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AT&T announced today that it has begun rolling out its 5G Evolution service, offering select phones in select areas faster-than-4G service even if it's not teeechnically 5G. Starting out in Austin, TX, users with a Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus can now participate in the 5G Evolution program, allowing them to enjoy speeds the telecoms giant claims are twice as fast as its current 4G LTE service. Though true 5G connectivity is fast approaching , the catch here is the gigabit-speed wireless standard is still in development, with AT&T in particular currently working on setting up the infrastructure to bring true 5G service to the US. AT&T is also neck-and-neck with Verizon in the race to bring 5G to the country, with Verizon announcing tests for its newly built network just a couple months ago. 5Genuine? As for 5G Evolution, it's unclear if the program will give way to 5G once the standard is achieved nationwide, or if the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will still be supported when that moment comes.
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That said, the Tag Heuer is not a comfortable device to wear while working out. Its larger design doesnt feel light enough to wear when running as it can sit heavy on your wrist and you wont be as comfortable as when youre wearing the Samsung Gear S3 or a Huawei Watch 2 for working out. If you do want to take your Tag Heuer out running, theres GPS here to track where youre going. The company hasnt included a heart rate monitor on the watch though and considering a lot of other Android Wear alternatives include this its a big missing feature Tag should have bundled in. Compatibility and apps Will work with most modern smartphones Offers every app available on Android Wear 2.0 If youve got a modern smartphone, its likely the Connected Modular 45 will pair with your device. All Android devices running Android 4.
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Of course you can get other colour options which are not quite so extreme and feature metallic trim that’s a bit more visible. Here the detail of the visual design is a bit more apparent. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Display Samsung has been playing the long game as far as display technology is concerned. It started investing heavily in OLED while everyone else was saying it was too complicated or expensive, even though many could see it would outclass LCD if done properly. The firm also started developing flexible OLED way ahead of everyone else and is now starting to reap the benefits of that as a market leader. Rivals such as Apple are now looking to source flexible OLED from Samsung's factories. Samsung’s history with OLED hasnt always been smooth, there have been some tough learning experiences - early on the firm’s screens came under flak for some instances of poor colour calibration and pixelation due to earlier PenTile technology.
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Of course you can get other colour options which are not quite so extreme and feature metallic trim that’s a bit more visible. Here the detail of the visual design is a bit more apparent. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Display Samsung has been playing the long game as far as display technology is concerned. It started investing heavily in OLED while everyone else was saying it was too complicated or expensive, even though many could see it would outclass LCD if done properly. The firm also started developing flexible OLED way ahead of everyone else and is now starting to reap the benefits of that as a market leader. Rivals such as Apple are now looking to source flexible OLED from Samsung's factories. Samsung’s history with OLED hasnt always been smooth, there have been some tough learning experiences - early on the firm’s screens came under flak for some instances of poor colour calibration and pixelation due to earlier PenTile technology.
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Of course you can get other colour options which are not quite so extreme and feature metallic trim that’s a bit more visible. Here the detail of the visual design is a bit more apparent. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Display Samsung has been playing the long game as far as display technology is concerned. It started investing heavily in OLED while everyone else was saying it was too complicated or expensive, even though many could see it would outclass LCD if done properly. The firm also started developing flexible OLED way ahead of everyone else and is now starting to reap the benefits of that as a market leader. Rivals such as Apple are now looking to source flexible OLED from Samsung's factories. Samsung’s history with OLED hasnt always been smooth, there have been some tough learning experiences - early on the firm’s screens came under flak for some instances of poor colour calibration and pixelation due to earlier PenTile technology.
