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Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta Program Possibly Being Prepared

Adnan Farooqui September 20, 2017


Google released Android 8.0 Oreo not too long ago. However, it’s going to be a while before third-party devices get it. It was reported recently that Samsung has started development on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. If a new report is believed, the company might launch a beta program for the new firmware soon.

Samsung did run a beta program for the Nougat update last year for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It won’t be surprising if it decides to do the same for this year’s flagship smartphones as well.

Newer Oreo firmware versions for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been spotted, G950FXXE1ZQI7 and G955FXXU1ZQI7 respectively, and SamMobile reports that the “Z” in the firmware version corresponds with its beta status. This was also spotted on the Nougat beta releases last year.

No further information is available at this point in time so it’s too soon to speculate about when the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program might go live and the markets where it might be offered.

The recently released Galaxy Note 8 is due to receive Android 8.0 Oreo as well so it remains to be seen if the Galaxy Note 8 will be included in the beta program as well. We’ll update you once there’s more information about this.

Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta Program Possibly Being Prepared , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Galaxy S8 Active Review

Hubert Nguyen September 19, 2017

The Galaxy S8 Active was released in August 2017 and was initially targeted at the high-end rugged phones market. At publishing time, the Galaxy S8 Active was priced at USD 849 (exclusively from AT&T). Even if this product was created to address the high-end market, the reality is that many products will shift segments as their price are pushed down over the years. As we evaluate this phone, we looked for a potential competitor, both in terms of […]

Galaxy S8 Active Review , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Galaxy S8 Active Screen Scratches Irk Owners

Adnan Farooqui September 19, 2017


Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S8 Active in the United States last month. It’s exclusive to AT&T in the country like previous Active variants. Many people opt for the Active variants because they provide more durability. Some customers are reporting that the handset’s shatter-resistant screen scratches very easily.

Some Galaxy S8 Active owners have posted their reviews on Samsung’s website. They complain that the handset’s shatter-resistant screen is prone to catching scratches very quickly. They find that the 5.8 inch shatter-resistant flat screen gets scuffed and scratched even when the handset is inside their pocket.

This issue is actually related to a lamination technology that’s used to make the shatter-resistant screen. The cover glass isn’t actually glass but a material that’s softer than glass, thus it scratches easily. Samsung might be using this lamination technology. Motorola uses the same technology for the Moto Z2 Force’s ShatterShield display.

That handset also catches scratches very quickly. Motorola actually allows customers to replace the scratched panel with a new one for just $30.

Samsung hasn’t said if it’s going to launch a similar program but until it does, Galaxy S8 Active owners will have to come to terms with the reality that their handset’s screen will get scratched faster than they would have expected.

Galaxy S8 Active Screen Scratches Irk Owners , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Now Allowing Users To Disable The Bixby Key

Tyler Lee September 18, 2017

With the launch of the Bixby digital assistant, it also saw Samsung add new hardware buttons to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 handsets. The idea behind the new hardware buttons is that it lets users press it to launch Bixby instantly, and basically acts as a shortcut. However not everyone was on board with the idea.

It wasn’t long before apps were launched that allowed users to remap the button to do something else, but Samsung was quick to block such apps. However the good news is that Samsung appears to have relented somewhat. According to reports, it seems that users now have the option of disabling the Bixby button if they’d rather not use it.

This should help solve a lot of issues with users who might accidentally press the button while doing something else and launching Bixby. The latest update released by Samsung will add a new toggle button that lets users decide if they want Bixby to be launched when the button is pressed.

Samsung is still not allowing users to officially remap the button just yet, but like we said if you’re tired and annoyed of accidentally launching Bixby by pressing the button when you didn’t intend to, then this update could be worth checking out.

Samsung Now Allowing Users To Disable The Bixby Key , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Galaxy S9 Camera Sensor Will Reportedly Shoot At 1,000 FPS

Adnan Farooqui September 18, 2017


If a new report out of South Korea is believed, the Galaxy S9 is going to feature an image sensor that’s going to be capable of recording video at 1,000 frames-per-second. It’s claimed that Samsung will make this sensor in-house instead of sourcing it from a third-party supplier. It won’t be breaking any new ground with this image sensor as it has been done before.

Sony already makes a stacked triple-layer camera sensor that’s capable of recording video at 1,000 fps. The sensor can be found inside handsets like the Xperia XZ1.

Sony was able to create this sensor by combining the sensor and associated circuitry with a dedicated memory module that handles the additional processing requirements without bogging down the primary processor. Samsung’s implementation is reportedly going to be a bit different.

It has to be otherwise it risks a patent infringement lawsuit with Sony. According to the report, Samsung will opt for a double-layer camera sensor coupled with a DRAM module which will handle the processing requirements.

The report claims that Samsung is going to start mass producing this camera sensor in November this year. If that really is the case, there’s a good possibility that the camera sensor might make its way to its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9.

Galaxy S9 Camera Sensor Will Reportedly Shoot At 1,000 FPS , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Galaxy Note 8 Pre-Orders In Korea Have Reached 800,000 Units

Tyler Lee September 15, 2017

It seems that despite the huge hoo-ha concerning the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets back in 2016, it did not damage Samsung’s reputation as much as you might think. In fact if anything, it seems that Samsung’s reputation has remained intact as proven by the number of Galaxy Note 8 handsets that have been pre-ordered in Korea.

According to the latest figures shared by Samsung, it seems that over in Korea alone the Note 8 has managed to hit 800,000 pre-orders so far. This is pretty much double of what was previously reported which was about a week ago, so for Samsung to double the number of pre-orders is indeed very impressive.

