A Bunch of Bixby Remap Apps Now Available for Galaxy S8

After Samsung killed the original Bixby remap method, developers have been busy trying to figure out another work-around for your Galaxy S8 or S8+. Over the weekend, a bunch of apps surfaced that were indeed a work-around, though we’re not sure we would put a full recommendation behind any. I say that because most just seem to be apps that launch Bixby in order to call up another action, like Assistant or another app or your camera. And maybe that’s all you need! Either way, here are a few we did some short tests with.  (more…)

Camera Comparison: Galaxy S8 vs. Pixel vs. LG G6

Thinking back to the early days of Android, it’s insane to see how far cameras inside of smartphones have come. The innovation doesn’t seem to be slowing this year either, as there are many phones available to buyers with very capable and exciting shooters inside. In an attempt to see which is the best of the best with regard to daily usage, we’ve put Samsung’s latest, the Galaxy S8, against the Google Pixel and G6 from LG. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre-Orders Were the Company’s “Best Ever”

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ produced “best ever” pre-orders for Samsung, according to a statement issued to press this morning.

They didn’t release specific numbers, but you have to assume we’re talking about a lot of phones.  Samsung said that pre-orders were 30% higher than the Galaxy S7 from the year prior. Samsung’s pre-orders sure seem to be going up with each new phone, including the Note 7 and its record-setting numbers.   (more…)

Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Getting Nougat Update Right…Now!

Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners, you should probably jump into Settings>System updates. Why? Because your Android 7.0 Nougat update is here! The update seems to have gone live minutes ago, as a handful of users all pinged us at the exact same time, saying they were prompted to update.

We don’t have many details just yet, but we’ll update this post as we have more (like size, software version, etc.).  (more…)

Samsung Issuing Galaxy S8 Updates to Address Red Tinted Displays, WiFi Issues

After hearing a reasonable number of complaints from Galaxy S8 owners who noticed a red tint in their phone’s displays, Samsung will issue a software update to give them more control over display color settings. According to the Wall Street Journal, another update will aim to fix buggy WiFi in Korea. That’s two updates within the first couple of weeks of the Galaxy S8’s life, in case you were keeping track.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Getting Nougat Update This Week

Earlier this month, both Verizon and AT&T versions of the Galaxy Note 5 got in on the Nougat update action. T-Mobile customers, as you can probably imagine, wondered why their version was still in the dark, since T-Mobile often seems to be one of the first to push these big updates. We don’t know the answer to that, but we do know that the update should hit T-Mo users this week.  (more…)