Unconditional refunds might be one of the Galaxy S8's best new features

By now everyone has heard the story – Samsung releases a new flagship, said flagship starts catching on fire, things go really, really bad. While the whole debacle is old news by now, Samsung is still fighting the repercussions, which, along with its legal problems, took a big hit on its reputation. The latest move in that direction, according to The Investor, might be offering users of the upcoming Galaxy S8 unconditional refunds up to three months after purchase.

Even though this is very obviously a damage control measure, it’s a really good and …


Android O: All the new features

Android O is, sort of, here.
Google jus unveiled a Developer Preview of the next version of Android, which is non-ambiguously called “Android O” and gives little to no hints (that we know of) for its future sweet name. Is it Oreo? Is it Orange Whip? Remains to be seen.

O…M…G…Back on Android O: this one seems more like an evolutionary update than a revolutionary one, and that’s a good thing. Most of the fresh new features on board look like they will further evolve the user experience and make it better across all areas.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 teaser ad airs in South Korea, might be hinting at some interesting features

If you’ve lost count of all the rumors, leaks, and teasers about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, worry not – we did too. At this point, we can’t help but suspect that Samsung might be behind the barrage of leaked material, but whether intentional or not, the effect of this “campaign” has been clearly beneficial – our interest grows proportionally to the amount of released information.

The latest Galaxy S8 teaser video released in South Korea is a perfect example of the above statement – it doesn’t reveal that much at a first glance, yet it might hint at some interesting …

Samsung teases Galaxy S8 features and color variations; "Amethyst" version might be a real thing

Samsung clearly thinks that the hype around its upcoming flagship is capable of reaching a new level. Plenty of rumors, speculations, and leaks for the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 have emerged already, and now the Korean manufacturer is kicking it up a notch by releasing bits of information on features that we’re likely to see on the phone when it gets officially announced on March 29th.

Exhibit A: The official Samsung Galaxy S8 early sign-up page for India has been updated with a rather interesting questionnaire:

We suspect that …

Cortana app on iPhone receives massive update with a new look and plenty of features

If you own an iPhone, chances are you’re familiar with Siri’s many limitations. Other virtual assistants have far surpassed Apple’s AI when it comes to both ease-of-use and functionality, and one of today’s best mobile helpers is getting a fresh coat of paint on iOS – Cortana.

Microsoft officially released the latest update to its Cortana iOS app today (Friday, March 10), and it’s jam-packed with an upgraded look and tons of new features to play around with.  The first thing you’ll notice is the fresh design. The core functionality app is essentially the same, but its …

Several new features rumored to be part of Android O

A source claiming to have knowledge about Android “O” says that finger gestures could be one of the new features added to the next build of Android, which could be called Oreo. Draw the letter “C” on the screen and you will immediately be shown your contacts list. The whole process is faster than asking Google to open up your contacts list. This wouldn’t be something totally new. The Huawei Mate 9, with Knuckle 2.0, opens the camera if you draw a “C” on the screen using your knuckle.

Another feature that could be part of Android O would allow Android to recognize when a text contains an …

Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor round-up: Specs, features, price and release date

It’s been roughly a year since Chinese superstar Xiaomi unveiled its not-too-shabby Xiaomi Mi 5. Equipped with excellent hardware, hip design, and an attractive price tag, it was one of the best Android devices you couldn’t get due to its rather limited availability. Regardless, it was a rather good all-around smartphone that showed Xiaomi knows how to make an appealing Android device.
The Mi 5 is a bit long in the tooth already, though, so it’s only natural that it will be eventually succeeded by the Xiaomi Mi 6. Rumor has it this device might become official …

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ rumor review: design, specs, features, price and release date

It’s never too early to find rumors about a much-anticipated device, especially if it’s a flagship one. That applies to Samsung twice, since the bar is always raised twice as higher with the more popular manufacturers out there. Needless to say, rumors about Samsung’s next flagship will be flying left and right in the upcoming months.
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on meAfter the excellent Galaxy S7 and S7 edge arrived earlier this year, we have largely set our expectations to “high”. After that unfortunate Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung is …

New Android One handset features a fingerprint scanner and more

The original idea of Android One was to expand the use of Android in emerging markets. To do this, local manufactures followed certain specifications developed by Google to produce low-priced stock Android handsets. The latest Android One phones come with Android 7.0 pre-installed and are guaranteed one OS upgrade. There is speculation that the Android One program will be expanded to the U.S. later this year.

Meanwhile, at MWC General Mobile introduced a new Android One phone meant for consumers in Turkey. As the price of components drop, companies are able to add more and more  features …

UBS: The next Apple iPhone could have AR features

Apple has teased about introducing augmented reality features to its future products on more than one occasion, but until recently, we didn’t know how or when exactly will this happen. Recent rumors have indicated that Cupertino will release a dedicated set of AR glasses for this endeavor, but UBS analyst Steven Milunovich argues that we will first see a more practical approach from Tim Cook & Co.

In a research note that was picked up by Business Insider, Milunovich cites multiple industry sources which state that Apple “may have over 1,000 engineers working …