WhatsApp has become THE communication app in Asia and parts of Europe. With a user base of over a billion users, WhatsApp has now become the lifeline of many people. With many important chats and other data now residing in WhatsApp, many people are apprehensive of switching their Android devices as they do not want to lose their important chat data.
Unlike Marshmallow which was all about stability and under the hood improvements, Android is 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat come with plenty of new features and enhancements to play around with. In fact so much so, that even power Android users will not be able to list all the new features in the OS in one go.
Samsung might not have hyped the 12MP camera of the Galaxy S8 much, but that does not take away the fact that the handset still has an excellent shooter. Samsung has further complemented the excellent camera setup on the handset with its redesigned camera app that is feature-rich and easy to use.
Google updated its Android beta program last night with Android O. This means that if you own a compatible Nexus or Pixel device, you can enrol your device into the program to get the Android O DP2 build on your handset right away.
When Google first launched its Pixel handsets last year, they were marred with various issues. While Google has managed to fix most of them with software updates, a common complaint that still persists among Pixel owners is in regards to its Bluetooth connectivity. For some reason, the handset suffers from serious Bluetooth connectivity issues that continue to linger around six months after its launch and multiple software updates from Google.
One of my favorite features in Samsung’s skin is the ability to change the system font. While a small feature to have, a simple change in system font can lead to the whole system UI looking very fresh and new. Just like on its previous devices, Samsung has included the option to change system fonts on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ and added a few more customisation options to go along with it.
Samsung first debuted an iris scanner on the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 last year, and this year, the company is continuing the tradition with its latest flagship handsets: the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
Samsung’s flagship handsets — the Galaxy S8 and S8+ — have received ravishing reviews from major publications and consumers alike. However, one common complaint that most users have had with the handset is that they have been facing Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Most users are complaining that their Galaxy S8 fails to connect to WiFi networks or the connection automatically disconnects after a few minutes of use.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the first Galaxy handsets from the Korean company to lack a physical home button. Instead, they come with an on-screen home button similar to many other Android devices. This makes the process of taking a screenshot on the handsets slightly different from previous Galaxy devices.