A trusted source believes Samsung could be on to something nobody would have expected. Evan Blass reported on Twitter that some Samsung employees were caught wearing Wear OS powered Gear smartwatches. This is the first time we’ve heard of the possibility of a Samsung Gear smartwatch with Google’s Wear OS platform, though we’re not convinced just yet that it’ll happen.
Droid Turf is back with another giveaway for June! This month we’ll be selecting one Droid Turf reader who will receive an ultra high-speed performance Class 4 microSD card from Samsung with 8GB of storage and transfer speeds up to 48 MB/s. The giveaway will run for approximately one month before closing on June 30.
With the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this year, Samsung introduced AR Emoji. We were a fan when we first saw the feature debut despite it being a copycat of Apple’s animated emoji, but owners of the device have found these to be silly and kind of useless. To spice up the experience, Samsung has partnered with Disney to launch AR Emoji based on an upcoming movie.
Samsung Pay is gaining a “Cash Back” feature. The function works just like any other loyalty or cash back program. It’s for users of the company’s mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, which also just recently added support for PayPal.
Verizon, America’s largest US carrier, announced an agreement with it and the most popular smartphone OEM in Samsung. Verizon’s Oath subsidiary is responsible for a new distribution deal that will place four Verizon apps on millions of Samsung Galaxy devices in the US.
Samsung is not the best with Android updates, we all know that. The South Korean company rolled out Google’s Android 8.0 software from last year for the Galaxy S8 models just two months ago, days before announcing Galaxy S9. After a long beta program that still had issues after months of testing, Samsung finally got the update out to buyers. Hopefully Samsung learned its lesson and this won’t happen again. We do have some positive news to share in regards to Samsung’s Oreo [Read More]
Samsung Galaxy S9 sales are not too hot, as per sources. The flagships from the South Korean giant were off to a promising start back in March when globally released, but The Investor reports Samsung selling a record low number of units for a Galaxy S flagship in Korea.
Samsung has been busy of late prepping new Galaxy S9 variants, perhaps to help combat sluggish initial sales. We first heard of the possibility last week when two new Galaxy S9 models appeared on the Verizon Open Development site. This is usually an early sign, but strangely, Samsung has announced the phones with no mention of Verizon.