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Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime Launched in India with Samsung Mall, Starts at Rs. 12,990 ($203)

Samsung is doing well in the Indian smartphone market, but it’s coming under increasing pressure from the likes of Xiaomi. In the third quarter of 2017, Xiaomi tied Samsung for first place in the Indian smartphone market with 23.5 percent market share, according to IDC. That’s one reason why Samsung announced last week it would launch…

New Android Oreo Beta Rolling Out to the Exynos Galaxy S8 Brings Bug Fixes and January Security Patch

In November, Samsung launched the Android Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, which we reviewed in detail. Since then, the beta program’s been expanded to more countries and updated with the December 2017 Android security patch. A week ago, a notice in the Samsung Experience application indicated that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta would…

Google Camera Port with Portrait Mode now works on Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, and Note 8 (Exynos)

Popular ports of the Pixel 2’s Google Camera bring Google’s post-processing technologies to a wide range of high-end devices. It took a few iterations, but the most recent releases support lens blur, bokeh adjustment, and high-resolution video recording modes on phones such as the OnePlus 3, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the LG V30. This…

New Leaked Android Oreo Build for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds Dolby Atmos

Samsung has been rolling out incremental beta updates to Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Note 8 smartphone models over the past few weeks, and just today, a Reddit user named /u/Child_Kicker_16 noticed a new official OTA update is starting to roll out for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8. This update includes the January…

Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds App Permission Monitor

Older versions of Android used to grant carte blanche permissions to every new app installed on a user’s device. This wasn’t great for privacy, as some apps had a habit of requesting permissions that they didn’t need. Google added a permissions management framework called App Ops in Android Jelly Bean to address the issue, and custom ROMs…