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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 Notebook 9 and 7 Spin release and pricing details confirmed

Samsung Notebook 9 and 7 Spin release and pricing details confirmed

Back during the lead up to CES 2018, Samsung made a quite few new notebook announcements. At the time, the company shared information about specifications and features, but failed to announce release dates and pricing for them. Today, that all changes, as Samsung has revealed when we can expect the new entries in the Notebook 9 line and the 2018 Notebook 7 Spin, along with how much they'll cost.

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Samsung Bixby coming to TVs, washing machines, appliances

Samsung Bixby coming to TVs, washing machines, appliances

Samsung is never one to make a U-turn on something new product or feature it has put out, no matter how useless or derided it may have become. It took years for it to finally sunset S Voice, for example, or slim down and rename TouchWiz. Of course, persistence may also pay off in giving something new and imperfect a chance to grow and potentially become better. Samsung is taking that chance with its AI assistant Bixby, which it will be pushing to anyone who buys a Smart TV or smart washing from the company this year.

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Galaxy S9+ AnTuTu benchmark confirms specs, performance

Galaxy S9+ AnTuTu benchmark confirms specs, performance

With just barely two weeks left, it’s not surprising to see a torrent of leaks, rumors, revelations, and even official teasers building up the hype around the Galaxy S9. Samsung has just recently released three video clips that hint at the upcoming flagship’s camera prowess. Now AnTuTu is getting into the game, revealing just how powerful the larger Galaxy S9+ will be. Its improvement is, of course, expected, but the bigger question is whether it will actually be enough, especially against the iPhone X.

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Galaxy S9 camera teasers should worry iPhone X

Galaxy S9 camera teasers should worry iPhone X

Visually speaking, all signs point toward the Galaxy S9 being very similar to the Galaxy S8. Take a look at the back of the handset, though, and the changes are apparent (at least based on very credible leaks). The Galaxy S9 will sport a dual rear camera, and the South Korean company started teasing its camera-centric focus with its Galaxy S9 event invite. The teasing has grown from there, and things are getting exciting.

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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 S9 launch may be most massive yet

Galaxy S9 launch may be most massive yet

This week we're having a peek at a series of released teasers for the Samsung Galaxy S9. These teasers show a little bit about what the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be, and how it'll stand out from the rest of the pack. The Galaxy S9 will look a whole lot like the Galaxy S8 to the common user - but once the user gets inside the phone, things get wild. Or so Samsung is appearing to suggest in these teasers, these teasers which seem to suggest that the Galaxy S9's launch will be their biggest yet.

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Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint scanner to be a no show again

Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint scanner to be a no show again

The mobile tech industry is known for being fast: fast deployments, fast turnovers, and fast changes. News and rumors about mobile devices also change fast, or even faster. We just recently saw signs pointing to the possibility that the Galaxy Note 9 will finally, at long last, bear that feature Samsung had been waiting for since 2016. Those, however, were really just signs, and now Korean media is reporting that the in-display fingerprint scanner once again won’t be a possibility this year. At least not for Samsung.

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Apple has surprising company in 2018 smartphone growth

Apple has surprising company in 2018 smartphone growth

Samsung will keep its pole position in the global smartphone market in 2018, but faces a shrink in sales while Apple picks up pace, according to new phone stats. The South Korean company is expected to produce around 300 million handsets in 2018, a number that may sound huge but is actually down 5-percent compared to 2017. Meanwhile, there's an unexpected resurgence predicted for an old player in the industry.

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Galaxy S9 Animoji clones tipped to copy iPhone X

Galaxy S9 Animoji clones tipped to copy iPhone X

Animoji have surprisingly proven to be a pretty popular feature among iPhone X users, but if new rumors are to be believed, Apple may soon have some competition in the realm of animated emoji. Apparently, Samsung is plotting to introduce a similar feature with the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which are scheduled to be revealed later on this month.

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Samsung Bixby’s former head is now at Google

Samsung Bixby’s former head is now at Google

In just a few weeks, Samsung will be revealing the Galaxy S9. Alongside it, of course, will be Bixby. Samsung has been trying, with very little success, to push its own homebrew AI platform and personal assistant. It will, however, be taking on Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri without a critical member of its team: its Chief Technology Officer. Lee In-jong, who left Samsung's mobile division last December, is reportedly now working at Google on, among other things, the very market segment Samsung wants Bixby to be in.

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Samsung’s new Oreo emoji don’t look like trash any more

Samsung’s new Oreo emoji don’t look like trash any more

Samsung may have a big year ahead of it with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, but we're more excited about it finally redesigning its emojis. The company has begun rolling out Samsung Experience 9.0 and, while there are many different improvements that come along with the Android Oreo update, one of the most welcome is Samsung conceding that some of its existing emoji designs were just... wrong.

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