Alright, so it won’t be a full death, because there are thousands and thousands of gadgets that still sport microUSB ports, but when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are announced next month at an event in New York City, we’ll welcome in the official era of USB Type-C. That’s something we should all applaud, even if it’s not a moment you had given much thought to.
You might be thinking, “Ummm, Kellen, almost every phone last year launched with USB Type-C, so why does the Galaxy S8 get credit?” Because the Galaxy S7, a phone that sold in massive amounts in 2016 and crushed sales of the phone you are holding right now, had microUSB. Even if the LG G5 and V20, Google’s Pixel, the HTC 10, the Moto Z family, OnePlus 3 line, and almost any other phone that launched had USB Type-C, it doesn’t really matter. The king of Android phones (in terms of volume) is the Galaxy S line and it still featured the older, more frustrating plug. (more…)
According to Korea’s Hankyung outlet, Samsung will most definitely announce the unveiling date for the Galaxy S8 during this year’s MWC in Barcelona. (more…)
If the Galaxy Note 7 hadn’t been recalled, we may not be as interested in early rumors and possible codenames for the Galaxy Note 8, but dang it, we miss that phone, so any potential information floating around always catches our ear. The latest, reported by SamMobile, regards a codename for the aforementioned, unconfirmed phablet device from Samsung. (more…)
The Chromebook Plus from Samsung is now listed in the Google Store, as well as other retailers, but isn’t quite ready for purchase. If you can hold out just a couple more days, though, it should be available starting February 13, priced at $449. (more…)
Ever wonder what Samsung was doing with all of the faulty batteries from the Galaxy Note 7? Well, apparently, many of them were being housed inside of a Samsung SDI plant in China. According to recent reports, a fire broke out at said facility, located in Tianjin, but has been extinguished with no casualties reported. (more…)
A few years ago, Samsung brought the heat with its brand of television commercials. Aimed directly at Apple and finding unique ways to interest Cupertino’s customers, Samsung launched the “We Got Samsung’d” campaign. (more…)
Samsung is set to begin expanding its mobile payments and shopping platform with the introduction of Samsung Pay Mini, an extension of Samsung Pay that will launch in Korea this Q1, but won’t be exclusive to just Samsung devices. (more…)
Just a quick heads-up, but to those of you on Verizon who own a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, or regular S6, you should be on the lookout for a new update. In fact, the updates were posted yesterday and may have already arrived on your device. If so, just know that they are security patches and nothing more, according to Verizon’s support site.
Below, you’ll find software versions for each update in case you were curious as to whether or not you were on the current build. (more…)