The new phones will ship on April 21 for $750 or $850 (for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, respectively), just like the normal carrier versions -- but we've confirmed they'll only be available in AT&T or Verizon flavors for now. If you're looking for a totally unlocked version of the phone you can take to any US carrier, this isn't the one. And it's worth noting that if you do want Microsoft's apps, you can download most of them yourself for free from the Android app store. Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech's role in providing new kinds of accessibility.
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In case you're tempted to jump into a shark cage to unbox your own Galaxy S8, you might want to heed the fine-print warnings at the bottom of the video. They include "In-box contents are not waterproof" and "Face unlock does not work with dive mask."T-Mobile also notes that the phone, which was unveiled Wednesday, is water-resistant in up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water for up to 30 minutes, so don't dive down too deep or for too long. Actually, why don't you just play it safe and unbox your new phone on dry land? That sounds like a much better idea.
Most unboxing videos take place in calm, dry conditions, but T-Mobile thought it would try something different for the water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is receiving a lot of attention protect verge case for apple iphone 7 and 8 - clear/graphite/gunmetal logo for its water resistance, T-Mobile decided to test that feature with a bizarre unboxing video, posted Wednesday, that takes place inside a shark cage underwater, Despite the dramatic music and close proximity of the sharks, the diver (a T-Mobile technology evangelist named Des) appears to be pretty safe (though shark cages aren't perfect), The video is full of advertising for both T-Mobile and the phone, placing this firmly in the PR-stunt category..
It appears that using the motion sensors already in these devices means no additional hardware is necessary to build this system. Motion sensors provide data that the system can use to determine the device's angular velocity. If it's below a certain threshold, it won't do anything. If it's above that threshold, it will then estimate the direction of gravity, as well as estimate the direction of gravity from a companion device (like an iPhone) if one exists. It will then determine if the angular velocity can be attributed to turning a vehicle steering wheel, and if it can be, it will then limit the notifications sent to that device.