Install stock Android navigation keys on your Galaxy S8, no root required [Video]

With the launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung finally made the switch to on-screen navigation controls. A lot of users were excited for the added versatility and screen size this change allowed, but the unique new iconography used has been met with mixed reactions.

Thanks to this thread on the XDA Developers forums, however, it’s now possible to replace the default navigation keys with the ones found on stock Android devices … with a few minor setbacks.

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Here’s how the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ compare in size to the Pixel XL, LG G6 & more [Gallery]

Samsung’s big feature with the Galaxy S8 is the “bezel-light” Infinity Display. Thanks to that, Samsung was able to cram in some massive 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays without making the phones too unwieldy. However, you can’t really get a sense of how impressive it is until you look at it next to traditional devices. So, let’s take a look…

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Samsung may resurrect the Galaxy Note 7 in emerging markets with a new, smaller battery

We didn’t get a ton of truly great smartphones last year outside of options like the Huawei Mate 9, Samsung Galaxy S7, and of course the Google Pixel. However, there was one that really stood out ─ the Galaxy Note 7. With that release, Samsung had something incredible on its hands, until it blew up in their faces ─ literally. Now, after revealing the cause of the explosion, Samsung is rumored to be bringing the device back, at least for certain markets.

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Sketchy report says Galaxy Note 6 is coming in July, with Android ‘N’

A report from The Bell in Korea suggests Samsung may be planning to launch its next S-Pen equipped phablet as early as July this year, less than 12 months after it launched the Galaxy Note 5. According to the site’s sources-in-the-know, Samsung will launch the device in mid-July, almost keeping with a tradition started last year of bringing the smartphone launch forwards and stepping away from a 12-month cycle.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 now ships with warning not to insert S-Pen the wrong way

A recently published YouTube unboxing video reveals that Samsung has begun shipping its Galaxy Note 5 handsets with a warning label, telling users not to insert the proprietary stylus in the wrong way. It may seem like pointing out the obvious, but Sammy has very real reasons for warning users.

When the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launched earlier this fall, it was discovered that the device didn’t like having the S-Pen stylus inserted in to its silo the incorrect way. It’s not a fault as such, since inserting it the wrong way is user error, but the fact that this error would break the smartphone wasn’t as forgivable.

Thanks to the S-Pen’s new clickable top — and the catches which hold the stylus in place when stowed — the top would catch on the inner ‘hooks’ and either get stuck, or break them. We detailed exactly what happens in an in-depth post back when the issue first came to light.

Samsung did halfheartedly address the issue in a statement back when the problem was at its most prominent, and did so by pointing people to the user guide which shows the correct insertion of the S-Pen. Clearly though, the issues haven’t stopped since then, and Sammy wants to make it as clear as possible to Note 5 buyers that the stylus only fits in one way.

You can change the Galaxy S8’s navigation buttons to the standard Google layout

The Galaxy S8’s Infinity Display is nothing short of impressive, but it wasn’t without some compromise, at least, if you view physical buttons as a good thing. To achieve it, Samsung had to ditch its signature button in favor of on-screen navigation, but it kept the same layout, which I dislike. Thankfully, you can change it to Google’s standard layout.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 wallpapers surface before launch, download them here [Gallery]

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is set to be announced later this month, but it looks like by the time that happens there won’t be anything new to learn about the phone. We just saw actual photos of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge yesterday, and thanks to several previous leaks, we know a lot about the phones’ specs. Now, via a forum poster over at SamMobile, we have our hands on the official set of wallpapers for the unannounced phone…

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