Samsung has consistently been ahead of the curve with security updates this year, and that continues now as the July 2021 patch hits the Galaxy devices series internationally. As the month rolls on, we're seeing it hit more and more devices.
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.
Samsung has continued to impress with its regular security updates lately, but while flagships and new phones tend to get monthly patches, many cheaper or older devices get them less often. Samsung updated its security schedule this week, relegating some phones and tablets to less frequent support.
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.
There are a lot of fun 3D objects like skeletons, cars, planets, and animals you can view in Google Search, which might be perfect to pass the time while you and your kids are stuck at home. The underlying technology enabling this is called Google Play Services for AR, formerly known as ARCore. It's an engine that powers most games and applications on Android that use augmented reality effects. However, since the framework has to be tuned for each device, Google has to periodically update Play Services to support new phones and tablets.
Back in May, we reported Samsung's new 64MP camera would make its way to a device called the Galaxy A70s. Unfortunately, we didn't have more details regarding the handset, besides assuming it would be an improved version of the Galaxy A70. The company just officialized the device in India, where you'll be able to buy it starting tomorrow.
Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled a new camera sensor capable of reaching a 64MP resolution, dethroning Sony's 48MP product. Although some expected it would make its way into the upcoming Galaxy Note 10, the company will instead fit it into the lower-end Galaxy A70s, according to reports.
At a live-streamed event today in Bangkok, Samsung president DJ Koh took to the stage to unveil the Korean company's latest A-series smartphones. The headline A80 features an almost bezel-less display with a rotating rear camera that can also be used for selfies.