Galaxy Note 7 might get Android Nougat within a few months, but don’t get your hopes up

At a Korean launch event for the new phablet (via Korea Times), the president of Samsung Electronics’ mobile communications division, Koh Dong-jin, said that the recently-announced Galaxy Note 7 should begin receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in the next 2-3 months. If you were waiting for word on updates before pulling the trigger on a pre-order, though, this doesn’t necessarily mean that those of us buying the device stateside will actually get the update before the end of the year…

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Check out these screenshots of super-clean TouchWiz on the Galaxy S7 [Gallery]

TouchWiz was once a complete mess, believe it or not, but the Android skin got much better with the release of the Galaxy S6 and Samsung’s move to using Android Lollipop. Now, most agree that the skin has gotten even better with the Galaxy S7. Thanks to some screenshots (via XDAshared by one Daniel Marchena (who was lucky enough to already have his S7 delivered), we now have a detailed look at the modified version of the OS we saw running on the Galaxy S7 last week

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Take a look at the next Galaxy Note shown in glorious high-res renders

The follow-up to the Galaxy Note 5, America’s most loved phone, is coming.

There is a lot of confusion regarding both its name and the various potential shapes it is to come to the market with, but reliable leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer is continuously cluing us in, this time with new high-resolution images…

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Get Caseology’s new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases 45% off + a chance to win the phone [Giveaway]

Caseology has launched its new and updated line of cases specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and to celebrate the company is also giving 9to5Google readers 45% off and the chance to win the phone.

For the next month, grab any Caseology Note 8 case for 45% off with promo code F38CUVBO (expires 10/11).

Head below for a look at some hands-on time with the new case lineup and details on your shot at winning the Galaxy Note 8.

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Opinion: Is the Samsung Galaxy S7 the culmination of the ‘smartphone 1.0’ era?

For the past few years, most of the major manufacturers have embraced a war on specs — which ultimately led to an incredibly fast-paced evolution of the smartphone. Unlike any other tech-related market before it – think desktop computers or laptops – however, the smartphone has proven to be disruptive in a different kind of way; it became truly universal, and capable of becoming an intimate part of virtually every aspect of people’s lives, from their jobs to personal hobbies to more practical utilities and a myriad of other use cases enabled by its mobility.

We had mobile phones before, sure, but the smartphone arrived and put a small computer in our hands, one that would eventually allow us to do a million things on the go that we would have only dreamed of a few years prior, literally outgrowing the tech industry and making companies like Google, Amazon and Apple among the highest valued in the world. So naturally, with such a big, expanding and opportunity-rich market, manufacturers and other tech giants alike put all of their effort into improving and refining these experiences, ultimately taking us where we are now.

The spec-war has been furious: each year’s imperative was a constant impel to cram in the newest and best components on the market in the smallest, most elegant package possible. More pixels, more megapixels, more cores, more RAM, more everything. While users — at least on Android — most notably complained about the lack of a polished experience to match the sheer capabilities of these internals, looking at it in retrospect we can see just how far we have come…

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Samsung says the Galaxy S8’s ‘red tint’ issue is not a defect, simply the nature of AMOLED

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are easily two of the best phones you can buy today, if not the best. However, since their debut, many customers have been running into issues with a “red tint” on the display. Now, Samsung has come out with another statement to say that this issue is not a defect…

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Samsung unveils its context-aware ‘Bixby’ AI assistant ahead of Galaxy S8 launch

We’re barely a week away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and among the phone’s unique hardware features, Samsung is also looking to introduce some new software tricks, spearheaded by the Bixby AI assistant. Today, Samsung has made that new assistant official.

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Verizon is now pushing Android Nougat to its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung first pushed Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in mid-January of this year, but it’s taken time for each carrier to eventually push it out to their variants of the phone. Out of the four big carriers, Verizon has been the only outstanding provider to not update its S7 family. Today, though, that’s changing.

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Samsung to hold Unpacked 2016 event on August 2, Galaxy Note 7 announcement expected

Samsung today has announced a new Unpacked event for August 2nd, like had previously been leaked. The company is expected to take the wraps off of its latest Galaxy Note 7 device during the event, which will take place in New York City at 11AM. The Galaxy Note 7 has been rumored for a while now, so not much is unknown about it at this point.

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