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Tag: Galaxy S8


Android Phone, Products

It’s the end of the road for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 – no more updates

May 4, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

The Galaxy S8 signified a transition to a new era for Samsung – the goal of a bezel-less smartphone. It also stretched the display aspect ratio, helping to make tall phones cooler, following in the steps of the LG G6. […]


Android, Operating System

Android Pie updates are finally reaching the last US Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 models

April 8, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

Some carrier variants got it earlier, some a little later, while others were kept waiting until just a few days ago. But all’s well that ends well, and after all four major carriers managed to deliver official Android 9.0 updates […]


Android, Operating System

Samsung revises Android Pie update schedule for Galaxy S8, also adding Galaxy M20 and M10

January 23, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

Samsung has undoubtedly put a lot of effort into its simplified proprietary user interface for Android 9.0 Pie, which naturally meant the company’s first official update to the newest OS version arrived significantly later than similar enhancements for high-end phones […]


Android Phone, Products

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ vs Galaxy S8 and S8+

March 13, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

Samsung’s Galaxy series has become synonymous with high-end Android phones, and the newest Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the best ones so far. But when you have a successful product, you tread carefully, evolving and refining it rather than […]


Android Phone, Products

Is the Galaxy S9 shaping up to be a dud?

March 7, 2018

Via: Boy Genius

Samsung told the world last week at MWC 2018 that it wants to sell more Galaxy S9 units than Galaxy S8, which isn’t a surprising goal. But reports from Korea have been ominous regarding initial demand for the Galaxy S9, […]


Android Phone, Products

Samsung expects Galaxy S9 to outsell S8 while ‘thinking about’ possible 2019 naming change

February 27, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Today’s world-leading smartphone vendor probably didn’t expect the Galaxy S flagship family to redefine industry standards back in 2010. But here we are now, waiting impatiently for the ninth generation to hit stores on the heels of a predictably grand […]


Android, Operating System

Samsung mysteriously halts Android Oreo rollout for Galaxy S8 and S8+

February 14, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Following around six months of internal development work, including almost three of public beta tests, Samsung’s official Android Oreo deployment for the massively successful Galaxy S8 and S8+ finally began last week. Aaand now it’s gone. Probably not for long, […]


Android, Operating System

Official Oreo updates for Galaxy S8 and S8+ are here, and they’re only a few months late

February 8, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

You’ve waited and waited and waited for your Samsung flagship phone from just last spring to officially receive a software update many older and/or humbler devices made by other companies have been enjoying for a while now. Finally, the Android […]


Android, Operating System

A leaked Android 8 build for Galaxy S8 brings Dolby Atmos to the phone!

January 5, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

With recent stirrings in the Samsung Beta Program for Android 8 on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it’s become obvious that an official update to the next major Android build is drawing near. Official info from the company now states […]


News and Press

Samsung will focus on profits starting 2018, setting moderate smartphone sales goal

January 3, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

2017 has been a phenomenal year for the world heavyweight champion of smartphone sales, but even as the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 allowed Samsung to swiftly forget about 2016’s Note 7 fiasco, the chaebol’s key profit drivers lied elsewhere. […]


Android Phone, Products

The Galaxy S9 will be smaller than the S8, but the display will be just as big

December 8, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

Reports from a few weeks ago said that Samsung is looking to increase the screen-to-body ratio in the upcoming Galaxy S9 phones, with the display expected to account for up to 90% of the phone’s front side. Some said that […]


iOS, News and Press, Operating System

iPhone X ranks lower than Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in Consumer Reports ratings

December 6, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

It’s no longer a question of if, but rather how successful the iPhone X will prove throughout the holiday season and a few months down the line. Then again, have we really settled whether or not the “all-screen” iOS device […]


Android Phone, Products

OnePlus 5T camera goes up against iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S8

November 30, 2017

Via: CNET

The lovely screen with skinny bezels is the most exciting update to the new OnePlus 5T, but the camera has seen some tweaks too. The telephoto lens we liked on the standard OnePlus 5 ($599.99 at Amazon.com) is gone, replaced […]


News and Press

Verizon announces Black Friday 2017 deals, iPhones not included

November 21, 2017

Via: Phone Arena

This Black Friday, Verizon Wireless will allow customers to buy select high-end smartphones at up to 50% off – in certain conditions. If you sign up for Verizon Unlimited, the carrier slashes $378 of the prices of the following handsets: […]


Android, Android Phone, Phones, Products

Trouble in beta paradise: Samsung pauses public US Oreo tests for Galaxy S8 and S8+

November 15, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

Even though it wasn’t quite as fast as Huawei, OnePlus or HMD Global in opening a public Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung quickly rolled out a couple of (unstable) updates for testers, sparking hope of […]


Android Phone, Products

One of the Galaxy S9’s key features will likely be unveiled before the actual phone

October 31, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

The Galaxy S9 is Samsung’s next major smartphone release, a phone that should be unveiled at some point in the first quarter of 2018. Like its predecessor, the phone will pack top of the line hardware, and that includes a […]


Android Phone, Products

Samsung has shipped over 20 million Galaxy S8 smartphones

August 30, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

If there was any concern that the Galaxy S8 would struggle to find a foothold in 2017 with the release of the 10th anniversary iPhone looming, those concerns have been allayed in the days, weeks and months following the launch […]


Android Phone, Products

The Galaxy Note 8 will ship with a version of Android we’ve never seen before

August 17, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

The Galaxy Note 8 launch is just a week away, but there’s no shortage of Note 8 leaks churning out of the rumormill. We already know the phone will basically be an even bigger Galaxy S8 version, offering users the same overall […]


News and Press

Samsung releases final record-crushing Q2 profit numbers, Galaxy S8 and chips deemed top performers

July 27, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

Did Samsung really make more money than arch-rival and world’s most profitable company Apple between April and June 2017? Most likely, although we’ll have to wait a few more days for Cupertino’s latest earnings report to provide definitive confirmation. In the meantime, the […]


News and Press

Samsung’s got a ‘fix’ for all your Galaxy S8 battery problems

May 11, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

Samsung played it very safe with the Galaxy S8’s battery, not that it had any other choice after what happened with the Galaxy Note 7. That means the Galaxy S8’s battery life might not satisfy the needs of hardcore users. The […]