Samsung to More Consistently Update Unlocked Galaxy Phones
Samsung said it plans to update unlocked devices as often as monthly, according to ZDNet. "Due to various circumstances, we have been releasing security updates for unlocked (open) Galaxy devices in the U.S. on a quarterly basis," said the company in an emailed statement. "However, we have now resolved the challenges; and we are committed to releasing security updates for those devices on a monthly basis." Unlocked models of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were last updated in December, but Samsung said it will push the March update to those devices soon. Samsung didn't say whether or not the update will include Android 7 Nougat. Carrier variants of the S7 and S7 edge have already begun to receive Nougat.
Facebook Trots Out Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
Facebook today announced Facebook 360 for Gear VR, a dedicated app to help Samsung device owners find and consume 360-degree Facebook content. The app is available to compatible Galaxy devices, such as the Note 5, S7, and S7 edge.
Republic Wireless Improves Android Lineup
Republic Wireless today said it has added nine modern smartphones to its lineup of Android devices. The new phones include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ($799), S7 ($699), J3 ($179), and S6 ($549); the Nexus 6P ($499) and 5X ($349); and the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition ($349), G4 ($199), and G4 Plus ($299).
Samsung Pay Adds Support for Loyalty Cards
Samsung today updated its Samsung Pay service in the U.S. to include merchant membership and loyalty cards.
Samsung's Olympic Galaxy S7 Edge Is Ready for the Games
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition smartphone. The hardware is identical to the consumer version of the S7 edge, but the Olympic variant packs lots of content specific to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Samsung Intros Unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung today said U.S. consumers can buy unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S7
5.1" display 1440 x 2560 pixels
Snapdragon 820 processor 4 GB RAM
3,000 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, NFC, Wireless Charging, Water-Resistant, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Fingerprint Reader, VR-ready