Samsung's software has come a hell of a long way over the years, becoming the only version of Android I consider worth using. The One UI 3 beta, based on Android 11, looks to improve things further in multiple areas across the board, but currently, it's only available on the S20 and Note20 range. However, that's about to change with the company announcing an upcoming beta program for the S10, Note10, Z Flip 5G, and Z Fold 2.
Lots of workplaces give out phones to employees, but making sure those devices are secure and up to date can be difficult. That's why Google introduced the Android Enterprise Recommended program two years ago, letting businesses know which devices meet certain standards for security and reliability. Samsung has been absent from the program until now, but the company is finally joining forces with Google to get select Galaxy devices certified.
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.
If you want to be on the bleeding edge of tech, even if that edge has some kinks to work out, you're probably looking for a 5G phone. Unfortunately, that often means shelling out a little more cash than you would for a 4G model — but not today! The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G is on sale for just $400 ($100 off) at Amazon.
LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, bringing new Android updates to abandoned phones, and a stock-like experience (with or without Google software) to newer devices. The last time we covered the project, it added support for a handful of phones from Huawei, Sony, Xiaomi, and OnePlus. Since then, many more devices have made their way to the official roster.
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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Foldable phones don't just push the boundaries of smartphone technology; their pliable designs have also introduced unique challenges for case makers to overcome. Companies like Spigen have been working tirelessly to bridge the gap between offering flexibility, full-body coverage, and effective protection in a single package. After months of extensive testing, they believe they've mastered the foldable phone case formula with the new Slim Armor Pro for the Galaxy Z Fold2.
Windows Insiders who own a 2020 Samsung flagship phone are due for a big improvement in their continuity experience as their PCs will be able to stream not just one, but multiple Android apps at a time through Your Phone.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S2 in July 2015, a time when Android tablets still mattered, and there was much more competition. Sporting a luxurious new design based on the Galaxy S6 and a beautifully bright AMOLED display, it represented the best Android tablets had to offer. But why are we talking about it five years later? Because it just received the October 2020 security patch, and that's incredible.