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Though the new Galaxy phones have their own issues including launching without Bixby Voice support and a red-tinted screen problem Samsung appears to be on its way to rebounding after the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch . After Note 7s started catching fire , Samsung issued two recalls and eventually halted production and sales of the explosion-prone phone. After several public apologies and outlining a new battery safety review process , Samsung is turning to the S8 and S8 Plus to regain some of its luster as top Android phone maker. So far, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launch have put Samsung back on that path, but time, as always, will tell. Everything we know about the iPhone 8
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Though the new Galaxy phones have their own issues including launching without Bixby Voice support and a red-tinted screen problem Samsung appears to be on its way to rebounding after the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch . After Note 7s started catching fire , Samsung issued two recalls and eventually halted production and sales of the explosion-prone phone. After several public apologies and outlining a new battery safety review process , Samsung is turning to the S8 and S8 Plus to regain some of its luster as top Android phone maker. So far, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launch have put Samsung back on that path, but time, as always, will tell. Everything we know about the iPhone 8
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We aim to push the boundaries of what's possible in the name of a better, smarter, more exciting experience for our consumers." The Galaxy S8 shares many features that could potentially be coming in Apple's 2017 OLED iPhone , including an edge-to-edge OLED display, iris scanning, a rear fingerprint scanner , facial recognition, IP68 water resistance, and camera improvements, though it does not feature a dual-lens setup as the iPhone 8 will. Samsung's smartphone is, however, launching without one of its key features -- support for Bixby, Samsung's new virtual assistant built on Viv technology acquired from the original developers behind Siri . Bixby's English-language launch has been delayed due to performance issues, leaving one of the buttons on the Galaxy S8 non-functional. Despite the missing functionality, the S8 and S8+ have received largely positive reviews .
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Of course you can get other colour options which are not quite so extreme and feature metallic trim that’s a bit more visible. Here the detail of the visual design is a bit more apparent. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Display Samsung has been playing the long game as far as display technology is concerned. It started investing heavily in OLED while everyone else was saying it was too complicated or expensive, even though many could see it would outclass LCD if done properly. The firm also started developing flexible OLED way ahead of everyone else and is now starting to reap the benefits of that as a market leader. Rivals such as Apple are now looking to source flexible OLED from Samsung's factories. Samsung’s history with OLED hasnt always been smooth, there have been some tough learning experiences - early on the firm’s screens came under flak for some instances of poor colour calibration and pixelation due to earlier PenTile technology.
Android Police
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Samsung announced the Bixby assistant several weeks ahead of the Galaxy S8 launch. We were told at the time this feature would let you control apps by voice and get contextual information. It doesn't do any of that at launch, though. Naturally, people want to remap the Bixby button, and that's still possible despite Samsung's attempts to block it . However, the remapping apps are pretty hacky. Bixby remapping apps are sprouting from the Play Store like weeds in an untended flowerbed, and they all seem to have positive reviews. Read More You can still remap the Galaxy S8's Bixby button, but it's a messy hack was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Daum ) Samsung's newest Android flagship, the Galaxy S8 , launched last week. As the device trickled out to users, some customers complained about a "red tint" to the screen. It was most noticeable on a white screen, but basically, the whole colour balance of the display was off. Now, just a weekend later, Samsung says it will issue a software patch to fix the red-tint complaints. The Galaxy S8's existing white balance controls. The red tint isn't a universal issue (Ars' review unit is fine, though it was probably hand-picked), but judging from side-by-side pictures online, it does seem like some Galaxy S8 screens are redder than others. The advice for any day-one defect like this is usually "return it," but Samsung says it will be able to fix the problem via software. The Galaxy S8 already has a "Colour Balance" setting that lets you adjust the red, green, and blue values of the display, and in a statement e-mailed to the Wall Street Journal , Samsung said the update would add "a further enhanced ability to adjust the colour setting to their preference.
