More leaks... A LIVE photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge appeared online showing both devices from the front in a white color. Both device are set to luanch on Sunday, March 1st.
The Leaked images show a better view of the both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to affirm the possibility that there might be no microSD card slot or a removable battery. Also, the image does show the slopes on both sides of the display on the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Samsung will be unveiling two new devices next month, Galaxy Note 5 Phablet and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, we have some details about the specs of both devices. Today, we got the first Live Photos of the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ that was surfaced on the web.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
The device is an advanced edition of the original Galaxy S6 Edge variant. The S6 Edge+ had model number (SM-G928A) with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Pre-installed along with a 3,000 mAh battery. Here's the latest live photos of the device.
The device's hardware will be slightly improved from the original variant from the in terms of CPU and GPU, keeping the same dual-edged screen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung's upcoming phablet will be called Galaxy Note 5, latest live photos revealed showing some details regarding the device.
The Note 5 will pack a 4GB RAM which is a first among samsung devices. As for CPU, it will pack an Exynos 7422/7420 Soc, 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization and an 4,100mAh battery. The device will launch with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed.
There is still rumors of a dual-edged variant of the Note 5 to be released side-by-side with the regular variant. The announcements will be on 13th of August.
Google I/O 2015 launch event is about to kick-off in couple of hours from now. The first day of the event (Today) will have a very major announcement from Google, the company is expected to release Android "M" Developer Preview.
Google I/O 2015 LIVE STREAM
Starting time: San Francisco: 9:30AM / New York: 12:30PM / London: 5:30PM / Berlin 6:30PM / Moscow: 7:30PM / Beijing: 12:30AM (May 29th) / Tokyo: 1:30AM (May 29th) / Sydney 2:30AM (May 29th).
Google's big event is here, Today 29th September 2015 is the Android big-day-event and we are ready to start. As always Google will live stream the whole event on YouTube but what we goona see and when...
What time ?
The Nexus event will begin at 9AM Pacific time in San Francisco. Here are the times you can tune in from around the world:
- 9AM San Francisco
- 10AM Denver
- 11AM Chicago
- 12PM New York
- 5PM London
- 6PM Berlin
- 9:30PM New Delhi
- 1AM (September,30th) Tokyo
- 2AM (September,30th) Sydney
What to expect ?
Nexus 5X -- The second Nexus device from LG, the Nexus 5X, will feature a 5.2-inch screen, a 13 megapixel camera and a fingerprint sensor on the rear. It will feature plastic casing and come in three colors.
Nexus 6P -- Built by Huawei, this is expected to be the first metal-clad Nexus smartphone and will feature a high resolution 5.7-inch screen, a fingerprint reader and a 12.3 megapixel rear camera together with an 8 megapixel front-facing camera. The device is set to come in four colors, including gold.
Chromecast 2.0 -- The new Chromecast from Google will feature a new circular design and come in three color options according to one leak. The new dongle will have support for faster Wi-Fi, as well as offering something called Fast Play and more personalization options.
Android 6.0 -- Android M, as it was known when it was launched in May, and since been officially named Android 6.0 and codenamed Marshmallow. It will feature some minor visual upgrades, with most of the new features, including granular app permissions and a battery saver mode, being made under the hood.
Here's the LIVE Video STREAM of the Event, Enjoy!
Evan Blass and @onleaks has released a number of images and they all show us the alleged HTC 10. If you are wondering why we are calling the next HTC flagship just HTC 10 instead of calling it the HTC One M10, then you are probably not aware that HTC has decided to ditch the "One M" moniker from 2016 onwards.
Firstly, we are treated to the press renders that were leaked by Evan Blass and then, @onleaks takes it a few steps further by leaking three live shots of the HTC 10 on Twitter. Accompanying these images are certain specs that we had already heard rumors about. According to @onleaks, the specifications of the HTC 10 prototype include a SD 820 SoC backed by 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5.15-inch 1440p display. The smartphone will also support quick charging via its USB Type-C port.
HTC 10's camera is probably the most interesting aspect of the smartphone as the company itself has called its imaging capabilities "very compelling" and we would therefore love to compare it with the camera on the Galaxy S7, which sports a camera that's built with the same philosophy of larger pixels over the megapixel count. Now that images have started to leak along with other hardware specifications, HTC will possibly announce a release date for the device pretty soon.
HTC Scribble is Now Available in the Play Store. HTC Scribble is one of those little add-on features in Sense that doesn't get much press... on account of it not being very useful. Scribble is basically a digital scrapbooking app made to highlight some other features of Sense, like Zoe and some rudimentary stylus support. The app was introduced on the plus-sized HTC One Max, but may be available for other One devices.
HTC bills Scribble as a super-flexible way to do everything from making a digital collage to keeping track of a budget, but aside from a few neat extras like the ability to take a photo inside the app itself, it's probably more unwieldy than dedicated apps. Text, audio recordings, and a variety of stickers can be inserted into a Scribble project, and at least some of the text can be dynamic, including basic column support.
HTC's upcoming Nexus 9 tablet for Google has leaked again in pictures. This time courtesy @upleaks, the latest image shows the back of the tablet.
Contrary to some of the rumors, the T1 does not have a metal body but instead the same matte black plastic back with a circular raised camera lens in the top left corner, which looks very similar to the design of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 5. Even the big Nexus logo is similarly placed sideways in the middle.
HTC is preparing to release a new High-end device, called HTC One A9 (codenamed Aero). A new live photo leaked in the wild of the HTC One A9 that shows the device size and the body-design.
The photo comes to confirm some of the One A9's specs for the umpteenth time, thanks to what can be seen on the phone's screen. We should thus expect it to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, and a fingerprint scanner which can be seen below the display as part of that huge bottom bezel.
The One A9 may get official at an event next week, on September 29, or its unveiling could be scheduled for October according to one past rumor. If this pans out, then expect to see multi-city events happening in the US for this purpose, and the One A9 getting a big marketing budget afterwards.
Samsung has added a new budget phone to the J series in the Chinese market after making many unofficial appearances. In terms of specifications the new phone, Galaxy J3⑥ is almost similar to Galaxy J5 and Galaxy On5 (launched in India this month). It is available in the chinese website and in every listing ⑥ is listed in the title.
