Samsung released the Galaxy Watch3, and it's a very solid smartwatch. We found it a bit pricey at the $400 MSRP, but right now, you can save up to $260 on the wearable with an eligible trade-in on Samsung's website. And even if you don't have an older piece of tech lying around, you can still save $60 on the Galaxy Watch3 right now from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Samsung.com.
Android 11 has been out for a while now, but the update has yet to land on Samsung's phones and tablets. The company is preparing its One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11, which is already in public beta, and now Samsung is giving us a glimpse at the final look and feel.
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.
Bixby has never been the most popular voice assistant, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from finding ways to make us use it. From the dedicated Bixby button, to mapping it to the power key itself, Samsung would clearly like this to be a success. Its latest effort to entice users over to Bixby is a fresh new design that should look eerily familiar to anyone familiar with Google Assistant. But is a new coat of paint enough to make Bixby worthwhile?
Samsung has operated its own app store for years, the Galaxy Store, seemingly as a backup ecosystem in case the company's relationship with Google ever soured. There aren't many reasons to use the Galaxy Store over the Play Store, but Samsung now turning Epic Games and Google's ongoing legal battles to its advantage with a new marketing push.
If you're eagerly waiting to get your hands on Samsung's 2021 flagship, new leaks have revealed a couple of details about it, showing the phone's potential design and release date. As this information isn't official, the actual Galaxy S21 may look different, but this leak still sheds some light as to what to expect early next year.
Samsung is the only company left producing high-end Android tablets, most recently with the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+. The latter model had a starting price of $849.99 when it was first released, but now you can get one for $100-200 off, depending on which configuration you go with.
Now that more people are staying at home these days, augmented reality has the potential to become even more important. AR may not be as novel as it once was, but that doesn't mean Google isn't continually expanding its ARCore SDK to more devices to enable them to seamlessly access AR experiences like its virtual zoo.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a great smartwatch and my personal favorite after using it since launch. Is was already a nice model back then, but Samsung's continued to bring it more and more features from newer models. If you thought the $250 starting price was steep, especially now that it's a year old, then you're in luck as Amazon has the majority of configurations available now for $70 off.