Tag Archive: Canadian

Canadian Galaxy Note 8 units to receive Oreo update April 5

That’s this Thursday.

A brief delay between Galaxy S8 Oreo rollouts on U.S. and Canadian units is happening again with the Note 8. A week or so after the U.S. counterparts started receiving their Oreo updates, Canadian Note 8 users can look forward to Android 8.0 starting April 5.

While only Rogers has definitively issued a date on its update schedule, Samsung typically rolls out major updates to all of its carrier partners at once, and the Note  [Read More…]

Netflix increases Canadian prices by up to $2 a month

Netflix is taking a gamble that Canadian customers are addicted enough to eat the extra cost.

Netflix is increasing prices for Canadian customers between $ 1 and $ 2 depending on the plan. From Canadian Press (via CBC):

The popular video streaming service is hiking prices for new members effective immediately. It will do the same for existing users after notifying them by email in the coming weeks. Netflix’s standard plan will now cost a dollar more — or  [Read More…]

Put some Canadian pride on your home screen with these Canada Day themes!

“Canada… big, wide, and very, very cold!” “WHAT?!”

That’s the beginning of the Canada movie at Epcot, and that’s the first thing that pops into my head whenever I think of our northern neighbors. Safe to say, I am not an expert on the country. Until I started to work for Android Central, my Canadian experiences consisted of Epcot and Hetalia. That said, there’s a lot to be envious of looking at Canada. You’ve got good healthcare,  [Read More…]

LG Watch Style goes on sale in the Canadian Google Store

Canadians can now buy the less expensive of LG’s and Google’s new Android Wear 2.0 showpieces.

It’s not the larger of the two new Android Wear 2.0 watches from LG, but the Watch Style — thin, sans heart rate monitor and extra side buttons — is now available for $ 319 on the Canadian Google Store.

It took its sweet time getting here but you can now pick up the LG Watch Style in silver or titanium  [Read More…]

Google Assistant could soon pick up support for French Canadian

Google Assistant is learning a new language.

Back when Google unveiled its AI-powered Assistant last year, the company said that it would roll out support for regional languages. Assistant picked up the ability to converse in Hindi, and Google is now training the voice assistant to understand French Canadian.

Based on the screenshot, Google is working on making the French Canadian language model of Assistant available both on Allo and phones. That’s in contrast  [Read More…]

Molson Canadian and Sportsnet bringing 360 VR experience to Hockey Night in Canada

Beer, hockey, and virtual reality — a Canadian dream come true!

Sportsnet and Molson Canadian are teaming up to give Canadian hockey fans a front row seat for six upcoming Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts thanks to the power of virtual reality… and beer!

To check things out you’ll first need the Sportsnet app and a special VR viewer from specially marked cases of Molson Canadian beer. Load up the VR tab in the app, enter the  [Read More…]

Google Pixel: Best Canadian deals and offers

What’s the best Canadian deal for the Pixel or Pixel XL?

If you’re a Canadian looking to buy one of Google’s latest phone, the Pixel or Pixel XL, you’re definitely going to want to take advantage of some of the deals being offered by carriers and other authorized sellers. These are premium devices, with prices starting at $ 899 for the 5-inch Pixel and a whopping $ 1,049 for the 5.5-inch Pixel XL.

Your best bet  [Read More…]

Google Pixel in white leaked by Canadian carrier

Made by Google, leaked by Bell.

In the lead up to the October 4 announcement, it seems someone at Canadian operator Bell has pulled the trigger a little early on Google Pixel promotional materials. First spotted by Steve Hemmerstoffer, the carrier seems to have mistakenly put a Pixel render and promotional blurb up on its Galaxy Note 7 business order page.

The render in question shows the Pixel in white and silver; so far we’ve only seen the black  [Read More…]

Canadian court ruling on SMS privacy means you shouldn’t be using SMS

Having nothing to hide doesn’t mean you should ignore your privacy. Especially when keeping messages secure and private is so easy.

An Ontario Court of Appeals has ruled that your SMS messages are not private and once “sent to the ether” are no longer under your control. Vice has a full write up about the decision that interested parties should read, but the short version is this: SMS messages are like email and not subject to  [Read More…]

The Canadian Galaxy Note 7 runs a Snapdragon 820 chip, not Exynos

In a reversal in strategy from its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge counterpart, Android Central has learned that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor in Canada instead of the Exynos 8890 that powered all Galaxy S7 variants outside the U.S.

In a statement to Android Central, and as first reported by MobileSyrup, Samsung Canada said the decision was made to “better align with the U.S. market,” which has been  [Read More…]