A Super AMOLED 5-inch HD display and big battery (2,600 mAh) are the most important features here, given that they are the two features that aren't quite common on budget devices. The J3⑥ sports an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and 8GB of expandable storage. The phone's width is of 7.9 mm, which also matches with the J5.
The software is powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop along with Samsung's latest TouchWiz UX, with option to remove preinstalled apps (facility is available only in China). The Korean company is also giving 72 yuan (roughly $11) worth of downloadable games prepackaged in the device, although the price of the handset is not yet out. It is expected that the price should be close to $200. The phone is exclusive to China Telecom, and you can check out the list of stores to find out the availability from the link given below:
A feature that was introduced by HTC's own Zoe Cam and made popular by the iphone 6s via Live Photos, is now going to be adopted by Samsung's upcoming flagship. The basic technology works by bringing a photo alive with the help of a video that captures footage from both before and after the shot, but spans no more than 1-2 seconds. The process results in an animated snap with audio.
If the rumors are to believed, then Samsung will call their version of the feature, "Vivid Photo." However, it won't work exactly like the iPhone 6s' Live Photo feature because the snaps won't have any audio accompanying them. That being said, Samsung is not the one to lose out in a battle of features so Vivid Photo will supposedly stitch together photos of much higher quality when compared to the ones produced by the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
The obvious question that comes next is why did Samsung ditch the audio? Samsung wanted Vivid Photo to be a feature that can be shared via messaging and social networking sites, rather than being a proprietary end-to-end affair. In other words, the Samsung Galaxy S7 probably has come up with a feature that will allow you to create high quality GIF images fit for easy sharing and enjoying on most systems and devices.
Details about a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 series has been confirmed today. According to a recently published report, the 4G LTE enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T815, SM-T817) has received both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification. While this particular model carries a 9.7-inch screen, a version of the slate with a smaller 8-inch glass was imported into India last month by Samsung for testing. The company plans on destroying the tablet once it is done with it.
The details that have leaked thus far reveal that both the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy S 2 9.7 will be the slimmest tablets available with a thickness of just 5.4mm. Both tablets will feature a Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and an aspect ratio of 4:3. The home grown Exynos 5433 CPU is expected to be under the hood with 3GB of RAM inside. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2.1MP respectively and a 3850mAh battery will keep both models running. Android 5.0.2 is pre-installed.
The Bluetooth certification for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 shows that it will support Bluetooth 4.1. This particular document also reveals other variants of the tablet. Besides the SM-T815, there will be the SM-T815C, the SM-T817A and SM-T817V. The other versions of the slate could be for different regions, and for a Wi-Fi only version of the tablet. The SM-T715, SM-T715C, SM-T717A and SM-717V are the model numbers that will be used for the smaller 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2. The tablets will replace the currently offered Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
In spite of Samsung's best attempts, it seems like keeping the Galaxy S8 a secret isn't something that's possible. It was just two days ago that we came across quite a few alleged leaked renders of the S8 on Twitter and now we have an actual live image. This image was published on Weibo and was brought to us by SamMobile.
What we see here is an image of a Samsung phone in gold, which doesn't have a Home button and sports a very high screen to body ratio. Although the image ticks some of the right boxes set forward so far by the rumor mill, the soft navigation keys are suspiciously missing. Also, the bezel at the top seems noticeably bigger than the one below. We are not saying that it HAS to be a fake, but the chances are pretty high! Besides, if this is the S8, it doesn't look very impressive now does it?
Even if it is a fake, Samsung will have a hard time keeping everything under a lid, especially since the launch date has now been reportedly shifted to April; which gives leaksters even more time to try and bring unrevealed secrets about the Galaxy S8 to the public.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Although renders by leaksters and case makers had given us a good idea about what to expect this year from the Galaxy S line-up, this is the first time that the internet has treated us to an actual live image of the upcoming Galaxy S8. Courtesy of VentureBeat, we have a live image which shows the S8 both from the back and the front. Let us now take a deeper look at what has been revealed about the S8 by the picture, provided that it is indeed the Galaxy S8 which we are seeing here.
We can see a single camera module with flash and the fingerprint scanner placed right beside it. Additionally, there appears to be a single speaker grill at the bottom and there's a chance that another speaker grill will be found on top of the phone. There's USB Type-C as expected and most delightfully, the 3.55mm audio jack can be seen as clear as the light of day. Earlier rumors had suggested that the S8 Plus may feature a dual camera module, so this could very well be the regular S8 that we are seeing here. True to what every rumor had been predicting, the phone has no physical Home button and sports a bezel-less curved display. To find out everything else about the Galaxy S8, check out our Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications here.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung may have kept the Galaxy S8 from being launched at the MWC 2017, but that isn't stopping the leaked renders and photos from coming in. Courtesy of a post on Weibo, we now have our second live picture of the upcoming smartphone and it shows exactly what everyone had been expecting; extremely thin bezels and no physical Home button. Delightfully, it also confirms that Samsung will indeed stick with the 3.5mm audio jack, as can be seen in the picture. Additionally, we can see the microphone, the USB Type-C port, two antennae lines and a speaker grille at the bottom.
Although we can only see a small portion of the phone and the curved display, one must admit that it looks amazing. If you are wondering if this is indeed the Galaxy S8 we are seeing here or just a fake image, we cannot confirm anything. That being said, this pretty much looks like the real deal and chances are quite high that this really is the S8 that has been captured in the image. To know more about the upcoming flagship from Samsung, check our spec sheet.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We have had a good look at the Galaxy S8 before, thanks to rendered photos and even a video by @OnLeaks. We had even seen a live photo or two of the upcoming device in the past few weeks, but they are nothing like what we have for you today. These images show it all and you can now have a clear idea of what to expect from Samsung this year.
