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How to get started with the Gear Sport

The Gear Sport tracks your fitness and diet, keeping you on the path to reach your goals. Get motivated to move more, eat better and live a healthy life. Go beyond fitness. Learn more: http://spr.ly/GearSport From: Samsung Mobile

Samsung posts Q3 2017 financial result

Samsung posts Q3 2017 financial resultOctober 31, 2017 By Leave a CommentAs expected, Samsung has released its Q3 2017 result that ended on September 30, 2017. The Korean giant recorded a revenue of 62.05 trillion Korean won, an increase of 14.23 trillion Korean won YoY while operating profit for the quarter stood at 14.53 trillion Korean won, an increase of 9.33 trillion Korean won YoY.The bump in the profit is largely due to strong demand for high-performance memory chipsets for servers and flagship mobile devices. Its Semiconductor Business recorded significant earnings both YoY and QoQ whereas its display panel division saw a dip in earnings despite improved sales of flexible OLED panels for premium smartphones.The Mobile Business that once, used to drive Samsung earnings through the roof saw its earnings decline QoQ due to higher sales of mass market devices compared to Galaxy Note8, which also did good in the quarter.The TV business earnings improved QoQ due to better s…

Samsung Electronics Announces New Leadership

Samsung Electronics today announced its new leadership for the next phase of its growth. Presidents Kinam Kim, Hyunsuk (HS) Kim, and Dongjin (DJ) Koh will succeed Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon, Presidents Boo-Keun Yoon and Jong-Kyun Shin, respectively, as heads of the DS, CE, and IM Divisions. The Company will maintain the current three co-CEO management structure. All new appointments will be effective immediately.Mr. Kwon stated, “The next generation of leaders are well suited to accelerate the pace of innovation and address the demands of the connected world. They have proven track records with extensive experience and outstanding expertise in their fields.”Kinam Kim joined the Company in 1981 and is an IEEE fellow and renowned authority in semiconductors, having served as the head of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology; CEO of Samsung Display; head of the Memory, System LSI Businesses and until now was responsible for the overall semiconductor business.HS Kim is a leading expert…

Gear IconX is the Ultimate Fitness Companion

StoriesGear IconX is the Ultimate Fitness CompanionOctober 31, 2017TAGGear IconX

Samsung Electronics Capital Expenditure to Reach Approximately KRW 46.2 Trillion in 2017

Samsung expects capital expenditure (Capex) for 2017 to be approximately KRW 46.2 trillion, a significant increase from 2016. Capex for the semiconductor and display businesses will be KRW 29.5 trillion and KRW 14.1 trillion, respectively.In the third quarter, the company invested KRW 10.4 trillion, including KRW 7.2 trillion for the semiconductor business and KRW 2.7 trillion for the display segment. This brings the cumulative capital expenditure to KRW 32.9 trillion, as of the end of the third quarter.In the Memory Business, investments are mainly focused on:the Pyeongtaek fab to expand capacity to address rising demand for V-NAND;DRAM process migration; andsupplementing any capacity loss resulting from the migration.For the foundry business, Samsung is increasing its 10nm capacity to address rising demand for cutting-edge process technology. For the OLED business, Samsung has been concentrating its investments on expanding capacity for flexible panels to respond to growing demand.I…

Samsung Electronics Announces Enhanced Shareholder Return Program for 2018-2020, Boosting Dividends

Samsung Electronics announced today the Company’s Shareholder Return Program for 2018-2020, which includes significant enhancements in dividend policy and is set to deliver long-term value for its shareholders.The program builds on the previous Shareholder Value Enhancement Program it announced in 2015 that was well received by the market, and reinforces the Company’s commitment to creating shareholder value and returning significant capital to its shareholders.The Company will increase annual dividends in 2017 by 20 percent, which will be followed by a 100 percent rise in dividends in 2018. The 2019 and 2020 dividends will be kept at the same level with 2018.This will translate into approximately 29 trillion won of total dividend returns in the 2018 to 2020 period which will provide shareholders with a more transparent and predictable return profile.Future M&A investments will not be deducted from free cash flow (FCF). This policy change will increase the amount of capital availa…

