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Samsung Gear S2 gets a taste of Gear S3 in latest update

Samsung Gear S2 gets a taste of Gear S3 in latest update

Samsung’s Gear S3 is naturally the focus of the brunt of its development and improvement efforts, but owners of the previous gen Gear S2 smartwatch need not turn into green-eyed monsters just yet. The Korean manufacturer has just announced the rollout of its second value pack update for the Gear S2, which brings just a smidgen of Gear S3 features and then some. Unfortunately, it seems to miss one of the latest and hottest feature that the Gear S3 got: Samsung Pay support on non-Samsung smartphones.

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Galaxy Note 7 teardown blames battery issues on aggressive design decisions

Galaxy Note 7 teardown blames battery issues on aggressive design decisions

A teardown of the Galaxy Note 7 may be shedding some new light on the phone's battery issues. By now, those issues are well known, as exploding Note 7s were the cause of two recalls and Samsung's decision to cancel the production and sale of the handset altogether. We still don't have an official reason for the faulty batteries, but a new teardown from Instrumental suggests that aggressive design decisions are to blame.

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Galaxy Note 7 users will get no additional compensation says Samsung

Galaxy Note 7 users will get no additional compensation says Samsung

Galaxy Note 7 owners who are hoping for some additional compensation thanks to having to return their phablets twice will be disappointed. Samsung has stated that there will be no more compensation for the users other than what has already been offered. The statement on no further compensation comes after a class-action suit has been filed against Samsung on behalf of Note 7 owners.

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Galaxy S8 switches to new camera: release date remains the same

Galaxy S8 switches to new camera: release date remains the same

This week the folks at Samsung were tipped to drop a plan for an advanced camera system with two lenses for the Galaxy S8. This new lens system would have put Samsung in more direct combat with Apple's iPhone 8 Plus, still expected to wield its own 2x camera setup. This back-facing set of cameras would have utilized two different camera sensors, one made by Samsung, one made by Sony.

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Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Good news for those of you with an Xperia XZ or Xperia X Performance: your wait for Android 7.0 Nougat is about to come to an end. Sony announced this morning that the upgrades to Nougat are beginning to roll out, so if you don't see the OTA update yet, it's only a matter of time before it appears. That's all well and good for Xperia owners, but for the rest of us still waiting, what kind of timetable can we expect before Nougat arrives on our devices?

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Australia carrier blocks remaining Note 7 smartphones

Australia carrier blocks remaining Note 7 smartphones

Around the world there are still some users of the Galaxy Note 7 who just refuse to return the devices, which are prone to burst into flames during charging. The issue is so serious that many airlines around the world have banned the devices from aircraft. While in the US, the harshest stance that has been taken so far is to limit the battery of the device to 60%, things have gone much more serious in Australia.

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Galaxy S8 tipped to feature front camera with autofocus

Galaxy S8 tipped to feature front camera with autofocus

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a front-facing camera with autofocus functionality, according to sources, a relatively rare feature aimed at improving the quality of user selfies. Front-facing smartphone cameras are largely fixed-focus modules, with few exceptions, due to their limited use. However, the increased popularity of selfies, as well as broadcasting one's self using a phone, has spurred maker's to use higher-quality camera modules.

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Samsung mulls massive split

Samsung mulls massive split

Samsung will spend the next six months figuring out if investor demands to split the South Korean behemoth in two makes financial sense, the company has confirmed today. The split - which would see Samsung Electronics divide, forming both a holding company and an operating company - would result in a shareholder payoff in the billions of dollars. That's just what one of the firm's biggest investors has been insisting must take place.

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iPhone 8 with curved OLED display tipped for 2017

iPhone 8 with curved OLED display tipped for 2017

An iPhone with a curved OLED display could arrive as early as next year, according to new reports. Apple is apparently asking its display suppliers - which include companies like LG Display, Sharp, and Japan Display - to ramp up production of OLED panels, according to sources close to the matter. We've heard that Apple wants to deliver a knock-out for iPhone's 10th anniversary, and shipping a model with a curved OLED could be part of that strategy.

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Galaxy S8 rumor overload: Bixby/Kestra AI, 256GB storage

Galaxy S8 rumor overload: Bixby/Kestra AI, 256GB storage

Having missed the chance to be called the smartphone hardware innovator for 2016, Samsung may have no choice but to instead put its focus on software in 2017. And when it comes to software innovation in the mobile space, there is perhaps nothing hotter than personal assistants. It is perhaps no secret by now that Samsung is eying that arena where Microsoft, Apple, and Google all fight in. What was, perhaps, a secret is that Samsung might actually have two. That is, two names for the same virtual assistant.

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Galaxy S7 with Android 7.0 Nougat might default to 1080p

Galaxy S7 with Android 7.0 Nougat might default to 1080p

Samsung has been notoriously slow in providing new Android versions even for its flagships devices but, in some cases like this, there might be an advantage to that. It allows users to get word of upcoming changes beforehand so they won’t be caught off-guard. Like this latest to hit Galaxy Beta Program testers with Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones. Apparently, Samsung has quietly switched the default screen resolution from 1440p QHD to 1080p FHD. But, according to Android Central, who broke the news, it really doesn’t matter much.

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Galaxy S7 Edge in glossy black shines in leaked images

Galaxy S7 Edge in glossy black shines in leaked images

Yesterday we learned that there were plans afoot to produce the Galaxy S7 in black with a glossy finish. The device was already offered in a matte black version. Since the iPhone 7 comes in both matte and glossy black models, Samsung wants to compete on the color front. What we didn't have when we talked about the glossy black version of the phone last time were images, but that has changed with a big leak.

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