Google IO 2016 Coverage

One of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 variants manages RAM better than the other

samsung_galaxy_s7_edge_gold_right_side_angled_TASamsung released two variants of the Galaxy S7, and which one you have likely depends on where you live. If you bought it from a carrier in the US, for instance, you’ve got the Snapdragon 820 version, while the international models use Samsung’s own in-house Exynos CPU. Both models perform very well, but some new benchmarks and tests show that one of those models has better performance than the other. Read more

Samsung seeks that startup mentality

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Despite a workforce of over 300,000 employees, Samsung Electronics says they want to adopt a corporate culture similar to a startup company in an effort to retain a lead role in the markets where they operate despite projected slowdowns in growth opportunities. The manufacturing giant says their executives will be expected to embrace open dialogue even as the company moves to reduce the levels of hierarchy that exist. Read more

Watch the Samsung Galaxy S7 go for a ride in LG’s washing machine

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As of late, we’re seeing people put the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge through different durability tests. The world is just so curious to see whether or not Samsung’s new flagship can handle scenarios both usual and odd. On March 1, the Galaxy S7 Edge was put through a torture test and then faced a drop test against Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus. Shortly after, the phone was scratched with a knife and slammed by a hammer, a test that has been viewed by more than 3.5 million people. Somehow, despite the extreme degree of these tests, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge seems to survive and remain usable.

The latest test we’re getting comes from Max Lee on YouTube. Lee is putting the Galaxy S7 in a washing machine, which is made by LG, to see how the IP68 rating holds up.

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Setting up the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge fingerprint scanner

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One of the neat features on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung is the fingerprint scanner. Everyone’s familiar with this convenient feature, so much so that many are surprised when a device doesn’t have it. The fingerprint scanner provides some useful security features and adds some convenience to your general web browsing as well as quick access to certain applications, such as banking or money transfers from PayPal. It really is useful, and it’s quick and easy to set up.

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