An update is rolling out from Samsung for the Gear S3, with mention that one is also available for the Gear S2. Samsung labels it as a “comprehensive value pack” update, and honestly, I have no idea what that means. (more…)
Back in January, Samsung told us to expect Android Nougat updates on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 to start rolling out within the first half of the year. Sprint appears to be first on the list to push that type of action, as Note 5 users there began receiving the update last night.
The update is rolling out as a 1.4GB file, so be sure to juice up before trying to pull it. Once done, the update should land as software version N920PVPU3DQC5. (more…)
A major update is rolling out to S Health, the same that was detailed on stage during the Galaxy S8 unveiling. Moving forward, S Health is now Samsung Health, which is sorta comical considering “S” was simply short for Samsung. I would’ve loved to be a fly on the wall during that super important meeting. (more…)
Samsung’s Gear IconX wireless earbuds are currently a part of Daily Steals’ batch of electronics that have been heavily discounted. The daily deal site is selling both black and blue models for just $79.99, which is a heck of a price. The Gear IconX can be purchased new for around $150 at the moment, so you are looking at a good $70 discount from those. (more…)
On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we basically have one topic – the Galaxy S8. It’s now official, reviews will be out soon enough, and we spent quite a bit of time with both the S8 and S8+ this week at the Unpacked event in NYC. We’ve got a lot to share because there was a number of mega-announcements out of Wednesday’s fun.
Should we have additional time, we’ll talk about Android Wear 2.0, Verizon’s AppFlash, and Andy Rubin’s big tease
Join us live at 11:00AM Pacific (2:00PM Eastern) for the fun.
If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here. (more…)
On stage during the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung detailed a security feature similar to one found in Ice Cream Sandwich – Face Unlock. With it, users simply hold their face up to the phone, the phone recognizes the user, then unlocks the phone. However, much like the original Face Unlock, Samsung’s implementation might be just as easily tricked into unlocking the phone for an unwanted user. (more…)
Samsung, with its DeX dock, is the latest electronics manufacturer to assume for some reason that you want your phone to double as a computer. Sure, the idea makes a bit of sense – that whole one computer with you all of the time to rule them all thing – but no one to date has had much success in the arena. Maybe that’ll change this time around!
If you are interested in Samsung DeX, you can currently pre-order a unit from Samsung’s own shop starting today. It’ll cost you $149.99 and devices aren’t expected to ship until “late” April. (more…)