Tag Archive: Samsung


Official Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus cases appear on MobileFun

As the launch of the Galaxy S9 approaches, it’s natural for the leading accessory sites to get ready for the new device. MobileFun is one of those sites and it has sent over some exclusive videos of the new Clear View stand cover and LED Flip Wallet cover in action. One of the first things […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 review, 10 months later: The go-to flagship holds up well

10 months of use have treated the GS8 well … mostly.

It’s been 10 months since we published our full review of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. In that time, several other great phones have launched into the world, and we’ve compared the Galaxy S8 to all of them. As I write this, we’re less than two weeks away from the Galaxy S9 being unveiled — and yet, the Galaxy S8 is still in the conversation. Samsung’s  [Read More…]

Samsung halts Android Oreo 8.0 rollout for the Galaxy S8

Despite waiting a pretty long time to get the latest version of Android on the Galaxy S8, which ironically is no longer the latest version, Samsung has already halted the rollout. The build of Android 8.0 Oreo had finally come out of beta and began public rollout before being promptly stopped. The specific build in […]

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Samsung Galaxy S9 video reveals all prior to launch

As with any flagship that is in the spotlight, it is extremely difficult for the company to keep every aspect under wraps. Some companies manage to do it pretty well, with only some of the features leaking out before launch. Others, like in the case of Samsung and the Galaxy S9, seem to haemorrhage information […]

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Samsung cancels Oreo update for Galaxy S8, new version in the works

The waiting game continues.

On February 8, Samsung confirmed that Android Oreo was finally being released for the Galaxy S8/S8+. This came as exciting news for owners of the two phones, but just less than a week after the update’s been out in the wild, Samsung’s announced that it’s pulling the plug on it.

SamMobile was the first to report on this news, and it appears that the current Oreo update has made its way to users  [Read More…]

Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung isn’t all that quick with updates, but plenty of people were thrilled about finally getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update on their Galaxy S8 and S8+. The update came with features like picture-in-picture and autofill as well as a new version of Samsung Experience.

Unfortunately, there seems to be a major problem with the update. The problem itself is unknown, but Samsung has halted the update from further rolling out. The company is working on a new build of Oreo for  [Read More…]

How to use VRChat with Samsung Gear VR

You don’t need a pricey PC-based VR setup to enjoy VRChat.

VRChat, the social VR space that allows you to take on just about any avatar and act out your wildest dreams, is usually accessible by Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift. These are undoubtedly pricey options just to get in on some VRChat fun, but there is another way! If you have a Samsung Gear VR and a PC, I’ll show you how  [Read More…]

Samsung reportedly drops plans for an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Note 9

One of the biggest complaints about the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. Samsung pushed the boundaries of design with the Galaxy S8 and by doing so naturally had to move the fingerprint sensor that typically sat on the home button. The next step for the fingerprint sensor was […]

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Samsung Experience 9.0 makes emoji on Galaxy devices less awful

Seriously, what was going on with that grimacing face?

Depending on what phone you have, chances are the emoji on your handset look slightly different when compared to the ones on your friends and family members’ phones. A lot of companies have their own unique art style when it comes to emoji, and Samsung is one of them that tended to abuse this trend.

The Samsung Experience 9.0 / Android Oreo update is now rolling out to  [Read More…]

Enter now to win one of two Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8’s

It could be your lucky day!

Whether you’re locked into a contract or don’t have the cash to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S8 from Sprint, we have you covered. We have both an Arctic Silver and Midnight Black version to give away, and entering couldn’t be easier. Simple tasks like following Thrifter on Twitter or Instagram could be all it takes for you to win one of these.

Enter to win a Sprint Galaxy S8 from Thrifter!

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