US Cellular starts pushing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

US Cellular is one of the last carriers in the United States to release the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

It’s been several months since Samsung kicked off the Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, but there are still places where the update hasn’t arrived yet.

Earlier this week, US Cellular has started to push the Nougat update to the Samsung SM-G930R4 and SM-G935R4, which are the model numbers for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

The update is quite large at nearly 1.5GB, so make sure you have enough storage before …


Best smartphone cameras compared: Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 edge, LG G6

What do you call a turtle that’s taking up photography classes? A snapping turtle!
*ba-dum tss* 
Yeah, coming up with great puns may not be my strongest skill, but that’s fine. I’m pretty sure you’re not here for the comedy. So let’s get to the point, then. That Samsung Galaxy S8+ – is its camera any good? 
Of course it is. Samsung knows how to make a good smartphone camera. But so do Apple and LG. A question much more difficult to unknot is which of these three companies …

Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy S7 edge interface comparison: here's what's changed

To say that the Galaxy S8 is an improvement over the Galaxy S7 will be the understatement of 2017. While the differences might not seem that big on paper and in pictures, one has to hold Samsung’s new flagship in their own hands in order to really see what the fuss is all about. Believe it or not, last year’s S7 edge feels archaic when used alongside a shiny new Galaxy S8 or S8+. We’ve already had the chance to compare the new flagship against its predecessor (you can read said article right below) and already concluded that Samsung did a great job with its 2017 …

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ are now being updated to Android Nougat

Not long after Sprint updated its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to Android Nougat, AT&T this week started pushing a Nougat update to its own version of the Note 5 (N920A).

According to AT&T’s official Galaxy Note 5 support page – see the source link below – the new update brings Android 7.0 Nougat (not 7.1) to the handset, and includes the March security patch. Users are also getting two pre-loaded apps (Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass), plus improvements related to network performance. Moreover, the update is removing some apps, including AT&T Address Book, AT&T Live, and MobiTV.

The …

Best smartphone cameras compared: HTC U Ultra vs Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6

Not long ago, we had the pleasure of reviewing the HTC U Ultra – the company’s most-recent high-end phone. Long story short, it does not quite tick all the right boxes a $750 phone should, but the flashy design does impress, and the camera performed pretty well during our testing. Now it is time to focus on that main 12MP shooter the U Ultra boasts – more specifically, to compare it against some of its rivals.
For the purposes of this camera comparison, we took the HTC U Ultra, the Galaxy S7 edge, the iPhone 7 Plus and the LG G6 out for a camera …

Sprint rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

The Galaxy Note 5 is not the only Samsung smartphone that’s getting Android 7.0 Nougat at Sprint these days. Many customers who bought the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ claim they have successfully captured the update as well.

Just like the Note 5 update, this is a fairly sizeable update that weighs in at 1.45GB, so make sure you have enough free storage left before attempting to upgrade. Sprint is pushing this OTA (over the air) in stages, so if it’s not yet available on your Galaxy S6 edge+, then you should try again later.

Aside from the usual changes included in Android 7.0 Nougat, …

There's a secret native screen recorder on the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, here's how to make use of it

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where regular screenshots simply don’t cut it? Chances are that you have, and this is exactly where a screen recording app might come useful.

However, not many Android devices have such a feature built-in into their interface, which means that users have to find an app of that kind themselves and these can often misbehave and not function as advertised. 

Turns out that none other than Samsung has been hiding a useful system functionality that lets you record your screen on some of its top-end devices: senior XDA member …

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy S7 edge: The big-screen option gets even bigger


Introduction
Nearly every aspect of building a smartphone involves a balancing act of some kind, trading one thing for another. Maybe you sacrifice thinness in order to find room for a massive battery, or give a user tons of storage, though driving the price of the phone up in the process. One of the most common of these decisions involves addressing the market’s demand for large-screen phones, while trying to avoid making a phone that’s physically very large (and uncomfortable to carry around).

Last year, Samsung gave its flagship customers a phablet option that attempted to minimize …

Galaxy S8 vs S7/S7 edge vs LG G6 vs iPhone 7: first camera samples

If you haven’t heard yet, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were made official at a special Unpacked event earlier today. Although the surprise was somewhat spoiled by the enormous amount of leaks that we saw over the last couple of months, Samsung still managed to impress with its presentation.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are flashy to say the least, with their slender new 18.5:9 Infinity Displays, slim bezels, and refreshed user interface, but we know that many of you have already caught up on everything surrounding the bold new design, and are interested in how they …

Samsung refuses to exchange a faulty S7 edge unless the owner signs a non-disclosure agreement

There’s less than a day remaining until the official Galaxy S8 reveal, but Samsung has still managed to shoot itself in the foot at the last minute: a Singaporean man was recently denied a replacement to his faulty Galaxy S7 edge unless he waived his rights to publicly criticize Samsung, including in complaints posted to social media. Or in other words, the company appears to be extorting its customers so as not to repeat the Note 7 fiasco, by essentially threatening to sue people who sign the NDA and then complain about receiving a defective phone.

The story began on February …