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Samsung’s budget-friendly Galaxy Chromebook 2 is now on sale in the US

Samsung’s budget-friendly Galaxy Chromebook 2 is now on sale in the US

Debuting as part of Samsung’s CES 2021 product lineup, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 feels more like a prequel to the original notebook and not a real successor. That’s mainly because Samsung had to cut a few too many corners to slash the starting price nearly in half, down to $549 this year. More than a month after its unveiling, the convertible Chromebook finally has a release date for the US: March 1. That means you can get one today.

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Samsung is killing the SmartThings Link for NVIDIA Shield

Samsung is killing the SmartThings Link for NVIDIA Shield

Samsung is transitioning to a next-gen platform for its SmartThings smart home system. Unfortunately, that means that a lot of the old hardware isn't going to work ...which includes the SmartThings Link USB dongle that lets it integrate with the Nvidia Shield. Samsung made the announcement about shifting support last year, and now we learn it's formally ending things for the Link effective June 30th.

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Galaxy A52 camera and screen details leak, following early render images

Galaxy A52 camera and screen details leak, following early render images

Samsung's Galaxy A51 was one of the company's best phones last year, offering a large 6.5-inch screen and good performance for the relatively low price of $400 (before all the sales started). Unsurprisingly, Samsung is working on a sequel, and now we have images of the phone from WinFuture.

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Grab a Samsung Galaxy S21 for $650 ($150 off)

Grab a Samsung Galaxy S21 for $650 ($150 off)

Samsung's phones tend drop pretty quickly in price. Case in point: the Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra are already down $200 from when they launched just six weeks ago. The smallest S21 was part of that sale, too, but it only dropped $100 at the time. Now, it's dropped another $50 to just $650 — cheaper than even Google's Pixel 5, an older and less-powerful phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gets improved multitasking in One UI 3.1 update

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gets improved multitasking in One UI 3.1 update

Samsung debuted One UI 3.1 with its Galaxy S21 series but recently committed to bringing it to other Galaxy devices, including the Z Fold2. While the feature set is largely similar across devices, the foldable phone is getting a few more tweaks that cater to its unique form factor.

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How to make your Samsung Galaxy smartphone feel more like a Pixel

How to make your Samsung Galaxy smartphone feel more like a Pixel

I personally love Samsung's One UI, but not everybody wants their Samsung smartphone to feel quite so Samsung. Getting your phone to feel a little more Google and a little less Galaxy is fortunately quite straightforward, both thanks to Android itself and some of the inherent customization features found in One UI. In this guide, we'll show you how to make your Galaxy phone look and feel a bit more Pixel-y. I'll be using my S21 Ultra for this demonstration, but these steps can be used on any Samsung device running One UI 3.0.

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Get the Samsung Chromebook 4 with 6GB RAM for $200 ($80 off)

Get the Samsung Chromebook 4 with 6GB RAM for $200 ($80 off)

Samsung produces some of the best budget Chromebooks around, and its 'Chromebook 4' lineup has been especially popular during the past holiday and back-to-school seasons. Now you can get the upgraded 11-inch variant for $199.99, a savings of $80 over the usual price.

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Samsung's Galaxy A32 now has an LTE-only option, with other changes under the hood

Samsung's Galaxy A32 now has an LTE-only option, with other changes under the hood

Last month, Samsung revealed the Galaxy A32 5G, which is expected to launch in India and other regions soon. However, the company is also prepping a non-5G version, which has now been made official on Samsung's website.

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Samsung rolling out One UI 3.1 update to more Galaxy devices

Samsung rolling out One UI 3.1 update to more Galaxy devices

Samsung has already rolled out its Android 11 update to many phones and tablets, branded as One UI 3.0, but the company introduced a minor revision with the Galaxy S21 series. The One UI 3.1 update was already confirmed to arrive on select phones and tablets, and now the wide rollout is in full swing.

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Wireless DeX for PC now works with Galaxy devices running One UI 3.1

Wireless DeX for PC now works with Galaxy devices running One UI 3.1

When Samsung announced that DeX would be going wireless in One UI 2.5, which was introduced on the Note20, I was excited. Until that point, I'd hardly touched the app because of the requirement to plug my phone into my PC. Sadly, wireless DeX only worked with compatible TVs and monitors, leaving most computers in the cold. Now with One UI 3.1, that's finally changed.

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