Sprint's Galaxy S II Earns Its Jelly Bean Stripes
Sprint today announced that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is available to the Samsung Galaxy S II. According to Sprint, the update adds the standard Jelly Bean features, in addition to several of the Galaxy S III's custom functions. Those are Smart Stay (keeps screen lit when eyes are facing forward); Direct Call (converts text message UI to phone UI); and Pop-Up Play (allows users to watch video content when using other apps). The update must be installed via USB cable through either Samsung's Simple Update tool or Samsung's Kies software. The update is free.
Samsung Makes Deepsea Blue Note8 Available to U.S. Consumers
Samsung today said it will sell the Deepsea Blue color variant of the Galaxy Note8 smartphone in the U.S. Since launch, the device has only be available to U.S.
Samsung Reveals Price Points for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones
Samsung today said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung's Tizen platform, costs $299.99.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Heads to T-Mobile and Sprint
Samsung today said its rugged Galaxy S8 Active will soon be sold by T-Mobile and Sprint. The phone has been available from AT&T since earlier this year.
Samsung Kicking Off Android 6 Update for Galaxy S6 Line
Samsung said it will begin the general Android 6.0 Marshmallow update cycle for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones starting today. Samsung will make separate announcements in each market as the update becomes available from its carrier partners around the world.