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The Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch display, while the S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. Both will run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPUs in the U.S.
Google made significant strides in 2016 to get more Android devices updated and reduce the number of harmful applications, but more work remains.
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The move comes as the company continues to seek the cause of the battery fires and explosions that doomed Samsung's flagship Note7 phones.
Vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm and the Android mediaserver continue to account for many flaws. Google fixed dozens of vulnerabilities in its November update.
The Nougat operating system updates will start in South Korea and expand to other countries, including the United States, in the future.
The carrier is increasing its 6GB and 3GB GoPhone data plans to 8GB and 4GB per month for customers who choose the autopay option.
New artificial intelligence capabilities could be included in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones when they are released in 2017.
A month after all Note7s were recalled due to battery fires, Samsung is cutting Note7 recharge rates to 60 percent to encourage more returns.
The latest Gear S3 smartwatches, which come in Frontier and Classic versions and are priced starting at $350, will go on sale on Nov. 18.
The $776 Android phone will first launch in Europe and Asia, but also could come to the U.S. sometime in 2017.
The $130 sports watch includes a circular face, multi-sport modes, heart rate monitoring, water resistance and smartphone alerts.