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[Update: Sold out] Open-box Samsung Galaxy Buds are down to just $75 on eBay ($55 off)

When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy buds, we liked their design, sound quality, battery life, and price. Even though the latter was more than reasonable at $130, you can now snatch them for just $75, provided you don't care about the official packaging.

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Samsung’s crashed satellite brings down its ‘SpaceSelfie’ campaign

Marketing has led brands to far-off places, but apparently not as far as Samsung went — space. Well, technically stratosphere, but we’ll call it space to let Samsung have its feel-good moment while it lasts. The European arm of the company wanted to send a selfie to space for reasons beyond human comprehension, and a satellite lifted off last week for this purpose. In two days, it came crashing down in a family’s backyard in the US, troubling many in the locality.

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Samsung launcher hits 1 billion installs on the Play Store

There are almost uncountable Android devices in the world—it is the world's largest computing platform, after all. Naturally, some apps in the Play Store have accumulated a lot of downloads. The billion-download club includes the likes of Google Calendar, Microsoft Word, and Snapchat. Now, you can add Samsung's home screen to the list.

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[Update: US release] Samsung Galaxy S10 series gets Note10 camera features and DeX for PC support

Not too long after the release of the Galaxy Note10, Samsung is turning its attention towards its regular flagship series sans pen, the Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+, and S10 5G. An update rolling out to the European Exynos variants of the phones is giving them some Note10 camera features and DeX for PC.

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[Update: Fix out] Samsung will begin patching fingerprint scanner security flaw within 24 hours

Samsung really talked up the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10 when it launched. It was supposed to be faster and more secure than other methods. We knew the first part wasn't true soon after launch, but we only found out how easy it was to fool the sensor a few days ago. Cheap screen protectors could allow any fingerprint to unlock the S10 and Note 10 phones, but Samsung promised a quick update. Samsung has now pushed notifications to phones promising the OTA will start in about 24 hours.

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[Update: Tab S6 and Watch Active2 at T-Mobile] Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 available starting today, pre-orders open for US Unlocked A50 and Watch Active2

It's been a bit of a wait, but Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6, announced all the way back at the end of July, is now available in stores and online for purchase, no pre-order necessary. The unlocked version of the Galaxy A50 and new Galaxy Watch Active2 can also be pre-ordered starting today — and you get a few promotional perks if you do.

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Samsung announces flagship Exynos 990 SoC, 5G Exynos Modem 5123, and new 12GB RAM chip

At the 2019 Samsung Tech Day event that took place yesterday, Samsung unveiled new upcoming IPs that will likely be integrated into its flagship phones next year. The stars of the show were the Exynos 990 SoC, Exynos 5123 5G modem, and new LPDDR4X memory. The synergy created by these components is meant to improve the many aspects of our mobile-centric lives.

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[Update: Live in 5] Samsung’s Android 10 beta will come to 6 more countries soon

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Samsung wants Progressive Web Apps in its app store

Progressive Web Apps (often shortened to PWAs) are web apps designed to closely mirror the functionality of native apps, with features like offline support and notifications. Earlier this year, Google introduced a new technology for compiling PWAs into Android apps for submission to the Play Store, and now Samsung is inviting web apps to its Galaxy Store.

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Samsung Internet v11 released with newer Chromium base [APK Download]

It hasn't been long since version 10 of Samsung's Internet web browser was released, but version 11.0 has already hit the Play Store. While there doesn't appear to be a lot new on the surface, the latest version is based on a much newer version of Chromium (the open-source version of Google Chrome).

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