Samsung’s SmartThings hub is down for North American users (updated)

Samsung launched its SmartThings automation Hub back in late 2015. Wirecutter called it the best smart hub the following year, and the company has added more features to the system, like the ability to control it with Gear smartwatches. Unfortunately... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus: Release date, price, and availability (Updated)

Update: Pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are going live today, March 2, and you can find all the best places to pick them up below. In addition to the Best Buy trade-in and discount promo, Samsung has also rolled out deals on them as part of its student discount program—find out more at the relevant section below. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus have just been unveiled and literally tens of millions of people will want to buy them. The most popular Android smartphone series is back in [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Partners With Disney For Its AR Emoji Feature

Last year when the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were only rumors, one of the rumors we had heard was that Samsung could be looking to “borrow” some iPhone X features. One of those feature is the iPhone X’s Animoji, which uses augmented reality to track the user’s face and facial movements and turns them into an emoji that can move like they can.Turns out the rumors were right because one of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ is a feature called AR Emoji, and it seems that Samsung might [Read Entire Story]

Shell wants to turn smartwatches into smartphones on a wing (or two)

It's envisioned that a smartwatch doesn't need to be on a wrist and doesn't need to be a watch — it can want to be a smartphone if it wants to. The post Shell wants to turn smartwatches into smartphones on a wing (or two) appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear smartwatches will get SmartThings app this year

Samsung has had a lot to announce at CES so far, but one announcement didn’t get a ton of attention. Smart home enthusiasts will be happy to hear that SmartThings is coming to Gear smartwatches. The app will be available on the Gear S3 and Gear Sport later this year. Samsung did not give a more specific launch window. This is a big deal for smart home users. Convenience is a big factor for smart homes. Connected light bulbs and gadgets are cool, but it can be a pain if you have to pull out [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Unveils ‘The Wall’, A 146-inch Modular MicroLED TV

[CES 2018] Every year at CES, companies like Samsung love to show off their advancements in display technology and this was something we expected would happen again this year. Sure enough Samsung did not disappoint as the company has since taken the wraps off a TV unit called “The Wall” that is a 146-inch modular MicroLED display.According to Samsung, “Featuring a module-based, bezel-less design, “The Wall” also exemplifies how consumers can customize their television sizes and shapes to suit [Read Entire Story]

The Tizen 3.0 battery fix is rolling out to the European Samsung Gear S3

After being announced in November, Samsung began rolling out the Tizen 3.0 update to owners of the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches. However, it was discovered that there was a bug in the software which caused users to report a “significant hit” to battery life after installing the update. Samsung continued to scramble and then began seeding the update to various regions in waves, in an effort to keep the damage to a minimum should problems arise again. The update began rolling out to [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3 update helps fix battery drain

The Samsung Gear S3, the company’s flagship smartwatch, has received a small, but important update. Coming in at only 21 megabytes, it’s purported to solve battery issues, with the only change mentioned being an improvement in “battery usage time.” If you’ve been experiencing battery drain issues on your Gear S3, this update should help fix that. The update is currently rolling out in Canada, but Samsung has confirmed to 9to5Google that they are rolling out the [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear VR powers Impossibly NYX Professional Makeup experience

Beauty and technology aren’t really strange bedfellows as we’ve seen apps and products that cater to those who are into fashion or clothes and accessories and now, make-up. We’ve seen Sephora use AR to sell their products and now it’s NYX’s turn with their tie-up with Samsung for the Impossibly NYX Professional Makeup experience. Using […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

DEAL: Buy the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and get a set of U Flex headphones for free!

At IFA 2017, Samsung didn’t make any major smartphone announcements but did show off its latest set of wearables with the Samsung Gear Sport, Gear Fit 2 Pro, and Gear Icon X (2018). Since it’s the holiday season and all, we’ve seen these briefly discounted, but only for a limited time before going back up to the regular price. Today’s deal doesn’t really include any specific discounts, but instead, Samsung is throwing in some freebies. For only today, if you buy [Read Entire Story]

Updating to Tizen 3.0 might mess up your Samsung Gear S3

Some major updates to your device are worth waiting for, even if it takes them a long time to come to you. And some, when they finally arrive, will apparently mess everything up. At least that’s what some owners of Samsung Gear S3 are experiencing now. While they were pretty excited about the rollout of […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Best Android phones (December 2017): our picks, plus a giveaway

With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android smartphones is almost synonymous with choosing the best smartphones, period. But while Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is incredibly fierce. From sleek devices that impress with premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to all-around great devices, and affordable phones that punch above their weight, the Android ecosystem is populated by a staggering [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport make their way to India

