Verizon’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Get Nougat Updates Today!

That time has finally arrived, Verizon Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners. Your Android Nougat update is here.

The update should start rolling out today, according to Verizon support pages. Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will see software version G930VVRU4BQA2, while the Galaxy S7 Edge will get G935VVRU4BQA2. Verizon hasn’t said how big the update is, but it’ll likely be large. Make sure you have plenty of battery and data remaining on your account before you download this guy over 4G.

So, what should you expect from the update? A lot!  (more…)

DEAL: Samsung Gear Fit2 is Just $99 at Verizon ($80 Off), TurboPower Type-C Charger at $19.99 ($20 Off)

Heads-up, deal hunters. Verizon is hosting some solid discounts on a bunch of accessories this week.

I don’t know what the occasion is, but you can find steals on items like the Samsung Gear Fit2 for just $99.99 ($80 off). They also have discounts on SanDisk microSD cards, including the Ultra Plus 128GB card for $59.99 ($40 off), or Motorola’s USB Type-C TurboPower charger for $19.99 ($20 off). Finally, and it appears to be out of stock now, but they were selling the Samsung Gear 360 for just $99.99 (!). That’s a $250 discount on Samsung’s 360-degree camera, so you may want to keep an eye on it just incase they re-stock.

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Thursday Poll: What Flagship Are You Leaning Towards Currently?

It’s already March and the US market has yet to see a major flagship launch from the larger Android OEMs. While a couple have been announced (LG G6 and HTC U Ultra), there are another couple scheduled for unveiling on March 29, those being the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from Samsung. However, thanks to various leaks and reports, it’s possible many potential buyers have already made up their minds on which phone they’re leaning towards.

To sum up what we have so far, the LG G6 is a huge change up from last year’s G5, featuring water resistance and a 18:9 QHD display. Pricing and exact availability is not yet known, but expect it in April.

The Galaxy S8, at least from what we’ve seen, has a very interesting hardware design with hardly any bezel around its display. It also seems like a safe assumption that it will be water resistant and have a crazy-good camera, too.

As for the U Ultra from HTC, it was announced mid-January and we’re still waiting on an exact launch date for the US. For specs, it has a secondary ticker display, no water resistance, Snapdragon 821, no headphone jack, and a large 5.7″ QHD LCD display. Pricing is confirmed, though, unlocked starting at $749.

Let us know which way you’re leaning!

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Leak Floodgates Now Open

You could argue that Samsung mostly skipped Mobile World Congress this year. Sure, they announced a fancy new tablet and VR headset with controller, but we’re so used to them showing off their new Galaxy S phone for the year that it was hard to pay close attention. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in 28 days or so, though, which means we’ll now see a new leak for the phone every 5 minutes. Yes, the Galaxy S8 leak floodgates are now open.   (more…)

Video: Functioning Galaxy S8, S8+ Get Brief Hands-on Time

We are nearly a month away (March 29) from the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but as we draw closer to that date, we’re likely to see more leaks and intel regarding the devices, simply because that’s how this industry tends to work. In the latest development, two hands-on videos have hit the web, giving us pretty solid looks at what we can expect from Samsung.  (more…)