The Galaxy S8 is amazing, but it won't launch with Bixby
Brian Tong here and welcome to Googilicious for all the Google you can think of.
Let's get to the show and Samsung needs a win-win with their next phone and according to reports, pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 are high Higher than expected.
Now beyond have news report, Samsung's present of mobile communications says preorders have been stronger than the company expected with 720,000 units preordered in just The first seven days in South Korea alone.
Now US stats are currently unknown but analyst are predicting South Korean sales to jump over one million units before the phone official goes on sale on April the 21st.
So it shouldn't surprise any of us that Samsung is working on the Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T.
Now according to SAM Mobile, the S8 Active is code name Cruiser and the variant will most likely be an AT&T exculsive.
We'll see how this changes the design to be more durable like the active line.
It's expected to bring a larger battery for increased endurance, but the specs of the phone should remain the same.
Now one big fail with the Galaxy S8, Samsung's [UNKNOWN] voice assistant Won't be ready for the phone's launch.
And according to a statement from Samsung, Bixby's voice search functionality won't be ready until later this spring.
It's just one of it's brand new flagship features alongside its all-new design Come on Sung and yes I don't have my sign with me right now so I use my student double Don instead.
Now there were even people who were able to remap the Galaxy S 8's Bigsby button to launch Google Now instead.
You can see it here, but Samsung be like, nuh and has blocked the remapping of the Bixby button on the S8 with an over the air update.
So, your voice feature isn't even making it to launch, and you won't let people use that button, for something else since it will be completely useless.
Until Bixby releases.
And that's if someone even wants to use Bixby.
Come on Sung!
And there's another stunt double, it's Jason.
Now the Android 7.1.2 update finished rolling out to Android devices last week.
But users in Google forums are claiming it's broken, the fingerprint sensor, for Google Pixel and Nexus phone owners.
Attempts to delete pre-existing fingerprints and starting from scratch haven't worked to fix it.
Some people are reporting that the option to use the fingerprint to unlock your phone has also disappeared from the Settings menu.
And yeah, that's a bad Google.
Or Boogle, because lots of you want a bad apple equivalent when Google messes up, so, for now, it's Boogle, unless you have something better.
And a fix should hopefully be coming in the next week or so, but until then, you'll have to use your pass code, which is so 2014.
Alright, Google's Photos has officially added a video stabilization feature that helps smooth out your own videos And the proof is in the pudding.
Look at this comparison by Reddit user Daniel.
Damn, Daniel it is pretty amazing what it can do after you shot the video.
The app goes through the clip frame by frame to make it corrections.
And this is just flat out impressive so just check it out.
A new F C C filings have revealed that Google is working on new Google Wifi already.
Even if the original one was just released back in December of last year.
Now it will still be a duel band Wi-Fi router with Mesh networking capabilities, and the images show it'll be slightly oval in shape, compared to the original circle shaped base.
It will also have two ethernet ports and one for power.
Now rumors have pointed to the next Goggle Home having Mesh Wi-Fi networking capabilities as a combination with its Smart Speaker.
But this looks to be their next stand alone Wi-Fi router.
And finally, YouTube has dropped its 10,000 subscriber requirement for mobile live streaming And is now changed that to 1,000 subscribers.
Back in February they made the live streaming straight from your phone or tablet in the YouTube app available.
When it first rolled out, the service was choppy but really was a lot of server issues.
But I'm willing to give it another chance because we all deserve a second chance.
All right that's gonna do it for this week.
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Thanks a bunch for watching and we'll catch you all next time for some more of that Googlicious.