Unfortunately, there's nothing that these images show us which we don't know already. We can see the 3.5mm audio jack, the USB Type-C port, the curved display with very high screen-to-body ratio and no physical Home button. If you can't wait to get your hands on one, you will just have to wait till March 29, when the company may announce the device officially to the public. In fact, Samsung will confirm the official launch date and release date during their conference at the MWC next week. Take a look at the images leaked by Ice Universe on Twitter and let us know if you like what you see.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
You can now download and install the Secure Folder application from the Galaxy Apps Store. Unfortunately, the only two devices supported officially at the moment are the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Support for more devices is incoming though, as confirmed by Samsung. It should be noted that the upcoming Galaxy A (2017) series of smartphones will launch with the app pre-installed. Post the Nougat update, the S6 series and the Galaxy Note 5 too should be able to use Secure Folder without any issues.
Secure Folder is an application that brings personal security to Samsung smartphones. Anything the user does inside the Secure Folder remains secret and unavailable to everyone else who does not have access to the app. Everything from pictures, videos, documents and even apps within the Secure Folder is private and inaccessible without access to the app first. This enables users to create multiple accounts on applications like whatsApp, which would not let you operate two accounts from one phone under normal circumstances. If you have a S7 or S7 Edge, give it a try now. If you don't have one, just wait until Samsung expands the support further to your smartphone model.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Although it' not even close to being launched yet, true to the nature of leaks, we have the first prominent video of the S8 in action. We are not sure who the original leakster is, but this particular video was found on a YouTube channel named MobileFunTV. Unfortunately, the video lasts only 3 seconds or so, which doesn't exactly give us as much time as we would have liked with the illusive device.
What we are seeing here is probably the gold colored variant of the S8+, complete with the famous 6.2-inch edge-to-edge display. In place of the missing physical Home button, there's the soft Home, Back and Menu Buttons at the bottom as expected. We also get a glimpse of what could possibly be the iris scanner, along with the obvious front cam, ambient light sensor, ear piece, etc.
Did you like the design? Opinions are divided on this one as many seem to think that the phone looks too extreme, while others think that it's downright gorgeous. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We posted Evan Blass's renders of the Galaxy S8 in Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver and Black Sky just a while ago and now we have live images of the color variants for you. However, we do not see the Black Sky color in any of these images. Instead, we are treated to a blue Galaxy S8 in one of the three images. Take a look yourself and see what Samsung has in store for his customers next month.
There has also been talk about a gold variant, putting the total number of color options to six at this point. The colors known so far are black, blue, silver, gold, grey and violet. There might be more colors, but we don't know about them yet. However, what we are almost sure of is the fact that Samsung won't be releasing all of them in any one region. They might even wait a while before releasing some of the colors. Which color would you get? Are you considering the Galaxy S8 or the S8+ in the first place? Let us now in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
According to a leaked image produced by GizmoChina, you could be looking at the Galaxy Note 8 right now! We admit that it is still too early for live images but here it is nonetheless. That being said, it is more than likely to be a fake than the real thing. I mean the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ isn't even out officially and Samsung already has an assembled prototype of the Galaxy Note 8? That does sound a bit farfetched.
It is quite possible that we are looking at the Galaxy S8+ with simply an S-pen kept beside it to make it seem like the Note 8, but the phone seems a bit more squarish, as well as wider than the S8+ though. Then again, in this age of photo editing software, that is not saying much to begin with! Also, note that the design looks quite similar to the first leaked render that we looked at in details yesterday. If it is the Galaxy Note 8 by some very off chance, then let's just hope that it has the dual camera setup which the S8+ was supposed to and a better place for the fingerprint scanner.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Mother's Day is for appreciating our mothers for the crucial roles they play in all our lives and what better way to make them feel appreciated than giving them the gift of Samsung's latest bezel-less wonder! At least that's what T-Mobile thinks anyway as they just announced the "Buy One Get One Free" offer for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, citing Mother's Day in the promotion. Whatever your reasons may be, it definitely sounds like a good deal to get two of the new flagship smartphones for the price of one.
As always, it isn't as simple as it sounds and T-Mobile won't exactly be giving you two brand new Galaxy S8/S8+ handsets for the price of one like one may think. You will have to pay for both the phones with instalments, but once the cost of both the smartphones is covered, T-Mobile will give you a $750 prepaid rebate card. Also, you will have to maintain two connections from T-Mobile as well. This is not to say that it's a bad deal, it's just not "exactly" what it sound like. Then again, when is it ever!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
After months of speculations, rendered images and videos, we can finally get our first look at the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8, courtesy of SlashLeaks. As you can probably tell, the images you see here are not rendered or concept images; these are the real deal. We are not saying that this can't be just a prototype, but given the fact that we are a little more than just two weeks from the Note 8's official reveal date, it would be safe to bet that this is more or less what we are going to see at the event.
What was immediately noticeable to us is that the Note 8 doesn't look like a stretched out Galaxy S8, like many experts in the field had expected it to be. It's a lot squarer than the S8 or the S8+ with a bit more bezel than either of the two current flagships from Samsung. The dual camera setup can be seen here and also the S-Pen, which does look a bit more stout and that's a good thing, because it makes for a better grip. Do you like what you see? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
As is always the case, leaks and rumors have started to circulate on the web regarding the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+. However, instead of renders and concepts, we have lives images of the two upcoming Samsung flagship smartphones for you today. Whether they are authentic or not is something that we will find out later as more convincing leaks begin to make their way out. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that the Samsung logo on the alleged Galaxy S9 is quite small.
The images show camera hardware consistent with the rumor that Samsung is taking the Apple route by keeping the dual camera setup out of the S9 and exclusive to only the S9+. While it may not be the best move from the point of view of the consumers, nobody will complain about the rear mounted fingerprint scanner which has now been shifted to the middle, much to everyone's delight. The S9 and S9+ is expected to be unveiled next month at the MWC 2018, but before then, we are pretty sure we will have plenty more authentic real images for you to enjoy.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It has finally happened; mere days away from the official launch date, a new leak has revealed live images of the Galaxy S9. It may not have been a big deal last year, but it is a big deal this year because unlike the situation with the Galaxy S8 in 2017, there has hardly been any reliable live photos for fans to have a look at pre-release. Although, that has not kept the internet from finding out and leaking all the details about the Galaxy S9/S9+ and if these live images are anything to go by, the leaksters were pretty much spot on with their reports!
