It shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the Galaxy Note8 may rock a pressure-sensitive screen. Samsung Grace UX included the ability to tap and long-press an app to display a bubble with additional options, much like Android 7.1.1 Nougat did when first released. But these were soft button enhancements. Will Samsung bring a force touch option to its fall flagship?
Enough with render leaks, the Galaxy Note8 has just been leaked in real-world photos in all its pixelated glory, courtesy of MyEverydayTech.com, who took them down shortly thereafter. See for yourself:
Rumors are buzzing around the internet this morning about Samsung extending its proprietary mobile payment system beyond its own hardware borders. Samsung Pay, the Korean company’s own addition to the contact-less electronic transaction game, has traditionally only been available on its recent flagship devices, such as the Galaxy S and Note series. However, this could all change in the near future.
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+? Chances are you’ve heard some cool news about Samsung’s own voice assistant being installed natively on the S8 and outsmarting Google’s Assistant in terms of raw intelligence. You may have even searched through the thousands of settings options to find out how to activate an always-on listening feature. Well, wait no further: Bixby is here, and here to stay.
Fall is coming and several smartphone flagships have yet to be revealed. Of course, there has been rumor after rumor, but today, I wanted to ask you what would be your top choice for an upcoming smartphone? Also, feel free to comment what price point you think they should be set at and what features you feel it should include. The poll is embedded below.
Recently, Samsung pushed an update to the Sprint as well as T-Mobile versions of its software, which blocked the current key remapping applications on the Play Store from changing the default action of the Bixby button present on the Galaxy S8.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we got to try out Samsung’s newest attempt at trying to become what Google does best—a provider of all possible services that you would want to use.
The presence of an extra hardware button is a boon to many. It can be used to launch any application that you want. In fact, Sony devices have had a button to launch the camera or any other application of your choice for a while now. Naturally, many wanted the ability to change the button on the S8 to launch Google Assistant or even Google Now.
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A few months ago, I wrote a piece on why I would not be buying the Samsung Galaxy S8 this year. My reasons were entirely related to software. It was the pesky TouchWiz (now Grace UX) makeover and bloatware apps that prevented me from shelling out the greenbacks for the 2017 model Korean flagship. And yet, my daily driver is now a Galaxy S8. How did this happen?
Small phones are a niche market nowadays. With Sony and Apple being the only major players in this segment, options are dying out for small phone lovers. But rumor has it that Samsung was to bring back their “mini” flagships with the Galaxy S8 mini. This, however, doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ back in April at its Unpacked event in New York. Aside from some revolutionary and amazing hardware, a new software user interface, and some other neat tricks and perks, the Korean technology company took a long time to share with its attendees a new virtual assistant, exclusive to the new line of smartphones: Bixby.
When the LG G6 was released in February this year, it was widely accredited with being the best-looking smartphone in the world. It was also popularly theorized, however, that it would hold onto this title for a short time only with the new Galaxy phones coming out the next month. And sure enough. That’s exactly what happened. The new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are almost unanimously accepted to be the best-looking smartphones to ever grace humanity.