Google IO 2016 Coverage

Samsung Galaxy X foldable display phone to round out 2017 lineup

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Although we still have one more flagship level device, the Galaxy Note 6, to be released this year and some new lines of devices like the Galaxy C series that should hit the market in 2016, some sources are already looking ahead to what Samsung may have planned for 2017. Besides four expected flagship devices consistent with prior years, rumors suggest Samsung has a new Galaxy X device in the works that will have the company’s first foldable screen. Read more

Samsung looking to get a jump on iPhone 7 with Galaxy Note 6 August release

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One theme that seems to have surfaced during 2016 is a move by several Android manufacturers to accelerate the release dates for flagship devices compared to prior years. In the case of Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of devices, this year’s version will continue an effort that started last year when the Galaxy Note 5 launched in August and kicked off this acceleration on the part of Samsung. One factor that may have played into Samsung’s decision-making is an effort to get a bit of a jump on Apple and their traditional September release dates for new iPhone devices. Read more

T-Mobile launching new round of deals for family plans

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If you are in the market for a family plan, T-Mobile is hoping to entice you to jump over to their network with a new Simple Choice family plan launching on May 11th. Consumers do have to sign up for at least four lines of service, but if they do they will get 6GB of LTE data on each line at a cost of $30 per line per month, or $120 per month for a family of four. Additional lines can be added for only $20 per month. Read more

Samsung releases tutorial for new Samsung Gear 360

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You may not be able to get your hands on a new Samsung Gear 360 quite yet, and we don’t know when the day will come when you can, but while you wait Samsung is providing plenty of material to help you get up to speed on using the Gear 360. The company has posted a page on their web site covering a wide range of topics from the very basics, like charging the battery, to selecting video shooting modes and then sharing your videos and images. Read more

Samsung hopes chip development will help it hitch a ride on the self-driving car bandwagon

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Although much of the attention on self-driving cars has focused mainly on Google and to some extent other auto manufacturers that are jumping in the race, Samsung recently launched a new division in hopes of playing a key role in the new market. Sources indicate Samsung has created a task force within their System LSI unit to focus on development of processor chips to be used in self-driving vehicles. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 review: The phone to beat in 2016

samsung_galaxy_s7_display_on_talk_android_TAThe Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s stab at a 2016 flagship, following the very well received Galaxy S6. It’s facing some incredibly stiff competition again this year, with LG’s module-driven G5 and HTC’s polished-to-perfection HTC 10, but Samsung has always held up against most other companies in the market. It’s taking a safe approach with the Galaxy S7 by building off of the successful aspects of the Galaxy S6 instead of a radical redesign like we’re used to seeing.

So how well does the Galaxy S7 hold up?

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