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June security patches for Samsung flagships heading out around the globe

Samsung's phones appear to have beaten Google again to deliver this month's security patches. Reports indicate that some U.S. models of the Galaxy S10, S20, and Note10 series started receiving the update early this morning, though it isn't landing on all variants at once.

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Latest Galaxy Buds/Buds+ plugin update adds useful homescreen widgets (APK Download)

Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ are some of the best true wireless earphones available, with plenty of features, great battery life, and good sound. Not content to leave them as they are, Samsung continues to improve both the new Buds+ and the original Buds from last year through frequent software updates. This week Samsung started rolling out new features to the companion app, adding two useful homescreen widgets to compliment your earbuds.

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The Poco X2 and 20 other devices now support AR objects in Google Search

On many Android devices, Google Search lets you view tons of 3D models like animals, pets, skeletons, cells, Neil Armstrong's spacesuit, and much more. With the tap of a button, you can move these objects into your home and see them as though they were in your camera's viewfinder. It's even possible to snap photos and take videos. The list of supported phones is ever-expanding — devices like the brand-new, definitely competitively priced Sony Xperia 1 II, the Poco X2, the Xiaomi Redmi K30, and 18 other recent phones are finally in on the 3D fun since we last covered.

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Samsung Access phone subscription launches in the US: Get an S20 with insurance and 1TB cloud storage for a monthly fee

Samsung is rolling out its phone-as-a-subscription Samsung Access service here in the US. Starting as low as $37 a month for the baby S20 model, Samsung Access includes the phone, Samsung Premium Care device protection, 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, and access to Microsoft 365 Personal. Although there's a pile of terms and conditions associated with it, the service also lets you upgrade your phone every nine months — or earlier, if you'd like to pay more.

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Samsung is working on a new Galaxy Watch, and it just passed through the FCC

Samsung released two fitness-oriented wearables last year, the Galaxy Watch Active and Watch Active2, but the company's only option that looks like a traditional timepiece is the original Galaxy Watch from two years ago. Thankfully, it looks like new models are finally on the way.

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Eight of the best new features in Samsung One UI 2.0

While some of the features are relatively easy to locate (like gestures), there are some less obvious ones you might not have even known were included, because they're a bit hidden away in Samsung's notoriously labyrinthine menus. We'll run down eight of our favorites in this post, from a new screen recorder to redesigned incoming call interface options.

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The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a mid-range tablet with an S Pen

Samsung is one of the few major Android OEMs still bothering to make tablets, and it makes a lot of them. The company had filled one of the few gaps in its lineup today with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. This tablet isn't as powerful as the Tab S6, but it still has the S Pen stylus.

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Samsung’s flagship 5nm Exynos 992 rumored to enter mass production in August

While those in North America are treated to Qualcomm-powered Galaxy phones, Samsung forces its in-house Exynos SoC on buyers in most other markets. While capable, Exynos chipsets rarely manage to one-up their Snapdragon counterparts, both in performance and power efficiency. Samsung could change that with its upcoming 5nm flagship chip that is rumored to enter mass production sometime in August.

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Samsung shares more information on its debit card, launching in the US this summer

Following in Apple's footsteps, Samsung recently announced that it wants to introduce its own debit card. Today, the company has finally shared more information on that enterprise, calling it Samsung Money by SoFi as it's backed by said institution (which notably isn't a bank, as it states itself). The account-fee-free service is slated to launch "later this summer" in the US and will offer higher-than-average interest rates and rewards for saving money.

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Samsung's new Exynos 880 chipset will make future 5G phones more affordable

Samsung has just announced a lower-end follow-up to its "first" in-house 5G-integrated chipset. The new Exynos 880 is probably destined for an even lower price point than the already mid-range 980, which will appear in the Galaxy A71 5G and A51 5G. Like its bigger brother, it doesn't support mmWave 5G, just sub-6 frequencies, and one phone that's using it has already been announced.

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