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Samsung Ships Sprint Galaxy S9s With Verizon SIMs

6 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Imagine the anticipation of buying a brand new phone that you've waited for a week to arrive and you can't wait to use it, only that you can't because for some reason, you've been shipped the wrong SIM card. Turns out that's exactly what some Samsung Galaxy S9 customers are experiencing. According to a bunch of user reports , some Samsung customers who ordered the Sprint Galaxy S9 are being shipped handsets with a Verizon SIM instead. This wouldn't be such a big deal if Samsung handled it better because according to various users on Reddit , it appears that Samsung is backed up and...
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Hide the Navigation & Status Bars on Your Galaxy S9 - No Root Needed

Hide the Navigation & Status Bars on Your Galaxy S9 - No Root Needed

6 monthes ago   |   By Wonder How To

Putting your Galaxy S9 in Immersive Mode lets you truly enjoy the gorgeous display that Samsung is so famous for. You can't have it set on at all times, however, so you'll still have to deal with the status and navigation bars that cut the phone's aspect ratio down to that of a standard phone. But if you're willing to dig a little deeper, there are ways to go full Immersive Mode on your S9 for good.
The good news is the S9 and S9+ now let you hide the navigation bar by double-tapping the tiny circular button on the left side of the navigation bar, giving you more screen space to enjoy...
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The Galaxy S9's 'Adapt Sound' Feature Makes Your AKG Earbuds Sound Even Better

The Galaxy S9's 'Adapt Sound' Feature Makes Your AKG Earbuds Sound Even Better

6 monthes ago   |   By Wonder How To

The Galaxy S9 is an audio powerhouse. It has the first set of stereo speakers on a Samsung flagship, and it even comes standard with a set of AKG-tuned earbuds that would normally cost $99. But if you want to further enhance your audio experience, there's a feature that will customize audio output to your own specific hearing.
The feature, aptly called Adapt Sound, is hidden deep within the settings menu on your S9 or S9+, but will make a world of difference in audio quality once enabled. As its name implies, Adapt Sound will fine tune your S9's audio and customize it to perfectly match...
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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are getting Android Oreo updates

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are getting Android Oreo updates

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

If you own a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, we're glad to inform you that your smartphone is being officially updated to Android Oreo! Verizon Wireless is rolling out the updates starting today, March 15, but some users might have to wait a few days before getting it.
The updates bring Android Oreo 8.0 to the Galaxy S8 series, although users will probably not be too sad about this - after all, Verizon is the very first US carrier to deliver Oreo to its Galaxy S8 and S8+. The updates for both the S8 and S8+ unsurprisingly include the Samsung ...
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Phone Comparisons: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Phone Comparisons: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Introduction
Do we have a good one for you today - we are comparing the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus versus its predecessor, the Galaxy S8 Plus , in an attempt to see exactly where Samsung made changes and if those changes are enough to warrant S8 Plus owners to upgrade to the S9 Plus. Obviously, the Galaxy S9 Plus is going to be superior in many ways to the Galaxy S8 Plus - Samsung is always trying to innovate and improve on each model year. Let's first take a look at what these two devices share in common and then we will take a closer look at each model to discover their differences.
The...
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Samsung's S9 and S9 Plus are out today and already discounted in Australia

Samsung's S9 and S9 Plus are out today and already discounted in Australia

6 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Today marks the release of the latest in the Samsung Galaxy line, with the South Korean company's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus succeeding the throne of last year's successful Galaxy S8 line. If you didn't happen to pre-order your new Galaxy S9 and you're interested in Australian stock at a discount, you're in luck. This eBay store has a few of each model in stock - just be sure to enter the code PRINT at checkout.
Galaxy S9 64GB for $1,054
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Galaxy S9 256GB for $1,186...
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Galaxy S8 Oreo Update Rolling Out in US

Galaxy S8 Oreo Update Rolling Out in US

6 monthes ago   |   By Wonder How To

In a huge surprise, Verizon is the first US carrier to push out the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Android Oreo update. The update has been available in international markets for some time now, but this is the first report of a rollout in the United States. We've already ran down all the new features available in Android Oreo, so check out our full coverage if you're interested in those.
Several readers over at Droid Life reported that the Galaxy S8 Oreo update hit their device earlier today. It is a bit strange since many others have stated they have no updates available. This could very well be...
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Samsung offers Galaxy S9 deals via its Shop app, including a Verizon BOGO deal

Samsung offers Galaxy S9 deals via its Shop app, including a Verizon BOGO deal

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have already started shipping in the US, but their actual release date is tomorrow, March 16, when the two phones will be widely available online and in stores across the US. If you're not yet sure you want to buy a Galaxy S9 or S9+, perhaps one of Samsung's deals will convince you.
First of all, we have to mention that said deals are available only via the official Shop Samsung app. With that out of the way, the first deal is really attractive, but only for Verizon users.
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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ starting to pick up Android Oreo in the US, starting w/ Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ starting to pick up Android Oreo in the US, starting w/ Verizon

6 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Samsung kicked off its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 internationally earlier this year , but it gave no word on when that update would land in the United States. Now, out of nowhere, the update is starting to roll out...
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Samsung Galaxy A6 And Galaxy A6 Plus Spotted On Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy A6 And Galaxy A6 Plus Spotted On Geekbench

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Samsung is apparently gearing up to add new members to its Galaxy A series, as two unannounced handsets believed to be the Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy S6 Plus were just spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking database. So far, Samsung has left a gap between the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A7 smartphones, but the Galaxy A6 series should fit somewhere in between. The benchmark listings reveal the core specifications for each handset and it looks like they will come in the upper-mid-range segment of the smartphone market, as expected from a Galaxy A-series device.
The Geekbench listings are for two...
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Apple iPhone XS Max estimated production costs revealed

Apple iPhone XS Max estimated production costs revealed

At $1,099 for the base model and an eye-watering $1,499 for the range-topping 512GB variant, the iPhone XS Max is Apple's most expensive iPhone ever. And today, in new... Read more ...

Budget-friendly LG K30 lands at Boost Mobile for $150

Budget-friendly LG K30 lands at Boost Mobile for $150

T-Mobile and Amazon are already selling the LG K30 in the United States, so it's no surprise that Sprint has decided to offer the affordable smartphone through its prepaid... Read more ...

Future update will allow Android 9 users to quietly raise a phone's ringtone...

Future update will allow Android 9 users to quietly raise a phone's ringtone volume

A change made to the OS in Android 9 Pie, while not widely known, makes raising the ringtone volume a noisy affair. Previously, the default setting for the volume controls on... Read more ...

IPhone XS Max costs Apple $443 to make as it cuts ‘some' 3D Touch parts...

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Monster Hunter: Stories lands on Android and iOS devices

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing modem secrets and passing them to Intel...

Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing modem secrets and passing them to Intel for new iPhone chips

Qualcomm is back with another claim in the complex Apple vs. Qualcomm battle , as the latter has accused Apple of stealing “vast swaths” of its confidential information and... Read more ...

Pixel 3's Camera App Likely To Feature Greater Google Lens Integration

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I n short: It's now expected the Camera app shipped with the upcoming Google Pixel 3 smartphones will feature a more integrated version of Google Lens. Thereby, decreasing the... Read more ...

TechInsights Publishes Apple A12 Die Shot: Our Take

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Huawei job listings hint at big plans for the US market, despite problems

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IPhone XS and XS Max battery life lower than leading Android phones

IPhone XS and XS Max battery life lower than leading Android phones

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