Samsung begins testing Nougat on multiple Galaxy C-series devices

According to tipster @mmddj_china who is based out of China, Samsung has started testing the Nougat update on multiple Galaxy C series devices. Specifically, Android 7.0 is being tested on the Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, and the C9 Pro. He also notes that it is the Chinese variants of these phones. There is, however, no information on exactly when the roll out will begin. Given Samsung’s track record, it may take sometime before the update arrives officially. [Source”cnbc”]

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Samsung wins Korean lawsuit over Galaxy Note7

Last year, a group of Galaxy Note7 owners filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung in South Korea. They sought KRW 300 thousand ($267) per person for the inconvenience called by the recall. Since then, the number of claimants has grown to 1,900 and the money to of KRW 935 million ($822,000 total, $433 per person.) Now a local court has ruled in favor of Samsung, saying that the recall and any inconvenience it might have caused was not “unacceptable”. A similar suit was filed against Samsung in the US, but that is still…

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Daydream support rolling out now

Google has announced that Daydream support for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones “is rolling out now.” The announcement came in the form of a Google+ post from the official Google VR account. It’s worth noting that at-least a couple of major US carriers – T-Mobile and Verizon – have already rolled out updates that claimed to bring Daydream support, but users weren’t able to use the feature. However now, it seems like a server-side switch has been made, so you should be able to enjoy the functionality on your S8/S8+ unit. Some of…

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Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Samsung Galaxy J2 Top List of 10 Best-Selling Phones in India: Counterpoint

Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 by Xiaomi, along with Samsung’s Galaxy J2, topped the list of bestselling phones in India in the second quarter. This data comes from a report released by Counterpoint Research that shows the Oppo A37 and Samsung Galaxy J7 taking up the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Along with this, the report claims the user base of LTE-enabled phones in India has crossed 150 million in the previous quarter; India presently stands behind China and the US in the number of 4G-capable handsets, and is estimated to cross the US in the next…

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New Deep Blue color option tipped for upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8

According to tipster Roland Quandt, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone will have a new color option: Deep Blue. In addition, it’ll also be made available in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey. Although yet to be officially confirmed, the new color shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that last year’s ill-fated Note7 also brought along a new, coral blue color, which was later also launched for the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S8 flagship duo. The Galaxy Note8 is set to be made official at a dedicated event in New York on August 23. [Source”pcworld”]

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Samsung ‘accidentally’ reveals Galaxy Note 8 on Twitter

San Francisco: Weeks after it was rumoured that Samsung will launch its next flagship Galaxy Note 8 device in September to counter its biggest rival Apple, the South Korean giant has “accidentally” revealed the device on Twitter. In a tweet, Samsung promoted its new processor Exynos 8895 (commonly known as Exynos 9) that is used in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. “Do what you want. Exynos will get things done. Learn more about Exynos8895,” Samsung tweeted the message with an image of a device. But the smartphone used…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Refurbished Units to Start Selling Next Week: Reports

The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said Tuesday. Samsung Electronics declined to comment on the reports. The recall debacle cost the Korean giant billions of dollars in lost profits and hammered its global credibility. Around three million Galaxy Note 7 devices were returned to the firm, but campaign groups including Greenpeace expressed concern that discarding them could harm the environment. Citing industry sources, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency and…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Said to Launch in September

While everybody is eagerly awaiting the launch of the next smartphone in Samsung’s flagship Note series, new information has indicated that the Galaxy Note 8 might launch later than earlier expected and cost more than previous estimates. As per a recent news report, the South Korean company might launch the smartphone in late September at a price tag of EUR 999 (roughly Rs. 72,100). According to a report by VentureBeat, a person who was briefed about the company’s launch plans has revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s…

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Samsung Pay Mini Launched in India: How’s It Different From Samsung Pay?

Alongside the launch of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro, Samsung also launched a new payment solution called Samsung Pay Mini in India. Essentially, ‘Samsung Pay Mini’ looks to enable digital payments on affordable devices, and for now, it has been launched on select Samsung devices. Samsung Pay Mini comes with UPI and mobile wallet integration, and it does not support offline tap-and-pay using credit and debit cards like the Samsung Pay main app. Samsung Pay was launched in India in March this year, and it supports…

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Gets Listed by Online Retailers Ahead of Official Launch

After being leaked in images and videos last month, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) smartphone has now popped up on German retail websites even ahead of their official launch. The Galaxy J5 (2017) is currently available for pre-orders on several German online retailers and all of the specifications have now been revealed. As per the specifications listed on German website Conrad, the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) will run Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz 2017 on top and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The smartphone is powered…

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