Tag Archive: Samsung


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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Samsung finally starts rolling out the official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8

It has finally happened! After months of intense testing, Samsung begun rolling out the official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Samsung said it will start distributing the official Oreo update to beta users a day before making it available to the general public. Beta testers in Germany have reported […]

New Samsung ‘DeX Pad’ dock could launch with Galaxy S9

This is the next step in ‘your phone is your computer,’ I suppose.

Samsung’s attempt at turning your phone into a viable desktop computing solution debuted with the Galaxy S8 and the DeX Station. The next evolution, according to the latest leaks from @evleaks, is a new “DeX Pad” dock that will launch with the Galaxy S9.

The new DeX Pad is designed to hold the phone flat, rather than standing it up somewhat awkwardly. Not only  [Read More…]

5 clones that can offer the Samsung Galaxy S8 look on the cheap

With a few weeks to go until the Samsung Galaxy S9 goes live, it might be a good time to start looking for discounts on the soon-to-be previous generation flagship, the Galaxy S8. However, even if you end up buying the Galaxy S8 on eBay you should still expect to pay around $ 500 for the […]