Update pushed out to U.S. Samsung Galaxy S8 improves performance of the phone's features

One of our loyal Phone Arena readers has just received an update for his Samsung Galaxy S8. As you can see from the screenshot that accompanies this story, the size of the update weighs in at 392.14MB. When the notification arrives on your Galaxy S8 announcing the arrival of the new files, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi network before starting the updating process. Before installing the update, you should also make sure that the battery on the device is fully charged.

According to the changelist, the update will include:

Improved performance for face recognition.The camera’s UI …


HTC U rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far

Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn’t HTC’s real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a “good” 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren’t exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, and pricing it way too high. And this isn’t just your everyday tech enthusiast complaining – these problems seem to have affected sales as well, judging from the drastic price cuts we’ve been seeing recently.
But nevermind that, let’s take a look into …

5 OnePlus 5 rumored features that could give the Samsung Galaxy S8 a run for the money

While everyone’s talking about the Galaxy S8 and breaking Samsung’s pre-order records, a tiny company in China is rumored to be preparing its ultimate challenger in the Android realm – a smartphone that plays in the same design and performance league, but costs a lot less. Think $300 less, or more! We are talking about OnePlus and the upcoming OnePlus 5.

Skipping a number to prevent the bad fortune the Chinese associate with 4, the handset is rumored to be spec’d to the nines and comparatively design-conscious. Here are 5 things about the OnePlus 5 that …

8 fantastic Samsung Galaxy S8 features that went under the radar

Being one of this year’s critical smartphone releases, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been profoundly well documented. Among all the praise for its Infinity Display, virtual AI assistant, and other key features, you surely must have heard about some of the following additions – remapping the Bixby key; the new Gear VR headset with controller and the AKG-branded earphones bundled in; the DeX dock that turns the smartphone into a PC; the updated S-Health app with the ability to call your doc; the brand-new camera sensors, or rearranging the Home Screen icons with a single …

Important new features come to Microsoft's OneNote for Android

If you happen to use Microsoft’s OneNote app for Android, then you will be pleased to know a new update has just been released. As with all updates launched by Microsoft, this one comes with a couple of new features and improvements meant to enhance OneNote’s functionality.

Among the most notable new additions are the options to cut, copy and paste within the application. Aside from that, Microsoft made it so users can now send out notes using the Share a Page feature. Keep in mind though that the latter only works on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher.

On top of that, …

Samsung Galaxy S8+ prototype unit features dual-camera lens setup

The Galaxy S8 and its big brother were revealed last week, and customers in selected markets can already pre-order the flagships. We’ll certainly give you our take on Samsung’s latest smartphone in an in-depth review, but let’s take a moment and highlight one of the features that might not be such a significant improvement over the previous Galaxy S model, the camera.

Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature a single-lens 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-pixel technology, just like the Galaxy S7. The South Korean company will use two suppliers for the camera: Sony and Samsung. …

Here are the essential features of Bixby, Samsung's new AI assistant

Although Samsung technically revealed its new AI assistant, Bixby, last week, the press release lacked much specifics, going as far as even not showing us its logo. This changed today, as the Samsung Galaxy S8 pair was finally made public, and along with it, we got a much better picture of the assistant’s capabilities.

While we have yet to test Bixby out in much detail for ourselves, we still know Samsung has a lot of ambition for it, hoping it could eventually equip all of its smart appliances with it, not limiting it to smartphones only. However, until then the assistant currently works …

Latest Samsung Gear S3 update brings some new features

The Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic are getting some new firmware, as of today. The versions R760XXU2BQC5 and R770XXU2BQC5, respectively, are rolling out to the two devices simultaneously.

Some small updates can be found in native apps, such as Samsung Health, S Voice, Alti-Barometer and News Briefing, which add some features to make the apps more useful. Additionally, two new complications made their way to some watch faces – Date and Music.

Find My Device also got some love. Users can now set their watches to display their contact information, should the Gear S3 get lost. Some …

Latest Gear S3 classic and frontier update brings new features and improvements

The Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic are getting some new firmware, as of today. The versions R760XXU2BQC5 and R770XXU2BQC5, respectively, are rolling out to the two devices simultaneously.

Some small updates can be found in native apps, such as Samsung Health, S Voice, Alti-Barometer and News Briefing, which add some features to make the apps more useful. Additionally, two new complications made their way to some watch faces – Date and Music.

Find My Device also got some love. Users can now set their watches to display their contact information, should the Gear S3 get lost. Some …

LG video shows off some UX 6.0 features on the LG G6

A video directly from LG shows off some of the features on LG G6’s UX 6.0. For example, with the 18:9 aspect ratio of the screen and multiwindow support, two side by side apps  are each seen as perfect squares. The new aspect ratio leaves the screen looking like two boxes stacked on top of each other. According to LG, square plus square equals a taller, wider and broader screen, which fills the entire display. LG aptly calls this “FullVision.”

Features on the camera include Grid Shot. This combines four pictures or videos into a collage. Match Shot combines two pictures or videos …