Mashable
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Today in answers to questions you probably did not have: If you stick a Galaxy S8 in a Unicorn Frappuccino and drop it from 100 feet, it will survive. We now know this, thanks to YouTube's GizmoSlip channel. In this clip, two dudes submerge Samsung's latest phone in the drink du jour and drop it to the ground. And though the unicorn frappe meets a glittering death, the S8? It's fine, if a little slimy. Thanks, internet. Read more... More about Viral Videos , Starbucks , Watercooler , and Watercooler
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Not content with dominating the TV world, Samsung now seems to have its sights set on becoming the number one brand for home entertainment audio, too. To bolster its claim to the audio kingdom its nabbed talent from a range of the hi-fi worlds biggest players, built a new, no-expense-spared audio laboratory in California, and got busy establishing close working relationships with key audio luminaries such as Dolby. All this effort has already delivered outstanding results in the shape of both the HW-K850 and, especially, HW-K950 Dolby Atmos soundbars , as well as a range of ground-breaking multi-room wireless speakers. Now, though, in the shape of the MS650, Samsung might just have come up with its most remarkable audio product yet. Design This is one attractive soundbar. Its no-nonsense rectangular sculpting is suitably serious, yet the brushed finish on the top and industrial-style grille over the speakers look lovely in their own right and harmonize together beautifully.
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Samsung's Frame TVs will be sold in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes Initial reviews of Samsungs QLED TVS such as the 65-inch Samsung QE65Q9FAM/QN65Q9FAM are positive, though Zollers presentation at the event was followed by data from GfK that suggested that OLED TVs are doing well compared to these big screen LCDTVs. Up until now the industry has been driven by bigger TVs, but something very interesting is happening, said Paul Gray, Principal Analyst at IHS Technology. OLED TV prices are the same as a premium LCD TV thats 10 inches bigger its becoming a compelling option to go for an OLED rather than a bigger LCD. For instance, said Gray, 65-inch OLED TVs out-sell 75-inch LCD TVs despite prices being the same. OLED tech is being embraced every TV brand bar Samsung in 2017.
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Samsung's Frame TVs will be sold in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes Initial reviews of Samsungs QLED TVS such as the 65-inch Samsung QE65Q9FAM/QN65Q9FAM are positive, though Zollers presentation at the event was followed by data from GfK that suggested that OLED TVs are doing well compared to these big screen LCDTVs. Up until now the industry has been driven by bigger TVs, but something very interesting is happening, said Paul Gray, Principal Analyst at IHS Technology. OLED TV prices are the same as a premium LCD TV thats 10 inches bigger its becoming a compelling option to go for an OLED rather than a bigger LCD. For instance, said Gray, 65-inch OLED TVs out-sell 75-inch LCD TVs despite prices being the same. OLED tech is being embraced every TV brand bar Samsung in 2017.
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In an odd move, Samsung has stuck to the same 12-megapixel rear snapper complete with f/1.7 aperture, dual-pixel phase-detect autofocus and optical image stabilisation. The ‘if it aint broke, dont fix it’ mantra rings true here. There's one teensy difference that sets it slightly ahead of its predecessor, though. Chipset improvements have seen an interesting new feature brought to light, in the form of multi-shot image processing. Every time you press the shutter button, the camera captures three frames, merging them together to form the sharpest image possible. READ NEXT: Best phone camera 2017 In terms of quality, there is a difference. In good light outdoors, noise handling sees as a slight improvement, there's a tiny bit of extra contrast at the pixel level resulting in crisper-looking shots, and a refinement in colour reproduction. You have to look pretty hard to see the differences, though.
Android Police
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Today is the big day for Samsungthe Galaxy S8 is officially launching after being leaked and speculated about for months. The Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are available at all major carriers and from various electronics retailers. They'll set you back a pretty penny, though. Before you run out and drop hundreds of dollars on your shiny new Samsung phone, take a peek at the AP review of the S8 and S8 Plus. Read More The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus officially launch today was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
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Without a doubt, Google offers better value for money with the Pixel, but buyers will have to determine whether the lower price is worth sacrificing what makes the Samsung Galaxy S8 great. Do you go for a bolder design or a safer bet? We wouldnt blame you for going with the Pixel, though many smartphone enthusiasts wont be able to resist the modern design of the S8. This time, it's definitely a point to the Pixel. Google Pixel vs. Galaxy S8: Operating System Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel run on Android 7 Nougat. Samsung's device, though, comes with its standard selection of first-party software. Some might see this as clutter; others may welcome it. The new Bixby AI even has a dedicated button, a big deal considering the Samsung’s S8’s minimal design. This might seem a little like overkill considering the device still offers the standard "OK Google", but Samsung does like to push its software.
