SAMSUNG Posts on XDA

Samsung is Reportedly Building a Bixby Speaker

The market for voice-activated personal assistant speakers is getting rather crowded. There's the Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple's newly announced HomePod, and even Essential has their own assistant speaker. It's no surprise that Samsung may be next in line. According to the Korean Herald, the Korean giant is about to join the race with a Bixby-powered speaker. Last...

Using a Flip Phone in 2017 – Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 Review

https://youtu.be/f1bFM7oA-hk Two weeks ago we showed off quite an usual phone, well, unusual in today's world. The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2, with its flip-phone design, turned quite a few heads when it was first released. Miles had the honor though of putting the phone through its paces. Watch the video above to see the full review,...

Samsung Doubling Smartphone Production in India

Samsung's expansion to new regions has largely been fueled by affordable devices in emerging markets like India, where the company focuses much of its mid-range and low-range portfolio. Now we learn that Samsung is planning a large investment in India, hoping to raise production to keep up with demand and retain its momentum. According to a...

Latest Oculus App Update Brings Chromecast Support to the Gear VR

While companies like Google have had to rely on the community to create VR content for Google Cardboard and Daydream, Samsung was able to launch the Gear VR with a lot of content on board from day one thanks to a partnership with Oculus. Not only was Samsung able to offer their customers a plethora of VR...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8’s Bixby Voice Won’t be Available Until Late June

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ are undoubtedly two of the hottest smartphones of 2017 with their gorgeous edge-to-edge display and top-of-the-line hardware without significantly widening the phone. One of the most talked about features of the Galaxy S8 during Samsung's Unpacked event was its new virtual assistant called Bixby. Bixby is Samsung's take on the virtual assistant,...

Someone is Reverse Engineering the Samsung Cover SDK Used in the Galaxy S8’s LED View Cover

A developer over on the /r/GalaxyS8 subreddit at Reddit recently purchased an LED View Cover for their Galaxy S8 and ended up being a bit underwhelmed by its features. The developer was wondering why Samsung wasn't adding in some other features and does mention that it could be updated in the future. Until then though, they...

Samsung Releases SoundAssistant App for Galaxy Devices on Android 7.0

Samsung has launched a new app called SoundAssistant on the Play Store that allows for users to customize several audio settings on their device. This app is restricted to Samsung Galaxy devices, and specifically, to Galaxy devices that are on Android 7.0 and beyond. SoundAssistant allows for 150 steps of volume adjustment, a floating equalizer function...

Galaxy Folder 2 Unboxing and First Impressions

https://youtu.be/qVvFCGCv47I Miles has a new video on XDA TV giving us his first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2. The first feature you will notice straight away is its Clamshell design, reminiscent of phones such as the Motorola RAZR V3 or the Samsung W2016. First announced way back in July 2016, its still yet to be announced...

While Android Leaps Forward, Samsung’s Software Still has Trouble Catching Up to its Hardware

I don’t tend to keep it a secret that I am a fan of Samsung phones. I wrote about how I felt the Note7 was a "Remarkable Phone for Life", meaning that it was suited for everything life throws at it, and I could probably rewrite that article substituting every Note7 reference for the Galaxy...

How to Add an Edge Panel with Contacts, Tasks, and Apps on the Galaxy Note 5

A lot of people enjoy the edge features that Samsung has been developing for their curved display devices, but they don't include these on smartphones with a flat display like the Galaxy Note 5. So instead, XDA Recognized Contributor Androidwizzard has put together a step by step guide to show you how to decompile and recompile the...

ACSI Rates Smartphone Customer Satisfaction: iPhone SE at the Top, Followed by Galaxy S6 Edge+

The American Customer Satisfaction Index is an economic indicator that measures the satisfaction of consumers across the US economy. This is done through survey interviews of random customers based in the US, asking them to evaluate their recent experiences with various products. The survey data is then used as input to ACSI's cause-and-effect econometric model, which estimates...

Samsung Sold More Than 5 Million Units of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus; Expected to Release in China Next Week

Samsung's latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, went on sale in South Korea, the US, and Canada last month. Both of these devices have received rave reviews from critics and consumers for its symmetric design and outstanding curved display. Initial reports suggest the devices have been doing well in terms of...