SamMobile Daily Recap: February 16, 2017 — Gear VR, Samsung sued over patent infringement and more!

We publish a lot of stories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, most of the news breaks during our European hours of operation, which makes it difficult for our readers in the US (and other regions) to follow every post that goes live. But, we think we’ve come up with an ideal solution — a daily recap.

In the list below, you’ll find the stories we’ve published today. Chances are, you’re not going to be interested in all of them. To help you find what’s important to you, we’ve split them into their respective categories — so if you want to see the latest legal news, locate the Business subheading.


Samsung heir attends second arrest warrant hearing in Seoul

Samsung sued by Technicolor over alleged patent infringement


Samsung set to benefit from growing demand for dual-camera smartphones


Daily Deal: Pick up a brand new pair of Active InEar headphones for 52% off

Firmware News

Android 7.0 Nougat firmware for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Sweden now available online


Could Samsung Hello actually be an Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor?


Gear S3 installment plans and trade-in options worldwide are what’s next for the smartwatch market


Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro face significant price cuts in India

Samsung smartphones score top five positions in research and testing study

These are the extensive tests Samsung runs on its smartphones


NexPlayer SDK for Tizen released for Samsung Smart TVs

Sony’s PlayStation Now cloud gaming service will stop working on Samsung’s smart TVs in six months

Virtual Reality

Samsung’s holding an event at New York Fashion Week to show attendees how useful VR can be

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Hey SamMobile! Thanks for having this ‘Daily Recaps’. I really appreciate this as I always wanted to know the latest news about Samsung but never had the time to check your website every hour or so. And the way you split them into categories is the icing on the cake. Keep up the good work!