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Samsung made some cringeworthy GIFs to help you fight iPhone users' blue bubble elitism

We all have that friend who disses us for not having an iPhone. Especially when you're texting, your mate isn't going to leave out an opportunity to remind you that he can't use all the glorious iMessage features like read receipts, high-quality image sharing, and more, because your text bubbles are green. In fact, iPhones are incompatible with RCS, which could solve the problem of high-quality cross-platform SMS texting. With no resolution in sight, Samsung's marketing team has decided to pour oil into the fire instead. It now offers a selection of green-bubble comeback GIFs on Giphy, each one weirder than the other.

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[Update: Builds live] LineageOS 16 Pie arrives on the Zenfone 6, Razer Phone, and other devices

The LineageOS project just keeps on trucking. Since the last time we covered the most popular custom ROM around, it has added six more phones to the device roster, including the original Razer Phone and the Asus Zenfone 6.

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North American smartwatch shipments up 38% this year, and Samsung's market share is growing

Smartwatches didn't exactly explode out of the gate like smartphones, but sales are growing steadily. A new report from Canalys shows a sizeable 38% increase in year-over-year North American shipments last quarter. Almost everyone is moving more wearables, but Samsung is seeing the largest proportional improvement.

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Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link game streaming service will launch in September

With the unveiling of the Galaxy Note10 last week, Samsung also briefly touched upon an upcoming PC-to-phone game streaming service. We've since found out that it's called Play Galaxy Link and will launch in September, just in time for it to compete with Google's Stadia when that arrives in November.

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[Update: PPS required] Charging the Galaxy Note10+ at its fastest speed will require a separate charger

If you're in the position where the biggest phone is the better phone for you, the Galaxy Note10+ will hit that mark for you — it's got a bigger screen with more pixels and it has a bigger battery than the normal Note. But if you really want to take advantage of the fastest rates you can get for your plus-sized phablet, you'll need to ditch the wall wart in the box and buy another one. Don't worry, we'll explain why and help you out.

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The Galaxy Note10 marks the end of Google Daydream and Gear VR

Samsung's Galaxy Note10 was officially announced last week, and while it's jam-packed with almost everything most people could want in a smartphone, it also dropped a few features: the headphone jack is completely gone, and the microSD card slot isn't present on the smaller model. It has also become evident over the past few days that the Note10 doesn't support any mobile VR platform, marking an end to both Gear VR and Google Daydream.

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Samsung and Xiaomi capitalize on Huawei's woes to increase smartphone market share in Europe

The European smartphone market is incredibly fast-moving — brand loyalty isn't high, especially with users of lower-end devices. When you compare this year's second financial quarter with the same period from last year, you can see how quickly things change. Samsung and Xiaomi are clear winners in Q2 2019 with 20% and 48% annual growth respectively, while Apple, Huawei, and HMD Global (Nokia) market shares shrank by at least 16%.

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[Update: Samsung shares details] Xiaomi will have Samsung's future 100MP camera on a phone someday

The highly-competitive smartphone industry has plenty of numbers games it plays. One of them is with camera resolution: the next big milestone to reach is the magic 100MP mark and companies are jockeying for pole position. In the latest shuffle, Samsung, which makes smartphone cameras, and Xiaomi, a longtime supply client, have jointly announced that 64MP and 108MP (!) cameras are coming to the Chinese OEM's phones.

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LineageOS brings Pie to 13 more phones, temporarily halts all Xiaomi support

LineageOS is one of the best custom ROMs around, with official support for dozens of phones and a few unique features. The last time we covered the project, it started offering builds for the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Huawei Honor 5X, and a few others. Since then, a whopping 13 phones are now recieving Pie builds, but there's some bad news for Xiaomi device owners.

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Unsurprisingly, DisplayMate says the Galaxy Note 10+ has the best OLED ever

Some things are just inevitable. The tides go in, the tides go out. Sunrise, sunset. Samsung releases a new phone, and it has a slightly better OLED than the last one. It's an inescapable truth, confirmed again thanks to DisplayMate. The new display king is, of course, the Galaxy Note 10+.

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