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Galaxy S7 Active spotted at WiFi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo

11 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

According to records from the WiFi Alliance, the Android 8.0 Oreo update may soon arrive on the Galaxy S7 Active. As with most Android updates, it is a guessing game as to when the update will drop.
If we look to devices that have already received Oreo, we may be able to divine a rough time. The Galaxy S8, which received its WiFi certification in early January, started receiving Oreo in February. So, we could start seeing the update in mid-July. Of course, it could take a while for Samsung to push the update to carriers and then for carriers to ...
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Slow Galaxy S9 sales may lead to a drop in profits for Samsung, according to analysts

Slow Galaxy S9 sales may lead to a drop in profits for Samsung, according to analysts

11 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

For the past six fiscal quarters, Samsung has continued to grow its profits year-on-year thanks to strong growth in the semiconductor sector. However, if the latest predictions from industry analysts are correct, Samsung looks set to post a decline in Q2 of 2018, and it may all be down to slow smartphone sales.
According to analysts, Samsung's profits are expected to sit at $13.64 billion for the three-month period, representing a decline of 6%, while overall sales will also see a decline of 5% to $53.4 billion. This is due, in part, to slow Galaxy S9 sales that are seemingly lagging ...
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Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already...

Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already supporting Alexa

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Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 Just Launched in London

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Enlarge The Trump administration is working to ban Huawei products from the US market and ban US companies from supplying the Chinese company with software and components. The... Read more ...

Honor 20 Pro Preview

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Smaller Samsung smart speaker hits FCC before ‘Galaxy Home' actually goes on...

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New Samsung Galaxy Note10 Concepts Include Pesky Display Holes

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Even Huawei propagandists attacking Apple over Trump ban tweet from the iPhone

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