Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories August 2

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+: Android 7.1 Nougat update coming soon

Samsung’s Galaxy S8/S8+ are two of the most notable smartphones of the year, but one thing that they’ve been lacking ever since their release is the latest version of Android. Thanks to an update from Vodafone Australia, it looks like the Android 7.1 update is right around the corner.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 31

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Earlier this month T-Mobile slipped and accidentally included Daydream VR compatibility in its changelog after rolling out an update to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. While the update most likely did bring Daydream to the handsets, it was not enabled for use until today…

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Former Google senior vice president of Social, Vic Gundotra, has said that Android phones are literally years behind the iPhone when it comes to photography – and it’s Android’s fault.

Gundotra started by praising the quality of the iPhone 7 Plus camera in a Facebook post.

The end of the DSLR for most people has already arrived. I left my professional camera at home and took these shots at dinner with my iPhone 7 using computational photography (portrait mode as Apple calls it). Hard not to call these results (in a restaurant, taken on a mobile phone with no flash) stunning. Great job Apple.

But he went further …

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 28

GOOG: 941.53

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Unlocked models of the Galaxy S8/S8+ receiving July 2017 security patch

Over the years, Samsung’s established a less-than-stellar track record when it comes to software updates due to heavy, custom skins. Thankfully this hasn’t effected Android security patches in the same manner. Starting today, unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the United States are receiving the July 2017 security patch.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 27

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Cases aren’t for everyone. While protecting your investment is important, many just don’t want to lose the thin profile their phone has out of the box. With recent phone designs, though, scratches are incredibly easy. That’s where Peel cases come in. These ultra-thin cases protect from scratches without adding any bulk.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 25

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Daydream VR lands on the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ in latest update

Google has plans for a ton of new Daydream VR-ready smartphones through the end of this year, and that’s starting with a previous announcement. Following the reveal back at I/O 2017, Samsung is finally starting to roll out Daydream support for the Galaxy S8 family, starting with the Verizon variant.

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