Samsung has made it clear that users will not need a charger with their Galaxy Tab S8 buyers. Samsung Online Shop confirms that the Galaxy Tab S8 did not come with a charger in the box. Unfortunately, the packaging only includes the USB-C data cable, not the power brick.
Logically, it is fair to assume that Samsung’s decision to ditch the AC adapter will be driven by more durable packaging. Fewer items in the box can lead to a smaller box, i.e. less packaging. However, there is really no way to find out what prompted Samsung to go on this pathway.
Looking at the price of the device, you would think that Samsung might have an AC adapter. And the news is a little worse. The charger is not available on any version of the Galaxy Tab S8.
No charger is available on any version of Galaxy Tab S8!
If not getting the Galaxy Tab S8 charger is not so bad then it is not getting any kind of charger. If you do not buy one of the more expensive models, perhaps the biggest advantage is that you do not feel left out.
On the other hand, a device with an actual price of $700 does not seem to come with an AC plug. Even more insane when you consider the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra priced at a minimum of $1,100 or $1,400 for a top model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
What makes this decision even more interesting is that Samsung’s main competitor in the tablet space, Apple has AC adapters with its latest iPads. What do you get when you buy a Galaxy Tab S8, S8 +, or S8 Ultra?
Well, unlike the tablet, the box has a USB-C data cable, an S Pen, and an SD card slot ejector tool. And that’s it. While this may not be a big problem for those who have an AC adapter from a recent device, some users will definitely need a new one.
And in this case, they would have to buy it separately if they did not already have it. There is good news though. Samsung has a 45W power adapter that comes with an extra cable that sells for $50.
Google services make Samsung phones epic: Ad shows
Samsung very well adopts Android OS and other Google features as both companies have good relations and are partners in many factors. Both companies have recently released an advertisement that shows Samsung devices running various Google services.
Spotted by 9to5Google, the ad starts with a person at a dinner party who uses Google’s ‘Hum to Search’ feature to find a song stuck in his head. Google search identifies the sound and sends it to nearby Samsung TV.
The advertisement shows more examples, it identifies Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy Watch 4 with Google Assistant, and ends it with the tagline “Make it epic’. You might hear it obvious, but the promo for Google Assistant’s ‘Hum to Search’ on Galaxy Watch 4 is fairly new.
9to5Google has spotted the Samsung Google ad online as well as in the theater before a movie. There’s also a website accompanying this campaign named samsung.withgoogle.com. Other than Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3 is as well promoted by Google. It highlights three characteristics:
- Share entertaining moments together – YouTube preview in Google Messages and Duo live sharing
- Immerse yourself in what matters most – Google Photos Portrait Blur
- Amazing alone. Better together. – “Get a text on your phone. Respond on your Galaxy Watch4.” & “Seamlessly switch from phone to tablet.”
Download all Samsung One UI 4.1 Apps and Good Lock Modules
Samsung Galaxy devices feature a large ecosystem of applications and services for users’ convenience. The Galaxy Store is a big rival of Google Play Store which is available on Galaxy devices and offers around all the Android apps for Samsung fans.
The South Korean tech maker regularly updates stock apps and functions through Galaxy Store. Well, some of the stock Samsung apps also get the new updates via Google Play Store. Regardless, we’ve gathered all the Samsung Stock Apps with the most up-to-date versions to download below. [Credits – APKMirror]
Download Samsung Stock Apps
|App Name||Version||Features/Changes||App [File]|
|Galaxy Store||126.96.36.199||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Camera||12.0.06.39||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Messages||188.8.131.52||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Phone||184.108.40.206||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Keyboard||220.127.116.11||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Email||18.104.22.168||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Expert RAW||1.0.02.6||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Gallery||13.1.05.8||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Game Launcher||6.0.05.1||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Game Plugins||4.0.0||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Health||6.22.0.069||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Internet||22.214.171.124||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Internet Lite/Go||7.4.01.3||–||APP LINK|
|Samsung Members||4.2.01.5||–||APP LINK|
|Samsung Music||126.96.36.199||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Notes||4.7.06.66||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Wallet||5.1.29||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung PENUP||3.9.03.6||–||APP LINK|
|Samsung Secure Folder||1.7.02.5||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Smart Switch Mobile||188.8.131.52||–||APP LINK|
|Samsung SmartThings||184.108.40.206||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Samsung Voice Recorder||220.127.116.11||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Galaxy Watch Plugin||2.2.05.22042841N||–||APP LINK|
|Galaxy Watch 3 Plugin||2.2.09.22042841N||–||APP LINK|
|Galaxy Watch 4 Plugin||18.104.22.16862011||–||APP LINK|
|Galaxy Wearable||22.214.171.12433061||–||APP LINK|
Download Good Lock Apps/Modules
Good Lock is a powerful One UI customization tool developed by Samsung for flagship and select mid-range Galaxy devices. Inside the application, you can find two categories – Unit and Family in which Samsung included a number of apps and modules for One UI modification.
You can get download the latest version of the Good Lock app and its modules/services below. At the same time, we’ve attached our dedicated stories that are equipped with all the latest changes and new features that arrived with the specific application.
|Good Lock||2.2.04.13||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Home Up||13.0.00.39||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Routines +||1.0.34||–||APP LINK|
|Keys Cafe||1.0.02.9||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Theme Park||1.0.09.29||Changelog||APP LINK|
|Nice Catch||1.1.01.4||Changelog||APP LINK|
|One Hand Operation +||126.96.36.199||–||APP LINK|
|Edge Touch||1.1.18||–||APP LINK|
Credits – APKMirror
Samsung Device Care update gets One UI 4.1 support [13.0.03.1]
Samsung is expanding the One UI Device Care 13.0.03.1 update to more users. You will have to download a 12.88MB software package to install the latest update or download it from the link mentioned below.
- Get Samsung Device Care 13.0.03.1 update – APKMirror
April 16, 2022
The Samsung One UI 4.1 Device Care feature gets a new update to make it more seamless and compatible through the Galaxy Store with version number 13.0.03.1. The Samsung Device Care feature allows you to optimize your smartphone with a single touch.
The latest update to Samsung One UI 4.1 Device Care doesn’t add any noticeable changes to the update changelog, but with every new update, the company aims to provide general bug fixes and improvements to the application. The update weight is about 12.88 MB.
Samsung One UI 4.1 Device Care:
Samsung Galaxy smartphones are preloaded with many features and security parameters that protect your smartphone from a few glitches and provide better performance than ever with regular updates. Along with a variety of interesting apps and a Good Lock modules, the Galaxy phone has some amazing features like device management.
To execute a performance check, exit the file and select the apps running in the background of your Galaxy smartphone with the ‘Device Care’ feature, to keep your phone performing at its best. And if you are unaware and wanted to use the feature then follow the below-mentioned steps.
Step 1: Open the settings
Step 2: Choose ‘Device Care’
Step 3: Select ‘Optimise now’ (To keep everything running smoothly)
- Get Samsung ‘Device Care’- APKMirror