For some reason (and we’re not about to complain), T-Mobile is hosting a mega-phone sale today that includes most Android devices, even of the flagship variety. We’re talking hundreds of dollars off the Samsung Galaxy S7 ($313 off) or Galaxy S7 Edge ($419 off) or LG V20 ($409 off). In fact, you can have any of those phones for just $360 total, or $15 per month for 24 months. (more…)
Groupon’s major Super Samsung event is up and running, presenting deals on a range of new and manufacturer refurbished products. For example, if you need a 55″ curved 4K TV, you can get one for $650. Want a replacement charger for your Galaxy S7? They have them for $10. There’s even the Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds available for $99. (more…)
This may not come as a shock to anyone paying attention, but Samsung, with the Galaxy Note 7 recall and now this massive political scandal, has lost major reputation points around the globe. Now, if only there was a consumer survey that could put this so-called perception into actual data. Oh, wait, there totally is, the Reputation Quotient report from The Harris Poll. (more…)
Earlier today, a bunch of photos of a live Samsung Galaxy S8 showed up on Twitter, one of which gave us a first look at how Samsung may implement on-screen buttons for the first time. We only got a single look at the back button, not the other two buttons, so the shot left open some questions. Shortly after, though, the folks at Android Police got their hands on what they believe to be images from a system dump from the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3 that may back-up the previous report. (more…)
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…)