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Samsung's Snapdragon Galaxy S8+ (G955U) has been rooted, but it isn't ready for prime time yet

XDA is the living, breathing embodiment of the spirit of software engineering. At least, as applied to Android. And thanks to those fine folks, the inevitable march of progress has advanced yet again. XDA member BotsOne made two posts yesterday in which he confirmed that he and the others working on it were able to get read/write access to the system partition, and were subsequently able to install SuperSU.

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Note8 default wallpapers leaked ahead of official launch

There have been quite a few leaks of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note8 so far. Usually we have to wait for a phone to be released before the included wallpapers show up online, but not this time. SamsungVN, a Vietnam-based site, published the wallpapers and took them down shortly afterwards. But this is the internet - nothing is ever really deleted.

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Samsung Keyboard v2.0 now listed in the Play Store

Slowly but surely, it seems like almost every Samsung app is making its way to the Play Store. The latest application to start delivering updates via Google's service is the Samsung Keyboard, which appeared in a listing on the Play Store just yesterday. Consumers with Samsung phones like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ can look forward to receiving updates for the keyboard via Google Play. 

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You can now pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active from AT&T

After a slew of recent leaks, the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 Active was finally announced as a limited-time AT&T exclusive yesterday. The pre-order pages are now live on the carrier's site, for both the Meteor Gray and Tungsten Gold colorways, and we also get our first official confirmation of many of the specs.

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Samsung may include a case with the Galaxy Note8, but only in some regions

The Galaxy Note8 is shaping up to be a great device, judging from all the leaks we've seen so far. But as bezels on phones shrink, it becomes a bit trickier to hold them without setting off the touchscreen, and the glass back doesn't help matters. Thankfully, it looks like Samsung will throw a free case in the Note8's box.

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Here are some slightly potato photos of the Galaxy Note8 in the wild

A few real-world pictures of Samsung's latest stylus-driven flagship have leaked, courtesy of the folks at MyEveryDayTech.com. Though the images were taken down, SlashLeaks was able to grab them for posterity. Interested parties can feast their eyes on the grainy and pixelated images of an actual Galaxy Note8.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active announced for AT&T, pre-order availability tomorrow

After the last few weeks of leaks, it has finally been announced. Samsung's new Galaxy S8 Active will be available for pre-order tomorrow, August 8th, as a limited-time exclusive for AT&T. In-store availability for AT&T will start this upcoming Friday, August 11th. If you are interested, try to keep your current phone dry until then. The Galaxy S8 Active will run you $28.34 a month for 30 months via AT&T Next®. 

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Report: Galaxy Note8 will be released on September 15th in South Korea

We know almost everything about the Note8 at this point, including the day it'll be announced, but we still haven't heard anything on an actual release date - until now, that is. ETNews is reporting that the Note8 will be released on September 15th in South Korea, which is about three weeks after its announcement in NYC.

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Samsung Leader 8 is a flip phone with flagship smartphone specs

Flip phones, at least in the United States, are synonymous with iPod Minis and VHS tapes as relics of another era. But in other regions of the world, flip phones have kept up with the smartphone revolution. Samsung just announced the 'Leader 8,' a flip phone with the specifications to match flagship Android smartphones.

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VentureBeat: Galaxy Note8 will sport 6.3" 1440p Infinity Display, Snapdragon 835, and 6GB of RAM

Just yesterday, famed leaker Evan Blass leaked some official images of the upcoming Galaxy Note8, essentially revealing it from all angles. There was virtually nothing else to know about the phone, save for some of its specs. But now, thanks to Evan yet again, we have the Note8's "final specs" courtesy of someone who was briefed on the phone's final configuration.

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