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Galaxy S7 Active spotted at WiFi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo

2 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

2 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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Verizon unveils fourth city looking at 5G speeds this year, initial rollout...

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