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Samsung releases three new teasers ahead of Galaxy S9 launch

Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus at an Unpacked event during MWC 2018. To help build some anticipation, the company has released three new teaser videos, showcasing possible features of the devices.

Samsung halts Oreo rollout

Samsung reportedly halts rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo

After beginning the rollout of Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 lineup last week, Samsung has reportedly halted the update from being available in other regions and is already working on a new version to push to devices.

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7 tips & tricks to get the most out of Hangouts

Google Hangouts is one of the most in-depth and comprehensive messaging apps available today. Here are some tips & tricks to help you master this great service

Refunds incoming

Amazon will be issuing refunds after getting rid of lock screen ads

Last week, Amazon announced that it would be removing the lock screen ads for its “Prime Exclusive” lineup. The company is now sending emails to those who paid to remove the lock screen ads, stating that Amazon Gift Cards will be issued as refunds.

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HTC 10 Oreo update is rolling out to the Sprint model

According to Mo Versi from HTC, the phone is now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo via an over-the-air update, but only the Sprint model. Those with other carrier models will still need to wait.

not great

Essential only sold 88,000 phones in the first six months

We don’t have any official sales numbers, but research firm IDC is reporting that Essential sold 88,000 phones in the first six months. Obviously, those numbers are less than ideal, but it’s easy to forget that Essential is a brand new company.

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Re-predicting Android’s OS dessert names beyond Kit Kat

In 2009, Android enthusiasts got their first tastes of Cupcake and Donut. With Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, and Kit Kat now in the books – just for fun – I’m revising my predictions.