SAMSUNG Posts on XDA

How Bixby’s Incompleteness Pushes its Voice Assistant into Functional Redundancy

Around 3 months ago, Samsung took the stage at Unpacked 2017 to announce their new Galaxy S8 phones. During their keynote, the company spent around 10 minutes hyping up Bixby, their contribution to the newly-crowded virtual assistant space. Bixby was billed as “a new way to interact with your phone.” Essentially, Bixby aims to be...

Samsung is Mass Producing the Exynos i T200, its First Exynos-branded IoT Chip

Samsung has a number of IoT products already and the company, along with many other technology companies, feels that this segment is ripe for growth. We know that Samsung likes to manufacture as many hardware components that are used in their phones as possible, and this new announcement is big for them. They have just...

New Galaxy S8/S8+ Device Maintenance Update Lets You Manually Put Apps to Sleep

When Google announced Doze for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it got a lot of people excited because they're always looking for ways to increase the battery life of their smartphone or tablet. However, the first implementation didn't really benefit many outside of tablet usage because it required the device to be stationary for a certain period...

Analysts: OEMs Are Worried About Memory Chip Shortages Due to the iPhone 8

There are only so many companies out there who make memory chips for smartphones and desktop PCs. As smartphones have become more popular over the years, it's actually caused a supply strain on certain companies as the prices have slowly risen to meet demand. Since it's not easy to build a factory and start manufacturing...

Yes, the OnePlus 5 looks like an iPhone, but for Good Reasons

From the moment the first leaks started to pour out about the new OnePlus 5, its design was one of the closest guarded secrets. While it was likely that the 5 would feature a dual camera setup, the question is what sort of setup it would feature. Vertically mounted in the existing OP3 body or horizontally...

Report: Samsung Plans to Launch the Galaxy Note 8 in August

Last year was pretty rough for Samsung as the company had to suspend the production of the Galaxy Note 7 due to some serious battery related issues which not only hurt the South Korean giant financially but also did damage to the Galaxy Note brand globally. After the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 phablet, it looks...

Samsung Changed Their Brand Marketing Strategy After the Galaxy Note 7 Debacle

The Galaxy Note 7 battery issue that Samsung faced last year was something that impacted just about every aspect of their mobile division. Many hoped that it was going to be fixed very quickly but sadly it didn't work out that way. The company is actually going to attempt to re-release the device this year...

Collection of Working Substratum UI Overlays for the Galaxy S8+

At the start of last week, we showed you that XDA Recognized Developer / Recognized Themer nicholaschum had been working on Substratum for Samsung devices running Android 7.0+ without root. As we pointed out, you'll want to be care with what overlay you actually apply a theme to, but XDA Senior Member Tigerhoods is helping to gather up a collection...

Samsung is Inviting Galaxy S8/S8+ Owners in the US to Test Preview Version of Bixby Voice

Ater months of delay, Samsung's Bixby Voice is finally here... at least in a preview version. Samsung yesterday announced that they are launching an early access program for the Bixby Voice assistant in the US. The program will allow select Galaxy S8/S8+ owners to try out a preview version of Bixby Voice ahead of the...

Consumer Reports Puts the Galaxy S8 & S8+ at the Top of Their Smartphone Ratings

Reviews for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ have come and gone from the traditional Android publications that are around today. Most average customers will likely never visit one of these websites, but they certainly take notice when something is reviewed by Consumer Reports. We talked about our thoughts on the software of the Galaxy...

Samsung Rumored To Be Developing In-House GPU for Mobile Devices

Back in 2015, Samsung was reportedly expected to develop and release its own GPU for its mobile devices. However, the company continued using ARM's Mali GPUs in its Exynos chipsets, and also kept using Qualcomm SoCs for key markets. Sammobile and Gizchina report that Samsung is finalizing the development of its first in-house GPU, allegedly named "S-GPU". The info...

Galaxy Note FE May Be Released On July 7 with Samsung’s Bixby

Samsung is planning to sell the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 models soon, according to the South Korean technology portal etnews. Reports suggest that it will be called the Galaxy Note FE or "Fan Edition" and it may cost over $600. Saying that the Galaxy Note 7 was a failure is an understatement. Samsung's no-compromise flagship might...