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Rogers to start roll out of Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat update on May 1

When will I get Android Nougat on my Galaxy S6 smartphone? It’s the question Canadian Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners have been asking themselves for a long time. If you’re on Rogers, the good news is that there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. According to the carrier’s OS…

Samsung’s new Gear VR with included controller is now available in Canada

Samsung’s new Gear VR, which comes with an included controller, is now available in Canada. The South Korean tech giant says that the virtual reality headset is launching with 20 new controller supported experiences, including Drop Dead, A Night Sky, SingSpace and Rangi, with 50 more titles set to launch in the next few months. Samsung…

Here’s how much it reportedly costs Samsung to make the Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a bill of materials (BOM) that cost $301.60 USD (approximately 407.57 CAD), according to a preliminary estimate by IHS Markit, making it much pricier than previous Samsung smartphones. By comparison, this is about $43.34 USD ($58.57 CAD) higher than the S7 and $36.29 USD ($49.04 CAD) more than the S7 Edge, as…

Samsung plans to release update to fix Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint issue

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ officially launches today in Canada, but some who were able to get their hands on the device in other regions around the world have noticed a strange red tint to its display. Samsung quickly issued a statement regarding the issue on the April 18th, stating that the red tint is not…

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available in Canada

Samsung’s latest smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, are now available in Canada. The devices are offered in midnight black and orchid grey and come with 64 GB storage capacity. Below are a list of carriers offering the S8 and S8+, as well as their respective prices: Bell The S8 starts at $249.99 on a two year term, with a…

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ teardowns reveal similar internal design to Note 7, S7

Now that consumers are getting their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, iFixit has released its official ‘teardown’ of the two phones, revealing what’s under the hood and how easy the devices are to repair. In comparison with its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, the S8 and S8+ both gained a point for repairability…

Bixby Voice will launch in Canada ‘later this Spring,’ says Samsung Canada

Last week after announcing that Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder, will be available at launch with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung also indicated that its heavily touted Bixby Voice feature has been delayed. However, at the time, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer did not indicate when Bixby’s voice assistant would launch. According to Samsung Canada,…

The S8’s Bixby button can no longer be remapped due to new Samsung firmware

Samsung really doesn’t want people to remap its proprietary AI launching Bixby button. The company recently pushed out a firmware update that blocked a workaround allowing Samsung Galaxy S8 review unit users to remap the Bixby button, according to XDA Developers. The ability to remap the button’s function was possible due to an accessibility services option found in…

Images of dual-camera Samsung Galaxy S8 appear online

In the years since Gizmodo leaked the iPhone 4, smartphone leaks have become commonplace, but it’s still rare to see the direction a device like the iPhone 4 could have taken. So it’s something of a treat to see leak below, courtesy of Weibo user KK, which shows a Galaxy S8 prototype that features a vertical…

Canadian carriers start shipping Samsung Galaxy S8 customer pre-orders

Rogers has started shipping Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders to the customers. While April 21st is the official launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S8, many carriers have stated that pre-order customers will see the device as early as April 17th — and it looks like Rogers is on track to hit that date exactly. One…

The ‘Galaxy X’ is rumoured to be Samsung’s foldable smartphone prototype

The dream of a foldable phone is still being developed at Samsung, according to Korean publication The Investor. New reports indicate Samsung is working on somewhere between 2,000 to 3,000 dual-screen prototype smartphones dubbed the ‘Galaxy X.’ The prototypes are made from a pair of 5-inch OLED displays joined by a hinge — most likely located…

Samsung says the Galaxy S8 will launch without Bixby Voice

While Samsung’s flagship smartphone will launch with some of Bixby’s features, including Vision, Home and Reminder, the Galaxy S8 and S8+‘s heavily touted Bixby Voice feature has been delayed. Samsung stated to Engadget, as well as a variety of other U.S. publications, that Bixby Voice will launch in the U.S. “later this spring.” The full statement…

Telus delays Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat update to late April

Just a quick FYI to anyone waiting to get Android Nougat on their Telus Galaxy S6, S6 edge or S6 edge+ smartphone: Telus is delaying its Android Nougat update for those Samsung Galaxy S6 series devices until late April 2017. Telus originally planned to release the update on April 10th, however, its upgrade schedule has…

Play GameCube games on the go with the Samsung Galaxy S8

A desktop Wii and GameCube emulator called ‘Dolphin‘ — which was recently ported to Android — allows owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 to play GameCube games on the go, at least if a recently released video is to be believed. Emulators have let Android users play retro video games like Pokemon Red and the original Mario…