Missed out on some great deals on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 this Black Friday? Don’t be disappointed as there’s still Cyber Monday.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Specs, News, Rumors & Features
If you have been looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 for quite a while but have been holding out for some great deals, you are in luck as Black Friday is here. With the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 being among the most popular Android devices out there, retailers are offering some great deals for both devices.
Samsung has launched a new ‘Galaxy Experience Program’ in South Korea where it will allow iPhone owners to use a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy Note 8 for a month to experience the Android and Galaxy ecosystem. The company hopes that the experience would be good enough for these iPhone owners to compel them to switch to a Galaxy smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 looks downright beautiful with its glass design and bezel-less Infinity Display at the front. However, the HTC U11 in Solar Red color gives the Galaxy S8 a run for its money in the looks department despite coming with a very dated front. Taking a cue from HTC and the change in the season, Samsung has now unveiled a new Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 in South Korea.
Almost six months after launching the Galaxy S8, Samsung rolled out a software update for the device which made it possible to disable the functionality of the Bixby button. However, to the frustration of many, the button still worked as a power button and would wake up the device when accidentally pressed.
Earlier today, Samsung announced that it has started the beta program of Samsung Experience 9.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in selected markets. While the final rollout of the update is likely to happen by the end of this year, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners are eagerly looking forward to what all changes Samsung will be introducing with the Oreo update.
Just as the leaks had pointed out, Samsung today announced that it is starting the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Apart from bringing all the new features introduced by Google in Oreo, Samsung is also bumping its skin to Samsung Experience 9.0 with the update.
With Google releasing Android 8.0 Oreo to AOSP over a month ago, Galaxy S8 owners from around the world are desperately waiting for the update to land on their device. While Samsung has no plans of rolling out the update anytime soon, the company is rumored to start the Oreo beta test for the Galaxy S8 from October 31st.
Like with every other Android device in the market, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 also come with a bootloader and recovery mode. To boot the device into these modes, one needs to know the relevant key combination.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are multimedia and imaging powerhouses. The 12MP f/1.7 shooter at the rear of both devices offers great performance in varying lighting conditions and also has a few tips up its sleeve for a richer experience. This includes being able to shoot videos in slow-motion which can be great to capture some high-intensity sports or action scenes.