YouTuber JerryRigEverything is popular for his tasking durability tests that a multitude of smartphones have passed with flying colors though some have provided a shameful display.
Samsung is undoubtedly planning to update many of its
high-end and mid-range smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo, but the company has yet
to share specific details on the matter. Fortunately, if you own a Galaxy S8 or
Galaxy S8+, it looks like you won’t have to wait too long to get an official
taste of Oreo.
According to SamMobile, Samsung has started working on
Android Oreo updates for both the S8 and S8+. Reportedly, the Oreo firmware version could
be G950FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8, and G955FXXU1BQI1
on the Galaxy S8+. For now, there is no word on when Samsung is hoping to start
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed for those who want a top-shelf phone like the Samsung Galaxy S8, but need protection from drops, falls, water and other things that can permanently damage the phone. Back on August 11th, the Galaxy S8 Active launched as an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. Sporting a flat AMOLED panel instead of the curved Infinity Display found on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Active variant of the phone also features a large 4000mAh battery and includes military grade MIL-STD-810G protection. Like the standard Galaxy S8/S8+, the Active offers an IP68 certification rating.
Last year, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled, pre-orders for the device went through the roof. Had the phone not been recalled twice and subsequently taken off store shelves, it might have become one of the most popular handsets ever offered by Samsung. This year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is smashing pre-order records set by previous Galaxy Note devices.
For example, after 24-hours in South Korea, 395,000 units of the Galaxy Note 8 were reserved. Last year, it took 13-days for the Galaxy Note 7 to hit the 380,000 mark for pre-orders. The record this year was achieved by the Galaxy …
Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S is an unannounced entry-level tablet aimed at children. Sadly, the slate was not introduced at the last Unpacked event where Samsung announced a couple of wearable devices, so we strongly believe the tablet will quietly make its debut on the market.
The budget-friendly tablet will come in two variations: Wi-Fi only and LTE. Both models will run Android 7.0 Nougat operating system right out of the box, but it’s unlikely that they will receive any major updates in the future.
Specs-wise, the Galaxy …
The latest update for the YouTube
app (12.34.55) is enabling HDR playback on Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices worldwide.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+, as well as a
handful of other HDR-certified handsets, recently tapped into Netflix’s
expanding roster of HDR video content, but the latest YouTube app update seems
to have a more limited scope.
After installing the latest update
on our Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG G6 units, we discovered that the functionality is
available only on Samsung’s phone. Playback at 1440p60 HDR is not perfectly
smooth on either the S8 or S8+ at this point, but this will …
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