General News

Samsung will soon release a second update for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ due to display and Wi-Fi connectivity issues

April 26, 2017 Droid Turf

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were released to the worldwide market last Friday, with consumers now receiving their pre-ordered devices or buying them from carrier and retail stores. Mass smartphone production often brings certain issues that affect random samples of users, and that seems to be the case with Samsung’s newest smartphones as well.

Apps & Games

BixRemap is a new app that let’s users remap the Galaxy S8’s Bixby button

April 26, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Samsung is not happy with the people who are trying to remap the dedicated voice assistant button on its new Galaxy S8 smartphone models. That’s why last week the South Korean tech giant issued an early update to patch the ability for the Bixby hardware button to be remapped to a different function or linked with a third-party app.

General News

Galaxy S8 iris scanner to be adopted by credit card companies for mobile transactions

April 22, 2017 Droid Turf

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have a number of features that every consumer should adore: the Infinity Display, always on display (AOD), fast charging, fast wireless charging, edge panels, secure folder (now available on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge), as well as the multiple biometric ID forms Samsung provides on its latest-generation devices (fingerprint, iris, face detection, PIN, pattern, password). Credit card companies in Samsung’s home country are ready to incorporate its latest biometric security, iris authentication, for [Read More]

General News

The Samsung Galaxy S8 pair assessed 4 out of 10 for ‘repairability’

April 20, 2017 David Steele

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are due to be released into the American market on Friday, April 21, but some customers have already been receiving their pre-ordered devices and a number of reviews have already appeared online. The new Samsung Galaxy S8 models are constructed from a similar glass material as compared with the previous generation Samsung Galaxy S7 models, which means that they are broadly as difficult to repair.

Carrier News

T-Mobile starts sending Galaxy S8 pre-order customers their tracking number

April 17, 2017 David Steele

Excited for Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8? Plenty of people are, and many have already pre-ordered the device. A few days ago, T-Mobile started letting pre-order customers know their estimated shipping date. Now, T-Mobile is letting some customers know their UPS package tracking number, indicating that the new flagship devices are almost in the hands of customers!

General News

The Galaxy S8 Active has model number SM-G892A and is code-named ‘Cruiser’

April 17, 2017 Droid Turf

The Galaxy S Active series has always been the more ruggedized of Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone lineup, but with Samsung turning a new leaf with regard to design in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, as well as the IP68 water and dust resistance of the new duo, some have wondered if a Galaxy S8 Active would even see a release in 2017.

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General News

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders hit record high in homeland of Korea, 5.5 times that of previous generation

April 12, 2017 Droid Turf

Samsung is a large seller of smartphones within Android, so it’s no surprise to discover that the Korean giant’s Galaxy S8 pre-orders are off to a good start. What may shock you, however, is that Samsung has outdone itself again with pre-orders for its latest-generation smartphones.

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