Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung finally lets us disable the Bixby button

The dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ didn’t really serve any meaningful purpose until last month when Bixby Voice was rolled out globally. Before the global release of Bixby Voice, the dedicated button could only be used for Bixby Home. Most users didn’t feel the need for Bixby Home to have a dedicated key. Third-party apps …

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[Update: Galaxy S8 too] Galaxy S8+ August security patch rolling out in India

Samsung detailed the August Security Maintenance Release last week. It’s now rolling out firmware updates to distribute the latest security patch. We reported yesterday that Samsung had released the August security patch for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Germany, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. It was only a matter of time before Samsung rolled out said update …

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Is Samsung preparing Bixby Voice for a global launch?

Bixby Voice, Samsung’s new voice assistant, was initially released in South Korea with support for the Korean language. After making users in the US wait for a couple of months, Bixby Voice was released for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the country last month. The US is the only market where Bixby Voice has been launched with support …

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[Update: Apps now available] Daydream update rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, says Google

After Verizon and T-Mobile’s recent goofup saying that their updates for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were introducing Daydream support when they actually weren’t, Google is now officially saying that an update with Daydream support is rolling out to Samsung’s latest flagships. This can be taken as the final word that Daydream support is actually arriving, unless Google is just …

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July 2017 security patch being rolled out to Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung has started rolling out the June 2017 Android security patch to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in a few markets, including Germany, Turkey, the UK, and the UAE. The update is available for the unlocked variants of the device, and should be rolled out to other countries soon. Apart from the latest Android security patch, the update …

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Bixby Voice release date for US possibly leaked

Samsung has made Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners in the United States wait for a very long time to get access to Bixby Voice. When it unveiled the new flagship in March this year, the company boasted that its new voice assistant can enable users to do everything that they can do by tapping on the display with just …

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