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Samsung's May 2021 update arrives for the Galaxy Tab S6, Note8, and more — here's the full list

Samsung's May 2021 update arrives for the Galaxy Tab S6, Note8, and more — here's the full list

Samsung has been trying to improve its image in software lately, especially when it comes to security updates for Android devices. What better way than to release an update several days early? That's the case with the May security update, which is already rolling out to several devices, with new features coming to select flagships.

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Nvidia Shield update introduces April security patch, support for more controllers

Nvidia Shield update introduces April security patch, support for more controllers

If you haven't received it already, expect a new update on your Nvidia Shield device in the form of SHIELD Experience 8.2.3. Although it may not be what you're waiting for, it does bring in a few notable developments apart from the regular bug fixes.

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OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro update 11.2.6.6 features several camera improvements

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro update 11.2.6.6 features several camera improvements

Owners of the most recent OnePlus flagships, check your notification bars: OP is sending you a software goodie. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are now receiving the 11.2.6.6 version of Oxygen OS, and it's ... well, it's a bunch of bug fixes and camera improvements. Which is pretty similar to most OnePlus updates, but at least they're consistent, right?

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Samsung's latest wearable updates are hitting the Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2

Samsung's latest wearable updates are hitting the Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2

Your excuses for your sedentary lifestyle are rapidly disappearing. The weather's getting better, days are getting longer, and with any luck you may soon be all vaxed up, ready to head out and take on the world. Many of us are putting in a little bit of an extra effort to get out and be active, hoping to shed some of this pandemic weight (and maybe then some), and there's no better tool to help you with that than a good smartwatch. This week Samsung's got fresh updates landing for a couple of its recent models.

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Latest OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T update makes sure your phone doesn't forget to save new photos

Latest OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T update makes sure your phone doesn't forget to save new photos

OnePlus has a pretty mixed reputation for updating all but its newest phones, usually returning once every couple of months with a recent security patch in tow. The company pushed out new software to several of its legacy devices last week, and it's now back to give some attention to the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T.

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Google's Nest Hub is getting a new OS you probably won't be able to spell

Google's Nest Hub is getting a new OS you probably won't be able to spell

After being in development for years, Google's Fuchsia OS is finally ready to be used in a consumer product. Over the coming months, it will be rolled out to the first-gen Nest Hub. You needn't fret or get excited about the update since you'll barely be able to notice any difference when your device transitions to it.

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OnePlus hasn’t completely forgotten to update its older phones

OnePlus hasn’t completely forgotten to update its older phones

OnePlus is really struggling to keep its smartphone portfolio updated. Even when updates arrive, they more often than not introduce bugs — the Android 12 beta bricked OnePlus 9 handsets, for example. So, I'd understand if you're skeptical about this, but OnePlus has rolled out the May security patch for the OnePlus Nord N100, 6, and 6T.

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OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro updates are here with May security patches

OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro updates are here with May security patches

All four of the phones in the OnePlus 7 series are getting updated this weekend, patching the build of OxygenOS to 11.0.1.1. While this is mainly a series of bug fixes, the biggest change is upgrading the Android security patch to May 2021. The update is rolling out to the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro now.

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OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T get new OxygenOS 11 betas with Bitmoji AOD support

OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T get new OxygenOS 11 betas with Bitmoji AOD support

We've been combing through the finer details of the first Android 12 beta this week, but it's not the only operating system you can test out right now. If you're using a OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, or 8T, the OxygenOS 11 open beta program helps keep your phone feeling fresh between stable software releases. New software is now available for all three phones, complete with plenty of bug fixes and an unexpected change to the always-on display.

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Samsung is updating more budget devices to One UI 3.1 — here's the complete list

Samsung is updating more budget devices to One UI 3.1 — here's the complete list

One UI 3.1 has been rolling out to older Galaxy devices quickly in the last few months. Despite only being an incremental upgrade over 3.0, it carries over several useful features from the Galaxy S21 to its older siblings. Over the last few weeks, One UI 3.1 has arrived for several mid-range devices and some T-Mobile variants.

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