Prologue: Samsung Galaxy i7500Before we dive into the Galaxy S series, we need to mention the Samsung Galaxy i7500, the company's first-ever Android phone (It shipped with Android 1.5 Cupcake). It debuted ten years ago in 2009, and at that point, the only other company making Android handsets was HTC, so it didn't really have a lot of competition. Though it had a 3.2-inch AMOLED display with a 320 by 480 resolution, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera (decent specs for its time), it had a pretty dull and uninspiring design. Just like a lot of other phones then, it even had physical navigation buttons, complete with Start Call and End Call keys. Oh, how times have changed.Samsung Galaxy SThe Samsung Galaxy S, introduced in 2010, was a lot more appealing. Gone was that array of physical keys; now it had just a single home button, along with a touch-sensitive menu button on the left and a back button on the right. It's a design motif that it (and a lot of other Android phones) would … [Read more...] about A look back at Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup
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Everyone, and we mean everyone, has some sort of established smartphone series. By this, we’re talking about the many distinguished smartphones series’ that have accumulated a potent lineage throughout the years. Names like Apple’s iPhone, the OnePlus series, and Samsung’s own Galaxy S smartphones all come to mind and have remained relevant – partly because they’ve been tuned to cater to the widest degree of people possible. However, if we’re to think of a series that defied the trends in order to etch out its own destiny, there’s one that comes to mind. And it was a big step up in every facet. We’re talking about none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note series, the phone series that popularized the notion of what it’s like to be a big phone – the kind that amasses attention due to its sheer size. Before its arrival back in 2011, companies, for the most part, were trying to make phones smaller, more compact. So, when … [Read more...] about A history of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series
The Galaxy S7 Oreo update has been taking its sweet time to make its way to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners, who have been getting more and more impatient as the months have gone by. Samsung released the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge a month ago in the UK, halted its rollout to fix a serious issue, then resumed soon after, but the company has been quite slow at expanding availability of the update to other regions. For those in Sweden and other Nordic countries, though, the wait is now coming to an end, a week after Samsung released Oreo for the Galaxy S7 in its home country.Galaxy S7 Oreo update rolling out in Nordic countriesWe have received tips from a couple of users who say the update is available in Sweden. Samsung usually releases major updates to countries in the Nordic region around the same time, and there’s no reason that won’t be the case this time around as well. Only the Galaxy S7 seems to be getting the update right now, but the Galaxy S7 edge … [Read more...] about [Update: Galaxy S7 edge, too] Galaxy S7 Oreo update rolling out in Nordic countries
At this point, Samsung has rolled out the Galaxy S7 Oreo update in most countries around the world. The company put Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners through a rather excruciating wait for what is supposed to be its last major upgrade. Perhaps that’s the reason Samsung took its time, wanting to make sure it doesn’t leave S7 and S7 edge users with a sour taste by letting problems slip through on the newer software. In any case, the delay has disappointed many, especially since Samsung didn’t take so long to release the last major update for the Galaxy S6.How’s the Galaxy S7 Oreo update working for you?But the Galaxy S7 Oreo update is now available for many, so here’s what we wanted to know: How are you liking Oreo on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge? Has the wait been worth it, or does the update not offer nearly as much as the time the company took to make it official? Are there bugs or issues you’ve faced, perhaps with performance or battery life, … [Read more...] about [Poll] How are you liking Oreo on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge?
Update (04/23/2018): Samsung Galaxy S7 owners may have to wait a little while longer their Android Oreo updates. According to Guncelmiyiz, which is a website run by Samsung Turkey, the OEM will release the update as an OTA on May 18 (via SamMobile). Last we heard, Samsung Canada announced that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge would begin receiving their Android Oreo updates this summer. The new proposed schedule would fit a May release, however it’s worth taking all of this with a pinch of salt until Samsung gives us an official confirmation.Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance running vanilla Oreo just last week, hinting that a release could be just around the corner. Verizon also jumped the gun with a recent firmware update that claimed to include Android 8.0 Ore0 but was instead a bunch of security patches. Original article: Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android update tracker page. This page covers all … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge update tracker (Update: Oreo could arrive in May)