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Samsung Z4 ditches Android for Tizen

Samsung Z4 ditches Android for Tizen

It isn't too often we see Samsung release a phone running its Tizen operating system, but today it's doing just that with the Samsung Z4. The next phone in the Z-series, this is an entry-level phone in pretty much every sense, aimed at folks who are buying a smartphone for the first time or those who would rather have a phone that takes care of all the essentials at a lower price point.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release 2017: time tips “2x” details

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release 2017: time tips “2x” details

This week details in a recently-published set of design files from Samsung suggest that the Galaxy Note 8's backside will have two cameras. This information should not come as a surprise to those watching this space extremely closely - there was just a tip about this same sort of thing just a few days ago. Now with the return of some documents first filed all the way back in November of 2016, it's time to start hypothesizing in earnest.

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Galaxy Note 7R could arrive in Korea this month

Galaxy Note 7R could arrive in Korea this month

Now that the Galaxy S8 has officially landed, we've wasted little time in turning out attention to Samsung's next handset. Most years, that would be autumn's Galaxy Note entry - the Galaxy Note 8 in this instance - but we could very well have another Samsung phone to look forward to before that. As you've likely already gleaned from the title, that phone is the Galaxy Note 7R, which could be landing in Korea shortly.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on AT&T

Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on AT&T

The red tint fix for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones is rolling out now on AT&T. Galaxy S8 owners on the network should check for an update to see if it has arrived yet; once it does, users will be able to manually adjust the colors on their display, decreasing the amount of red on affected displays. The fix was first announced in late April and it rolled out a short while later on T-Mobile. Unfortunately, not all users find the solution satisfactory.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date heralded by another “Note”

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date heralded by another “Note”

There's another Galaxy Note coming from Samsung before the onset of this year's big release, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. That is the refurbished version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - but not just known as the Galaxy Note 7. This new version is almost identical to the doomed Galaxy Note 7 released last year, but here in 2017 it'll be released on a small scale as the Galaxy Note 7R.

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Unlocked Galaxy S8 release date confirmed: Price, carriers, more

Unlocked Galaxy S8 release date confirmed: Price, carriers, more

The Galaxy S8 has been available for a few weeks now, but in the US, you can really only get one if you're willing to purchase through a specific carrier. That's all going to change later this month, as Samsung is preparing to roll out carrier unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. When the phone arrives, it'll be available at Best Buy and through Samsung's own online store.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro delay blamed on Android app support

Samsung Chromebook Pro delay blamed on Android app support

It is nearly a year since Google promised the invasion of Android apps on Chromebooks. It is also nearly half a year since Samsung and Google flaunted the Chromebook Plus 2-in-1, promised to have full Android app support. Neither have yet come to fruition in any substantial, let alone final way. Although is lesser sibling, the Chomebook Plus, has long launched in the market, the Samsung Chromebook Pro remains unlisted. And, according to The Verge, it could very well be due to that Android app support.

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Galaxy S8 models said to have different UFS storage types

Galaxy S8 models said to have different UFS storage types

Manufacturers don't usually rattle off component models and sources for a variety of reasons. One is to protect their partners and another is to save majority of consumers from boredom. But thanks to some recent events, consumers might be a bit more paranoid about those unidentified components. Astute observers and powers users are now bringing forward the speculation that Samsung might have put different kinds of data storage chips inside the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8, which unavoidably brings up a similar but more severe case with the Huawei P10.

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Tablet shipments declined for the tenth quarter in a row, says IDC

Tablet shipments declined for the tenth quarter in a row, says IDC

PCs may have finally caught a break in the first quarter of 2017, but the same can't be said of tablets. At least, that's the depressing (for tablets) picture that IDC is painting. As of Q1 2017, the tablet market has only shipped 36.2 million, a year-over-year drop of 8.5%. More than just the disappointing numbers, this marks the tenth quarter that tablet numbers have been sinking. Which means that tablets have started to wane for more than two years now.

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AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 Active get Android 7.0 Nougat

AT&T Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 Active get Android 7.0 Nougat

With all the attention being lavished on the Galaxy S8, you'd presume that Samsung and carriers have probably forgotten about older devices. That is especially true if said device is about 2 years old. Barely making it to the cut, the Galaxy S6 family, launched in 2015, got their Android Nougat update way back in March. That is, at least the European ones. Catching up before it forgets, AT&T is finally rolling out the same update to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6 Active.

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Samsung Bixby Vision’s Amazon feature finally works on Verizon

Samsung Bixby Vision’s Amazon feature finally works on Verizon

Samsung's highlight feature for the Galaxy S8, aside from its Infinity Display, has had a rather rough start. Bixby, its self-made smart assistant, didn't exactly launch guns a blazing. Even worse if you happened to be on Verizon, where Bixby's already limited starting features were even more limited. For its part, Verizon did acknowledge the issue and promised a fix soon. That soon has finally arrived, at least according to some users, who can finally use Bixby Vision to shop on Amazon.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect

Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones are a hit, but they're not quite perfect. Users have complained about a strong red tint on some of the handsets' displays which Samsung has denied is a bug. In response to the user complaints, the Korean company developed a software fix or sorts that gives users manual control over the various colors of the screen, enabling them to adjust the colors to their own preference. That fix has rolled out to T-Mobile customers, but not everyone is happy about it.

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