General News

Samsung resurrects the Galaxy Note 7, but this time as a refurbished device to be available in select regions

March 28, 2017 Deidre Richardson

The Galaxy Note 7 is a device that has lived in infamy for the last few months, a product that had all the promise of success but was plagued with claims of explosions and faulty batteries. Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 not once but twice, and decided after the second recall to pull the phone from the market altogether.

Gadgets

Samsung had loads of wearables to show at last week’s Baselworld conference in Switzerland

March 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Anxious to find out whether smartwatches are in indeed the “next big thing,” Samsung has begun to mix things up when it comes to the wearable space. Last week at the Baselworld conference, the South Korean tech giant had loads to share including new Gear S3 smartwatch models in addition to concept pocket watches and a new value pack.

Google App Updates

Google announces ‘Free App of the Week’ section, here’s what’s to come

March 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Free apps make up a very large portion of downloads on Google’s Play Store, which just recently celebrated its fifth birthday. This week, Google has announced the addition of a new section on its Play Store, ‘Free App of the Week’. Starting this week, Android users will be able to download one paid app per week, but free of charge.

Analysis & insight

Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on Wednesday, March 29th: Here’s what to expect

March 27, 2017 David Steele

Samsung is busy preparing the next Galaxy S flagship and for early 2017, this will be the Samsung Galaxy S8. The company is set to announce the device on Wednesday, March 29 at a privately-held Unpacked event in New York City. This will be the official follow up to the 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 and disastrous Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Here’s what to expect.

Google App Updates

SMS to be discontinued on Google Hangouts from May 22nd onward (Users are now being warned!)

March 27, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google has taken an interesting approach towards messaging services on Android and web. The tech giant has several messaging apps, one of which is Allo, its consumer friendly messaging app without SMS. Upon its arrival last year, Google decided to shift its focuses on Hangouts to benefit enterprise usage. Just a few weeks back, we heard that Hangouts was splitting into two separate apps, Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, in order to help businesses and employees communicate better remotely. Now we have [Read More]

Carrier News
Droid Updates
Analysis & insight

Samsung Galaxy S8: A Roundup of what we know thus far

March 25, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Samsung will announce two new flagship smartphones following a disaster of the Galaxy Note 7. The event as first confirmed at MWC 2017 back in February, will take place at a private event in NYC at 11:00AM EST on March 29th. This is very atypical of the South Korea giant, who normally announces its flagship Galaxy S models in Barcelona during MWC. It’s a bit late this year, but for a good reason, to protect and ensure that all safety protocols [Read More]

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