Samsung Electronics BOD Approves Fourth Phase of Share Repurchase and Third Quarter Dividend

Progress of Shares BuybackOn October 31, 2017, Samsung Electronics Board of Directors (BOD) approved the fourth and final phase of the share buyback and cancellation.The final phase will start on November 1, 2017 and take approximately three months to complete, in which the company will repurchase and cancel 712,000 common shares and 178,000 preferred shares.Samsung announced in January that it would implement a share buyback of KRW 9.3 trillion won in 2017. With the expected conclusion of the fourth phase, the company’s share buyback and cancellation of 2017 will be completed.For the first three phases, Samsung has invested approximately KRW 7 trillion. It repurchased and cancelled 1.02 million common shares and 255,000 preferred shares in the first phase; 900,000 common shares and 225,000 preferred shares in the second phase; and 670,000 common shares and 168,000 preferred shares in the third phase. In sum, it is 2.59 million common shares and 648,000 preferred shares that have been…

Samsung Electronics Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

Samsung Electronics today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Samsung’s revenue for the quarter was KRW 62.05 trillion, an increase of KRW 14.23 trillion YoY, while operating profit for the quarter posted a record KRW 14.53 trillion, an increase of KRW 9.33 trillion YoY.In the third quarter, strong demand for high-performance memory chipsets for servers and flagship mobile devices was a contributing factor to the company’s overall robust performance. The Semiconductor Business registered significant earnings growth both YoY and QoQ, and the System LSI added to the earnings rally through increased sales of DDIs and image sensors. The display panel segment posted an earnings decline despite the expanded sales of flexible OLED panels for premium smartphones. The Mobile Business saw strong shipments thanks to the launch of Galaxy Note 8 and solid sales of the new Galaxy J series, but its earnings declined QoQ due to the higher sales proportion of ma…

Samsung Internet v6.2 brings beta features like Night Mode for everyone

Samsung released the Samsung Internet Beta v6 three months ago. The beta version of its web browser introduced several new features including the Night Mode. Samsung today announced that it’s rolling out Samsung Internet v6.2 to the public. The beta features that were launched three months ago are now available for everyone.It was also confirmed a couple of months ago that Samsung Internet v6.2 beta had compatibility for non-Galaxy smartphones. Anyone with an Android device running version 5.0 and up could download the browser from the Google Play Store. The stable version is also compatible with all Android devices running version 5.0 and up.Samsung InternetThe Night Mode feature is great for those who browse the web in bed at night. It reduces the amount of bright light from the phone which is good for when users want to wind down before sleeping.There’s also a new High Contrast mode which makes reading the web more accessible and comfortable. It will show text in white on a dark ba…

SamMobile Daily Recap: October 30, 2017 — Android 8.0 Oreo, Galaxy S8 and more!

We publish a lot of stories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of news breaks during our European hours of operation, which makes it difficult for our readers in the US (and other regions) to keep up. However, we think we’ve come up with a fantastic solution — a daily recap.Here’s what we covered today.BusinessSamsung might announce reshuffle of top brass tomorrowFirmware NewsFirmware Update Magazine: October 30, 2017Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program will go live in these countriesLaptopsSamsung Flow for Windows 10 now works without Trusted Platform ModulePhonesGalaxy S9 back will reportedly ‘change a lot’Samsung still leads in India but it’s under immense pressure from XiaomiWatchesSamsung airs first Gear Sport TV ad in South KoreaThe post SamMobile Daily Recap: October 30, 2017 — Android 8.0 Oreo, Galaxy S8 and more! appeared first on SamMobile.

