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…)
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…)
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ do not have Samsung’s standard physical home button. Whether that affects you or not, I could see where long-time Galaxy fans could be disappointed since they’ll have to learn the ways of the on-screen navigation bar. However, the company is doing one cool thing with the virtual home button that should bring everyone bundles of joy. (more…)
I’m not the biggest fan of cases for smartphones, but according to our recent poll, I am in the minority. People want to protect their smartphones, and you know what, I understand where you’re coming from. Especially on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, with all of its glass and hardly any bezel, there’s no doubt you’ll want a case to protect it.
In an effort to show you a few of the better options out there from companies like Spigen, BodyGuardz and VRS Design, we’ve put together the below video to show you what’s out there for the S8 and S8+. (more…)
If you pre-ordered a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ and you now have your phone, it’s time to claim that free Gear VR with Controller that Samsung promised you.
Alternatively, Samsung will sell you a $99 bundle of goodies instead, once you show proof of purchase that includes that Gear VR with Controller, along with a pair of “premium” AKG headphones (Y50BT) and a 256GB microSD card. Samsung says this pack has a $500 value. In case you were wondering those AKG headphones are on-ear Bluetooth headphones (reviews), while the 256GB card is one of Samsung’s EVO+ models (obviously). (more…)