Deal: Save $350 when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8 at Best Buy

Best Buy has a great offer on Samsung flagships, which will probably be improved on Black Friday. Still, the retailer claims that the deals have “Black Friday pricing,” so it might be a good idea to consider them before they expire.

Basically, you’ll save $350 when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or Galaxy Note 8 at Best Buy. The deal requires customers to activate any of the purchased devices with a monthly installment for Verizon or Sprint.

Verizon offers the three Samsung flagships for $15.42/month, $19.41/month, and $24.41/month, respectively, …


T-Mobile launches early Black Friday deals, BOGO offers for iPhone 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, Note 8, LG V30, and more

T-Mobile has just revealed its first wave of promos for the upcoming holiday season. Starting November 17, the Un-Carrier will be offering BOGO (buy one, get one) deals for some of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Here’s the complete list of devices:
Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+Samsung Galaxy S8 ActiveSamsung Galaxy Note 8LG G6LG V20LG V30 and V30+Apple iPhone 8
There appears to be no BOGO deal for the iPhone X, but T-Mo has a trade-in offer for those of you interested in Apple’s $1,000 flagship. 
Of …

60+ Beautiful high-res wallpapers, perfect for your iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL, HTC U11, and others

It’s that time of the week again, folks! “What time,” you may ask, and let me tell you – it’s the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you’ve been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by “every now and again”, we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.

However, …

Changelist revealed for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Oreo update beta

A T-Mobile customer who owns the Samsung Galaxy S8 recently found that his phone was updated with the Android 8 Oreo beta. The phone owner disseminated a screenshot revealing the changelist for the beta. The update weighs in at 1.4GB and includes Samsung Experience 9.0. The beta program actually launches today (November 2nd) and each of the four major U.S. carriers will be allowed to have only 7,500 Galaxy S8 and 7,500 Galaxy S8+ users receive it.

According to the user who supplied this information, the Samsung Galaxy S8 runs more smoothly on Android 8.0. Based on the screenshot that was …

60+ Awesome high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL, HTC U11, Nokia 8, and others

After a short hiatus, we’re back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphone and tablet! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!

If you’re not really into theming, icon packs, custom launchers and all that, sometimes a simple wallpaper switch will help breathe some fresh air into your smartphone. It’s pretty much universally simple to get the deed done, and a …

Deal: Save up to $250 when you buy a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8 from Best Buy

Samsung has some of the most popular Android flagships available on the market. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are selling much better than the previous models, while the Galaxy Note 8 is likely to be off to a good start as well.

If the price was the main obstacle that prevented you to purchase either of the three smartphones, you’ll be pleased to know Best Buy is now running a promotional offer that allows customers to save up to $250 when they buy the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.

The only caveat for some might be the fact that the deal requires them to …

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ missing texts issue affecting users across all major US carriers

There’s something strange going on with certain Galaxy S8 and S8+ units. A lot of people are complaining that their handset is either delaying or not receiving a good portion of the text messages that have been sent to them. 

The problem seems to be related to the phone itself, as it has affected users across all major US carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. Furthermore, it seems that the default Samsung messaging app isn’t the only service that’s misbehaving – users are also experiencing complications with Textra …

State of the Galaxy S8/S8+ union: 6 months after launch, sales are picking up pace

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ landed with the most radical design overhaul in the history of the Galaxy S series, a top-shelf camera, and numerous other enticements, but this may have not been enough for users to stomach the higher price at the beginning, and sales were reportedly slower than the S7 and S7 edge in that initial period.

After the unveiling of the Note 8, however, those who were holding back to see what the phablet will bring to the table might have jumped the gun, as the two spring flagships have caught up in sales nicely, and represent a significant …

Ready your Galaxy S8/S8+, folks! Samsung could launch an Android Oreo beta program soon


News about Samsung’s Android Oreo plans emerged about two weeks ago when a new very early firmware builds for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were spotted in the wild.

Today, new information about the Android Oreo update for Samsung’s flagships surfaced, and things seem to be looking good. It appears that the South Korean company is already readying an Android Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Two new firmware builds tagged with numbers that are often used for beta versions has been spotted by the folks over at SamMobile: G950FXXE1ZQI7and G955FXXU1ZQI7. Apparently, the letter “Z” …

HDR playback going live for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ users in latest YouTube app update


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 …