SamMobile Firmware Update Magazine: October 30, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly Firmware Magazine. You can think of it as your go-to resource to find out which of your Samsung devices has received a new update or if it’s going to receive a new firmware update in the near future.To keep things interesting, we present the Firmware Magazine in new designs every week. It will always include the important details about firmware updates such as the firmware versions, device model numbers, Android OS versions and the country where said update is out already.SamMobile Firmware Update MagazineKeep in mind, however, that these firmware details are based on the firmware that are available in our database, and in some cases, the latest updates might not show in the same week as the full firmware files take additional time to make it to our database.The purpose of this magazine is to bring all of that important information about firmware updates to you, the reader, in a manner that’s easy to comprehend—so even if you’re new to the w…

Samsung Flow for Windows 10 now works without Trusted Platform Module

Samsung Flow was launched three years ago to provide seamless content handoff between devices. It can be used to transfer content between devices like smartphones, smartwatches, TV, PCs and tablets. Samsung has gradually expanded it to more devices. Four months ago, Samsung made it compatible with all Windows 10 PCs.Samsung Flow for Windows 10 enables users to accomplish a variety of tasks. For example, they can use their compatible Galaxy smartphone’s fingerprint sensor to unlock their PC. They can also sync texts, automatically connect the PC to the phone’s hotspot, transfer files and more.Samsung Flow For Windows 10Initially, the caveat was that Samsung Flow would only work with Windows 10 PCs that had a Trusted Platform Module or TPM.A TPM is a secure crypto-processor that performs cryptographic operations on a PC. It has multiple physical security mechanisms that make it tamper resistant. Windows 10 PCs that didn’t have a TPM wouldn’t allow users to take advantage of Samsung Flow…

Samsung airs first Gear Sport TV ad in South Korea

Samsung recently unveiled its new Gear Sport smartwatch and it’s now available for purchase in South Korea. The smartwatch was released in Samsung’s home country over the weekend. Now that it’s available for purchase, Samsung has got the hype machine up and running. It has aired its first TV ad for the Gear Sport in South Korea.The Gear Sport offers military-grade durability and a host of new features. The list of features includes Spotify’s offline mode, swim tracking and real-time heart rate monitoring. The smartwatch has a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display. The Gear Sport is powered by a 1.0GHz dual-core processor. It also features 4GB of internal storage and 768MB of RAM.Gear Sport TV AdThe first Gear Sport TV ad in South Korea highlights the smartwatch’s minimalistic design and its fitness-focused features.Samsung already says that the Gear Sport is ideal for swimmers. The device is certified for 5 ATM water resistance so it can be submerged in up to 50 meters of water. The

Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program will go live in these countries

Samsung started working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ last month. We reported recently that there’s a possibility that Samsung might launch the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program soon. Another report claimed that the beta program will be launched in the United States on October 31.A new report brings us the names of the countries where Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program. It doesn’t reveal precisely when the beta will go live there, only that those select countries will get it.Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta ProgramThe report claims that Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program in the United Kingdom, North America and South Korea in the first phase. The second phase will see the beta being launched in China, Germany, Spain, France, Poland and India. It’s unclear how long the wait will be between the first and second phase.Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 owners in these markets will be able to join the beta through the Samsung Members app

Samsung still leads in India but it’s under immense pressure from Xiaomi

Samsung has long been the market leader in India but in recent years, the company has had to put up with intense competition from Chinese rivals. The latest data from Counterpoint Research shows that while Samsung maintained its lead in Q3 2017, Xiaomi came very close to topping Samsung’s smartphone market share in India.Samsung and Xiaomi accounted for 45 percent of the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2017. This is the first time since 2012 that the top two brands have claimed almost half of the entire market.Samsung In IndiaCounterpoint’s data shows that Samsung retained its 23 percent smartphone market share from Q3 2016 in Q3 2017 as well. The company continues to dominate as it still caters to Indian featurephone users. Samsung has pulled out of the featurephone segment in many other markets.On the other hand, Xiaomi was one of the fastest growing smartphone brands in Q3 2017. The company made the mid-range segment the fastest growing smartphone segment in India as it contributed …

