all bezels on the Galaxy S8, as well as the home button. With the removal of the home button, it should be expected that we might see on-screen buttons, instead of Samsung’s long-standing capacitive keys. This means, while the display size enlarges, the overall dimensions of the device do not. (more…)
According to FAQ for Samsung’s Galaxy Beta Program, the previously reported Nougat beta update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will go live on November 9 (this Wednesday) in the US and UK. On that date, users should be able to install the Galaxy Beta Program app from the Galaxy Apps store and sign-up for the test. (more…)
Following the announcement that Samsung would be acquiring Viv, an AI platform, it’s now being reported that the company will incorporate a digital assistant into next year’s Galaxy S8. Powered by none other than Viv, it’s expected that this assistant will be much like Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant. (more…)
Last week, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S7 Edge in Coral Blue would arrive in the US before the end of 2016. The vagueness surrounding the launch seemed a bit weird, especially since this new color would potentially be a great seller as a holiday release. As it turns out, Coral Blue may indeed be coming in time for the holidays. (more…)
This afternoon, Samsung provided new details on the status of the Galaxy Note 7 recall and also confirmed that they will push a software update to all remaining Note 7 devices that will limit their batteries and push additional pop-ups to users.
According to a statement provided by Samsung, “nearly 85 percent” of recalled Note 7 devices have been handed in through the Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program. They also mentioned that the “majority” of returnees are swapping for another Samsung phone. Neat. (more…)
The Galaxy Note 7 has been dead for almost a month now, but Samsung and its partners are still having to take extra measures to make sure every last device in the wild has been returned. One of those measures is through a software update that will limit the device’s battery while also constantly reminding the owner that it’s time to get rid of it. (more…)
With the Galaxy Note 7 officially dead along with its expected Android Nougat update, we have been on edge trying to figure out when Samsung would push Android 7.0 to its other 2016 flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. According to one of our readers who stumbled into the Galaxy Apps store this morning, the beta test for it could be happening now. (more…)