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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...

Samsung’s Partnership with McAfee will Pre-install McAfee VirusScan on the Galaxy S8

McAfee is a household name in the consumer security market since 1987. Intel announced they were acquiring the company back in 2010 and had plans to rename it to Intel Security, but ultimately backed out of this decision. McAfee's security software is available on most major platforms including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android as well....

Samsung Set To Launch A High-End Folder Phone in Korea

Flip phones are still very popular in some parts of the world, apparently. According to ETNews, Samsung is set to launch a new Folder phone in South Korea. The Folder phone is known as model number SM-W2017 and it will have features taken from other flagship devices of the Korean OEM. The information of the premiere has been anonymously given...

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7R Passes FCC Certification, Expected to Hit Market Next Month

Samsung has been planning to release a refurbished version of the last year's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 in order to recoup some of the costs that they incurred with manufacturing so many devices. Following the two unprecedented recalls of the Galaxy Note 7 last year due to some dangerous battery issues, Samsung was forced to...

Manually Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Root

Many were surprised when Samsung first revealed they would have a dedicated button on the side of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for their new personal assistant. Sony has had a dedicated button on a number of their smartphones, but it was used to take photos with its camera. This has been a button...

Samsung has Launched Bixby’s Voice Command Service in South Korea

Samsung's Bixby virtual assistant has been received with mixed emotions. Many enthusiasts want to distance themselves from the new feature but there are some within the community who have been looking forward to using its many features. The situation has been made worse with how Samsung has been handling all Bixby-related topics since the Galaxy S8 and...

Report: Huawei, Vivo and Oppo Show Impressive Growth During Q1 2017

Depending on where you live, you likely have differing opinions on the success of companies such as Huawei, Vivo and Oppo. Huawei has been able to garner some attention from the enthusiast crowd thanks to the company manufacturing the Nexus 6P. They also have their Honor sub-brand helping it get more attention in Europe and USA....

Samsung Using Facial Recognition for Mobile Payments is Years Away

Android has had their own version of facial recognition for a while. You can generally find this feature tucked away in the Smart Lock section of the setting's security page under the Trusted Face label. It's a very early version of facial recognition but it works well enough for a number of people to be...

Report: More People to Buy the Galaxy S8+ than the Regular Galaxy S8

Samsung made some interesting decisions with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ this year. Not only did they remove the hardware home button that has defined the South Korean tech giant for so many years, but they also stretched the screen more than they ever have before. This resulted in a higher screen-to-body ratio...

Bixbye bye: 3 Applications to Bypass Samsung’s Latest Bixby Remapping Restriction

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that traditional hardware button remapper applications made it possible to change the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to anything else. Naturally, many wanted the ability to change this button to launch Google Assistant or even Google Now. We covered this tip and wrote up...

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...