Samsung might announce reshuffle of top brass tomorrow

The latest reports out of South Korea suggest that Samsung could announce its reshuffle of the company’s top brass tomorrow. The company has recently been finalizing the replacement of Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun who announced that he was resigning from the job.His decision to depart Samsung has people concerned about the leadership vacuum at the company. It doesn’t help that the conglomerate’s heir Lee Jae-yong is behind bars. If his appeal is denied, he won’t be out for several years.Samsung ReshuffleKwon announced earlier this month that he was going to resign from the job. He said that amid the unprecedented crisis that Samsung faces, it’s time now for a fresh leadership to take the reins.He has been the de facto leader at Samsung ever since Lee Jae-yong was imprisoned. Samsung also dismantled its Future Strategy Office which was a centralized control tower that managed various aspects of the conglomerate.Samsung has reportedly been reviewing several internal options for Kwon’s rep…

Galaxy S9 back will reportedly ‘change a lot’

Rumors and reports about the Galaxy S9 continue to filter is as anticipation for Samsung’s next flagship smartphone grows. The latest suggests that the Galaxy S9 back is going to “change a lot.” That means Samsung might make some design changes to the rear panel of the Galaxy S9.Just what can the company change? Perhaps it might finally remove the pain point for a lot of customers by repositioning the fingerprint sensor. The handset is also expected to feature a dual camera system at the back.Galaxy S9A China-based source who has been right on several occasions in the past reports that the Galaxy S9 back is going to change a lot. No further details have been provided at this point in time.The same source recently claimed that the much-rumored optical fingerprint recognition technology won’t be ready for the Galaxy S9. The new flagship won’t have a fingerprint sensor integrated into the display.The changes that can reasonably be expected include a dual camera system at the back. Samsun…

[Hands-On] See How Star Wars POWERbot™ Vacuums Strike Back on Dirt

The force is strong with this one.Samsung Electronics released the Star Wars Limited Edition POWERbot™  robot vacuum cleaner earlier this month to the US market. To create this sci-fi cleaning appliance, Samsung worked closely with Star Wars enthusiasts during the product planning, design and production stages to ensure authenticity.The new Star Wars Limited Edition shares the same innovative technology as Samsung’s original robot vacuum POWERbotTM VR7000, but it also packs a host of special features and unique designs that cater to diehard Star Wars fans worldwide. Learn more about the features native to the Star Wars Limited Edition POWERbotTM, as well as its exceptional smart cleaning technologies, to understand the power of the dark side.
Meticulously Realistic Design What sets the Star Wars Limited Edition POWERbotTM apart from the original VR7000 is the unforgettable design of the two available models. The Darth Vader edition was crafted from premium materials to closely resemble …

AT&T releases major security update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

AT&T has released an update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the United States. The upgrade, which weighs in at 135MB, transports all of the security patches included in both September and October’s release, as well as some preventative measures to protect the handset from the BlueBorne exploit.Related: Samsung details contents of October security patchBlueBorne, for those unaware, is a vulnerability that allows remote hackers to gain complete control of a Bluetooth-enabled computer, smartphone and tablet, even when it’s not set in a discoverable mode—so needless to say if it wasn’t dealt with appropriately, the repercussions would have be catastrophic.How do I check to see if the update is ready for my Galaxy S7?To check to see if the release is ready for your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, open Settings, select Software Update, then tap Download Updates Manually. If you don’t, however, feel like taking the manual approach, you can always wait until you receive an alert inst…

