If you recently purchased the “near perfect” Samsung Epic 4G Touch on Sprint and were toying with the idea of rooting your device, you now have one more reason to take the plunge. Or rather — one less reason to not take the plunge. The stock kernel for the Epic Touch has finally been made available and flashable via Odin allowing users to root their devices with reckless abandon. This means if something were to go wrong during the rooting process, you flashed a buggy ROM, or you just plain decide root isn’t all that its cracked up to be, you can now return to the a normal, factory state. As they say in the Android modding community — you don’t truly own your device until you root it.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t available yet here in the US, but some people have the device already in other countries. The first wave of complaints is already coming in from users in South Korea.
The Keyboard Mod Moto Mod has reached its next phase of development as the company has created a prototype which it will be showcasing to Lenovo and Verizon in the coming days.
A new report out of China claims that LG will be including a new curved OLED display panel on the LG V30 when the device is launched later in 2017.
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According to Kantar, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the most popular Android device in the US, as of February 2017. The Galaxy S5 has 15.6% of Samsung’s installed base.
A few users have shown screenshots of their Nokia 6 handsets which show an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat is incoming to owners of the device.