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Galaxy S7 Oreo update pulled, hints at a worrying trend

Galaxy S7 Oreo update pulled, hints at a worrying trend

Just when it seems that Samsung may have slowly, very slowly, turned over a new leaf as far as updates go, it might be giving users reason to regret it. Major Android updates no longer take forever and has now been reduced to a few months but it seems that the price to pay for speed it stability. Reports are coming in that Samsung has just halted the rollout of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, but that's just the latest in a string of update problems.

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Galaxy S7 Oreo: How to download the update (edge too)

Galaxy S7 Oreo: How to download the update (edge too)

It's time for the latest Android update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge - Android Oreo. That update was released in the past 24 hours with firmware versions G930FXXU2ERD5 and G935FXXU2ERD5. The roll-out for this software update began in the United Kingdom first, but more users can side-load the software right this minute, if they do so wish.

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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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Verizon Galaxy S7 and Edge Android Nougat update incoming

Verizon Galaxy S7 and Edge Android Nougat update incoming

If you own a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on Verizon, you've had to sit by and watch as users on other carriers receive their Nougat updates. While that can be pretty frustrating, there's finally some good news to report: Your wait is finally over, as Verizon has started rolling out Nougat to both devices.

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Samsung Secure Folder arrives for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Samsung Secure Folder arrives for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users have some additional security coming their way today, as Samsung has launched a new Secure Folder for those two devices. As the name suggests, Secure Folder is a place where you can put your apps and data to give them an extra layer of security. Secure Folder is backed by Samsung Knox technology, creating an encrypted space on your smartphone.

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Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

A number of leaks this week made by odd users with penchants for fakery have shown a curved-edge variant of the Huawei P10. This device has already all-but-been-revealed by Huawei to the point where we can almost list its entire specifications sheet. So when a curved-edge version of the device surfaced, suddenly, without any indication of existence in previous leaks, we investigated.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears as “photos” quell fears

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears as “photos” quell fears

A set of photo-quality renders (not actual photos) appeared this week of the Galaxy S8 to further axe fears of a cut headphone jack. Apple tossed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 along with a few Android devices before and since - it would seem that Samsung won't follow suit. Instead, with the assistance of the images published this week, we're able to get a look at what this forward-thinking yet conservative-tech-packed smartphone is going to look like.

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New Galaxy S8 leaked renders compare it to the S7, Note 7

New Galaxy S8 leaked renders compare it to the S7, Note 7

We're getting a look at a comprehensive collection of Galaxy S8 renders today. These renders are some of clearest we've seen yet, and they show off the Galaxy S8 alongside the Galaxy S8 Plus. As previously rumored, these renders show off both phones with dual-curved displays, leaving fewer differences between the two.

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T-Mobile dangles Netflix incentive to push Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

T-Mobile dangles Netflix incentive to push Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

We’re not too far away from the Samsung Galaxy S8’s debut, and ahead of that comes a new carrier push to get the current-gen Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge phones into buyers’ hands. T-Mobile is hoping to push some of these handsets out the door by offering a new Netflix promo, one that’ll no doubt appeal to the movie-lovers and deal seekers out there: an entire year of Netflix on the house.

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Galaxy S7 edge owners report vertical pink line display issue

Galaxy S7 edge owners report vertical pink line display issue

Many Galaxy S7 edge owners are reporting a problem in which the display on their Samsung handset develops a vertical pink line running from the top to the bottom of the handset. Reports of this issue have been popping up online for months, including in a large 33-page thread on Samsung’s own forums. No attempts to fix the problem have been permanently successful, according to handset owners, short of exchanging the device or sending it in for servicing.

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Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back

Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back

When the Samsung Galaxy S7 is updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, it changes the default settings for its display. This is not the end of the world, believe it or not, and all can be turned back with a few easy steps. Now, if only making this switch had a mega-significant effect on battery life. For now, changing the display resolution only adds a TINY bit of life-per-day on battery to this device - display brightness has a far greater effect.

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Here are all of the Samsung devices getting Nougat updates

Here are all of the Samsung devices getting Nougat updates

Samsung has - at long last - revealed a full list of phones and tablets that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat. The list was actually revealed at the end of an announcement for the Galaxy S7's Nougat update. Of course, we already knew that Nougat was being sent out to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, but it's nice to get official confirmation in any case.

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