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Samsung's new budget phones are coming to the US, but only one will get three years of updates

Samsung's new budget phones are coming to the US, but only one will get three years of updates

Samsung already announced its international lineup of 2021 A-series devices — some last year, some last month. They look promising, with sleek designs, capable specs, and some serious improvements over last year's selection. But it turns out the US selection will look a bit different at launch. For one, no fun colors: the whole series will initially only be available in monochrome colorways stateside. There are also currently no plans to launch the A72 in the US. Still, there's plenty for American customers to be excited about — and soon.

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If you have a Galaxy S9 or S9+, Samsung will be updating your phone less often now

If you have a Galaxy S9 or S9+, Samsung will be updating your phone less often now

Samsung customers hoping to hold the company to its promises of software updates are keeping a close eye on the update schedule page, and so are we. The latest change to the constantly-updated list features a few additions, a few subtractions, and a significant change for a former flagship, the Galaxy S9. The S9 and its bigger brother the S9+ are now getting quarterly updates, a downgrade from the monthly schedule.

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Samsung TV Plus will come to more European countries this month

Samsung TV Plus will come to more European countries this month

Samsung is responsible for some of the most popular Android phones in the world, but the company has plenty of other ventures up its corporate sleeves as well. Samsung brought its TV Plus service to select Galaxy phones a few months back, and it's announcing expanded availability that includes two new countries now with more on the way next year.

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Samsung's brand-new premium Chromebook just got its first ever price cut

Samsung's brand-new premium Chromebook just got its first ever price cut

Chromebooks make for good laptops if you're heavily invested in Google's ecosystem of apps and services. If you're looking to get one now, you might want to check out the recently-launched Galaxy Chromebook 2 that's available for $100 off, starting from $449.

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Pick up a Samsung Galaxy A21 for just $149 ($71 off)

Pick up a Samsung Galaxy A21 for just $149 ($71 off)

What's more cost-conscious than buying a budget phone? Buying a budget phone while it's on a really good sale. Samsung's Galaxy A21 isn't going to blow away anybody with camera quality or performance, but it's a good phone that came out at an already affordable $250. However, if you're looking to replace an old or broken phone, you can snap up the A21 from Amazon for just $149.

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Samsung's beastly new budget phone has a battery twice the size of an iPhone 12 Pro's

Samsung's beastly new budget phone has a battery twice the size of an iPhone 12 Pro's

High-refresh-rate displays are all the rage now, and even budget phones have started to get a taste of them. Now Samsung's new Galaxy F12 manages to introduce a 90Hz panel on a phone that doesn't cost more than the company's latest pair of truly wireless earbuds.

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These are the Chromebooks getting Android 11

These are the Chromebooks getting Android 11

Chrome OS devices also run Android, or at least a big enough chunk of Android's base to get apps running alongside Chrome's browser tabs. But you might not have given much thought to exactly what version of Android your Chromebook uses. After all, it's not immediately relevant for most of a Chrome OS device's functions: that's handled by the larger Chrome OS, which is frequently updated by Google along with the browser.

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Samsung is launching wireless earbuds that use a tiny Adidas hat as a charging case

Samsung is launching wireless earbuds that use a tiny Adidas hat as a charging case

The Galaxy Buds Pro are among the best truly wireless earbuds you can get for your Android phone, and Samsung wants to push it with yet another special edition. After the nostalgic retro flip phone sets it announced in January, Samsung is releasing one in collaboration with Adidas Originals to showcase its eco-friendly efforts.

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Samsung's Penup drawing app gets a refreshed UI with layer support

Samsung's Penup drawing app gets a refreshed UI with layer support

Users of Samsung Galaxy Note devices (or any Android device, since it's available on the Play Store for any phone) should be seeing a new version of the Penup app now. The refreshed sketch app is mostly the same as it was before, but it now has support for multiple layers, a welcome pro move for a drawing app with a surprisingly active community.

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Five great looking cases for your Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra

Five great looking cases for your Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra

Whether you're reading this article on a shiny new S21, or you're still waiting for your device to show up at your door, chances are you're going to need a case to protect your investment. Luckily, there are a lot of great options available, as long as you know where to look. These are our top five favorite cases for the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra.

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