We've clearly got a little bias on the subject, but Android has a long and storied history filled with its own triumphs and pitfalls. It's been well over a decade now since that first HTC G1 landed, the inaugural Android smartphone, and things have changed drastically since then. Being "first" might make you think the G1 was the most influential Android phone — but was it, really?
It was only last week that Samsung started pushing out Android 11 to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. However, early adopters of the first foldable phone from the South Korean giant will be pleasantly surprised as they're also getting the One UI 3.0, and it's coming earlier than expected.
Samsung released the Galaxy Z Fold2 a while back, packed with a slew of features that make it significantly better than the company's first attempt at a foldable phone. But the company hasn't forgotten about the first-gen Fold just yet. It's inheriting a few Z Fold2 capabilities via a firmware update that's now starting to roll out in the US.
After weeks of anticipation, Samsung introduced the successor to its first-gen folding phone at an online Unpacked presentation earlier this month. At the time, Samsung said it would share more details about the Galaxy Z Fold2 on September 1st. It's still August, but we've already learned a few new things about the device thanks to a listing on TENAA, China's telecommunications authority.
Sure, Samsung's Galaxy Fold didn't exactly enjoy a smooth launch. Within a few weeks of release, numerous reports of broken review units quickly surfaced, primarily centered around that ultra-critical hinge. Thankfully, Samsung quickly tweaked the hinge's design to add a bit more resiliency and dirt resistance. Right now, you can grab a refurbished Galaxy Fold from Daily Steals for only $1,299.99 if you enter our exclusive code APGFLIP at checkout. Doing so will save you $80 off Daily Steals' usual refurb price, $100 off Amazon's refurb price, and a whopping $680 off when compared to the MSRP.
Canada has a lot to appreciate: maple syrup, scenic landscapes, a flag with a leaf on it, you name it. But until now, the country was lacking one thing: the Samsung Galaxy Fold. I have no idea how the people of Canada managed to survive without access to Samsung's latest flagship, but now the phone has officially arrived in the country.
After undergoing some growing pains, the Galaxy Fold was finally released in September following a five-month delay due to a game-stopping screen defect. With the launch in the rearview mirror, Samsung is allegedly preparing a second foldable phone in the first half of 2020. The newest tidbit claims that the next Samsung foldable, which we're tentatively calling the "Fold 2," will utilize a different screen cover technology called ultra-thin glass (UTG) and be released with at least three different color choices.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold's original May release had to be pushed back a few months due to issues with debris getting into the hinge and breaking the inner screen. The revised version is finally available for purchase, but it's still a delicate device prone to breakage, something that's evident in JerryRigEverything's stress test and the multitude of warnings included with the phone. But even if you're extra careful around it, questions remain about how well the Fold...
It appears Samsung just can't catch a break when it comes to its Galaxy Fold smartphone. After years of leaks and hype, it was finally launched earlier this year in April. Some tech journalists received their pre-production units in April only to have them break and be returned to Samsung for investigation. As before, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is in the hands of tech journalists and it has, once again, broken down - at least for one reviewer.