The photos you are seeing comes from Vietnam and was leaked on Twitter by SamsungMobile.News (@Samsung_News_). The single camera module on the back confirms that this is indeed the Galaxy S9 and not the S9+. So, do you like what you see? Or do you think it looks way too much like the S8? Is the 3D emoji feature, a more powerful SoC and the f/1.5 camera enough to make you switch from your S8? Do let us know all this in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Infinity Display is not exclusive to Samsung flagships anymore because the higher end Galaxy A-series smartphones are already sporting it as well. Granted that they are not exactly the same QHD+ displays rocked by the flagship devices such as the S9 or the Note 8, these FHD+ displays look just as good to the naked eye in most cases. It looks like the upcoming Galaxy A6+ will also be sporting the FHD+ Infinity Display, as made evident by the leaked images you see here.
These images showed up on the National Communications Commission website in Taiwan, alongside the certification and of course, the model number (M-A605G/DS). The six-inch 18.5:9 display isn't really a surprise as it was both rumored and expected via earlier leaks, but seeing the live photos confirms this fact, especially given the source. This will be the first time that Samsung will feature the Infinity Display on a mid-range smartphone.
Via: GSM Arena
The Galaxy S10 series of smartphones are now less than two weeks away from launch date, as Samsung has now confirmed that they are going to unveil the Galaxy S10 series on February 20, at an exclusive Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco. Even more importantly, we now have our first look at a live Galaxy S10+ model, that reportedly comes from Saudi Arabia. Looking at the images, we are relieved to see that the design isn't as boxy as it looked in the casemaker's models that we showed you yesterday!
If the images are to be believed, then the Galaxy S10+ at least, will indeed sport an in-display fingerprint scanner after all. There's also the expected tri-camera module at the back and it does look like there will be a Pearly White color option this year after all.
Apps make keeping up with the latest scores and play-by-plays easier than ever and there are plenty to choose from. If you're on the go and want to catch up with how your favourite sports team is doing or where your Timeform pick for the Grand National has finished, these are the best apps available for real-time updates and watching the action live.
Stats Zone by FourFourTwo
Stats Zone, as the name suggests, provides you with the latest live stats of games as they happen. It's great for boosting your knowledge of everything from how the players compare to live tables and team news. Whether you're keeping tabs on the shots and passes of the match or you want live access to top competitions like La Liga, UEFA Champions League and the EFL Championship, it's all within easy reach with this free app.
Mobdro is a free app, available on Android and iOS, that offers quick and easy usability and plenty of great features. The app provides video streaming for watching the latest games and important matches, as well as giving you the option to bookmark your favourite content so you can watch it back at a later date - great for saving those world-class goals and unbelievable games that need to be seen to be believed.
The UKTV Now app is incredibly interactive and provides high-quality content for a host of different games. The app comes with a selection of add-ons to enhance your user experience, as well as brilliant audio content and efficient synchronisation. You can stay up to date with to-the-minute notifications and stats on live games too, so you're never out of the loop with how your team is doing.
Whatever sport you're into, 365 Scores will have it covered. From football and tennis to baseball, volleyball and hockey, this great app has a wealth of options to satisfy your sport cravings. You can customise your homepage to feature the sports teams you care about, plus it will give you the latest updates and news as quick as five minutes after it's happened, so you're never out of the loop. The app also features a handy TV guide, so you'll know exactly when to tune in to watch the next game.
This app provides you with a brilliant compilation of news, fantasy picks, live TV streaming and updates. It's free to use and has personalised options so you can set it to your preferences, meaning you don't have to worry about getting updates on sports you're not interested in. It provides you with clips from Sports Centre and blogs, social channels and any breaking news you need to be aware of.
With Livestream, you can enjoy a host of features from your phone, from watching conferences and news to live streaming the latest games. It's a must for any sports fan, with plenty of content to enjoy each day. From worldwide coverage to posting live videos for your friends to watch, this is a unique app that sports fanatics will love.
Google Play Movies App has been updated to version 3.4.23 and like many other Google apps being updated in preparation for Android 5.0, Movies now has a fancy-schmancy Material Design logo. The old logo had a subtle Play Store-themed background, but version 3.4.23 uses the same slightly "folded" look we've seen from other updated apps.
In addition to new Material Design standards all over the app, Google Play Movies & TV has some special additions just for Chromecast users. Now when casting a video to your TV, your phone or tablet acts as a second screen info display, showing the actors on screen at the moment above the progress bar and playback controls.
Download the Play Movies App official APK from the link below.
Next Sunday is going to be the hottest day in the Year, Both Samsung and HTC will held a major pre-MWC launch events on the same day just couple of hours apart in Barcelona, Spain. Both companies revealed the live streaming details and we gather them all in One place for you.
Samsung Event will come first on Sunday, the Korean giant will Live Stream the event via its official YouTube channel, Here's the Timeline scheduled for the event to start:
- 12:30 PM EST (US Eastern Standard Time)
- 11:30 AM CST (US Central Standard Time)
- 05:30 PM GMT
- 11:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)
- 07:30 PM Egypt
Here's how to watch the Samsung Event Live, check the link below:
HTC Event will come in second place two hours away from Samsung's on Sunday, HTC will also Live Stream the event via a special page on its website, Here's the Timeline scheduled for the event to start:
- 10:00 AM EST (US Eastern Standard Time)
- 09:00 AM CST (US Central Standard Time)
- 03:00 PM GMT
- 08:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)
- 05:00 PM Egypt
Here's how to watch the HTC Event Live, check the link below:
Without modern technology, online casinos cannot exist. When the first online gambling program was driven on the Internet, the quality of the sound and graphics left much to be wanted. 2D graphics always took to burden due to the slow Internet back then. This is why several players still chose to play at physical casinos.
This scenario has changed remarkably over the last decade or so. Nowadays, numerous players even prefer playing online due to the quality of the games provided and, particularly, the opportunity to play live roulette or other table games with a live dealer.
Picking the casino with the best online live choices for playing roulette is not a simple task. Luckily, there is lots of information to be found in this article and I hope it will help you make a choice. But, finding out more about the role of live roulette technology and how such online casinos work is also essential.
Live casinos are a nearly new form of gambling, which describes the activity that takes place in the traditional casino venues. Though the player is allowed to place a bet from the convenience of their home, and according to people with experience of the matter, live casinos offer a genuine payback interest to players. While some demand that only slots have a better RTP, others think the table games to bring higher advantages despite the fixed house edge. Numbers show that overall, live casinos and brick and mortar casinos have nearly the same payback interests.
