Samsung is finally letting users remap the Bixby button (aka Bixby Key) to launch other applications. We explain how to set it up, and even update Bixby if needed in easy steps.
Samsung normally limits its beta programs for major Android updates to the flagship Galaxy S series released that year. However, it’s doing things a bit differently for Android Pie. Not only was the beta opened up for the Galaxy Note 9, it appears that the company might be thinking about extending it to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 as well.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note handsets have traditionally received new major firmware updates after the flagship Galaxy S models from that particular year have been updated. That might not be the case for the Galaxy Note 8, though. A new roadmap shared by Samsung suggests that the Galaxy Note 8 might get the Android Pie update before the Galaxy S8 does.
One of the problems with Android phones and the companies that make them is that unless you’re Google and you own a Pixel device, it’s hard to tell if new features will be coming to your phone, especially if you own an older device. However at the same time it is understandable as companies would much prefer to devote their resources to current and future products.
Earlier this year it was announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update would be rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 handsets. However it seems that if you’re a T-Mobile customer with a Note 8 device, it appears that the carrier has halted the rollout of the update without really saying why.
The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ were the first devices from Samsung to receive the much-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update this year. Samsung conducted a lengthy Oreo beta test for both devices before finally rolling out the new firmware to all users several weeks ago. The Galaxy Note 8 was always going to be the next in line to receive Oreo and it’s finally getting the update.
With the Android P developer preview already having been released, it is surprising that there are quite a few devices out there that have yet to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. In fact the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of them, although if recent reports are accurate, that could be changing in the near future.
Samsung is going to unveil its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+, a few days from now and as the company’s fans are focused on the upcoming launch, the company wants to move more units of its existing flagship models to keep up their sales momentum. Perhaps that’s why Samsung is now offering a pair of free Gear IconX earphones with every new purchase of a […]
The OnePlus 5T is no slouch and according to some speed tests that we’ve seen, it has proven that it has more than what it takes to hold its own. Now it appears that OnePlus is doing their own speed test video which we have to say is hardly scientific or accurate, but it is pretty damn hilarious.
Unfortunately unlike 2016’s iPhone 7 Plus which seemed to dominate the speed test scene for quite a while, the new iPhone X doesn’t seem quite as speedy. Either that or Android OEMs in 2017 have stepped up their efforts. For those looking for more comparisons, you’re in luck as PhoneBuff is out with a new video.
Handset makers typically bundle free headphones with their phones, but these are usually the cheap, wired headphones that don’t exactly sound fantastic, but do a good enough job where you can’t really complain about it. However if you wanted something a bit more substantial, Samsung has a promo for you.
If you have yet to buy a new phone and you’ve been eyeing the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it seems that Samsung has unveiled a special edition version of the phone. This is in celebration of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games which will be held in South Korea, and for that Samsung has created a special version of the phone.
If you were to check the battery settings on your phone to find out about its usage, more often than not the display of your phone is usually the biggest battery drainer. However it seems that thanks to a recent update that Samsung has pushed out to its phone, its displays are now draining even more battery than ever, according to a series of posts on Reddit.
It was recently reported that some Galaxy Note 8 users have experienced an unusual issue. They are unable to revive their device after the battery runs out. The handset just won’t turn on no matter how long it’s charged for. It wasn’t immediately clear what’s causing the issue. Most of the reports came from users in the United States so it’s likely that the variant that runs on the Snapdragon […]
While Samsung has managed to avoid the battery fiasco of the Galaxy Note 7 in the Galaxy Note 8, it seems that they might have a new problem on their hands. According to multiple reports from around the web (via SamMobile), it seems that there are some Note 8 owners who are finding out that their phones have essentially “died”.
These days when it comes to flagship phones, not only are these devices expected to sport dual camera lenses and a Portrait Mode feature, but they are also expected to come with image stabilization technology, whether it be electronic or optical. However not all stabilization tech is made equal, as demonstrated in the video below.
With the price that premium flagships are commanding these days, obviously nobody wants to be stuck with a “slow” phone, and if you’re trying to decide between the HTC U11+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, then PhoneBuff might have a video worth checking out as they compare the speeds between both phones.
While on the surface and on paper, most flagship phones these days seem identical, there are underlying differences that can set phones apart from each other in ways that you might not even realize. Recently a test published by PC Mag has revealed that when it comes to LTE speeds on our smartphones, the Pixel 2 could be worth considering.
The Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) were recently announced by Samsung. They’re the first premium mid-range handsets from the company to feature the Infinity Display. This means that the handsets have on-screen navigation buttons since the Infinity Display mandates the removal of hardware buttons. Many would have expected the digital home button on the Galaxy A8 (2018) to be pressure sensitive like it is on the Galaxy S8 and […]
In case the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t expensive enough, over in Korea, Samsung has unveiled (via GSMArena) a special version of the handset. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Note8 X 99 AVANT, this is basically a collaboration between Samsung and artist Han Seung-Woo, in which a specially design Note 8 handset has been made.