Samsung Possibly Testing Android Go Smartphone For Select Markets

Samsung Possibly Testing Android Go Smartphone For Select Markets


Google announced Android Go last year. It’s an iteration of the company’s mobile operating system that’s meant for low-end devices with less than 1GB of RAM. The operating system and accompanying lightweight apps are optimized for low-end devices to provide a good user experience. ZTE was among the first companies to launch an Android Go smartphone and it appears that Samsung might have one in the pipeline as well.

Samsung wasn’t a part of Google’s Android One program and while it’s yet to confirm if it will be launching an Android Go smartphone, word on the street is that the company does have one in the pipeline.

Samsung Developing Android 8.0 Oreo For Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung Developing Android 8.0 Oreo For Galaxy A8 (2018)


Samsung launched its new premium mid-range handset the Galaxy A8 (2018) earlier this year. Even though the handset was launched after Oreo had already been released, Samsung shipped it with Nougat out of the box. The company has since released Oreo for devices like the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 but it’s going to be a while before many of its other compatible devices get it. Those who own a Galaxy A8 (2018) can at least find solace in the fact that Samsung has now started developing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for this handset.

According to a new report, Samsung has started developing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy A8 (2018). That’s good news but there’s a catch. What this means is that Samsung has only just started developing Oreo for this handset which means that it’s going to take a couple of months before the Galaxy A8 (2018) gets Oreo.

T-mobile Halts Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo Rollout

T-Mobile Halts Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo Rollout

Earlier this year it was announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update would be rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 handsets. However it seems that if you're a T-Mobile customer with a Note 8 device, it appears that the carrier has halted the rollout of the update without really saying why.

However as noted on T-mobile's support page, the update was originally halted on the 3rd of April which was about 3 weeks ago. We're not sure why the update's rollout hasn't been resumed since, but for now the status is still that it is temporarily unavailable. No mention of what could have caused the update to be paused only 2 days after its initial rollout, so we guess users will just need to exercise a bit of patience until then.

Samsung Releases Android 8.0 Oreo For Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Releases Android 8.0 Oreo For Galaxy A5 (2017)


There are still many Samsung devices that have yet to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo and it appears that the company is now rolling out said update for a mid-range device. Multiple reports have surfaced online confirming that the rollout has begun for the Galaxy A5 (2017). Samsung appears to have started the Galaxy A5 (2017) Android 8.0 Oreo release in Russia. As expected, it’s a hefty update, coming in at more than 1GB as it brings a major Android platform upgrade as well as updates for Samsung’s own software as well.

It’s about time that Samsung updated the premium mid-range handsets from last year so it’s likely that we’ll see the rollout being expanded to other devices in this series in the not too distant future.

Samsung Is Also Using Sony's Camera Sensor For Galaxy S9

Samsung Is Also Using Sony's Camera Sensor For Galaxy S9


While Samsung develops its own camera sensors, it does source them from other sensor suppliers such as Sony too, particularly for flagship devices. The company created a new camera sensor for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ which brings features such as slow-motion video recording at 960fps and a variable aperture. It turns out that Samsung is not completely relying on camera sensors from its semiconductor division, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ shipping in some markets feature a sensor made by Sony.

This has been revealed in a camera teardown of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ conducted by TechInsights. The teardown has revealed that Samsung is internally sourcing the S5K2L3 sensor for the Galaxy S9 and the IMX345 sensor from Sony. The latter is similar to Sony’s IMX400 sensor that it introduced with the Xperia XZs, the first handset to offer slow-motion video recording at 960fps.

Samsung To Kill Off Its 'movie Maker' App After Android P Update

Samsung To Kill Off Its 'Movie Maker' App After Android P Update

Our mobile phones are essentially computers that we can put in our pockets. They allow us to surf the web, play games, chat with our friends, edit photos, and edit videos. When it comes to video editing apps, there are quite a few to choose from, like Samsung's Movie Maker app. However it looks like Samsung will be killing off the app.

According to reports, it looks like following the update to Android P, it seems that Samsung will be killing it off. This is according to messages that users are receiving when the app is launched in which Samsung states that the app will no longer be available after Android P has been released.

Samsung Resumes Android 8.0 Oreo Update For Galaxy S8, S8+

Samsung Resumes Android 8.0 Oreo Update For Galaxy S8, S8+

Earlier this month and to the delight of many users, Samsung finally released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This was following months of beta testing, so like we said, many users were probably pleased by this, but for some reason a week later, Samsung halted the rollout of the update.

Samsung later confirmed the halt of the update's rollout, which was apparently due to a "major problem" with the software, but declined to elaborate. However the good news is that according to a report from SamMobile, it looks like the update has resumed as Samsung has started pushing it out to Galaxy S8 and S8+ users OTA.

Android Oreo Update For Samsung Galaxy S8 Now Rolling Out

Android Oreo Update For Samsung Galaxy S8 Now Rolling Out

As you might have heard, Samsung has concluded the beta testing of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8, which means that we should be pretty close to an official release. The good news is that it looks like we didn't have to wait too long because the Oreo update is now rolling out to Galaxy S8 users.

However as noted by SamMobile, it seems that the update's rollout has begun in Germany first and is rolling out to those who participated in the beta test. This means that if you're not in Germany and did not take part in the beta, then you might have to wait a bit. However the wait shouldn't be long as it is expected to begin releasing to non-beta testers after 24 hours.

Kddi And Samsung Break Track Record In High-speed 5g Mobility Test

KDDI and Samsung Break Track Record in High-Speed 5G Mobility Test - FareastgizmosKDDI and Samsung today announced the completion of a comprehensive set of 5G tests which demonstrate the viability and performance of 5G millimeter wave mobility solutions at speeds over 190km per hour which is the fastest record in the world. In addition, KDDI and Samsung also demonstrated a successful handover scenario, with Samsung's 5G device attaching to the 5G base station as it approached the service area, and successfully being handed over to the target cell at a speed of 192km per hour (GPS speed).

The demonstration, which took place at Everland SPEEDWAY in Korea, involved a battery of individual tests to examine the performance of Samsung's end-to-end 5G mmWave technology. Specifically, as a vehicle accelerated from 0 to 205km per hour on the race track between multiple 5G base stations, the test measured and evaluated a variety of metrics, including handover interruption time, uplink and downlink throughput stability, and latency stability (or "jitter").
In February of this year, Samsung and KDDI successfully demonstrated 5G handover capability in an urban city environment at speeds of up to 60km/h on public roads. Both companies are in discussion with 5G trials for multiple 5G service cases. The successful results highlight the potential and capability of 5G to support a wide variety of future service scenarios.
One of the most exciting prospects of 5G technology is the potential for new and highly specialized service scenarios that go beyond traditional smart device connectivity. 5G's ability to deliver on this promise is directly tied to its ability to meet the unique performance needs of a wide number of increasingly-connected industries, from Smart City IoT to Connected Cars and more.

Video : Sony Vs. Samsung Hd Tvs -- Detail Test

VIDEO : Sony vs. Samsung HD TVs -- Detail TestHere, we compare the photo detail performance of a Sony and a Samsung HD TV. This demo is shot live, and is not simulated in any way. We believe you will see for yourself that Sony does a better job of accurately reproducing image detail. You can download these demo files and try this comparison for yourself.