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Android 10 rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S10 series (Update: Widely rolling out)

Samsung has been testing Android 10 on its Galaxy S10 series extensively, with one beta update chasing the other over the last few weeks. The company is apparently finally satisfied with the software, as it has just started rolling out the stable release with version 2.0 of One UI in tow. It looks like it's only coming to some people in Germany who are currently using the beta, but it can't take too long until it arrives at more customers.

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State-by-state Android popularity map suggests where you live may affect your phone choice

Every Android fan knows Samsung phones are extremely popular, but just which models are leading the pack? A new report sheds some light on the situation, not just helping to confirm that Galaxy models are the most used in each US state, but also revealing some interesting trends about the devices preferred in different regions.

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Grab a Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 for just $350 ($50 off)

Samsung's second-generation Chromebook Plus was released over a year ago, with updated internals and a new 16:9 screen. The Plus V2 is still a good option for a budget Chromebook, especially now that it's down to $349.99 on Amazon. That's $50 off the usual price, and $200 below the original MSRP.

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Galaxy Note10 Lite and S10 Lite appear in renders, may arrive at event this month

We might be setting the winter alight with new "Lite" Samsung smartphones: the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite have been circulating in the news, but details about them so far have been scant. Now, through India's 91mobiles and Steve Hemmerstoffer's @OnLeaks, we have gained some key insights on at least one of these phones and perhaps a close analogue of the other.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ rumored to feature active noise cancellation (Update: Launch imminent?)

Samsung surprised quite a few of us with the Galaxy Buds that launched at the same time as the Galaxy S10 smartphone lineup — not only were they affordable but they sounded pretty decent too (as I detailed in my review). Details about a follow up are now starting to emerge, and it sounds like they'll come with in-vogue active noise cancellation tech.

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The unlocked Galaxy Note9 is $649 at Amazon, its lowest price ever, today only

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us now, there are still some great deals to be found for quality smartphones. Amazon is currently selling the unlocked Galaxy Note9 in Midnight Black with 128GB of storage for just $649, which is $151 off its usual price. There's also a 512GB model going for $839, down from its usual $1,050. Both deals are set to expire at the end of the day today.

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Samsung's 'Theme Park' Good Lock module lets you create custom themes on One UI devices (APK download)

When Samsung's Good Lock customization app made its debut a few years ago, it was limited to configuring the lock screen, recents menu, and notifications. Over the years, those options have expanded to include customization of the status bar, AOD and lock screen clocks, and even edge lighting colors. For system-wide theming, users could download pre-made themes from Samsung's store, and now they're finally getting a way to quickly and easily create custom themes of their own with the introduction of the new Theme Park Good Lock module.

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Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 for as low as $160 ($70 off), 64GB model is $180 ($100 off)

The whole Android tablet craze never quite took off the way Google fans hoped, but that hasn't stopped a number of OEMs from sticking with the idea. Samsung has remained steadfast with its tablet strategy, kicking out new devices every year to give users some of the best Android tablet experiences available. Today, the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 that came to the United States earlier this year is on sale for up to $100 off at Amazon.

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Dbrand releases 'Teardown' skins based on JerryRigEverything's transparent back mods

You can get vinyl skins from dbrand that make your phone look like wood, metal, or just very bright vinyl. Now, you can also get skins that make them look transparent thanks to a partnership with YouTuber Zack Nelson. You probably know him best as the disembodied voice behind the JerryRigEverything durability test videos. The skins are only available for a limited time, and there apparently are "dozens" of easter eggs.

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Get a lightweight 2-in-1 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 for just $329 ($171 off)

Chromebooks aren't perfect for everything, but they can be awesome for many things, especially when it comes to web browsing and media consumption. The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is a competent little machine, with a slim form factor, solid construction, and decent specs. It usually sells for $500, but it's currently on sale for $329 (34% off).

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