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Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update release date set for 2017

Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update release date set for 2017

Don't get too excited about the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7's version of Android Nougat. It wont be released until early 2017 - weeks away, at least - but don't lose hope! Latest word on the street is that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge won't even stop at Android 7.0, it'll skip right on over to Android 7.1.1 (also Nougat.)

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Samsung at work on two types of folding smartphones tips source

Samsung at work on two types of folding smartphones tips source

There have been rumors that Samsung was working on smartphones with screens that fold going back for years now. A new report has surfaced that claims Samsung is working on a two-track strategy for folding devices. The strategy will see Samsung roll out a smartphone with a flat display on each side and then later roll out a smartphone that has a single flexible OLED display.

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Galaxy Note 7 update next week may brick remaining US handsets

Galaxy Note 7 update next week may brick remaining US handsets

Dear stubborn Galaxy Note 7 owners: it's officially time to replace your faulty phone. It's something you should have done weeks ago, but if you're one of the few holdouts refusing to turn in your handset for something better (read: non-explosive), you may be completely hosed starting week...and least if you're located in the U.S. A new screenshot that has surfaced suggests Samsung will push out a software update next week that will permanently disable the handsets.

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Samsung patents drone designed to look like a small UFO

Samsung patents drone designed to look like a small UFO

A new patent from Samsung has surfaced in which we see a drone designed to look somewhat like a Frisbee. The drone, at least per the patent’s illustrations, feature a circular design with a couple feet on the underside and an open grille on the top, a rotor presumably hidden within. Unlike most other drones, this one resembles a small UFO or a flying food dehydrator tray.

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Galaxy S8 tipped to ditch the bezel and home buttons, go all screen

Galaxy S8 tipped to ditch the bezel and home buttons, go all screen

The rumors have been coming swiftly about features tipped to turn up on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone when it launches. The most recent rumor has to do with the screen and if the rumor is true this will mark a major change to the design of the Galaxy S devices. According to this rumor, Samsung will make the front of the smartphone all screen with no bezel and ditch the physical home button.

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Galaxy A 2017 series leak flaunts glass, waterproofing

Galaxy A 2017 series leak flaunts glass, waterproofing

Samsung’s Galaxy A line, prefigured by the lone Galaxy Alpha model, made a rather interesting proposition back then. It offered the same first class look, sometimes even build materials, of the manufacturer’s flagship but hiding inside mid-range specs. As Samsung’s flagships moved from metal to metal with glass, so did the Galaxy A. Confirming what was previously just speculation, a set of leaked photos reveal a truly stylish 2017 refresh with one added bonus: IP68 dust and water proofing.

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Galaxy S7 edge now comes in Black Pearl color

Galaxy S7 edge now comes in Black Pearl color

What do you do to kill time for a few months when you can’t actually launch a new product? Why dress up an old one, of course! That is precisely the situation that Samsung has found itself in after the tragedy that was the Galaxy Note 7. In order to try to boost sales of its only 2016 flagships, the Korean OEM is putting out new color options, at least for the Galaxy S7 edge. After Pink Gold and Blue Coral now comes the shiny Black Pearl, which could have also been called Jet Black. Or Piano Black. Except Apple might take offense.

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Galaxy S8 headphone jack death: iPhone wins again

Galaxy S8 headphone jack death: iPhone wins again

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is tipped to remove its headphone jack, and with it, another pin in the bowling alley that is Android's resistance to Apple's dominance. While I personally use an Android device the majority of my time out in the wild, I can't help but give Apple their due props here. Apple said they needed courage to remove their headphone jack with the iPhone 7. It turns out they weren't just pulling our leg.

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Samsung scores re-do on Apple’s $400m copycat patent payout

Samsung scores re-do on Apple’s $400m copycat patent payout

Samsung's $400m damages pay-out to Apple for copying the iPhone design has been overturned, with the US Supreme Court sending the ruling back for reassessment. The court agreed to hear Samsung's complaint earlier this year, with Samsung arguing that Apple's argument that various models of the South Korean firm's phones and tablets infringed patented features like a rectangular devices with rounded corners had led to a miscalculation in what damages should be owed. Now, the Federal Circuit will again rule on whether that $400m figure is the most appropriate.

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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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