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport have launched in India. The former will set you back Rs. 13,590, while the latter will retail for Rs. 22,990. The Gear Sport will be available on Amazon, whereas the Gear Fit 2 Pro will be sold by Flipkart. You’ll also be able to get both devices from Samsung. Pre-orders start on December 4 with sales kicking off December 11. As a refresher, both devices were announced in August at IFA in Berlin. The Gear Fit 2 Pro is Samsung’s flagship fitness tracker [Read Entire Story]

“Value Pack Update” for Samsung’s Gear S3 brings Tizen 3.0, fitness tracking, and modernized UI

Samsung launched its Gear S3 smartwatches late last year, continuing its habit of snubbing Google’s Android Wear platform and instead installing its own Tizen OS on the wearable devices. For the most part, the Korean electronics giant has reaped dividends from utilizing the Tizen OS in its smartwatches, giving the company the control it wants […] Come comment on this article: “Value Pack Update” for Samsung’s Gear S3 brings Tizen 3.0, fitness tracking, and [Read Entire Story]

Tizen 3.0 comes to the Samsung Gear S3 and brings a slew of new features

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen anything about the Samsung Gear S3, aside from the random discounts, but now there’s a big update on the way. Samsung is beginning to roll out Tizen 3.0 to the Gear S3 smartwatch, which brings a slew of new features to the smartwatch. This ‘Value Pack’ update brings new widgets, the ability to use Samsung Connect to control various Internet of Things devices, and more. The update weighs in at 258.53MB and includes the following [Read Entire Story]

Samsung releases Gear S3 Value Pack update with new features, UI improvements

Heads up, Samsung Gear S3 owners, because there’s a significant update coming your way. Samsung today announced its Value Pack update for its Gear S3 smartwatches. This update brings several notable features and helps to make the experience of using the Gear S3 better. Included in the update are some improvements to the Gear S3′s workout functionality. Real-time heart rate monitoring now has improved accuracy and detailed feedback, and users can also better track their nutrition [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S3’s Value Pack update brings fitness tracking improvements, UI tweaks

If you’re one of the proud owners of a Samsung Gear S3, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that Samsung is releasing a huge update for your smartwatch. The new Value Pack update brings a ton of new features and productivity improvements, from an enhanced user experience to new fitness tracking options. Samsung also overhauled the matching Gear smartphone app to reflect the watch interface changes. Editor's PickSamsung Gear S3 reviewThe newest version of the Gear series is a bit [Read Entire Story]

Samsung has Black Friday deals on phones, smartwatches and tablets coming soon

A few gadgets are already on special sale at Samsung's official US e-store, with many other Black Friday deals coming November 19 and 23. The post Samsung has Black Friday deals on phones, smartwatches and tablets coming soon appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

DEAL: Get the new Samsung Gear Sport for just $269

At IFA 2017, Samsung took the stage to unveil a few new wearables, including the brand new Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch. This smartwatch offers a bit more of a fitness-focused device when compared to the Samsung Gear S3 which launched earlier this year. The Gear Sport was priced at $299, but for a limited time, Amazon and Samsung have discounted the smartwatch to just $269. This is a savings of $30 and may be enough of a discount to entice a few more folks to join the Tizen OS train. Some of [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear 360 (2018) patent reveals a happy little device

The Samsung Gear 360 camera has been an inexpensive way to produce 360-degree content for a few years now, but it looks like the 2018 refresh that’s coming will get some noticeable additions. Bob Ross would describe it as a “happy little camera” and if you take a look at the patent drawings below, you’ll see why. The general shape of the device remains the same, but there appears to be a set of silkscreened eyes over the lens and a stubby little set of feet to make it [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear IconX (2018) Review

Calling Bluetooth earbuds “cordless” when they still have a cord connecting them always seemed like a cheat to me, so I had high hopes for the Samsung Gear IconX 2018 edition. Revamping the original wire-free earbuds of last year with more battery life and faster charging, they’re a second chance for the company to take on Apple’s widely-esteemed AirPods. And, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung takes aim at Apple’s Genius Bar with experimental service centers

Samsung might have significant mindshare in the US, but the company’s retail presence is pitiful at best with its locations within Best Buy stores. That could change in the foreseeable future, thanks to Samsung’s partnership with WeWork that sees the Korean manufacturer opening three pilot service centers across the US. Located in Detroit, Miami, and Williamsburg, New York, these “care centers” can give folks technical expertise on how to use their phones and mail away [Read Entire Story]