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Galaxy S7 Active spotted at WiFi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo

7 days 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

7 days 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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I want this foldable touchscreen MacBook tablet right now

I want this foldable touchscreen MacBook tablet right now

A report a few days ago said that Apple is working on a next-gen device that sounded very much like a MacBook with a touchscreen display and ARM processor. Project “Star” is... Read more ...

Motorola, Best Buy, B&H and Amazon start accepting pre-orders for the Moto...

Motorola, Best Buy, B&H and Amazon start accepting pre-orders for the Moto Z3 Play

Motorola has started taking pre-orders for the third-generation Moto Z3 Play. Those pre-ordering or purchasing the phone from Motorola between now and June 30th, receive a free... Read more ...

IOS 12: How to set up Screen Time as a parent on a child's iPhone or iPad

IOS 12: How to set up Screen Time as a parent on a child's iPhone or iPad

IOS 12 introduces Apple's new Screen Time platform to help users with spending their device time more deliberately. An important aspect of that is helping parents guide device... Read more ...

Sticker reactions are coming to WhatsApp for Android soon

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WhatsApp is working to bring new features to its Android app, but before they are released in the Google Play Store, some users can test them via the beta channel. Sticker... Read more ...

Microsoft brings Visual Search to smartphones - and it's a mixed bag

Microsoft brings Visual Search to smartphones - and it's a mixed bag

A keyboard isn't necessarily the fastest way to find cat pictures - or furniture, for that matter. Today, Microsoft's Bing launched a mobile version of its Visual Search tool... Read more ...

Google is being asked to ‘reconsider' Huawei relationship by US lawmakers

Google is being asked to ‘reconsider' Huawei relationship by US lawmakers

Chinese smartphone companies have been under a lot of scrutiny this year by the US government, and Huawei has seen massive blows to its plans in the States because of that... Read more ...

Twitter acquires tech firm Smyte to help it smite bullies, spammers and abusers

Twitter acquires tech firm Smyte to help it smite bullies, spammers and abusers

As Twitter subscribers know, navigating the app lately is like walking through a minefield-blindfolded. It also is full of mud-slinging bullies ready to pounce on those that... Read more ...

Motorola One Power allegedly leaks out in the flesh showing off notch...

Motorola One Power allegedly leaks out in the flesh showing off notch, fingerprint sensor

Motorola has a few standard lines of “Moto” branded smartphones, but for the past few weeks we've been hearing bits of information surrounding a new device called the “Motorola... Read more ...

Apple AirPower Wireless Charger Coming In September

Apple AirPower Wireless Charger Coming In September

Apple announced their AirPower Wireless Charger along with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 handsets last year, although the company revealed that it would not launch until 2018. The... Read more ...

AT&T's new streaming service "WatchTV" will be free to subscribers of two...

AT&T's new streaming service "WatchTV" will be free to subscribers of two new unlimited plans

Last weekend, in the aftermath of AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, the nation's second largest carrier announced that it will launch a new app called "WatchTV" that streams... Read more ...