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Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8: Six big changes you should know about

Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8: Six big changes you should know about

There's a new Galaxy Note in town, and existing phablet fans are inevitably going to wonder: what does the Note 9 offer that my Note 8 does not? Never fear, we've cut through Samsung's marketing-speak to pick out the details you need to know to make an upgrade decision. Read on for the six big differences between the Note 9 and the Note 8.

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Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9: beyond the screen size

Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9: beyond the screen size

Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the Galaxy Note 9 this year a bit earlier than its 2017 predecessor. The primary reason, the reports claim, was to offset the rather disappointing but not terrible sales of the Galaxy S9. But if people felt that Samsung didn't give consumers enough reasons to upgrade to a Galaxy S9, then the Galaxy Note 9 might give them yet another reason to skip this year's S series. Because, in a nutshell, the Galaxy Note 9 might be a better Galaxy S9 than the Galaxy S9 itself.

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PayPal on Samsung Pay: How to go live

PayPal on Samsung Pay: How to go live

This week the folks at Samsung Pay added PayPal top their roster to vastly expand the platform's entry points. PayPal users were allowed to use PayPal as their payment of choice in the Samsung Pay wallet starting immediately if not soon. With this combination, PayPal users around the world will soon be able to pay for products and services at 90% of all physical stores in the world with NFC and MST - like magic.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 gets Android Oreo update

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 gets Android Oreo update

It would have been a cruel April Fool’s joke but T-Mobile’s Des Smith, a.k.a. “Ask Des”, assures that it’s no fake news. Over at Twitter, the ”Product Guy” and one of T-Mobile’s public faces announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the carrier’s Galaxy Note 8 has been approved. This practically means that over the next few days, users of the Galaxy Note 8 will finally get the first and hopefully not last update for the late 2017 flagship.

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Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 Oreo coming to unlocked models soon

Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 Oreo coming to unlocked models soon

Samsung isn’t exactly known for speedy updates (though, surprisingly, it’s not exactly the worse by some standards). It has, however, at least started to roll out the Android 8.0 (not 8.1) Oreo update to carrier models of its Galaxy S8 and S8+ 2017 flagships. What about the unlocked models, you ask? Samsung has finally broken its silence and is promising it will happen next month, if all goes well. It also goes on to explain why it actually takes unlocked models longer to get updated than carrier ones, which defies logic a bit.

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Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update available really soon

Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update available really soon

Has hell frozen over? Has Samsung turned over a new leaf? Considering Android 8.0 Oreo is half a year old now, it’s more like something long overdue. Still, given that it’s Samsung we’re talking about here, signs of a major upgrade coming soon is always welcome news. That is indeed the news that Galaxy Note 8 owners might be receiving with signs of the Oreo Beta passing Google’s certification, which means that the actual update might just be around the corner.

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Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 edition connects the Winter Olympics

Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 edition connects the Winter Olympics

Once upon a time, smartphones came in black or white colors, and sometimes the greys in between. These days, mobile devices have all sorts of hues, some with kinda funny names (“Kinda Blue”). If you’ve wanted a very white premium phone, like, say, a Galaxy Note 8, you’re pretty much out of luck. That is, unless you’re participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, where Samsung will be giving out limited edition models of the Galaxy Note 8 to celebrate the PyeonChang 2018 games and, of course, advertise its phone.

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Galaxy Note 8 gets Thrive app to help users manage their time

Galaxy Note 8 gets Thrive app to help users manage their time

Following an announcement a few months back, Samsung has launched the time-management app Thrive for Galaxy Note 8 owners. The app itself comes from Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's company, and it aims to improve the quality of users' lives by helping them limit how much time is spent using their phone. Among other things, users can stop the majority of inbound notifications with the exception of important things.

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Note 8 Android Oreo update spotted in wild: What you need to know

Note 8 Android Oreo update spotted in wild: What you need to know

Though Android Oreo has been in beta testing on the Galaxy S8 for a while now, things have been relatively silent on the Note 8 front. Aside from a leaked beta build last month, we haven't heard much about Oreo on the Note 8. That may all change soon if a new post to Reddit is to be believed.

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iPhone X OLED burn-in test puts Galaxy Note 8 to shame

iPhone X OLED burn-in test puts Galaxy Note 8 to shame

Korean website Cetizen recently performed an extreme burn-in test with the iPhone X, comparing Apple's latest and greatest iPhone model to the performance of both the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. The test involved subjecting all three smartphone models (which feature OLED displays, which are notably vulnerable to burn-in) to 510 hours of showing a static image at full brightness. Apple's handset blew both of Samsung's models away.

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Samsung responds somewhat on Galaxy Note 8 battery issue

Samsung responds somewhat on Galaxy Note 8 battery issue

While 2017 has generally been kind to Samsung, it ended on a not so good note for owners of the latest Galaxy Note 8. And while reports of practically useless devices have started growing, so did Samsung's silence. And when the company finally did speak out, it leaves much to be desired and wondered, almost echoing the response Samsung gave in 2016's Galaxy Note 7 exploding battery fiasco.

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Galaxy Note 8 battery has a different but serious problem

Galaxy Note 8 battery has a different but serious problem

Just when you thought Samsung has the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco well behind it, another battery-related problem pops up. And unsurprisingly, it affects its successor. Users, mostly concentrated in the US, are reporting that their Galaxy Note 8 phablets have stopped charging and won't even start up after it has been fully drained. And while Samsung seems to be replacing practically bricked devices, the randomness of the problem, not to mention Samsung's silence, is making owners anxious and apprehensive.

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