Samsung launches a try-before-you-buy Galaxy Studio in Malaysia

Samsung has launched one of its famed Galaxy Studio pop-up stores in Malaysia. Located along Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Bukit Bintang, the retail space provides customers with an opportunity to experience the firm’s latest products, including the Galaxy Note 8, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear VR with Controller.There are plenty of interactive activities on offer to help you see how each product will fit into your day-to-day life. You can, for example, strap on a Gear Fit2 Pro, mount an exercise cycle, then peddle like you’ve never peddled before, watching your heart rate rise on the wearable in the process.The Gear Sport, Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier are also on displayThe firm also shipped over a couple of DeX Station configurations and a selection of its smartwatches: the Gear Sport, Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier. The pièce de résistance, however, is its Virtual Reality Coaster, which takes advantage of a swaying chair and a Gear VR to simulate a roller coaster.Samsung will run its …

Samsung built a Bitcoin mining rig out of old Galaxy S5s—and it’s more efficient than a computer

Samsung’s found a use for your old Galaxy S5 (and no, it doesn’t matter if it’s smashed to smithereens): Pair it with thirty-nine other units, install a build of the firm’s specialist operating system, which isn’t available just yet, then insert them all into a strange building-like structure to create your very own Bitcoin Miner Cluster that’s capable of mining at a greater power efficiency than a standard desktop computer.Chances are, you don’t have forty Galaxy S5 units laying around waiting to be used. Heck, we’re the biggest Samsung fan website on the planet and can’t string together ten. But the South Korean isn’t expecting you to recreate its Bitcoin Miner Cluster at home. It is, instead, showing you what you can do with old technology that some may consider old hat—and that’s what its new Upcycling project is all about.“This innovative platform provides an environmentally responsible way for old Galaxy mobile devices to breathe new life, providing new possibilities and potenti…

SoundAssistant is one of Samsung’s best applications, but it isn’t for everyone

Earlier this week, Samsung updated its SoundAssistant application with support for the Galaxy Note 8—and I haven’t been able to put it down since. There’s something about having complete control over all of your handset’s audio preferences that’s oddly satisfying (I know, I know, I’m probably the only person who feels that way).Related: SoundAssistant is now compatible with the Galaxy Note 8There isn’t anything to say about SoundAssistant that hasn’t already been said. It’s a must-have tool that allows you to alter the increments at which volume is changed, control the volume of individual applications and configure scenarios that automatically mute/unmute your handset at predetermined times of the day.You can see how SoundAssistant would be a useful addition to your day-to-day life, right?My favorite feature, if I’m being completely honest, is having the option to change the volume of each application. When I’m commuting, for example, I engage in a friendly game of Texas Hold’em Poke…

Watchface Friday: Here are four of this week’s best watchfaces

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another edition of Watchface Friday! For those unaware, every Friday, we highlight a selection of our favorite watchfaces for the Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier. All of the offerings are available to download through the Galaxy Apps Store, so you can rest assured that you won’t have to search all over the Internet to find something we’ve listed.Gear S3 classicAL Colours 2 by A&L FreedomMr. Time: Backlight by Mr. TimeGear S3 frontierAirplex Blue W by Watch Face IndustriesColor Digital by Sky WatchThe post Watchface Friday: Here are four of this week’s best watchfaces appeared first on SamMobile.

SamMobile Daily Recap: October 27, 2017 — Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and more!

We publish a lot of stories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of news breaks during our European hours of operation, which makes it difficult for our readers in the US (and other regions) to keep up. However, we think we’ve come up with a fantastic solution — a daily recap.Here’s what we published today.Firmware NewsGalaxy J5 (2017) now receiving BlueBorne security update in EuropePhonesSamsung patents a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint readerThe post SamMobile Daily Recap: October 27, 2017 — Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and more! appeared first on SamMobile.

