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Samsung phones are having problems with fast wireless charging

Samsung phones are having problems with fast wireless charging

Wireless charging is a notoriously finicky technology, with different standards and implementations for faster speeds that aren't compatible with each other. However, there appears to be a growing number of people experiencing problems with fast Qi charging on Samsung phones, even with docks that worked perfectly before a few months ago.

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Verizon rolls out October patch to the Galaxy Note20, S10 5G, Note8, S8, and a bunch more

Verizon rolls out October patch to the Galaxy Note20, S10 5G, Note8, S8, and a bunch more

Samsung kicked off this month's security patch rollout last week with the budget Galaxy A50. Within days of that release, some of its recent S Pen-clad flagships are also being bumped to the latest Android security level. Alongside their international variants, the US Note20 and Note10 series have started getting the October update, starting with the unlocked models.

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Third Samsung One UI 3.0 beta brings the November security patch to the S20 series

Third Samsung One UI 3.0 beta brings the November security patch to the S20 series

The One UI 3 beta is the first version of Samsung's custom Android skin to run on Android 11, and over the Halloween weekend, the company has started rolling out the third version of the pre-release firmware to testers using the S20 series. It looks like it's a fairly small update with a short changelog, but that's to be expected as Samsung is getting ready to launch the new software this month.

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Verizon 5G Nationwide is now available on select LG devices

Verizon 5G Nationwide is now available on select LG devices

Earlier this month, we learned that Verizon was beginning to roll out access to its low-band 5G network. Dubbed "5G Nationwide," the expanded connectivity is now rolling out to a number of 5G-capable devices, including phones from LG like the crazy new Wing device.

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US unlocked models are now eligible for Samsung's public beta release of One UI 3

US unlocked models are now eligible for Samsung's public beta release of One UI 3

Samsung has been hard at work preparing the next One UI release based on Android 11. We got a taste of what's in store thanks to a changelog seen earlier this month, and yesterday, the public beta began rolling out to S20 devices in South Korea. Now it looks like users from other areas are getting in on the fun — and here's how you can too.

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Samsung is now rolling out the September security patch to multiple T-Mobile phones

Samsung is now rolling out the September security patch to multiple T-Mobile phones

Samsung has been pretty quick to update their devices with the latest security patches in the past couple of years, and it looks like not much is going to change for the month of September. The company is continuing to update its lineup of phones from the past few years, starting with the Exynos Galaxy Note9.

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Samsung Prime Day deals include the Galaxy A71 5G for $80 off, Note20 and Note20 Ultra for $250 off, and more

Samsung Prime Day deals include the Galaxy A71 5G for $80 off, Note20 and Note20 Ultra for $250 off, and more

This year's celebration of capitalism Prime Day has finally arrived, and Samsung has a few sales to mark the occasion. You can now get some of the company's top flagship and budget phones at a great price, including the Galaxy S20, A71, and Note20. However, the recently-launched Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is not among the sales.

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Google Fi welcomes Samsung Galaxy phones to its lineup with up to $300 in credits

Google Fi welcomes Samsung Galaxy phones to its lineup with up to $300 in credits

Google Fi and its customers have nominal access to T-Mobile's 5G network, but frankly speaking, the number of Fi subscribers who have brought their compliant devices onto the network probably doesn't amount to a hill of beans. So, the virtual carrier is taking things into its own hands by selling six of Samsung's 5G phones direct to buyers.

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Note20 Ultra owners experience screen burn-in with official Samsung case

Note20 Ultra owners experience screen burn-in with official Samsung case

Samsung released the Note20 Ultra earlier this summer, and by almost all accounts, it's a great phone. Not everything is hunky-dory in Note20 land, however. One of the many neat case options for Note20 Ultra is Samsung's S-View Flip Cover, which allows for quick access to common functions without opening the cover and viewing the entire phone screen. While it sounds good in theory, it seems like the accessory might be causing more damage than it's worth.

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Here's the changelog for Samsung's first One UI 3.0 beta, based on Android 11

Here's the changelog for Samsung's first One UI 3.0 beta, based on Android 11

With Android 11 launching just last week, many phone-makers are rushing to get their various versions of the platform out into users hands for testing in beta programs. Samsung is no exception. In a very early and surprising move, Samsung has already pushed the One UI 3.0 pre-beta to a a few select partnered developers. Here's the official changelog for the beta.

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