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Samsung Messages bug could be sending your photos without you knowing it

A bug in the latest Samsung Messages update is causing some devices to send photos without their owner knowing it. Some users report that the photos affected are ones they have sent before; others say their entire galleries have been distributed.

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Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th

We didn't know when Samsung was going to announce the Galaxy Note 9, but it was a foregone conclusion that it would happen soon. Now we know. Samsung's second major phone announcement of 2018 is happening on August 9th. The new Unpacked event will feature the Galaxy Note 9—the invite doesn't come right out and say that, but there's an S Pen button on it.

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Samsung Galaxy J8 goes on sale in India June 28 for INR 18,990

Last month, Samsung announced four new Galaxy phones for the Indian market, including the A6, A6+, and J6. The fourth model, the Galaxy J8, will be available to purchase from tomorrow. For just INR 18,990 (around $277) you get a 6” HD+ super AMOLED Infinity display (18.5:9), dual rear cameras, and a design not dissimilar to Samsung's more expensive handsets.

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Samsung's new ClockFace app brings more clock styles to your Always On Display and lock screen [APK Download]

Samsung already offers more than a few options for the Always On Display clock, but you can never have too many options to choose from. The company has just introduced an app called ClockFace for all devices running Android 8.0 Oreo and up, adding almost 30 new faces to the lineup.

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Samsung Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4 pass through the FCC

The Galaxy Note and Tab S lines are both due for a refresh soon. The Note8 is almost a year old, and the Tab S3 is almost a year and a half. Luckily, the successors to those have just passed through the FCC, indicating that they're probably coming soon.

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Samsung enabled FM radio on US unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ with latest update

FM radio might be hideously old-fashioned in this age of constantly connected streaming media, but it's free and sometimes it's just easier than finding streaming content. Samsung's phones have hardware support for FM radio reception, but the feature was missing from the unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ at launch. With the most recent update, that mistake has been rectified.

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Samsung reportedly testing Android Go phone ahead of global release

Rumors have been building in recent weeks about a possible Android Go device from Samsung, and a new report suggests the handset is being tested in a few different regions around the world. Initial testing is said to have taken place in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, markets you'd expect a budget Android Go phone to be targeted at, but it seems that the device is also being prepared for a launch across Europe, Latin America, and the rest of Asia.

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[Update: Note8 $300 off] Deal alert: Get a Verizon Galaxy S9 for $520 ($200 off) or S9+ for $640 ($200 off) from Samsung

If you're on Verizon Wireless and are interested in Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, here's a fairly straightforward deal for you: Get a Galaxy S9 for $519.99 or an S9+ for $639.99 if you sign up for a 24-month device payment plan via Samsung.com. No trade-in or down payment is required to get this $200 discount on each of these phones.

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LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo) now available for OnePlus One, OPPO Find 7a/7s, and Galaxy S5 Plus/LTE-A

When the OnePlus One debuted back in 2014, it was sold as an enthusiast phone with insane bang for the buck. Fast forward four years, and Android 8.1 Oreo in the form of LineageOS 15.1 has just been released for it. The OPPO Find 7a and Find 7s and Galaxy S5 Plus/LTE-A are getting 15.1 as well, and the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G has returned with LOS 14.1.

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AT&T Galaxy S7 active now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

Most people know of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, but there's a third, often-forgotten brother: the AT&T-exclusive Galaxy S7 active. One of the risks you assume when purchasing such a niche phone, though, is that updates may be delayed. Luckily, S7 active owners have only had to wait around two weeks longer than those with standard AT&T S7 and S7 edge phones have.

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