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Samsung DeX Desktop PC Station for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus - Black £129.99 Buy now Why buy a Samsung DeX? With the DeX, Samsung is trying to improve productivity by letting users work anywhere. Apps like Office and Google Drive are available on mobiles, but some things are easier when you have a keyboard and mouse to hand. Whether it’s formatting long emails, writing reports or preparing presentations, even larger smartphones screens dont always feel big enough. How does Samsung DeX work? The DeX is a simple device to behold, and Samsung appears to be opting for a pretty simple set of functions to manage it. A DeX has an ethernet port, HDMI port, USB Type-C and USB 2.0 ports. An HDMI option can be used to charge the device, though that is sold separately, yes that means Samsung want even more of your hard-earned cash. See related Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Simply the best phone your money can buy This is the definitive Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (but you can’t have it) Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus best deals in the UK: Pre-order Samsung’s new flagship with these hot deals Samsung’s DeX works as a Virtual Windows machine via VDI(Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solutions such as Citrix Receiver, VMware Horizon Client and Amazon WorkSpaces.
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Support is good, but these apps feel like they add fun side-functionality rather than core productivity services. Although Google Home has more potential in this area, at the moment the two smart speakers are more or less equal. Smart Home On a more practical note, Amazon has recently taken an interest in smart home device manufacturers too, creating partnerships with Samsung to integrate SmartThings control into the Echo, and with Philips's Hue lighting system. Though it's not like Google, owner of Nest, is hurting in the home automation department. Google Nest, for obvious reasons, is also integrated into Home's functionality. Devices such as Philips Hue can also be controllable by both smart speakers, where theres no clear winner in terms of smart home functionality. Multiple Users Both smart speakers support multiple users, which is important if you don't want to be subjected to your other half's calendar when you ask your speaker what you're up to today.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has only just hit the market and already there have been complaints about it, with numerous users taking to forums to report a red tint to their screens. Fortunately, Samsung is already promising a fix, though doesnt seem to be admitting that theres actually any problem with the phones. Speaking to The Korea Herald , a Samsung spokesperson said: Because there are some complaints about the red-tinted screens, we decided to upgrade the software next week for all Galaxy S8 clients, and that an additional update to make color revisions more minutely will be rolled out at the end of April. Yet the spokesperson added that: We will upgrade the software because of some dissatisfied customers although there is no problem in the phone itself. Credit: konanzzang/Instagram A simple solution Which makes it sound as though Samsung is reluctant to admit any kind of fault, but at least this looks to be a much more minor and more easily fixed problem than the issues faced by the now infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 .
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Of course you can get other colour options which are not quite so extreme and feature metallic trim that’s a bit more visible. Here the detail of the visual design is a bit more apparent. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Display Samsung has been playing the long game as far as display technology is concerned. It started investing heavily in OLED while everyone else was saying it was too complicated or expensive, even though many could see it would outclass LCD if done properly. The firm also started developing flexible OLED way ahead of everyone else and is now starting to reap the benefits of that as a market leader. Rivals such as Apple are now looking to source flexible OLED from Samsung's factories. Samsung’s history with OLED hasnt always been smooth, there have been some tough learning experiences - early on the firm’s screens came under flak for some instances of poor colour calibration and pixelation due to earlier PenTile technology.
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(Thats without mentioning that they only cost $25.) The best perks found about these AKG earbuds are the comfort and sound isolation. I actually feel like Im wearing headphones that were made for me. Whether used during a quick vacuum of the apartment or for a full day at work, they do good to keep the music in and the world out. Remember the days? Will this influence Apple? It should. However, its more likely that, if Apple changes protocol at all, it will include AirPods in with the Phone 8. Not to drop my point that Apple needs to step up the audio quality of its EarPods, but if it can add its wireless headphones inside the box this year, thatd be a great value for people in Apples ecosystem. Though, it seems like days where Apple made its own high-fidelity earbuds are long gone. Heres our review of them from way back in 2009.