Galaxy J5 (2017) now receiving BlueBorne security update in Europe

Samsung has started distributing a new update—J530FXXU1AQI3—for the Galaxy J5 (2017) in Europe, following a rollout of a near-identical upgrade for the Galaxy J7 (2017) last week. The release bundles all 40 patches included in August’s security release, in addition to some measures to protect the handset from the BlueBorne exploit.There aren’t any new features to play around withThere isn’t a whole lot to say about the update, because let’s be honest: there aren’t any new features to play around with. To check to see if the upgrade is available for your Galaxy J5 (2017) navigate into Settings, tap About Device, then select Download Updates Manually. We’d recommend installing it over a Wi-Fi connection, though.ModelSM-J530FModel nameGalaxy J5CountryVersionAndroid 7.0Changelist12274792Build dateTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:10:02 +0000Security Patch Level2017-08-01Product codePHNPDAJ530FXXU1AQI3CSCJ530FPHN1AQI1 The post Galaxy J5 (2017) now receiving BlueBorne security update in Europe appeared fi…

Samsung patents a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader

Samsung has filed for a patent with KIPRIS, South Korea’s Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, for a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader, leading many to believe the technology will debut on the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. It’s more likely, however, that it will be on board the Galaxy Note 9, if a recent tweet from the firm’s former Marketing Manager is anything to go by.It’s hardly surprising that Samsung is wanting to make its plans for an optical fingerprint reader official by submitting documentation to KIPRIS. When last we saw, it had managed to perfect the technology, though was a glitch that resulted in the screen displaying uneven levels of brightness that needed to be worked out, so it was only a matter of time before it filed for protection for its creation.Galaxy Note 9 to be a more refined version of the Galaxy Note 8As for the Galaxy Note 9, recent rumors point towards it being a more refined version of the Galaxy Note 8. It should continu…

Samsung Gear IconX (2018): How to find the rhythm of your run

Stay on track with coaching everywhere you go with the Gear IconX. Learn more: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-iconx/ From: Samsung Mobile

[Infographic] Go Beyond Fitness with the New Gear Sport and Gear IconX

Beginning October 27, the new Gear Sport and Gear IconX (2018) will be available for purchase in select markets.* The two devices are the newest additions to Samsung’s portfolio of innovative wearables and are both uniquely designed to meet the varying lifestyle needs of consumers.The Gear Sport features a built-in GPS and 5 ATM water resistance** to help users go beyond fitness to get the most out of their everyday activities. Adding to this are a suite of premium partnerships with Spotify, Under Armour and Speedo that enable practical fitness experiences, as well as an enhanced user interface that is easily navigated via the device’s minimalistic circular bezel.With its sleek, ergonomic form that can be worn with a variety of 20mm straps and watchfaces, the Gear Sport is a stylish accessory for any occasion, whether hitting the gym or going out with friends.Boasting a lightweight, cord-free design, the Gear IconX (2018) earbuds provide a secure and comfortable fit, making them perfe…

October is the Month of Sharing for Samsung

Throughout October 2017, Samsung employees across the globe actively participated in the company’s annual Global Volunteer Festival.Now in its 23rd year, the program features the participation of some 10, 000 Samsung employees and their family members, local community members, and non-profit organizations from offices in 20 countries. Volunteers give their time to aid various projects, including digital education and coding classes and lessons on the environment.For the second year in a row, the company continued its regional Samsung Love and Care program, which is designed to enrich underprivileged communities across Southeast Asia and Oceania, particularly with regard to education and the environment.Company volunteers in Thailand teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to restore forests and forage lands in Kui Buri National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan, as part of a royal initiative to make the land shared by humans and wild elephants a peaceful place for both to co-exist. The v…

Themes Thursday: Here are this week’s hottest themes

It’s Thursday, which means that it’s time for another exciting  edition of our weekly Themes Thursday segment. This week, a number of new themes found their way onto the Store. Unfortunately, they’re not all worth of your attention as the majority are priced too high.If I had to choose my favourite new theme in today’s column, it would be Saturn Blue. Although it’s priced at $1.99, the skin features a gorgeous set of icons, mused with a unique Material Design-inspired backdrop that’s guaranteed to give your smartphone a new lease of life.Green MermaidSaturn BlueThe post Themes Thursday: Here are this week’s hottest themes appeared first on SamMobile.

