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Samsung & BlackBerry Publish Their Android Security Bulletin for January

Each month we talk about Google's Android Security Bulletin, but these aren't the only vulnerabilities that get patched. Google helps OEMs by taking care of the patches which are specific to the core Android platform, but that's not all there is to it -- many smartphone manufacturers add their own skin and some even make major...

Report: Samsung to Disclose Note 7 Battery Issue this Month, Note 8 will Sport a 2160p Display

With CES happening this week, there's been a lot of talk about what Samsung will do with their upcoming smartphones. At the end of November, it was reported that Samsung would officially announce what actually caused the battery issue of the Galaxy Note 7. We were told they would announce what went wrong by the end...

Samsung Introduces Galaxy A-series 2017 with IP68 Rating and USB Type-C

Starting the new year with a bang (a figurative one, for now), Samsung has launched the next iteration of its mid range lineup. The A-series smartphones spread across three different screen sizes and configurations in order to help Samsung's brand in lower price brackets. The main highlights this year with the A-series is that all of the...

Report Says Flexible AMOLED Shipments Could Triple in 2017

Despite a recent shortage of display panels, shipments of AMOLED displays have been on an upward trend for the past few years. Samsung in particular is one company that has dedicated much of their company resources to developing AMOLED technology for use in all of their devices. During the advent of the technology, some users were...

Rumor Suggests Samsung is Integrating Bixby in the Galaxy S8’s Native Apps

Back in October, Samsung announced they were acquiring Viv Labs and their entire AI platform. For those who are unaware, the founders of Viv Labs were the same group of people who worked on Siri (before Apple acquired them back in 2010). The big product from Viv Labs is an AI-powered voice assistant known as Viv. This...

Tasker v4.9 is out with Non-Root Programmable Firewall, Multi-Window Automation, S-Pen Recognition, and More

It's no secret that we at XDA are big fans of Tasker. We've covered the application and its capabilities multiple times in the past and have demonstrated that the potential uses of Tasker are limitless thanks to its extensive plug-in framework. Tasker has become so robust over the years that development on the application has slowed...

Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile to Launch the Galaxy J3 Emerge Next Month

The 2016 Samsung Galaxy J3 was a budget smartphone the South Korean conglomerate launched way back in January of this year. This smartphone launched with a 5" 720p display, Exynos 3475 SoC (while some had the Spreadtrum SC9830), and 1.5GB of RAM. Samsung has reportedly updated a few of the internal components of this device and will re-brand...

Google, Samsung, Sony and More Form a VR Association

VR used to be an enthusiast's dream, but we're getting closer to the point where it's going to become mainstream. There are still some hurdles that need to be fixed, but companies like Google and Samsung are making VR accessible to more people than ever before. With it being such an early stage for VR though,...

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Samsung Over Apple in Latest Appeal

There are multiple lawsuit cases going back and forth between Samsung and Apple right now. At the end of last month, we learned that Samsung was denied an appeal against Apple in regards to their slide-to-unlock, quick links and auto-correct patents. On this case, Samsung can either pay the $119.6 million, or attempt to take it to...

Snapdragon 835 Announced on Samsung 10nm FinFET Process for Early 2017

Despite a lukewarm performance for most of 2015, Qualcomm has largely had a successful 2016 thus far thanks to its Snapdragon 820/821. While the 820/821 struggled against some of its competitors in benchmarks, the current crop of Snapdragon SoCs has largely satisfied the needs of end users. Devices such as the OnePlus 3 have garnered highly favorable...

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 to Reportedly Feature an AI Assistant

Similar to how Google Assistant is a selling point for the Pixel and Pixel XL right now, a new report suggests that Samsung will do the same with the Galaxy S8 and its own personal assistant technology. This report comes a month after it was revealed that Samsung would be acquiring Viv Labs, the same company...

Samsung is Investing in Bezel-less, Edge-to-Edge Screen Technology

While some companies, including Samsung, are investing in foldable display technology, others are opting for a full screen display product. We recently watched Xiaomi make headlines with their Mi MIX concept phone. A smartphone that reportedly sports a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. This type of technology is still in its infancy, and has already shown to...