The core Samsung interface, along with Bixby, should make the cut. Everything else remains up in the air.
So the Galaxy S8 has its fancy Infinity Display and iris scanners, not to mention faster processors and other upgraded specs, but when it comes to the actual feature set, it's likely the year-old Galaxy S7 will be inheriting at least some of the tricks that make the GS8 such a desirable...
Today's update brings Android 7.1.1 and April security patches.
Wileyfox has begun its transition away from the now-defunct CyanogenOS with the first Android Nougat updates for its devices. An update rolling out today for the Wileyfox Swift 2X moves users to a new Android 7.1.1-based OS with the latest April 2017 security patches from Google.
Pre-orders more than five times that of the Galaxy S7, according to local media.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 went up for pre-order in South Korea over the weekend, where it's been met with a record-breaking reception. ZDNet reports that Koreans snapped up 550,000 Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones in the two-day period since pre-orders began, ahead of the phone's April 21 street date.
To put that number in...
Bixby will be fully functional in Germany around the time we're expecting the Galaxy Note 8.
The full feature set of Bixby, Samsung's AI assistant feature for the Galaxy S8, will only be available in U.S. English and Korean at launch, with other regions having to wait it out. And now we have a rough idea of just how long that might take.
The Galaxy S8 is a good deal more expensive than the LG G6. Here are five things that (sorta) justify the cost...
Samsung and LG's Android flagships, the G6 and Galaxy S8 are set to go head-to-head in the coming weeks, in what'll be one of the biggest Android rivalries of the year. This year, both manufacturers are targeting slightly different price points for their high-end offerings, with...
After years of chasing gimmicks, LG decides to just make a good phone.
The quick take
The quick take: LG achieves its goal of packing a balanced, powerful Android experience into a more hand-friendly form factor. But it remains to be seen whether the G6 is a true "flagship" to compete with the upcoming Galaxy S8. The LG G6's success (or otherwise) will depend on its price tag, and how the...
You can now buy the LG G6 in the U.S.
One of our favorite phones of 2017 so far is now available on American shores. The big four U.S. carriers have started selling the LG G6, and all are offering a free Google Home, courtesy of LG, if you order your G6 before April 30.
Koreans can use airline miles to bag a cheaper GS8 — as long as they don't mind a bit of extra branding.
For a limited time, Asiana Airlines passengers will be able to purchase a limited edition Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ using airline miles. The promotion, which follows a similar deal for last year's Galaxy S7 series, offers Samsung's new phones at a discount with 30,000 mileage points.
Big gains for Nougat and small drops for all other Android versions in latest figures from Google.
Google has published the latest Android platform distribution numbers, showing the share of each OS version across all devices accessing the Play Store last month. Just like the previous month, we're seeing big gains for Nougat, which goes from 2.8% to 4.9%.
The jump comes as more devices sold...
Huawei's latest flagship phone is available to pre-order in the UK!
The P10 is Huawei's best mainstream flagship yet, available in 5.1- and 5.5-inch flavors. It packs Huawei's latest Kirin 960 processor, up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (in the P10 Plus), and the company's best Leica-branded camera yet. (Check out our review for more on what's great — and not so great — about the phones...
The 400 euro price point is where we've seen some of the most exciting phones of the past year, bringing about the rise of brands like OnePlus and Honor. 2016's Honor 8 was a decent bet for anyone wanting a lot of phone for not a lot of money — but in many ways it was still a mid-range phone.
So what would happen if you took the DNA of the Honor 8 and applied it to a bigger flagship-...
Price starts at £129 for both devices from Google's store and retail partners.
As previously announced, today's the day Google Home and Google Wifi go on sale in the UK, as Google begins a broader international push for its connected speaker and wireless router products. Both are listed on Google's own store and retail partners including high street names like Currys, Argos, Maplin and John...
High-end Honor handset has hearty Huawei hardware.
Honor has just announced its latest flagship-tier handset for Europe, the Honor 8 Pro. We've got a full review ready for you right now. But if you'd prefer to take a quick glance down the spec sheet so you know what you're in for, look no further than the table below.
Behold! Numbers, acronyms and more!
The quick take
Honor's biggest, highest-end handset is a supersized, supercharged version of one of our favorite affordable flagships of the past year, offering a gorgeous design, speedy performance and legendary battery life for less money than you'd expect to pay.
Slim, stylish metal chassis
Epic battery life
Good value at £475 price point
Honor's latest phone for Europe is a beast, and it'll cost £475 in the UK.
Huawei's Honor brand has taken the wraps off its latest high-end handset, which just happens to be the biggest, highest-specced Honor phone to date.
Improved color gamut, smarter always-on display and extremely high peak brightness are among the highlights, according to DisplayMate.
I got some face time with the Galaxy S8 and S8+'s screens last week, and I can tell you they look good. What I can't tell you is exactly how good, and that's where DisplayMate, a longstanding expert in display technologies, comes in.
The publication has gotten...
Samsung Display pours cold water on prospect of a foldable Galaxy anytime soon.
Rumors of a foldable Samsung smartphone have been circulating for years, with the name "Galaxy X" doing the rounds recently to refer to a phone that opens like a book to transform into a larger, tablet-sized screen.
But comments by a leading engineer at Samsung Display — the arm of the Korean electronics giant...
Five or six years ago, HTC was a titan of the smartphone world. But the past half-decade hasn't been kind to the Taiwanese company. It's lost money, market share and several high-profile designers and executives.
Nevertheless, HTC's still here, and still making pretty good phones, both under its own brand name and for Google under the Pixel contract. The latest high-ender to come out...
On the Galaxy S8, your Always-On Display, lock screen and home screen seamlessly flow into each other.
In the various online leaks leading up to the Samsung Galaxy S8 announcement, we got to see glimpses of the phone's new lock screen, home screen and always-on display, and it always seemed like there was something new going on with the way the GS8 handled the interaction between these three...
Bixby voice recognition will only support U.S. English and Korean later in the year.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 arrives in Europe on April 28, but when the phone hits European shores it'll be missing one of the key features in Samsung's Bixby AI platform.