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How to enable Quick Reply from the Lockscreen on Samsung Galaxy Devices running Nougat

Android Nougat was a huge update for fans of the stock Android experience. Besides official multi-window support and a whole host of other changes, the update also brought a new quick reply feature to allow you to reply to messages from the notification shade without opening the app in question. Before the 5th Android N Developer Preview,...

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Exynos Android 7.0 Nougat Kernel Source Code Released

Last night Samsung publicly released the kernel source code of their Nougat update for the Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices, on par with their Android 7.0 rollout. This public source code release follows tightly on the heels of the final beta version being distributed to Samsung’s Galaxy Beta program testers...

Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge are Finally Receiving their Android 7.0 Nougat Update (Currently for Beta Testers)

Samsung has been doing a beta test for their Nougat update for a couple of months now. Many people hoped that they would have started this beta test earlier since Android 7.0 officially released in August of last year, but they didn't announce their first beta test of the update until around November. This felt a...

What’s Inside? Galaxy S7 vs Clone

We recently featured a video on XDA TV comparing a Samsung Galaxy S7 to one of its off-brand clones. While we already took a look at the software and build quality, this time we are back to go through the internals. We took both devices apart to see what's inside. Let's get into this teardown. Disassembly Many...

Galaxy S7 Versus Galaxy S7 Fake

Smartphone clones have always been around and always will be. For this video, Harris compares a Galaxy S7 to a knockoff S7 device. Let's see how it holds up. Packaging Unless you know what to look for, one could easily be fooled into thinking the packaging of the clone is legitimate. The Samsung Galaxy logo looks nearly...

Report Says the Galaxy S8 will have 5.7″ and 6.2″ Displays

A new report out of South Korea claims that Samsung will be changing things up a bit for their upcoming flagship series. With the loss of the Galaxy Note 7, it seems Samsung might feel they are losing out on customers who prefer a larger display on their smartphone. To compensate, the upcoming Galaxy S8 will...

Betrayal of Hype: Playing Fast and Loose with Release Dates Breeds Consumer Mistrust

Yesterday, Google launched Allo on the very last day of summer, just narrowly squeezing into their “Summer 2016” launch window. The product we got was compromised, and arguably doesn’t have a defined place in their product lineup, which raises the question of “Why was it launched now?” If Google had been upfront with us and come out...

Samsung misses their S7 Vulkan Deadline, but Finally adds Support

Back in February, Samsung made a big deal about the gaming performance of their new Galaxy S7 smartphone. One of the key features of the S7 that they were showcasing was that it would be the first smartphone to support the Vulkan API. Samsung representatives talked extensively at the time about how Vulkan support would allow...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Rumored to Start at €849 (U$D938), Likely Packs SD820

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will very likely come with an Iris scanner and dual-edged display, with the existence of a non-edge device questionable at this stage. This might lead to the device's price not being in-line with consumer expectations, especially when you remove the novelty factor of the edge. And as expected, the first numbers that...

Enable Adoptable Storage for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Android Marshmallow came with the ability to format SD cards so they can be read as internal storage by your device. This is called adoptable storage. If you're an owner of a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, then you probably noticed that this feature was left out. In this video, Jared takes us through the...

First Booting Build of CyanogenMod 13 Shown Off on Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Let us start off by saying that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are remarkable devices by themselves as far as hardware goes. They are among the best Android phones that one can purchase in all major markets of the world. The devices provide a decent user experience for a normal consumer, and the sales...

AT&T (and Others) Galaxy S7 has Finally been Rooted

Part of the struggle for our readers looking to purchase the latest and greatest flagship device from certain American carriers is the fact that these devices are heavily locked down. Ad-blockers, custom themes, Xposed modules, and other root-only features are generally out of reach for most phones bought on AT&T or Verizon. Sure, these days...