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A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

Galaxy S8/S8 Plus and LG’s Next Flagship Receiving DayDream Support, Stand Alone Headsets Coming

At Google I/O 2017, the Mountain View giant has been announcing all sorts of new services, frameworks and products, from computer-vision assisted features to Android O design improvements and a juicy beta. DayDream was not left out, as the company aims to double-down on its Virtual Reality efforts to improve the experiences it provides. DayDream currently...

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...

How to Add Custom Buttons to the Nav Bar on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are two of the hottest smartphones on the market, largely thanks to the great strides Samsung made with their display technology. Since Samsung aimed to reduce bezels as much as possible with their new flagship devices, the company has finally gotten rid of the capacitive keys that were once...

The Hardware Lottery Continues: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Varies Between UFS 2.0 and UFS 2.1

A few weeks ago, it was reported that Huawei undertook some controversial decisions with the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. In a nutshell, the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus could feature any combination of LPDDR3 or LPDDR4 for the RAM and eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0, or UFS 2.1 for the storage. This essentially made purchasing...

Nine Galaxy S8 Tips and Tricks

Samsung phones are known for having some of the most feature-rich software. The Galaxy S8 has so many features that many users will be a bit overwhelmed at first. This video from Miles at XDA TV will show you some of the best tips and tricks to get you started with your new device.    

Skins Are Too Minimal. Cases Are Too Thick. CrashGuard from RhinoShield is Just Right.

Phone skins are great to add style to any phone, plus they’re not expensive, but they provide minimal protection if you happen to drop your phone. On the other end of the spectrum are cases, which are generally more expensive but offer much more protection. Cases are bulky and they don’t let the beauty of...

Today Weather – The Best Weather App for S8, S8+ and AMOLED Displays

With everyone getting their new Galaxy S8 phones, we wanted to focus on a weather app that works great on AMOLED displays. Today Weather is a newer weather app that we reviewed a while back. This app is free on the Play store and features a dark theme that is perfect for the Galaxy S8's...

Four Cool Mods for the Galaxy S8

This video is for new Galaxy S8 users looking for some cool mods for their device. Miles put together four mods that you can check out in this XDA TV video. bxActions - Remap Bixby button This app lets you remap the Bixby button so that it can be used to trigger different actions. DPI Adjusting Go to the...

Reddish Tint on Some Galaxy S8 Units “Not a Controversial Issue,” Will be Fixed in Next Software Update

Early reports indicate that Samsung's new flagship devices are off to a pretty great start, with the lineup breaking the previous pre-orders records set by the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. However, not all things are bright and beautiful: the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have attracted a quite a bit of criticism for its...

Samsung Chooses Google Play Music as the Default Music Player for its 2017 Devices

Samsung has a long history of duplicating applications and services which are already offered by either AOSP or a proprietary service from Google. Some OEMs have chosen to embrace the fully-featured applications and services that Google offers (like we saw with the HTC 10), but then some OEMs like Samsung have chosen to be as...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown Reveals Front Facing Camera Hardware Features OIS

Some of the "smallest" improvements found in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ reside in the camera department. That is not entirely a bad thing, because the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge did set the bar really high for their camera performance. The front camera on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ did receive a hardware upgrade....