Samsung forgets about Chrome OS, advertises Chromebooks ‘Powered by Android’

Since Chromebooks first hit the scene, Samsung has had options available. The Samsung Series 3 Chromebook was one of the most popular Chromebooks ever, but in the time since Samsung’s Chromebooks have faded into the background a bit with the focus shifted to options from HP, ASUS, Acer, and many others. With Android apps on the horizon, it seems that Samsung is finally pushing its Chromebook lineup yet again, but it might be doing that in the wrong way…

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+: Android 7.1 Nougat update coming soon [Update]

Update 8/28/2017 — Yodafone has since updated the thread where this Update Weekly Recap was posted to say that the 7.1 listing was a typo for 7.0. The update is simply for security patches and bug fixes. Sorry, guys.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8/S8+ are two of the most notable smartphones of the year, but one thing that they’ve been lacking ever since their release is the latest version of Android. Thanks to an update from Vodafone Australia, it looks like the Android 7.1 update is right around the corner.

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Samsung reportedly planning to release just one flagship line next year

One of the biggest theories we’ve seen surrounding the fallout from Samsung’s Note 7 recall is the potential that the company would ditch the Note branding ─ something I don’t doubt at all ─ however, according to a report out of Korea, that cut may be a bit more drastic.

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Samsung announces that Android 7.1.1 Nougat is coming to Galaxy S7, S7 edge in January

In November, Samsung opened the Galaxy Beta Program so that users of the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge could beta test and provide feedback on the upcoming release of Nougat. After rolling out the fourth major update last week, Samsung has announced that they will release the final and official build of Android 7.1.1 Nougat to their flagship devices in January…

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This Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge concept is pretty, but it doesn’t make much sense [Gallery]

Case manufacturers are already making cases for the Galaxy S7 (and its design doesn’t look much different than the Galaxy S6), but that’s not stopping Curved from posting the Galaxy S7 of its dreams. Curved’s designs are always pretty, but as is the case with this one, they’re not always the most logical. As you can see, this design puts the USB Type-C port on the top of the device, a microSD slot on the bottom, and another edged screen along the bottom of its face…

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More alleged Samsung Galaxy S7 camera module and display images leak

The Samsung Galaxy S7’s release is approaching quickly and with that comes the leaks of several aspects of the device. GsmArena today has received images of both the front panel and camera module of the upcoming flagship. These images were snagged from the product line, most likely the production ready version, but a developer model based upon markings.

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Samsung will reportedly resume Galaxy Note 7 sales on October 21st

Samsung is preparing to start replacing recalled Galaxy Note 7s here in the United States in just a couple of days, but for anyone who wants to purchase a new device, well, they still can’t. Since Samsung first announced the Note 7 recall, Samsung has had sales of the Note 7 on pause, but now VentureBeat is reporting that sales will be resuming a bit later than we expected…

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