Tag Archive: Samsung


Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the U.S.

Here’s where you can buy Samsung’s latest phones.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are up for sale just about everywhere, with carriers and retailers getting in on the action. Pre-orders ran for a full three weeks before the proper release, but now it’s open season and you can buy online pretty much anywhere you turn.

Here are the details when it comes to availability of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the U.S.

U.S. carriers  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 will have Google Play Music as default music service

In order to celebrate Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+’s global launch today, Google announced it has partnered up with the Korean tech giant to make Google Play Music the default music player/service on the new flagships. But that’s not all, from now on, all new Samsung phones and tablets (including the Galaxy Tab S3) […]

These are the first five things you should do with your Samsung Gear VR

You’ve got a new Gear VR! Now what?

Your shiny new Samsung phone came with a headset capable of immersing you in some really cool games and videos, but there’s a lot more to the Samsung Gear VR. This is basically a portable entertainment center, and if you’re prepared for the best possible experience you’re going to get it. All you need to do is make sure you’re set up to have a lot of fun in  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Amp Prime 2 Land at Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless today welcomes two new Samsung smartphones into its portfolio – the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Amp Prime 2. The Galaxy S8 goes live at Cricket with a $ 699.99 price-tag with the activation of a smartphone plan, while the Galaxy Amp Prime 2 can be purchased for $ 144.99.  The carrier also offers the Phone […]

Google Play Music becomes the default music app on Samsung phones and tablets

Samsung customers will get a three-month trial and ability to upload 100,000 songs to Play Music.

Google has partnered with Samsung to offer Google Play Music as the default music player on the South Korean manufacturer’s phones and tablets, starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are going on sale in the U.S. starting today. The partnership includes exclusive features for Samsung customers, including a three-month trial to Play Music. The offer is available globally, but is limited  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to forego carrier branding

For years, carrier branding on high-end flagships was a blight upon beautiful phone design. Breaking up the glass and fancy textures was a big carrier logo, announcing to everyone who doesn’t care that you’re on a particular carrier. Some examples were annoying, and some were plain criminal.

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, you won’t have to worry about that. T-Mobile and Sprint have been light with carrier branding lately, but even the AT&T and Verizon models will feature no carrier branding  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on US Cellular now getting Nougat

The smaller U.S.-based network is the last major carrier to send out the update.

Good news for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users on US Cellular: the phones are finally getting the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, as noted by SamMobile. This is weeks after the U.S.’s four of the major carriers had already seeded the update.

The US Cellular variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are receiving an update with a file size  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 (Smartphone Showdown)

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is the fourth Snapdragon 835 smartphone to be announced after the Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Sharp Aquos R. But since the Xperia XZ Premium is not expected to ship before May and the Sharp Aquos R will most likely be limited to Japan and a few other markets, […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What we know so far

For its next Note, Samsung will be hoping to build on a successful Galaxy S8 launch, and finally banish the specter of the Note 7.

In late 2016, Samsung released a critically praised smartphone that seemed to do everything right. A few weeks later, those phones started randomly catching on fire. Samsung recalled and replaced them, and then the new ones caught on fire as well. RIP Galaxy Note 7.

With the prospect of a Note 8  [Read More…]

Samsung clears the air on red tinted Galaxy S8 displays

This was so close to being some juicy drama. Rats!

Bad news for people hoping something would go wrong with the Galaxy S8 launch and Samsung would immediately implode, those reports of Galaxy S8 displays with reddish tints to them aren’t nearly enough. Not only are these displays extremely rare outside of South Korea, but Samsung says they can be fixed with a simple re-calibration using tools already on the phone and are not an actual defect.

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