What makes the live casinos so interesting is that the games are controlled in real time by a human dealer and players are allowed to take part in the game through a console on their system. In case they have a problem or need help, live chat is among the useful functions.
Live casinos that act to be reliable and famous on a global level use software of the heads in the gaming business such as Playtech, Microgaming, Realtime Gaming.
Despite being universally popular among players, live games need the casino to make a significant investment in staff and technology. An average casino studio usually employs a camera operator, croupiers, an information technology administrator and a pit manager. Specifically, the liabilities associated with the live dealer casinos are among the leading causes for the small number of games they provide. Most of them have blackjack, baccarat, and roulette available. In contrast, the cost of going virtual games is much economical.
The physical activities made by the dealer are turned into data used by the software or to be more accurate, by the aka Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The latter allows the player to take a role in the casino action without even seeing a difference between the land-based casino and the live dealer casino. Also, the outcomes of the games are decided by a human instead of being an automatic process.
Roulette Game and Modern Technology
Designed back in France during the 18th century, roulette has come to a long process. The following of the table game with a large wheel and a small ball is probably because it is quite simple to learn, play and understand.
Roulette has become one of the most participated games at online casinos. There are several variants of modern roulette game such as American, European and French (we will discuss it later). The online variants of the game were invented so that these would be even easier to understand.
How Does Online Roulette Work?
The basic rules of a roulette game are based on placing bets on one number, a group of numbers, an odd/even number or red/black. This implements to both traditional and online live roulette. Once all bets are set, the wheel positioned on the roulette table is rotated, and the small ball inside begins flowing. The number where it eventually arrives is the winning one. The complete layout of the betting field, as well as the kinds of the bet, are the equivalent for old-fashioned and online roulette.
In the case of traditional roulette, the ball settles in a pocket when the wheel falls force and finally stops rotating. For online roulette games though, the outcome of the spin is planned by an RNG (random number generator). This suggests that the roulette software determines upon a random number using advanced algorithms. Technically observed, the ball falls as randomly as with a physical roulette table.
One of the most notable differences within the traditional game and online roulette game is the use of advanced technology. Top gaming organizations such as Real-time Gaming, Microgaming, and Playtech have been expanding and upgrading the software applied for online casino games over the times.
The advantage drawn along by live roulette technology is the design of the online roulette games. It is much simpler for players to keep a record of their bets gratitude to the digital representation. When you play traditional roulette, you have to write all the things down or try to memorize every bet you set. Further, bets can be placed immediately with a few clicks or taps on the betting table.
Following are the types of live roulette game:
1. American Roulette - American Roulette is almost as famous as European roulette and has most of the same controls and strategies. The game differs in one crucial approach, though, which is that an American Roulette board includes an additional space - the double zero, which gives the house a slightly higher edge than in other forms.
2. European Roulette - It is a single zero variant of the game and the one you're easiest with. The single zero implies that the game has a lower house edge, so you are possible to get better interest on your bet. Several live casinos all offer this, the most popular type of the game.
3. French Roulette - French and European live roulette receive a similar 37-compartment wheel, though all the figures on the board are painted red in the Gallic form. This is a concern of aesthetics, as some of the numbers are still supposed black. There is also the continued design of the "La Partage" rule, whereby a player suffers only half their cash if the ball arrives on an unmarked zero.
The Concept of the Game
The main idea is that a real dealer spins a real roulette wheel under an HD camera from one of several casino workrooms around the globe. You place your bet with your mouse, by ticking on the chip name and then on the betting plate. Once the spin is finished, your bets are automatically established by the software, and you are set to bet on the next spin.
Which workroom you play at will depend on your place and the casino site you pick. Some casinos are enormous for their branded tables. Most serving tables from popular companies, who get the economy of system work.
It assists with link speeds to be near your studio, so you'll notice them in Central America, Europe, and Asia - each looking after several goes. To a lesser amount, this helps keep the games going 24 hours too. Beautiful female croupiers are a big draw, though there are lots of male dealers too.
There are numerous options while you play. The main difference with the live casino games is that you have a one-to-one chat feature. You can use a chat window to talk to either other players or the dealer. Dealers will communicate by speaking. You can also change the camera viewpoint, view the history of the last spins or your previous bets and call support system hit any technical glitches. A point to keep in mind is that the spins are clocked. Unlike the virtual games, if you do not take your bet on in time, then the game proceeds without you. If you are used to being the one to determine when the wheel spins, then you'll require to get used to these features. Since numerous people are betting on the same spin, there is no requirement for you to play every time and you are appreciated to watch if you like.
Where to Place the Bets?
Most roulette betting options are simply labeled - you can select single numbers, groups of numbers (1st 12, for instance), black or red, various columns, odds or evens, etc.
A large variety of split bet options is also possible depending on where you place your chips on the strings on the table. For single number bet or the group of numbers, your chips go in the center of the cases.
Placing your bet on the strings provides several more choices:
• On a string at either end of a row = bets on all numbers in the series.
• On a string between two numbers = breaks your bet over two numbers.
• On the crossing between two rows = bets on all numbers in the two series
• On the crossing between numbers = bets on all the numbers involved
When to Place the Bets?
Between each spin, after the table is cleaned of winnings and failures, you'll be given approximately a minute to bet on the table. You can continue betting till the dealer declares that betting is stopped, like "No more bets." This is after the wheel has been turned and the ball has been thrown into it. You can wait till the ball is in action before betting, but never place any more bets on the table, when the dealer has declared that betting is done.
Key Advantages of Playing Live Roulette
Copying the live casino adventure. If you want to assume like you are playing at a real casino (a casino in Las Vegas), the live roulette reality is undoubtedly for you.
The European Roulette game is the model for Live Roulette, meaning the house edge is almost low, and the possibilities of winning are relatively high.
Regular Players are usually identified by good live dealers; enabling the player to have excellent discussions or maybe even attempt and convince the dealer to help the ball land in their favor!
