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[Poll Results!] Hey Samsung, how about a currency converter in your calculator app?

Would you like to have currency conversion in Samsung's calculator app?
  • Yes 41%, 1064 votes
    1064 votes 41%
    1064 votes - 41% of all votes
  • Yes 41%, 1064 votes
    1064 votes 41%
    1064 votes - 41% of all votes
  • I wouldn't need it, but doesn't hurt to have the feature 8%, 198 votes
    198 votes 8%
    198 votes - 8% of all votes
  • I wouldn't need it, but doesn't hurt to have the feature 8%, 198 votes
    198 votes 8%
    198 votes - 8% of all votes
  • No 1%, 31 vote
    31 vote 1%
    31 vote - 1% of all votes
  • No 1%, 31 vote
    31 vote 1%
    31 vote - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 2586
3 November 2017
Voting is closed

Like everyone else, I was excited for the Android 8.0 Oreo beta, which Samsung finally made available after what seemed like an endless wait. There’s a lot of new stuff on Oreo and I like how it is shaping up even with the first beta, but I have to say I’m disappointed to see that one feature still hasn’t made its way to Samsung’s software. As the title of this article has already revealed, I’m talking about a currency converter.

A calculator app without currency conversion in this day and age? Not cool

It would be extremely handy if Samsung could implement a currency converter in the calculator app, for when you go on a foreign holiday or even when you’re just generally trying to see how much a particular currency would translate to into another one. Samsung’s calculator app already does length, temperature, mass, and even data conversion, and throwing currency into the mix would make the calculator more useful. Yes, the currency rates won’t be up-to-date unless Samsung can pull data off the internet, but again, a basic currency converter wouldn’t go amiss.

What do you think? Do you think currency conversion should be a part of the calculator app? Let us know by voting in the poll below and leaving a comment to get a discussion going!

Results: As expected, we saw a majority of votes supporting having currency conversion support in the calculator app. Some voted for the fact that it should be present even if most won’t ever need it. Others say there’s no need for such a feature, especially since exchange rates keep changing every day.

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    o0MHJ0o
    o0MHJ0o

    Like others have said, it would be great to have. but there are exchange rates changing all the time. it would be difficult to maintain constantly – it could just pull them from Google on demand, but beauty of the calculator app is that it doesn’t require permissions or drain much battery; and it is one of the few Samsung stock apps people keep on their phones lol

    A2theC
    A2theC

    I would prefer a unit converter rather than currency, they’re are far too many currencies that would need to be constantly tracked and updated fur to market fluctuations.
    We all know Samsung is terrible at software support, it would lose updates after the first year and be useless.
    An inch is always a foot, and 3.3 feet roughly a meter. Just saying…

    agustinrc89
    agustinrc89

    But the Samsung calculator already has an unit converter

    Skinhead1967
    Skinhead1967

    For business fair enough, but then again you can use a paid for app for doing that as business rates are different for tourist rates.

    If you’re tourist, you can find that the value of the money in your pocket can vary from store to store, location to location, so a bog standard calculator should suffice.

    Also it needs to be asked if it were installed who would be the service provider as it can vary from each provider and would it be a chargeable service?

    Biransahin
    Biransahin

    Would definitely save me from having a separate app for currency. A very good idea!

    strazzi
    strazzi

    I think that it is a great idea. But if it is worst then apps from google paly than no need for it.

    akshay roy
    akshay roy

    I value of currency changes every single hour so i dont think its nessary and majority of people dont travel every single day to other cuntries

    Biransahin
    Biransahin

    That’s not true. Just because you don’t use it, doesn’t mean everyone is like you. Values of currencies change every minute, not hour, which is why currency conversion is done online. I bill clients in Euro, US dollar, Australian dollar, Turkish lire and I travel overseas constantly for work. We don’t all live in our mothers basement.

    SaschaHa
    SaschaHa

    You can use One++ calculator for it, it has almost all currencies and a lot of other formulars and converters 😛