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[Update: Fix rolling out] Samsung pulls Galaxy S10 update after reports of phone-freezing bugs

Last week, Samsung pushed out a software update (XXU1ASE5) to the Exynos versions of the Galaxy S10 series, delivering the latest security patches for May, plus a handful of camera improvements, including an improved night mode. One week later, Samsung has stopped distributing that update. According to SamMobile, it was pulled as a result of widespread bugs, which include issues with third-party apps and the entire phone freezing up.

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Dual-SIM Galaxy S10 series pricing drops further on eBay — S10e ($520), S10 ($600), S10+ ($700)

It's just over two months since the Galaxy S10 family went on sale, and the international edition can now be had on eBay for a cool 30% markdown — starting at $520 for the S10e. Keep in mind that these are dual-SIM international variants which are unlikely to be covered under US warranty though.

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Samsung celebrates Tokyo 2020 very early with Olympic Games Edition S10+

Samsung has accustomed us to releasing specific versions of its flagship devices to celebrate the Olympics, such as the S7 and Note 8 limited editions. This year is no exception as the company has partnered with Japanese carrier NTT Docomo to unveil a special Olympics Games Edition S10+ to celebrate the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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[Update: S10e too] Official TWRP support now available for Exynos Galaxy S10 and S10+

When the Galaxy S9 and S9+ debuted last year, TWRP support for Exynos models became available that same day. Things have taken a little longer for the Galaxy S10, but the recovery is now officially available for the Exynos S10+ model. Owners of the regular S10 and the S10e will have to sit tight.

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[Update: Now $574, $670, and $760] The Dual-SIM Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ are respectively $596, $675, and $775 on eBay

Despite new flagships coming out, the Galaxy S10 is still one of the hottest phones around. Even though its price could have been a roadblock when it was announced back in February, you don't need to spend as much now. Indeed, thanks to a a promotion on the device's international version on eBay, you can pay as low as $596 for the S10, $675 for the S10, and $775 for the S10+ in their 128GB versions.

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Get up to $100 off on a new Galaxy S10e, $200 off on a Galaxy S10 or S10+ with carrier activation

If you're thinking of getting a Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, or Galaxy S10+ with a US carrier, now is probably a good time to do so. All three versions are currently on sale, with discounts ranging from $50 to $100 for the Galaxy S10e or $100 to $200 for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. The condition to enjoy this rebate is to buy your phone directly from Samsung and activate it on one of the major American carriers, namely AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon.

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Linux on DeX is now compatible with Galaxy S9, S10, and Tab S5e

Linux on DeX, announced at a developer conference last year, is a program that lets you run Linux (Ubuntu, in this case) on your Samsung smartphone or tablet, turning it into a full-fledged computer. Initially, it only worked on the Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4, but with today's update, both Galaxy S9 and S10 families are now supported (along with, for some reason, the mid-range Tab S5e).

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The Galaxy S10 is getting night photo mode in new OTA

Google wowed everyone when it unveiled Night Sight photos alongside the Pixel 3. Many OEMs have since tried to replicate Google's witchcraft, but none have been able to match it. Samsung is the latest to try with an OTA on the Galaxy S10. You probably don't have the update yet, but it's coming.

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Sprint commits to replace Galaxy S10 phones with LTE issues

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has been noted to have reception issues on several carriers. The problem seems to be worse on Sprint, where not only the S10+, but also the S10 and S10e are having problems with LTE. Software updates having failed to fix the problem, the carrier will now replace affected phones.

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Samsung's EdgeLighting+ update brings cutout "notification light"

With the Galaxy S10, Samsung aimed at designing a handset with a screen covering almost the entire front surface. While the final product is very close to achieving this goal, engineers had to get rid of superfluous elements to make the cutout as small as possible. As such, the LED indicator has been removed to make room for extra pixels, leaving many users frustrated and without a way to easily know they have notifications to look at. Sure, Always On Display can help alleviate this, but it's not as easy to see as a flashing light from afar.

We recently told you about Holey Light, a third-party app that puts an animated circle around the S10's cutout when you receive notifications.

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