Samsung has silently added support to showcase GIFs on its smartphones with Always on Display (AOD). Always On Display is a feature where the phone’s screen is off, except for the clock and notification icon. This features required an AMOLED panel, and it only works in the Samsung flagship series smartphones.
To get this feature working, you should have AOD application version 22.214.171.124. If you are running on the latest version, then select ‘set always on display image’ and select a GIF. However, note that the app can only rear GIF formatted pictures, not .webp. Similarly, if the GIF is too long, the app will recommend it to trim down to a specific time [...]
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India for a starting price of Rs 57,900. Concurrently, the company also started updating its already existing devices with Android 8 Oreo. The update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ was recently made available. Similarly, the company has now rolled out the same for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Samsung Experience UI 9.0.
Recently, the Galaxy Note 8 devices in France started receiving Android 8 Oreo update and now Indian units have started to receive the update. The update includes security update for the month of March. The Android 8 Oreo update brings in some new features to the device with Samsung Experience UI 9.0. This update [...]
Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ in India on the 6th of March and the devices went on sale on 16th of March. And now, the company has started updating their existing devices to Android 8 Oreo operating system. As the update was available for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note8 has started receiving the software update based on Android 8 Oreo.
The update comes with the firmware version N950FXXU3CRC1, which includes security update for the month of March. The Android 8 Oreo update brings in some new features to the device with Samsung Experience UI 9.0. This update includes features like a customisable keyboard, new emojis, new stickers, and support for dual [...]
Android and iOS are the two mobile operating systems that run on most of the smartphones. They do share a bunch of features, yet, they are unique in their own terms. When it comes to OS adoption rate, iOS has an upper hand over Android. In fact, 71.3% of the iOS devices are running on latest iOS 11.2 and less than 1.5% of Android devices are running on Android 8 Oreo. This is not Google’s fault, as Android smartphone makers customise the OS according to their liking. Not only that, the hardware fragmentation also makes it tough to push timely software updates.
OEMs like Samsung and [...]
Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India for a starting price of Rs 57,900. The smartphone comes with a new dual aperture camera with the latest software update. The company has already updated the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones with Android 8 Oreo. However, the Galaxy Note8 is yet to receive Android 8 Oreo update, which was, in fact, is the newer model compared to the S8.
Samsung’s official Turkey website lists the upcoming devices that will receive Android 8 Oreo update. According to the website, the Galaxy Note8’s update is scheduled to go live on the 30th of March. Similarly, the website also lists few other devices, which will receive the Android [...]
Amazon is offering a limited-time price cut on various Samsung smartphones from the 5th to 8th of March. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is now available for Rs 59,900 instead of Rs 67,900 and the Samsung Galaxy A8+ is available for Rs 28,990 instead of Rs 32,990. Amazon will credit the cashback of Rs 8,000 for the Note8 buyers and Rs 4,000 for the Galaxy A8+ buyers via Amazon Pay balance.Note:
The offer is applicable for those, who make the payment via Amazon Pay. At the time of purchase, one has to make the complete payment, then Amazon will credit the cashback within 10 days.Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note8
A lot of smartphones nowadays boast of an ‘IP’ rating which indicates the phone’s ability to fight off water and dust damage. Here’s what an ‘IP’ rating mean-
IP- This stands for the International Protection marking, a standard drawn up by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
6- The first digit stands for its resistance to dust, but also general dirt and sand. For example, the Moto X4 earned a ‘6’ rating for “No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight).”
The second digit stands for the phone’s resistance to water
• 0 – No protection. • 1 [...]
2017 saw the rise of ‘bezel-less” smartphones which was ignited by the 2016 Xiaomi Mi Mix. In March 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 with a zero side bezels and thin forehead and chin was launched. The trickle down effect was noticeable as more and more smartphones came out with thin bezels. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 was launched in August as the successor to the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 with a design similar to the Galaxy S8 albeit, a more square-ish build which is iconic to the ‘Note’ series. After months of speculations and leaks, Apple launched the highly anticipated iPhone X on the 12th of September.
All the three smartphones have excellent [...]
All seems to be very well at the Samsung Mobile HQ’s after a very successful 2017. Samsung started the year with the highly successful Galaxy S8 smartphones and resurrected the Note series with the Galaxy Note8 which received record pre-orders in the US and South Korean market. 2017 succeeded the debacle of the global recalling of the Galaxy Note 7 due to serious battery issues. To overcome that psychological block and show how far Samsung’s new Note device has come, Samsung Spain decided to give away 200 Galaxy Note8 devices to unsuspecting passengers of a flight going from Madrid to A Coruna.
In the video, you can see passengers baffled in the beginning, but, [...]
The Google Pixel 2 was launched on October 4th as the marquee Pixel device for 2017. It strays away a little from the thick bezels that the Pixel 2 has but, still incorporates the front-firing speakers in relatively thinner bezels. Just like the Pixel 2, there is a tight integration with Google Assistant in Google’s attempt to harmonise AI, software and hardware. So, how does the bigger Google flagship stack up against the competition? let’s find out:Google Pixel 2 XL
The smartphone has a 6 inch 2880 x 1440 px POLED display which translates into an 18:9 aspect ratio. Protecting the display is Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Just like the Pixel 2, the device runs [...]
It is fair to say that Samsung has had a great 2017 when it comes to its flagship smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ released earlier in 2017 and the Samsung Galaxy Note8 broke pre-order records in the United States and South Korea. In India, the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note8 all released with Bixby but, without Bixby Voice. Samsung, however, during the India launch of the Galaxy Note8 announced that Bixby Voice for India will start rolling out from September 22.
For all the software and hardware prowess that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8 devices possess, one thing that still annoys consumers is a physical button on the left hand side of the phone, the [...]
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note8 in New York last month and looks all set to debut its new flagship in India on September 12. Samsung has reportedly sent out press invites for a September 12 event in New Delhi to showcase its next big innovation. The invite doesn’t specify the name of the device but it is almost certain that the Galaxy Note8 will be introduced for the Indian market at a price of Rs 74,999. The pre-registrations of the device have already started in India and the successor to the Galaxy Note7 seems like the best bet right now. The phone will be available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colours in India.
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 has a 6.3 inch 2960 x [...]