SamMobile Daily Recap: October 26, 2017 — Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy S9 and more!

Samsung hypes up its smartphone displays at the Pixel 2 XL’s expense

If you follow tech news, you might have heard about the Pixel 2 XL’s display problems. Customers have reported issues with viewing angles and display burn-in. That’s hardly the experience you want from a flagship smartphone that costs a pretty penny. Even Google has acknowledged that there are issues and that it’s looking into them.Samsung has felt that this is an opportune moment to hype up its smartphone displays. The company is a market leader in OLED display production and its panels are in a class of their own. It has posted a new video online which is basically a compilation of top smartphone reviewers singing praises of its display technology.Samsung’s Smartphone DisplaysSome of the top tech reviewers that you find on YouTube are featured in this short 30-second advertisement. The excerpts have been taken from their reviews of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8.Both flagship smartphones tout the latest in Samsung display technology. The Infinity Display itself is miles ahead o…

Galaxy A7 (2018) surfaces with an Exynos 7885 CPU, 6GB of RAM

Samsung has started development of the successor to the Galaxy A7 (2017), according to a listing spotted on Geekbench’s online database on Wednesday, which points towards the handset sporting a 6-inch Full HD+ display ((2160 x 1080 pixels), a 1.6GHz Exynos 7885 octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM.There’s no word on whether the South Korean company will adopt a dual rear-facing camera design for the so-called Galaxy A7 (2018), though recent leaks, rumors and speculation all point towards it featuring a dual front-facing camera configuration—but unfortunately, we don’t have any specific details.Related: Feast your eyes on the Galaxy A7 (2018) in these rendersThe Galaxy A7 (2018) in focus was spotted running Android 7.1.1 Nougat; however, it’s safe to say that it will at least receive an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo when it hits the market, if it doesn’t ship with it preloaded. It should also come with Bixby and Samsung’s Experience user interface.Don’t let Geekbench fool youIt’s becoming …

Samsung kicks off its annual OpenSource Conference in South Korea

Samsung has kicked off its annual OpenSource Conference at its Research and Development campus in Ueon-dong, Seoul. The exhibition, which is the largest open-source conference in South Korea, commenced on October 25 and will end on October 26. More than 1,000 developers are said to be in attendance.A number of influential players, including Cho Sueng-hwan, Vice President of Samsung’s Software Center, took to the stage during the commencement ceremony to educate attendees on not only the importance, development and value of open-source technology, but also the benefits of sharing and collaboration.Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Samsung showcased their own platformsThe event was home to more than thirty technical hands-on sessions on open-source applications for artificial intelligence, big data, IoT and security on the opening day, reports Business Korea, with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Naver, SKT and Samsung all showcasing their own open-source platforms.The post Samsun…

Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear IconX and Gear S3 now compatible with the Galaxy J series

Good news for Galaxy J5 Prime, Galaxy J5 Pro, Galaxy J7 Neo and Galaxy J7 Prime owners: You can now use your handset with the Gear Fit 2, Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear IconX, Gear S2 and Gear S3, without having to resort to third-party tweaks to make them work.Samsung has issued an update for the Gear Manager application on the Play Store in Brazil (it should make its way to other regions in the near future), which introduces support for the aforementioned wearables. Just install the upgrade, then you’ll be good to go.It’s unlikely that any Galaxy J5 or Galaxy J7 customer will have a Gear Fit 2, Gear IconX, Gear S2 or Gear S3 sitting in a drawer waiting to be used, but seeing as they’re all mature units, you should be able to pick one up for a respectable price through an authorized retailer.The Gear Fit2 Pro is a brand new fitness trackerThe Gear Fit2 Pro, on the other hand, is a brand new fitness tracker—so that’s the one to go for if you want to purchase a wearable to use with your smartphon…

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