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It looks like the wait for Android Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is almost over, as some users are reporting their phones have now been updated to the latest version of the operating system.

The Apple Watch doesn't work with Android phones -- but your Samsung watch might now work with Apple. Today, Samsung has released a pair of apps on Apple's iOS App Store which allow the Samsung Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit 2 wearables to pair and work with Apple's iPhones.

Anything Apple can do, Samsung usually has a good go at doing too, and it looks like wireless earbuds could be appearing with this year's Galaxy S8 right after turning up on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The usually reliable SamMobile reports on a tip-off that Samsung is working on new AirPod-style earbuds of its own to launch alongside the phone in a few months, though as yet it's not clear if they'll be bundled with the handset or offered as an optional accessory.

by JASELINEte
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You just got your hands on the shiny new Samsung Gear Fit 2. You've unboxed it, charged it up, and drooled over the screen -- it sure is pretty. Now what? Set it up and start exercising, of course.

Or if you're on the fence about buying the Gear Fit 2, be sure to read through CNET's review for the ins and outs of Samsung's latest wearable.

by Paulite
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Ready to upgrade your TV again? First there black and white, then there was color, then ill-fated 3D TV, before we jumped to the delights 4K and HDR. Now, according to a Samsung patent, we may be looking at a future filled with holographic TV sets.

by AnandaAnatoly
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Samsung has announced that next year's Galaxy S8 smartphone will come equipped with its very own artificially intelligent assistant service.

It’s not clear how long Samsung has been planning to integrate this technology into its phones, but it was only as recently as October that the company announced its acquisition of Viv Labs Inc. Viv Labs is a firm run by a co-creator of Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, and Samsung is planning to introduce Viv into its home appliances and wearable technology as well as its smartphones.

by AnandaAnatoly
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Samsung is no doubt eager to put this whole Note 7 situation behind it as quickly as possible. In fact, the company apparently can’t stop talking up the Galaxy S8, even though that device is still a few months over the horizon.

But of the seven stages of exploding smartphone grief, Samsung is currently on the apology tour part, issuing an open letter to readers both on its site and through full-page ads in a number of major US newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Here is our new list of remarkable M&As. As usual it is drawn up in a date order.

Things looked bad for Samsung when a customer’s replacement Galaxy Note 7 — a “safe” device — suddenly burst into flames on an airplane. Now a half dozen more have caught fire.

Over the weekend, reports started popping up all around the globe. From Kentucky to Korea to Australia, replacement Note 7s were revealing themselves as being every bit as dangerous to use as the recalled devices they’d been swapped for.

Last month we’ve published an article about remarkable M&As of August 2016. This September world-known companies were rather active in acquisitions, too. Here is a list of the freshest M&A transactions.