Communicating with the dealer through the chat window can make the game more enjoyable and friendly. Dealers will usually speak to you as you are playing, and you will be ready to type something into the chat that they will be able to understand. While this can take a little longer than traditional online casino games, it combines a great deal of fun to the gaming experience.
By socializing with a real croupier, you can learn a little more as to how roulette works, as they will generally do an excellent work of describing what is going on and how things will happen. This will turn into better practices if you play in a traditional brick-and-mortar casino down the street.
Live casinos are a modification which enables players to enjoy their favorite table game at the convenience of their home in real time with real dealers. There is no call anymore for the players to consume themselves from hours of traveling until they reach their target and then find an excellent roulette table. All of this can now be quickly executed whenever and wherever they want, and the experience they will get from the game will be just as appealing, maybe even more.
The advanced technologies in use can offer players with the opportunity to observe the whole gaming process, see how the cards are distributed in front of them in games such as Blackjack or how the wheel is turned when Roulette is played. These activities are implemented in real time by trained dealers who have experienced extensive training and education to be able to give players the best pleasant action. Further, this way not only a very high level of enthusiasm is accomplished but also any difficulties regarding the integrity of the game are gone. Live roulette is one of the very entertaining and lucrative table games.
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It's been described as the future of content, and live streaming is only going one way - up. Though it has been a leading figure in the East in recent years, the potential of live streaming is only just being realized in the West.
Social media has been hugely influential to the rise of live streaming with technology giving users the ability to watch live-stream videos via Facebook and Instagram for example. But, going live seems to be the way forward in many other aspects too including gambling.
The proliferation of live casinos has allowed millions to wager from the comfort of their own home and do so in a manner that is reminiscent of an actual casino. With the help of online casino reviews, bettors can pick and choose whichever sites they want and immerse themselves into the live casino world fully.
The live streaming world owes a lot to its expansion to the online casino industry; this industry has established the technology that has allowed users to interact with a real-life dealer in a real-life card game via stream.
The live streaming of games through eSports has also seen the rise in viewers into their millions. With eSports' main goal to ensure more people than ever watch their live streams, it has certainly struck a chord within and outside the industry, taking the numbers - in viewing and monetary terms - to new heights
An increase that doesn't look like stopping
The Interactive Advertising Bureau conducted a survey in 2018 that proved just under half (47%) of those watching live streams were streaming more live videos than they were the year before. Plus, the Bureau found that just over two-thirds (67%) of the world's population had streamed a live video by 2018 and that those that hadn't, had not done so for lack of interest or cultural reasons but rather monetary problems i.e. they couldn't afford the technology from which to stream in the first place.
Almost everything and anything at present can be streamed. Donald Trump's Presidential success in 2016 was captured via live stream as were the Midterm Elections in 2018. Plus Trump's defence of his presidential office is likely to be shown to the world this year too.
Live streaming will not be stopping anytime soon; the increase in the amount of viewers has ensured the quality continues to improve. Speeds of network uploads are vital as mobile devices become increasingly innovative and top-notch with regards to video capturing levels and video frame-rate streaming. The rise of online casinos and eSports has also meant that live streaming has a great foundation for unlimited success. You should enjoy the ride.
This is a hot week for smartphones as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 just came out two days ago and we already have a video of the actual iPhone 7 for the first time. Apple fans have a pretty good idea about what to expect from the upcoming iPhones, thanks to a myriad of leaks and rumors, but now we have an actual live action video of the Apple iPhone 7, courtesy of TechTastic on YouTube, even though it is probably the property of GeekBar. The video actually confirms what we saw earlier with the mock-ups built from Foxconn schematics. The iPhone 7 prototype looks exactly the same as it did in those pictures.
If you are excited about the upcoming flagship, you will just need to wait for about a month more for its official unveiling, which would be either on September 6 or 7 according to sources. The iPhone 7 will go on sale from from September 16, but pre-orders will probably start on September 9. You will be able to own the 32GB version for $649, the 128GB version for $749 and the 256GB version for $849. For more on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, stay tuned.
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How powerful a Smart Watch really is ? Well, we can now answer this question... It's powerful enough to run an Operating System.
Samsung Gear Live can boot Microsoft Windows 95. A user managed to install this classic desktop OS on his Android Wear smartwatch.
The successful port of Windows 95 was performed using aDosBox. The latter is an emulator that allows the x86 operational system to run on Android devices. Watch the Video below to see it in action.
Playing in an online casino is often more affordable, easier and less stressful than traveling to their brick-and-mortar counterparts. That is the reason why live casino games are gaining more and more fans around the world.
A live casino is basically a digitally designed room where you can find the same features of a land-based casino. You will also get a greater variety of games that you can play through a live stream.
The Live Dealer
A live dealer is a real person who conducts the play in a casino. Usually, he or she sits in a room in front of a camera and is communicating with players in real-time via live chat. There is a table between you and the croupier that holds the roulette wheel or the card decks. The graphic design, on the other hand, enables you to see your chips and place different types of bets.
Live Casino Games
There are a lot of titles to choose from at live casino sites. Like in classic casino halls, roulette, blackjack and poker tables attract the highest number of players. With the help of live streaming, though, you will have the opportunity to experience genuine casino feeling without the need to leave your home.
This game was, and always will be, a classic. It is simple, yet interesting, offering you a lot of ways to place your bets. You can bet on a specific number or combination, or just pick one of the colors - red or black. This, in theory, lets you control the risk and play on your own terms.
However, if you are stuck in front of a monitor and everything is generated by a computer, the game starts to lose its beauty.
By adding a live dealer with whom you can speak and follow his every move changes everything. This will totally change the experience and you will feel as if you are in Las Vegas with all of the pros and none of the cons.
There are a few games that might beat blackjack when it comes to pure fun. There is nothing that comes close to the feeling of trying to beat the hand of the dealer. Live casinos know that, and thus provide their clients with lots of different types of blackjack tables. Real-time connection with the croupier is also on a world-class level which is very important when you play online.
The aim of live blackjack is simple - you must try to reach 21 or to be closer to that number than the dealer. Be careful, though, because if you exceed it, the house wins.
Baccarat is also a card game part of the library of every major live casino. It involves mostly luck and not skills. Essentially, there are two hands - one for the player and one for the banker. The gambler must bet trying to guess which hand will be closer to 9 or if it is going to be a tie.
