Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta program ends January 15th, public update could roll by end of January

Samsung rolled out the first Android 8.0 Oreo update public beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in early November, and it’s now been two months since it’s been beta-testing the update. The company now says it will close access to the public beta program today, on January 5th (it’s your last chance to sign up), as the beta testing will officially end on January 15th.
This means one thing: Samsung is done testing and it is preparing to officially release the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the public soon, and as we’ve heard in previous reports this could even happen by the end …


Pre-orders for the 2017 iPhone models to begin on September 15th?

A new report out of Germany says that three-days after the 2017 iPhone models are unveiled in Cupertino, the Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus will be available for pre-orders. A previous rumor had all three new iOS flavored handsets launching on September 22nd. So, the rumored timeline goes like this. On September 12th, Apple unveils the 2017 iPhone models, all from the brand new Steve Jobs Theater. Pre-orders will begin on September 15th with all three handsets getting launched on September 22nd.

The Apple iPhone X will have a very limited supply following its launch. …

Xfinity Mobile to offer subscribers the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starting on September 15th

A relatively new player in the smartphone industry, Xfinity Mobile, announced today that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to its subscribers starting on September 15th. The hybrid MVNO combines 18 million Xfinity hotspots with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The idea is that subscribers get to use the hotspots for connectivity until they are out of range. At that point, Big Red’s network kicks in.

Just last week, Xfinity Mobile said that it was now available nationwide to Comcast’s Xfinity internet subscribers. Xfinity says that its service can save users 30%. Subscribers receive …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be released on September 15th?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be introduced on August 23rd, which is when Samsung will hold its next Unplugged event. It also is eight days shy of the keynote speech and opening day activities of the annual IFA trade show in Berlin. There was some talk that Samsung Australia’s promotion to replace a cracked or damaged Note 8 screen for free starting on August 25th indicated that this would be the official launch date of the phablet. After all, what good would such a promotion be without the release of the device.

Now, however, some analysts expect Sammy to launch the Samsung Galaxy …