Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories November 10, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S8 series officially loses support w/ Active model dropped from update schedule

Second only to Google, Samsung offers one of the best policies for Android updates in the business today, but all good things come to an end eventually. Four years after its debut, the Galaxy S8 series is officially done, with Samsung pulling update support from the Galaxy S8 Active this week.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories September 12, 2019

Android Pie now rolling out to the T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active

After an extended wait, the T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active is now receiving the Android Pie update.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories January 5, 2019

Some Android phones on AT&T are being updated with ‘5G E’ icon in place of 4G LTE

5G is a huge buzzword going into 2019, and AT&T is pulling out the big guns as of late. In December, AT&T confirmed that it would be replacing the 4G LTE icon on its Android phones with a misleading 5G E icon, and this week, that’s exactly what is happening.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories November 7, 2017

Samsung’s Active series of smartphones have primarily been exclusive to AT&T since its debut. Now, after a few generations, that’s changing, as the company has announced that the ultra-rugged Galaxy S8 Active will be making its way to T-Mobile and Sprint later this month…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories September 28, 2017

Before the water and dust resistant smartphone trend started, Samsung partnered with AT&T to introduce a ruggedized variant of the Galaxy S4. It was branded as ‘Active’ and we’ve seen a new model released every year following the release of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line.

Since its initial appearance in 2013, though, it has primarily been exclusive to AT&T in the US (minus Sprint carrying the S5 variant back in the day). According to a new report, however, this may soon be changing…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories September 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, Active and Note 8: How to disable the Bixby button

Since its launch, users have been asking Samsung for a way to either disable to remap the physical Bixby button. Although the company has gone out of its way to block third-party applications that did remap the button, Samsung did recently push out an update that allows users to disable the physical Bixby button (to an extent)…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories August 7, 2017

After its fair share of leaks over the past few weeks, Samsung has today officially revealed the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. The rugged Android smartphone brings a lot of what the standard S8 brings in a more durable frame, but only if you happen to be a customer of AT&T.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories August 2, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: New rugged phone unsurprisingly confirmed in an AT&T promotion

We’re expecting Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active to be announced any day now, and thanks to XDA‘s sighting of a new promotion that AT&T is touting, the carrier has (accidentally and unsurprisingly) confirmed the existence of the upcoming rugged phone.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories July 29, 2017

Galaxy S8 Active press render gives us a high-res look at the upcoming rugged flagship

Even though Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is water resistant, the company is still working with AT&T on an Active variant as it has for the past few years. We already know basically everything about the device, but today we’re getting our first high-resolution look at the device.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories July 28, 2017

Every year, Samsung releases an, “Active” version of its Galaxy S flagship that’s more rugged and durable than its counterpart. Talk about this year’s Galaxy S8 Active has been relatively quiet, but thanks to some recently leaked images on Chinese site Weibo, we now know all of the specifications that the device will be outfitted with when it does eventually launch.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories July 23, 2017

It came as no surprise when a report came out stating that Samsung was once again working on an Active version of their flagship smartphone. Up to this point, though, there has only been a single small leak. Thanks to someone with the device in hand who did a Reddit AMA about it, we now know more about the Galaxy S8 Active and get to see images of the rugged handset…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories May 22, 2017

Two of the most important aspects of any smartphone are battery life and durability. For the past few years, Samsung has worked with AT&T to develop a variant of the company’s flagship that enhances both of these areas, and they seem to be doing the same with the new Galaxy S8 Active. Today, we’re getting our first look.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stories April 14, 2017

Samsung is working on the Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T, not that you should be surprised

There’s no doubt that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are impressive smartphones, but they aren’t perfect for everyone. The metal and glass design, regardless of the strength of the glass, is going to lead to some broken panels for some. However, it seems that users will still have a choice this year, as Samsung is apparently developing another “Active” version of the Galaxy S8.

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