Live baccarat is giving you the opportunity to choose from various types of tables and dealers. On top of that, there are also online casinos that provide dedicated bonuses for their live casino section.
Live Casino Bonus
Online casinos are attracting new clients by offering juicy bonuses. That way you can try some titles without risking their own money and make a profit in the long run.
Usually, the bonuses are very good and are available after the first deposit. Often there are wagering requirements that need to be fulfilled before the bonus amount can be withdrawn. Remember though, that welcome bonuses for live casino games are very rare.
Playing casino games is fun and in some cases profitable. Doing that in an online live casino can save you a lot of hassle and can get you a good bonus on your first deposit.
Modern technologies and features implemented in the platforms of major brands can make anyone feel as if he is in a brick-and-mortar casino. Many titles are available in a live version as well. A real person is standing in front of you and is dealing the cards or spinning the roulette wheel. A good live casino is definitely a perfect way to escape from your daily routine.
The beauty of online casinos isn't just that you can play Roulette online for real money, but that you can get the thrill of sitting at a table in Macau or Las Vegas from the comfort of your own home, or on the move via the amazing live rooms. Real-life versions of games on online casinos are hugely popular, and you'll be spoilt for choice when you're looking for a game to play. But, what are the best games? Read on to find out.
Live Quantum Roulette
Quantum Roulette is a single-zero Roulette game with the thrill of an added multiplier. Whilst the wheel still features the standard European numbers, zero to 36, it also features Quantum Multipliers that can boost Straight Up positions randomly during each spin, enhancing the possible payouts on your numbered bets.
Only Straight Up bets and those inside the Neighbours, Complete, Half-Complete, Jeu 0, Orphelins, Jeu 7/9, and Finales en Plein positions can be enhanced by the Quantum Multipliers, although you can still place other regular Roulette bets, like red or back and odd or even.
A multiplier is randomly added to a Straight Up number before each spin. If the ball lands on that number your stake will be increased by the number shown, from 50x up to a maximum of 500x the original payout. You could walk away with some impressive winnings if the game goes in your favour!
Live Spread Bet Roulette
This action-packed variant of Roulette features two wheels instead of one - adding extra thrills to the classic brick-and-mortar game. A table top single-zero wheel and an extra golden wheel spin at the same time, but in different directions. However, when both wheels grind to a halt, the pocket the ball lands in on the table top wheel is added to the number in the golden wheel that's aligned with the winning number to work out the Spread Bet Roulette outcome.
The golden digitalised wheel has two spinning sections. The outer rim is a representation of the table top wheel, whilst the golden inner rim spins in the opposite direction. Although once they stop spinning the number the ball has landed on in the table top wheel aligns with the number on the gold rim to create the spread bet result.
There is also the ‘Green Win' rule, which means you could win double the amount placed on any spread bet positions when the balls rolls into the single-zero pocket.
Live Age of the Gods Roulette
Part of the huge Playtech franchise, this live room is aptly set in an ancient temple, with a stone Roulette table and appropriately branded Age of the Gods wheel.
This variant is basically played out the same way as regular Roulette, although the set, massive wheel and four progressive jackpots, catapult it into contention for one of the best live Roulette games you'll find online.
With every spin of the wheel, a small amount of the punter's wagers goes towards the four-tiers of progressive jackpots - Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power. These jackpots, which range from £100 to a whopping six-figure sum, can be won on any spin.
If you're lucky enough to trigger a jackpot winning spin, a screen will appear with 20 coins and you'll need to attempt to match three identical coins. The first three coins you match will be the jackpot that you win. Here's hoping it's the Ultimate Power!
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With Best Roulette Secrets you get to watch the action unfold right before your very eyes! Players will have the chance to choose between Playtech's Live Single Zero Roulette and their French Roulette tables with this live edition of the game. What's worth noting is that, with only a single green zero on the wheel, rather than the two that appear on American Roulette, the house edge is dramatically reduced and the favour lays further in that of the player!
Live Roulette allows you to enjoy the traditional brick-and-mortar casino experience, with real-time Roulette action streaming directly into your home. You will be able to connect directly with professionally trainer croupiers and see it all happen as if you are in a brick-and-mortar casino! As well as this, to make the game even easier, you can set up the auto-play function if you wish to play the same number on each spin. This means that with just a click of one button, your bet can be placed!
Live Spin a Win
Now for a game with a little more zest and showbiz glamour! Taking inspiration from the TV gameshow "Wheel of Fortune", Playtech produces a similar level of excitement with their own version of the wheel-spin gamble, operating from a real studio with real gameshow hosts operating the game! Your host will spin the wheel for each round of betting and, with the wheel containing a whole selection of numbers and additional win multipliers, you could very well land yourself up to 7x your original stake!
Live Spin a Win also offers players three different side bets, allowing you to bet on whether the wheel will land on an odd, even or win multiplier segment as well as the standard number predictions of one, two, five, 10, 20 or 40! Payouts will equal up to 40x your wager and all players will have a maximum chance of 97.22% to win back their money.
Live Buffalo Blitz
Live Buffalo Blitz is like no other in the live online gambling world. With this game, players get the chance to play their favourite Slot, in live action, with an ever-encouraging host! This live Slot offers all the same excitement as the original six-reel, 4,096-ways-to-win game, but with the additional atmosphere of a casino host commentating on your progress and announcing the nail-biting bonus games. As the reels spin, you will get the change to win a wide range of prizes, the most popular being 100 free spins or a massive 300x maximum jackpot.
As you indulge in a live action Slots bonanza, you will quickly come across a whole host of vibrant symbols. As well as the traditional lower value playing cards, you should expect to find a wide range of animals along the way such as bears and moose. True to the game's namesake, the highest-value symbol of them all is the bold buffalo - six of these bad boys on the same payline will get you the jackpot worth 300x your original bet!
Courtesy of GSM Arena, we are now able to take a look at the Sony Xperia F8331 prior to its launch. In case you are not aware, the F8331 is the upcoming flagship smartphone from Sony and it is supposed to be released in 2016. From what we can see, the device looks quite different in comparison to its predecessors and will probably sport a larger display as well. At the back, the position of the camera and the dual-tone flash have been tweaked slightly to give it a new look. A separate panel at the back and near the bottom can also be seen, which looks similar to an antenna window.