As to how this compares to its predecessor, it seems that the Note 7 only managed to draw in 380,000 pre-orders in the first 13-days. It is actually amazing that the Note 8 more than doubled that figure in about half the time, although we guess that there are probably a good many Note 7 customers who might have been part of the Note 8 pre-orders as well, plus the publicity from the exploding phones probably did help as well.

So far reviews of the Note 8 have been largely positive, what with the larger display and the bezel-less design. The Note 8 is currently set for a release on the 21st of September with pre-orders currently being accepted in various parts of the world.

Galaxy Note 8 Pre-Orders In Korea Have Reached 800,000 Units , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Can Record 4K Video At 60 FPS…Soon

Tyler Lee September 14, 2017

With Apple’s new iPhones, the rumors have been confirmed and that is both the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X will be able to record 4K video at 60 FPS. Unfortunately for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which was launched less than a month before, the handset is only capable of recording 4K at 30 FPS.

Or does it? It has been spotted on Samsung’s website (via PhoneArena) that the company is advertising the Note 8 as being able to shoot 4K video at 60 FPS, when in reality the phone at the moment is only capable of shooting 4K at 30 FPS. The caption you can see in the screenshot above reads, “Galaxy Note8 shoots 4K Ultra High Definition video at 60fps, so everything you capture looks stunning and vibrant.”

However like we said, the phone at the moment seems to be only capable of 30 FPS, which has us wondering if the caption on Samsung’s website is wrong, or if 60 FPS is a feature that Samsung has yet to enable for the phone and it is expected to come in a future update. The folks at PhoneArena noted that there is an update for the Note 8 that claims to bring some camera improvements, but apparently this doesn’t seem to do anything new for video, so if you do see that update maybe don’t get so excited just yet.

In any case hopefully Samsung will clear up this bit of confusion soon, but in the meantime 30 FPS isn’t such a bad framerate, so unless you’re a professional videographer that needs the buttery smooth 60 FPS, we reckon that most of you guys should get by with 30 FPS just fine.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Can Record 4K Video At 60 FPS…Soon , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Will Spend $300 Million To Make Cars Smarter

Adnan Farooqui September 14, 2017


Samsung isn’t in the business of manufacturing cars but it surely wants to do something about making cars smarter. That’s one of the reasons why it spent more than $8 billion on acquiring Harman International. It has now announced that a new $300 million fund has been created to focus completely on startups and technologies aimed at developing smarter cars.

The Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund has a $300 million purse for machine vision, smarter sensors, artificial intelligence, automotive safety solutions, and more. Samsung also announced its first major investment as part of this fund.

It’s pouring $89 million in TTTech, a networking and safety control company. It has provided automotive technology to companies like Audi for its flagship A8 sedan. Samsung-owned Harman is also looking to further improve its footing in this market.

It already rakes in 65 percent of its sales from its automotive division which supplies infotainment and satnav systems to a wide variety of car manufacturers.

It has launched a new division which will work closely with Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center Smart Machines to bring consumer electronics and automotive technology closer in order to develop new technologies for smarter and safer connected vehicles.

Samsung is clearly serious about emerging as a leader in this space and while we won’t be hearing any rumors about a “Samsung Car,” we’ll certainly find its tech in smart cars down the road.

Samsung Will Spend $300 Million To Make Cars Smarter , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Will Spend $300 Million To Make Cars Smarter

Adnan Farooqui September 14, 2017


Samsung isn’t in the business of manufacturing cars but it surely wants to do something about making cars smarter. That’s one of the reasons why it spent more than $8 billion on acquiring Harman International. It has now announced that a new $300 million fund has been created to focus completely on startups and technologies aimed at developing smarter cars.

The Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund has a $300 million purse for machine vision, smarter sensors, artificial intelligence, automotive safety solutions, and more. Samsung also announced its first major investment as part of this fund.

It’s pouring $89 million in TTTech, a networking and safety control company. It has provided automotive technology to companies like Audi for its flagship A8 sedan. Samsung-owned Harman is also looking to further improve its footing in this market.

It already rakes in 65 percent of its sales from its automotive division which supplies infotainment and satnav systems to a wide variety of car manufacturers.

It has launched a new division which will work closely with Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center Smart Machines to bring consumer electronics and automotive technology closer in order to develop new technologies for smarter and safer connected vehicles.

Samsung is clearly serious about emerging as a leader in this space and while we won’t be hearing any rumors about a “Samsung Car,” we’ll certainly find its tech in smart cars down the road.

Samsung Will Spend $300 Million To Make Cars Smarter , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Confirms Harman-Made AI Speaker For Next Year

Adnan Farooqui September 12, 2017


Samsung today confirmed that it’s going to launch an artificial intelligence-powered smart speaker made by Harman in the first half of next year. In case you’re unaware, Harman International was acquired by Samsung about a year ago. Samsung’s mobile division chief Dongjin Koh confirmed during the Korean Media Day for the Galaxy Note 8 at Samsung’s Seocho Office that the company has been collaborating with Harman since the acquisition.

Yoon Boo-keun, president of the CE Business Division at Samsung, said during the IFA 2017 event last month that it’s highly likely that a competitive AI speaker will be unveiled next year by Koh.

Koh has said that it’s going to be difficult for the company to unveil the speaker at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in January as more time is needed to ensure that this project produces better results.

What this means is that Samsung may not be in a position to take the wraps off of its new smart speaker until the first half of next year so we’ll likely have to wait for quite a long time before we can see what the speaker is capable of.

Samsung is also working on researching voice recognition data technology based on cloud service, said Doh Young-soo, a managing director at Samsung’s home appliance division.

Samsung Confirms Harman-Made AI Speaker For Next Year , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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