Oreo-powered Galaxy S8 Active passes certification, update imminent?

For the last few months, Samsung has been hard at work on bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Korean tech giant launched a public beta for the 2017 flagship pair and managed to dish out multiple test builds before closing the program on January 26th. Current expectations are that the official rollout of the Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 software will commence before the end of February.
However, their ruggedized sibling, the Galaxy S8 Active, has generally avoided the Oreo commotion, leading some to believe that its upgrade to the …

A Samsung Galaxy S9 Active is likely in the making (alongside many other 2018 Galaxy devices)

Samsung already confirmed that it’s going to announce its Galaxy S9 smartphone series on February 25 at MWC 2018. For the beginning, the company will most probably unveil just two new handsets: Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. But we’re also expecting a Galaxy S9 Active to arrive this year (likely in the summer), and some freshly leaked info is suggesting that this should indeed happen.  
According to a list that reportedly contains codenames of upcoming Samsung devices – uncovered by XDA Developers – Samsung has made three different Galaxy S9 models, codenamed star, star2, and astarqlte. …

All about Full Active, Apple's alleged display choice for an 'affordable' iPhone 9

It was back in September, even before the iPhone X had hit the shelves, that we first heard about a potential 6″+ iPhone with LCD display, coming our way this year. Previously, even famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, had tipped that Apple will pull its OLED iPhone schedule forward a year, and all 2018 models would be equipped with such panels, out of Face ID, notch, and “all-screen” design considerations.

Apple, however, reportedly scrapped plans for a smaller, 5.28″ iPhone for this year, and replaced it with a 6.1″ LCD model, as it rightfully concluded …

Jabra Elite 65t & Jabra Elite Active 65t hands-on

Jabra’s Sport Elite true wireless headphones might’ve had a lukewarm response from critics, especially when they were tagged with an unbelievable price that was way more than the rest of the competition, but here at CES 2018, the longtime headset maker is using the opportunity to introduce two, reasonably prices true wireless headphones. The Jabra Elite 65t and the Jabra Elite Active 65t. Essentially, one is geared more for causal music listening – while the other is an option to consider for fitness enthusiasts. 
Looking at the two, it’s almost …

Deal: LG's Tone Active A80 neckbuds are 60% off, grab a pair for $30!


Looking to get yourself a nice and affordable pair of around-the-neck wireless earphones? If that’s the case, you might wanna check out Daily Steals’ latest offer for the LG Tone Active A80 neckbuds. The e-commerce site is currently selling these in black and blue for $29.99, a discount of 60% when compared to the price on Amazon.
The Tone Active A80 uses LG’s Quad-Layer …

The Vernee Active: rugged, good-looking, affordable, and it's available for pre-order

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The world of rugged smartphones is a sparsely populated one. Usually, the phones that are meant for active folk are kind of underpowered, kind of ugly, yet weirdly costly. In other words, they have a tough time drawing buyers considering that one can achieve the same effect with a “normal” phone and a rugged case.

This is how the Vernee …

Vernee Active is a rugged compact Android with '3-day battery' and 128 GB storage

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Looking for a rugged Android, but the Galaxy S8 Active is out of reach for at least two reasons? Check out Vernee’s new Active handset, which has learned to protect itself as a child on the mean streets, but has now grown to a 5.5″ adult with an octa-core chipset, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, plus a whopping 4200 mAh battery. Given the …

Tuesday, you can win a pair of Samsung Galaxy S8 Active handsets from T-Mobile

The next T-Mobile Tuesday is just a few days away and this coming week’s give-aways include a free sausage biscuit sandwich from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Want to learn how to cook for yourself? T-Mobile subscribers will be receiving a free cooking class from Panna. Save $30 on tickets to a sporting event or concert from Ticket Liquidators, and 25% from craft store Joann’s Fabric.

The sweepstakes portion of this coming week’s T-Mobile Tuesday is being handled a little differently. Instead of having a grand prize, a first prize, and a second prize, the carrier will randomly draw the winner …

You can get a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active at 50% off if you switch to Sprint

Last week, when Samsung announced the upcoming release of
the Galaxy S8 Active on T-Mobile and Sprint, only T-Mobile revealed the
handset’s launch date and price (November 17, $820 outright). As it turns out, Sprint
will start selling this rugged handset on exactly the same day – which, by the
way, is tomorrow.


Sprint has a pretty attractive offer for consumers willing
to switch from another carrier, offering the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for half
the price on an 18-month Flex lease program. If you switch to Sprint, you can
pay just $17.71 per month for the S8 Active (that’s a total …

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be launched by Sprint

Currently available only on AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S8
Active should soon be released not just by T-Mobile (as recently reported), but
also by Sprint. We’re saying this because a render of a Sprint-bound Galaxy S8
Active was revealed today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks).


Sprint may plan to start selling the S8 Active on November 17, as
this is the date that’s seen on the smartphone’s home screen (for a closer look, zoom in on the image embedded on the left). However, for now, there’s
no confirmation on this.


Most likely, Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will offer
the …