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DualBootPatcher Gets Ported to the Exynos Galaxy S8

DualBootPatcher is an open source tool that works with existing code so that ROMs don't have to explicitly support it, and what it does is let you install multiple ROMs on a single Android device. XDA Senior Member yshalsager has released their port of this software for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8 that will patch the kernel and...

June Security Update Blocks Remapping Apps on T-Mobile Galaxy S8/S8+

First introduced with the Galaxy S8/S8+, Bixby is Samsung's take on virtual assistants, competing directly against the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. While we can't say for sure how much of a difference Bixby will make to the overall user experience of the Galaxy S8/S8+ (so far, not much), it appears that Samsung...

Here’s How You Can Buy the Galaxy Note Fan Edition

Earlier this week, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Note Fan Edition over in South Korea. The Note Fan Edition (also referred to as the Note FE) is Samsung's way of refurbishing leftover Note 7 components, decreasing the size of the battery so there's (hopefully) no explosions this time around, and selling the handsets to consumers...

English Version of Bixby Reportedly Delayed Because Samsung Lacks Big Data for Deep Learning

Samsung's latest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, managed to grab everyone's attention with their slew of new additions and features. From the curved display to the lack of bezels, from the refreshed specifications to the improved software experience-- the Galaxy S8 had a lot of positives going in its favor. One feature though...

Report: Samsung to use Solid-State Batteries for its Galaxy Phones within Two Years

Samsung will be able to produce solid-state batteries that are safe enough for use in smartphones within one to two years, one of the company's executives said. Solid-state batteries are far more durable and provide better longevity than standard Lithium-Ion batteries. One of the Samsung's SDI executives told The Korean Herald: Solid-state batteries do not use liquid...

LineageOS 14.1 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700P)

While developing for Samsung devices has proven to be a tough task over the years, there have still been a handful of developers who have been able to accomplish a great feat by porting functioning AOSP-based builds. XDA Recognised Developer minz1 is one such developer who recently released LineageOS 14.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat for the...

Update to TouchWiz Home Addresses Lag on Galaxy S8/S8+

We're just about halfway through 2017, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 still remains as one of the most attractive smartphones that money can buy. The S8's Infinity Display truly is something to behold, but while Samsung may have knocked it out of the park with the S8's screen, the company's latest flagship still suffers from...

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is Rebranded the Galaxy Note 7 FE, Coming to South Korea on July 7th

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year, you likely already know about the issues Samsung has had with the Galaxy Note 7. What initially seemed like a teething process for a new smartphone quickly turned into something the company wishes they could have avoided. This resulted in Samsung having to pull...

New Samsung Flow Update Lets You Unlock Any Windows Device via Fingerprint and More

Apple's Continuity features have been something that many Android fans have been wanting for a while. The idea of seamless transitions from the smartphone to the PC and back again can add a huge layer of convenience for people around the world. Samsung has been working to get these types of features working with their smartphones,...

How Bixby’s Incompleteness Pushes its Voice Assistant into Functional Redundancy

Around 3 months ago, Samsung took the stage at Unpacked 2017 to announce their new Galaxy S8 phones. During their keynote, the company spent around 10 minutes hyping up Bixby, their contribution to the newly-crowded virtual assistant space. Bixby was billed as “a new way to interact with your phone.” Essentially, Bixby aims to be...

Samsung is Mass Producing the Exynos i T200, its First Exynos-branded IoT Chip

Samsung has a number of IoT products already and the company, along with many other technology companies, feels that this segment is ripe for growth. We know that Samsung likes to manufacture as many hardware components that are used in their phones as possible, and this new announcement is big for them. They have just...

New Galaxy S8/S8+ Device Maintenance Update Lets You Manually Put Apps to Sleep

When Google announced Doze for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it got a lot of people excited because they're always looking for ways to increase the battery life of their smartphone or tablet. However, the first implementation didn't really benefit many outside of tablet usage because it required the device to be stationary for a certain period...