Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Class Action Suits

Samsung thinks it’s suffered enough already for the exploding Galaxy Note 7

December 5th at 2:01 PM

Samsung thinks it’s suffered enough already for the exploding Galaxy Note 7

So what if the Galaxy Note 7 turned out to be a major disappointment when it comes to your security? Samsung apparently believes that it has done enough to compensate you for your troubles, and should not pay you any extra money in damages, even if you decide to sue. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall

Galaxy Note 7 fires were caused by over-ambitious design, engineers find

December 5th at 11:18 AM

Galaxy Note 7 fires were caused by over-ambitious design, engineers find

We’re still waiting for an official verdict from Samsung over what caused the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Given that the company got it wrong the first time it recalled its flagship smartphone, you can excuse it for taking its time to investigate things.

But Samsung’s ongoing investigation hasn’t stopped one engineering firm from finding a Galaxy Note 7, setting up a couple fire extinguishers, and tearing the phone down to do its own analysis.

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Galaxy Note 5 Android 7.0 Nougat

Galaxy Note 5’s Android 7.0 Nougat update may be closer than we think

December 2nd at 6:50 AM

Galaxy Note 5’s Android 7.0 Nougat update may be closer than we think

Samsung kicked off an official Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but these aren’t the only Android handsets that will be updated to Google’s latest mobile operating system. A new discovery on benchmark site GFXBench indicates that the Galaxy Note 5 may soon receive its own Nougat update. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Cellular Service

Samsung will make the Galaxy Note 7 virtually unusable in Australia

December 1st at 8:50 AM

Samsung will make the Galaxy Note 7 virtually unusable in Australia

The Galaxy Note 7 was discontinued, but not all buyers brought in their brand new phablets for exchange or refund. Since discontinuing the product, Samsung issued an update that limits the maximum battery charge to 60% of its original capacity, a move meant to decrease the explosion risk. But the company will not stop there to prevent you from using the phone. Samsung’s next move is to brick the handset. More →

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Galaxy S7 Android Nougat Update

All of the new features the Android 7.0 Nougat update will bring to the Galaxy S7

November 29th at 4:06 PM

All of the new features the Android 7.0 Nougat update will bring to the Galaxy S7

Earlier this month, Samsung kicked off the Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. Those who were chosen to participate got an up-close look at most of what the next version of Android will look like on Samsung’s popular flagships, but everyone else was left waiting.

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Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Explanation

Samsung will finally explain what happened to the Galaxy Note 7

November 29th at 2:57 PM

Samsung will finally explain what happened to the Galaxy Note 7

November is almost over and Samsung has not told us what caused the numerous Galaxy Note 7 explosions that made the news for the better part of September and October. However, the company is expected to announce its findings by the end of the year, a new report reveals. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has started to turn the Galaxy Note 5 into the Note 7

November 28th at 5:02 PM

Samsung has started to turn the Galaxy Note 5 into the Note 7

The year-old Galaxy Note 5 might be the best Samsung phablet money can buy right now, thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 and its exploding battery. Samsung had to stop Galaxy Note 7 production permanently after it failed to fix the battery issues that turned the 2016 handset into a fire hazard. To compensate for this huge failure, Samsung has been aggressively pushing Galaxy S7 sales. But the company might also be interested in making the Galaxy Note 5 exciting again.

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Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 8: Virtual Assistant

Galaxy S8 won’t just copy all of iPhone 8’s features, it might have some tricks of its own

November 27th at 11:49 AM

Galaxy S8 won’t just copy all of iPhone 8’s features, it might have some tricks of its own

Samsung is paying attention to Apple when it comes to plotting the course of it smartphone division. According to numerous reports, the Galaxy S8 will bring over a few features that are surely coming on the iPhone 8 next year (all-screen design with buttons and sensors incorporated into the display) and features that are available in this year’s iPhone 7 (3D Touch support, dual-lens rear camera, and a personal voice assistant).

That doesn’t mean the Galaxy S8 won’t turn out to be a great phone. In fact, there’s at least one new Galaxy S8 feature that’s worth getting excited for: that personal voice assistant that Samsung never had. More →

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Galaxy S8 Rumors: 256GB Storage

Galaxy S8 will supposedly steal another big feature from the iPhone 7

November 25th at 12:52 PM

Galaxy S8 will supposedly steal another big feature from the iPhone 7

The Galaxy S8 will be Samsung’s next flagship handset, a device expected to feature a major redesign. Samsung is going for an all-screen Galaxy S8 design in 2017, in line with what Apple is supposedly doing with the iPhone 8 next year. The phone will lack a physical home button and it’s expected to come in two sizes, including a phablet version that will likely feature a dual lens rear camera… just like the iPhone 7 Plus. Samsung is also tipped to equip the phone with a pressure sensitive display…. just like the iPhone 7.

Now, a new report supposedly lists some of the specs coming to the Galaxy S8, suggesting Samsung is not done taking inspiration from Apple. More →

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Galaxy S7 Edge Jet Black

New leak shows how efficient Samsung has gotten at copying Apple

November 23rd at 9:55 AM

New leak shows how efficient Samsung has gotten at copying Apple

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this past September, there were almost no surprises left. The phones’ “boring” new design had leaked months ahead of the event, as it always does, and nearly all of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’s new features had already been revealed by insiders. We knew about the new cameras, we new about the new components, and of course we knew that the 3.5mm headphone jack would no longer be included on the new iPhones. The biggest surprise ended up being a second new color option for Apple’s 2016 iPhones.

The matte black color that replaced Space Gray had already leaked, and there were murmurs of a possible new deep blue color coming to the iPhone 7. Instead, Apple revealed a stunning new Jet Black color with a glossy, mirror-like finish. The new color is so popular that it’s still next to impossible to walk into a store and buy a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus. And since it’s so popular, it goes without saying that Samsung was going to do everything in its power to copy it as quickly as possible. More →

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Galaxy S8 Specs: Harman Audio

The Galaxy S8 will not get the high-end Harman audio experience you wanted

November 22nd at 6:50 AM

The Galaxy S8 will not get the high-end Harman audio experience you wanted

One of the great things about the newly announced Samsung-Harman deal is that more of Samsung’s devices, including high-end smartphones, will come with Harman sound in the future. However, don’t get too excited about it just yet. Samsung may be ready to pay $8 billion for Harman, which happens to be the biggest purchase in Samsung’s history, but it’ll take a while until the Galaxy S comes equipped with Harman audio technology. More →

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galaxy s7

Samsung reportedly poised to launch ‘Jet Black’ S7 next month

November 21st at 6:51 PM

Samsung reportedly poised to launch ‘Jet Black’ S7 next month

I could start this post with a snarky comment about how often Samsung is “inspired” by Apple’s design choices, but it happens so often that there’s about a 95% chance that whatever joke I would make has not only already been made, but that it’s probably even been written by me somewhere else on the internet. So, let’s just cut to the chase: Samsung is reportedly taking on the Jet Black iPhone 7 with a glossy black model of its S7 flagship just in time for holiday shoppers. Neat.  More →

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