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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…

Samsung Gear S3 ‘Value Pack Update’ adds new features to the wearable

Samsung has announced a new Value Pack software update for the Samsung Gear S3. According to Samsung, this value pack update is available in all major markets, while other regions will receive the update in the “near future.” The value pack comes with updates to the Samsung’s Health app, Reminders, Accessibility, the Find My Gear utility…

Samsung’s Q1 2017 operating profit soars, posts highest results since 2013

Samsung is reporting its best first quarter earnings since 2013, with the main source of revenue coming from memory chips and OLED display sales. South Korean-based Samsung issued its earnings guidance for Q1 2017 and stated its operating profit is expected to come in around $8.8 billion USD (9.9 trillion won), up approximately 48 percent…

Firmware development has started for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Firmware development has begun for the development for the international variant of the Note 8, code named ‘Great,’ according to an unnamed source that spoke with SamMobile. The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8 isn’t expected until the end of the year, but if the Note 7 is any indication, it should contain impressive specs….

Huawei wins $15 million CAD patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung

Between the arrest of its de-facto leader and the Note 7’s flame up, it’s fair to say Samsung has not had it easy these past 12 months. Now add a lost court case to the company’s list of growing setbacks. On Thursday, a court in mainland China ordered three in-country Samsung Electronics subsidiaries to pay $80…

Samsung increases Galaxy S8+ production following positive reaction to the phone

It seems the thought of a 6.2-inch smartphone is more appealing to consumers than Samsung originally expected. While some may have been under the impression that the 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to sell better than the larger Samsung Galaxy S8+, that may not be the case. A report from South Korea claims the Galaxy S8+ has…

Samsung Galaxy S8 has the best smartphone display ever, says DisplayMate

Even before the phone’s official launch, DisplayMate has dubbed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ features the best smartphone display ever released. Through the various tests DisplayMate conducts, the phone’s 2960 x 1440 pixel 570 ppi screen received an A+, DisplayMate’s highest rating yet. DisplayMate covered a variety of topics when analyzing the S8’s display, including its screen…

Samsung’s Tizen operating system is reportedly a hacker’s dream

Recently published CIA documents revealed the intelligence agency discovered a way to deliver malicious code to older Samsung smart TVs using a USB stick. Unfortunately, that relatively difficult to execute hack may turn out to be the least of Samsung’s security-related worries. According to Amihai Neiderman, a security researcher with Israel’s Equus Software, there are…

Samsung discusses the design details of the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung has discussed the thought process behind many of its design decisions regarding Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. In a new post in the Samsung Newsroom, the company’s internal blog, the South Korean manufacturer discusses aspects of the phone like its materials, various colours, its heavily touted ‘Infinity Display’ and Bixby, its new virtual assistant. The Newsroom post…

Samsung won’t release foldable smartphones until 2019, says Samsung Display engineer

As little as two months ago, it seemed like foldable mobile devices were “right around the corner,” with Samsung reportedly showing off its latest foldable smartphone prototype at Mobile World Congress. Now the company itself is saying it’s more likely consumers will see a foldable display smartphone arrive in stores sometime before the end of the decade….

LG, Samsung, Foxconn and more sign on to Google’s new ‘patent peace’ project

Google is launching a ‘patent peace’ project called Pax, in which members are called upon to grant each other royalty-free patent licenses covering Android and Google Applications on qualified devices. So far, its members comprise a group of nine: LG, Samsung, Foxconn, HMD Global, HTC, Coolpad, BQ, Allview and Google itself. Together, the members own…