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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...

iFixit Ranks 2016’s Smartphones in Order of Repairability

Just like we enjoy having full control of the software in our smartphones, some of us at XDA also prefer to do our own device repairs as well. When a new smartphone or tablet gets torn down by iFixit, you typically see us writing about it. Not only is it interesting to us, but we...

Opinion: Experiencing Both Note 7 Variants Convinced Me, the next Galaxy Should Be Exynos-Only

The controversy surrounding the Galaxy Note 7’s battery combustions have shifted the conversation away from the device’s merits, a sad state of affairs for one of 2016’s biggest releases and some of the best smartphone hardware to ever reach consumer hands. At XDA, we too were worried about our devices. Most of our Portal staff have...

Unlikeliest of Heroes John Legere Working to Free the S7

Many of us, awoke yesterday to discover the unfortunate news that the Snapdragon 820 variants of the S7 and S7 Edge would likely not see any development support due to the bootloader, which in case you missed it can be read about here. For the foreseeable future it looked like the S7 would be one...

This is the New TouchWiz on the Galaxy S7/Edge [Gallery]

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is now shipping to T-Mobile customers, and XDA/Android Podcast Member altimax98 was lucky enough to receive his first thing in the morning. Since then he's been playing with it and digging deep into the user interface, trying to find as many neat little features as possible. So far, his experience...

Samsung: If You Release Multiple Variants, Please Focus on Equal and Parallel Support

New Galaxy S flagships are coming, and as is tradition this time of year, I feel like I must bring up an important issue that Samsung seems hesitant to fix -- their fragmentation. Even on their flagship line-ups, Samsung manages to split up its new phones into many variants, each updated separately, and in most cases,...