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Check out Night Theme in Samsung Experience 10 based on Android Pie for the Samsung Galaxy S9

A few weeks ago, we published an article detailing an early beta build of Samsung Experience 10 based on Android Pie for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+. The upcoming software release has a lot of design changes with black backgrounds, white cards, and rounded corners throughout the user interface. The abundance of white cards on...

Samsung Foldable Smartphone “Winner” and Snapdragon 8150 appear in Galaxy S9’s Android Pie update

As the largest Android smartphone manufacturer in the world, Samsung is almost always working on several new products at the same time. When the company is producing new hardware, we can sometimes see hints of these devices in the company's existing software builds. For example, we uncovered 4 models of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10...

Download: Samsung Experience 10 Launcher for any Samsung Galaxy Smartphones on Android 8.0+

We discovered an early build of Samsung Experience 10 based on Android Pie just last week, and it comes with a new, controversial redesign. Although you can install the build now if you own either a Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9+,  most of you will want to hold off on installing beta software...

These smartphones will support Fortnite Mobile on Android

Fortnite Mobile on Android is a long-awaited upcoming release of an already massively popular game. Since launching on Apple iOS, users of Android smartphones and tablets have been wondering when Fortnite would launch on their devices too. The Android release has apparently been delayed as we recently reported that it will be launching as an...

Samsung Good Lock addon brings swipe gestures to the Galaxy S9/Note 8/S8

Just a month ago, Samsung released Good Lock for Android Oreo. Since then they have updated the apps that comprise Good Lock 2018 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with new features. The "One Hand Operation +" addon was updated a few days ago with new edge gesture features to help make life easier...

Samsung’s budget Galaxy Grand Prime Plus (2018) may have an Iris Scanner

Biometric authentication has taken on new forms in modern smartphones thanks to advancements in imaging and display technology. We now have smartphones capable of precise facial recognition like the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Apple iPhone X. We are also getting smartphones with in-display fingerprint sensors like the Vivo NEX and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. Meanwhile,...

Poor Galaxy S9 sales may have ended Samsung’s record profit run

Samsung Electronics has announced its earnings guidance of Q2 2018. The company reported consolidated sales of approximately 58 trillion won ($51.8 billion), with consolidated operating profit of approximately 14.8 trillion won ($13.2 billion). For the past four quarters, Samsung Electronics has reported record profits. The company has experienced success with selling DRAM, NAND, OLED displays, and...

How to fix the missing OEM Unlock button on the Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/Note 8

On any smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher, you may find an option called 'OEM unlocking' in developer options. By toggling this option, you'll get the ability to unlock the bootloader on your device. Unlocking the bootloader lets you install a custom recovery such as TWRP, root your device to access system files, flash custom...

Sunrise Gold Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ goes on sale in the US today

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ were released back in March. They are undoubtedly considered some of the best smartphones of 2018. They offer top of the line specifications, spectacular design, and stellar build quality. At launch, the devices were available in Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, and Midnight Black variants. Later Samsung announced two new...

Unofficial TWRP now available for Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ both shipped with Android 8.0, which means Project Treble support out of the box. This feature has a lot of potential and it's even more exciting when you can unlock the bootloader on the device. After unlocking, you can flash your favorite recovery, such as TWRP, and start flashing...

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ were the top selling Android smartphones in Q1 2018

Global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in Q1 2018, according to research from Strategy Analytics. (In contrast, IDC states that 334.3 million units were shipped by smartphone vendors.) The iPhone X -- Apple's most expensive iPhone yet -- was found to be the world's best-selling smartphone model, as it shipped 16 million units during the...

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will soon support ARCore for augmented reality apps

ARCore is Google's new augmented reality platform. Project Tango was deprecated in December, and ARCore intends to carry forward where Tango had left off. The difference between the two platforms was that Tango required dedicated hardware, while ARCore doesn't require any additional hardware for augmented reality. ARCore's motion tracking uses the camera of a phone...