After pretty much every carrier version of the device has already received the update, owners of unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 phones are reporting that Android 9 Pie has started to grace their units. The hefty 1.7-gigabyte update also brings with it Samsung's updated One UI as well as the January Android security patch. Read More
Galaxy S9 and S9+ users weren't expecting an Android 9 Pie update until January, but it seems Samsung is kicking things off early. So far, reports of the update are coming in from S9 and S9+ owners (both those with Oreo and those in the Pie beta program) in European countries including the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, as well as the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read More
Since Samsung isn't exactly known for lightning fast updates, it's always a welcome surprise to see details of a new build ahead of time. XDA Developers, working with OTA firmware download tool Firmware.science, has managed to provide us with just that by installing a test build of the Samsung Experience 10 update based on Android 9 Pie for the Samsung Galaxy S9+. The development build, while not polished, reveals a fairly large design overhaul with a focus on rounded edges. Among the most compelling new features: a 'night theme' and new gesture and motion options. Read More
If the Note9's steep starting price puts you off, but you want in on the Samsung life, Cricket has a deal that might interest you. The prepaid carrier is offering a Galaxy S9 for $500, but there are some caveats here, so let's address those. Read More
You can currently nab a brand new, unlocked, dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S9 for the rock-bottom price of $509.99 on eBay. If you're in the market for something larger, a Galaxy S9+ is still a heck of a deal at $609.99. Both will require a coupon code that expires today, so get a move on.
The weekend has arrived, and that spells time to relax, unwind, and focus on really enjoying yourself. Those of you in the States may be gearing up for a big Memorial Day party, braving supermarket crowds to stock up on hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the requisite cookout staples. To help offset some of those expenses we thought we'd bring you a roundup of some of our favorite tech deals over the past week. Read More
Google's ARCore technology is building steam since its initial test launch on Pixel and Galaxy S8 phones. This came with a promise to support more phones, which was followed a few weeks later with a half-dozen more phones added during MWC. To keep the momentum going, Google also featured nearly 90 new apps and games that made use of ARCore in some way. Now with the latest update, we can likely guess at the next phones on the list. Read More
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch day is upon us, and with it comes one invaluable tool for all your modders, tinkerers, and free spirits out there: TWRP support. TeamWin's is now the best custom recovery you can flash on any device and support for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ was inevitable. But just in case you were a teeny bit worried it might get delayed, we're here to let you know those fears are unfounded. If you got the Exynos version of the flagship at least.
You can find the links for the TWRP pages below, with the downloads and instructions. Read More
The Galaxy S9+ has predictably stellar cameras, according to DxOMark. Samsung’s newest flagship device scored a 99 overall on DxO’s battery of photo and video quality tests, which is — surprise! — the reviewer's highest ever score for a phone. The S9+ is the first phone to receive higher overall marks than the Pixel 2, which netted a 98 last fall. Read More
With the release of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, it's time for the release of must-have accessories for the new flagship. Spigen's S9 and S9+ collections are available for orders starting today on Amazon, so you can start checking out your options and even get your gear lined up for when your S9/S9+ arrives. Across the entire product line, the cases were designed to show off the new Infinity Screen and have precise camera cutouts to let you use all of the new photography features. Below, we outline this year's cases as well as a couple of other accessories designed for Samsung's latest flagships. Read More