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Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Let it not be said that Apple doesn't know how to turn a profit. In the fourth quarter of 2017, iPhone X accounted for 35% of handset profit share worldwide. Thats more than a third of the profit generated in the entire world by mobile phone sales - all for iPhone X. One must go down to the 6th spot on the topmost smartphone model profit share chart to find a device not made by Apple.

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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 S8 Oreo update released by Verizon

Galaxy S8 Oreo update released by Verizon

Verizon has begun rolling out its Galaxy S8 Oreo update, coincidentally bringing last year's flagship up to date in Android at the same time as the Galaxy S9 arrives in stores. The update includes features like picture-in-picture for apps, app notification dots, and a number of background improvements.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo update: here’s what’s new

Galaxy S8 Oreo update: here’s what’s new

After a false start that has sent some users fuming, Samsung has finally gotten the ball rolling again in pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo to last year’s flagship, the Galaxy S8. Of course, given your typical Samsung rollout, it’s not happening for everyone at the same time. To keep those who haven’t been so lucky, or drive them nuts with excitement or anxiety, Samsung has finally released the changelog for the update which, of course, also bumps up the Samsung Experience custom UX to version 9.0.

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Galaxy S9 vs S8: The reasons to upgrade

Galaxy S9 vs S8: The reasons to upgrade

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have arrived, and with them a big question for Samsung fans: should you upgrade to the S9 from the Galaxy S8? The lure of the newest, shiniest gadget is always strong, and Samsung even has some tempting trade-in deals for those wanting to ditch their old phone for a brand new Galaxy S9. If you're on the fence, here's what you get with your upgrade.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo update stopped because of this grave reason

Galaxy S8 Oreo update stopped because of this grave reason

After what felt like an eternity, owners of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were naturally overjoyed to finally receive the much-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update. And, naturally, they were equally cross when Samsung halted and pulled out the update almost immediately. While they definitely have reason for their ill-feelings, Samsung has an even bigger reason why it did so. Apparently, the update has caused some handsets to randomly reboot, which would have been an even bigger fiasco than pulling it out before it spreads any further.

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Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners began seeing the Android Oreo update arrive in recent days, but Samsung has put a stop to that. The update had first arrived on handset owners who were in the beta program, though it started appearing for other users a couple days ago. Unfortunately, those who haven't received the Android 8.0 update yet will have more waiting to do: Samsung has pulled the release.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo update arrives just ahead of S9

Galaxy S8 Oreo update arrives just ahead of S9

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are on the receiving end of the big Android Oreo software update. The update is rolling out to handsets now, but not everyone is getting it at the same time. Those who do get it will see a software update clocking in around 500MB with the February security patch. Galaxy S8 owners who are feeling impatient can manually check for a software update now.

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T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and Note 8 deal includes one free to give away

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and Note 8 deal includes one free to give away

Many "buy one, get one" smartphone deals require buyers to activate both phones on an expensive service plan, pay for both upfront, and then get a refund for one device via a small monthly credit spread out over 18 or more months. That's not necessarily a bad deal, but it is restrictive. T-Mobile is bucking the trend, though, by offering new customers an entirely free Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 to give away to someone else as a gift.

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Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 deals: $300 off, free charging pad, and more

Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 deals: $300 off, free charging pad, and more

Still haven't picked up one of Samsung's latest and greatest Galaxy smartphones? There's still time to get one of the phones before Christmas, and here with incentives is Best Buy with, among other things, a $300 discount. The deal offers the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones for $300 off if purchased for either the Verizon or Sprint networks. Not with either of those carriers? There are a few other promotions to choose from.

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Samsung’s $400 trade-in deal is back: get a Note 8 or Galaxy S8

Samsung’s $400 trade-in deal is back: get a Note 8 or Galaxy S8

Samsung has brought back its $400 trade-in promotion, giving customers a way to get a substantial discount on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. This isn't the first time Samsung has offered this deal -- in fact, it was available as recently as Black Friday. A look at Samsung's trade-in website shows that the $400 savings offer is back, you'll just need an acceptable phone to swap in.

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Galaxy S9 Release dates the phone details, new and old

Galaxy S9 Release dates the phone details, new and old

The beginning of our Samsung Galaxy S9 journey begins here, with tips of an early release. This device has been tipped more than once to be appearing first in January of 2018. Because of this, there's quite a bit we can piece together with regard to components available and technology on the market in time for a new phone. We can make a rather educated set of analyzations for a full spec sheet right this minute.

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