For anyone who might not have picked up a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from Samsung just yet, there’s a new color scheme to consider.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Specs, News, Rumors & Features
Three months after the Samsung Galaxy S8 first shipped, Samsung has announced today that Bixby Voice, the voice-based feature of its virtual assistant — Bixby, will be available for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the United States.
If you have been looking to buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ in the US for quite some time, Groupon is offering a pretty irresistible deal on Samsung’s flagship handsets. It is offering the unlocked Galaxy S8 for only $574.99, with the bigger Galaxy S8+ coming in at $674.99.
Despite the strong initial sales, reports out of Korea have claimed that sales of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been slower than its predecessors, the Galaxy S7.
Substratum is a popular theme engine for third-party custom ROMs that primarily requires root access to work on certain devices. The developers of Substratum, however, have now managed to get the theme engine to work nicely on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ without root access.
Soon after Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, many third-party apps popped up on the Play Store that allowed one to remap the physical Bixby button. The Korean company, however, was quick to roll out a software update which blocked the functionality of such apps.
Leading up to the Galaxy S8 launch, there was a lot of hype surrounding Samsung’s voice assistant: Bixby. Powered by the technology acquired by the Korean company from the acquisition of Viv Labs, Bixby’s natural language processing capabilities were supposed to give it an edge over the competition. However, the rollout of Bixby has been far from smooth, with Samsung only getting around to rolling out an early preview of Bixby’s voice recognition system last month.
The Samsung Flow app has allowed the company’s Android devices to interact with its Windows 10 offerings. Not too long ago, Samsung offered the ability to unlock the Windows 10 powered Galaxy TabPro S by using the fingerprint scanner of a compatible Android device. The company is now updating the Flow app to bring all Windows 10 PCs and devices under its radar.
If you have been holding off on buying an unlocked Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ in the US in hopes of getting a good deal, your time has finally arrived. While Samsung and other retailers had been offering the handsets for $100 discount over the last few weeks, there’s an even better available from Best Buy available now.
Galaxy S8 owners in the United States are reporting an update prompt for the “Enhanced Features” app on their phone constantly showing up tapping which ultimately leads to an error message being displayed. This is an endless cycle and happens every time one opens any of Samsung’s stock app on the phone.