There's also the USB Type-C port, the 3.5mm audio jack, a NFC antenna and the much loved front facing stereo speakers. We found the device to be gorgeous and the specs look promising so far. There might be a few complains about Sony going with a Full HD display for the F8331 instead of a QHD or even 4K display, but considering how much of a battery hog those can be, we are not complaining. You can still shoot 4K videos with both the front and the rear cameras though.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Today, Android Wear build KMV78Y is rolling out to the Samsung Gear live, which is was also released to the LG G Watch too.
The update is staged, so it will show up on your watch whenever it shows up. However, the OTA URL has been captured and can be found on XDA (Source link below). Simply download the update and install it with ADB sideload. There are no guarantees this will go off without a hitch, though. Waiting for the real OTA is probably reasonable, especially considering we don't know what this update does yet.
Samsung's IFA UNPACKED EP.2 2014 Event is about start, We will see the New Galaxy Note 4 and all its features in this event along with some other accessories and devices from Samsung.
You can watch the Online Live Video Streaming of the event Note 4 Revealing Here.
Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon Wireless made yet another unscheduled appearance. This time around, the soon to be revealed Android powerhouse showed up in number of live photos.
The leaked images showcase the upcoming device in black color scheme. The photos also confirm the handset's specs.
Speaking of specs, they include 5.2-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 21 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and huge 3,900 mAh battery. The handset will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat when it launches.
The Galaxy S7 Edge has already begun to receive its version of the November patch from Samsung in various regions around the world. Germany and Australia joined those ranks yesterday when reports confirmed the news. Just like the November security patch for the regular S7, this update includes Google's monthly security release for November and fixes the 14 issues that are unique to the Samsung smartphones only.
It is advised that the hefty 157MB package be downloaded via a stable Wi-Fi connection. Once you are done with the download and installation part, your S7 Edge's firmware version will change to G935FXXU1BPJG. Disappointingly, no new features were mentioned in the changelog. The entire update basically consists of bug fixes, patches and stability improvements. Feel free to check if the package has arrived for your Galaxy S7 Edge manually from Settings > About device > Download Updates Manually. Even if it isn't there right away, the OTA package will come to your device soon.
Head over to https://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/ and find the right firmware to flash for your smartphone.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
As promised by Samsung, the beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat is now live for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but unfortunately, it is only available in South Korea at this moment. Even though multiple reports had confirmed that the UK would be the first region where Samsung will start the beta testing from, they turned out to be wrong.
Any eligible Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge from LG Uplus, KT Corporation or SK Telecom will be able to download the 1.3GB (roughly) beta update, provided that they have signed up for the program and had been selected. A beta version of the Grace UX with features similar to those found on the discontinued Note 7 (Always On display for example) has made it to Nougat as expected.
The Good news for the particularly enthusiastic among us is the fact that a beta firmware based on Android 7.0 Nougat has now leaked online as well. We recommend waiting until Samsung starts to roll out the program to your region, but if you know what you are doing, you can give it a try at your own risk! In case you do flash it, the firmware version should change to G930FXXU1ZPK4 on the S7 and G935FXXU1ZPK4 on the S7 Edge.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Two of the major telecom networks in Canada have started to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge on their networks. As you might have probably guessed from our revealing title, it's Telus and Rogers. The update comes in accordance with Rogers' previously declared March 20 deadline and that's always good to see.
The firmware version released for the Galaxy S7 is G930W8VLU2BQB6 and for the Galaxy S7 Edge, it's G935W8VLU2BQB6. Rogers and Telus joins the rest of the carriers in Canada now as Bell, Virgin Mobile, Wind Mobile, Freedom Mobile and SaskTel had already released Nougat for the two handsets on their networks quite a while back.
Did you receive this update yet? If you didn't, then you might have to wait for a few days before being auto-prompted. Alternatively, you can check it out manually for peace of mind. Head over to Settings > About phone > Software update and search for it.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones now.
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If you own Samsung's last gen tablet on AT&T, you should be happy to know that the network has finally released Android Nougat 7.0 for the Galaxy Tab S2. It comes in much later than everyone expected it to, but at least it's finally here. AT&T now joins T-Mobile and Verizon among the list of US networks to ship the files out via OTA. Unlike Samsung's unlocked flagship smartphones in the US however, Samsung had been kind enough to also release the same update a while ago for the unlocked version of the Tab S2.
The firmware is a big one, just like any other Android OS upgrade packages and should come in at roughly 1.1GB. Make sure that you connected to a Wi-Fi network before downloading though, unless of course, you just don't care about mobile network data consumption. The update has the firmware version T817AUCU2CQE3 and it should reach your Tab S2 in the next few hours or days, depending on where you are located in the States.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
If you live in South Korea, you should be getting the August security patch any time now on your Galaxy S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5. Even if you don't live in South Korea, this is good news because it means that the updates are already being rolled out and should be making their way onto the two models in other regions very soon. Earlier in the week, the S7 and S7 Edge started receiving the same firmware update.
It is always good to see Samsung looking out for its older smartphones as well. Flagship devices as they were back in 2015, these are pretty old now at 3+. Even then they are good smartphones that are running pretty smoothly till date for most people and the Galaxy Note 5 in particular is still a beast of a device.
If you are wondering why there isn't a year mentioned within brackets like the rest of the smartphone models in the Galaxy J-series, then that's because there never was another version of the Galaxy J6 released before May, 2018. As of a few hours ago, firmware version J600FNXXU3ARH1 went live in certain sections of Europe (Italy in particular) and although it will take a few days till everyone has the update waiting for them via OTA, rest assured that it will come to you if you are in Europe. If you live in some other region where the Galaxy J6 is sold officially, then you might have to wait a little longer, but even that should not take too long, now that the firmware is truly out and about.
Aside from addressing multiple bugs and vulnerabilities in the base Android OS, the August security update from Google and Samsung also fixes 4 critical vulnerabilities and 11 Samsung related bugs respectively. If you see the update waiting on your smartphone, it's better to download and install it as soon as possible since this one seems to be addressing quite a few credible security threats.