Building on the success of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge from last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8+ last night — its first major flagship smartphone since the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. So, how does the Galaxy S8 compare to the Galaxy S7?
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Samsung today released the Secure Folder app for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 to help users keep their important files and data secure from prying eyes. The app makes use of Samsung’s Knox security platform to create an encrypted space on the phone to store your files and apps securely.
Samsung has finally started rolling out the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. While it was initially believed that the final Nougat update for the handsets would be based on Android 7.1, that is not the case. The build being rolled out by Samsung is still based on Android 7.0, though it does feature the January security patch.
Samsung has officially confirmed through its recently concluded Galaxy Beta Program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge that it plans on rolling out the official Nougat update for the handsets in January. Samsung gave Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners from across the world a chance to test Nougat on their handset before its official release and submit bug reports to them.
T-Mobile has another Buy One, Get One (BOGO) offer, resurrecting a similar deal it has launched throughout 2016.
Missed out on some great deals on some high-end Android smartphones this Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Best Buy has you covered. As a last minute deal, the retailer is offering hefty discounts on flagship Android devices of this year, including the Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, and LG V20. Check them out in this post.
Samsung has confirmed to a member of its Galaxy Beta Program under which it is testing Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that the final update for the handsets will bump the Android version to Android 7.1.1. Right now, the beta builds of Nougat seeded by Samsung for the Galaxy S7 to its beta testers is based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
In a bid to take on the Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and to rejuvenate the sales of its 2016 flagship the Galaxy S7, Samsung will be introduced a ‘Pearl Black’ variant of the handset in South Korea on December 9. The Pearl Black Galaxy had previously leaked in live images thereby confirming its existence.