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, …


Results: no flat screen variant of the Galaxy S8. What do you think about that?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out and looking pretty. Super-slim bezels, glass-on-metal build, all the bells and whistles you’d expect from Samsung. This year around, the company put all of its eggs in the “edge” basket and produced both phones with curved screens — there is no “regular” flat screen shape for the Galaxy S8.

Unfortunately, this means that you can’t go for a “cheaper” version of the new Sammy phones — prices usually start from $750 for the regular S8, while last year’s Galaxy S7 had a $650 price-tag. But money aside, fact is that some people just want a flat display …

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two of the highest-profile phones of 2017, but you know what’s missing on both? That’s right, none of these two phones has the signature Samsung physical home key. Instead, you get an on-screen button that simulates a taptic press via a smart vibration engine.
And while previously, you had to simultaneously press and hold for a while the home key and power/lock key, the key combination to take a screenshot has changed on the Galaxy S8 series.
You take a screenshot on the Galaxy S8 …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with $150 gift cards at Sam's Club

If you intend to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, but haven’t placed a pre-order yet, we have a tip that may interest you: Sam’s Club is giving $150 gift cards to folks who pre-order any of the two new smartphones and activate them on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint (sorry, T-Mobile users, this deal is not for you).

To redeem the gift card, you’ll have to pick up and activate your brand new Galaxy at Sam’s Club between April 21 and April 30. Buyers are also entitled to get the free Gear VR with Controller that everyone else in the US is offering with the S8 …

Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro (2017) spotted on GFXBench

Back in July 2016, Samsung launched a low-to-mid-range handset called the Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro that was offered overseas in emerging markets like India. Now, the sequel has been found on the GFXBench benchmark site. According to the listing, Samsung has increased the size of the screen by .2-inches to 5.7-inches, and has raised the resolution of the screen from 720 x 1280 (HD) to 1080 x 1920 (FHD). The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass.

While the Snapdragon 410 SoC powered the OG version of the phone, Samsung is apparently turning to MediaTek for the sequel. According to GFXBench, the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat at Sprint

It looks like Sprint is among the first carriers in the United States to offer Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users the highly-anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Since the Android Nougat global rollout for the Galaxy S7/S7 edge is almost over, it seems that Samsung will be focusing on bringing the update to the next phones on the list: Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6.

Sprint’s move isn’t a total surprise, as the Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 had started to pop in various countries. Also, Samsung promised the phablet would be getting Android 7.0 Nougat in the first half of the year.

So, …

Netflix: sorry, our UHD streams don't support the Galaxy S8 or LG G6 HDR displays for now

As you can see in our chat with Netflix reps below, only devices that are certified as being able to display its streaming UHD content can show it in its full glory. Both the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 aren’t among those just yet, despite being tagged with “Mobile HDR Premium” and “Dolby Vision” displays, respectively. Thankfully, Netflix is said to be working on mobile-first streaming, so we hope that these two flagships’ HDR abilities will be in the mix, along with more coming down the pipe, like Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, which actually has a 4K display, and is HDR compliant …

Samsung ramps up production for the Galaxy S8+, retailers more interested in the larger flagship variant

According to a new report from South Korea, Samsung has decided to ramp up production for the Galaxy S8+ due to retailers showing higher initial interest in the 6.2-inch variant of the flagship.

As such, Samsung has increased the production ratio of the Galaxy S8+ to 45% of total output, which is a 5% increase compared to the 40% it enjoyed in mid-March. Also, a further increase is likely to follow before the device hits the shelves on April 21st.

This means that Samsung could start producing the S8 and S8+ at an equal rate around launch date. Compared to …

4K UHD wallpapers mega collection: stunning backgrounds, perfect for your LG G6, Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, HTC 10, Xperia XZ Premium, and others

With smartphone display sizes and resolutions on an upwards spiral of constant growth, finding a wallpaper that looks good and fits well on whatever crazy aspect ratio phone makers come up with next, becomes a rather annoying exercise in trial and error.

Aaaaaand that’s where we step in to save the day bring you an awesome collection of ultra high-res images that can automatically transform the home screen of any smartphone in existence into something utterly amazing! We kid, we kid! The part about providing you with copious amounts of top-notch wallpapers is still …

Thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Samsung expects a record breaking Q2

A report sent to clients by IBK Securities says that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will help the manufacturer set a new record for second quarter operating profits. After taking a big hit last year when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off the market after a pair of recalls, this could be a very profitable rebound for Samsung and its investors. The previous record was set during the third quarter of 2013. Back then, Samsung reported operating profits of $9.2 billion USD thanks to the launch of the red hot Samsung Galaxy S4.

This year, IBK sees Samsung producing a 49% gain …