Podcasts have been the "next big thing" in content for a while now, with every tech, media, and venture capital firm looking to get involved. Given how many apps Samsung includes pre-installed on its phones, it's always been surprising that a podcast app wasn't among them. With a new update to its entertainment-focused Free app (previously Samsung Daily), the company's flagship devices will now natively support podcasts out of the box.
Verizon used to be among the slowest carriers to update their phones, but that may not be true anymore. Big Red became the first US carrier to send out the Android 11 update to the Galaxy Note10 mid-January, only a couple of weeks after it debuted on the Exynos-powered international Note10 models. And now, a month later, T-Mobile is jumping on the bandwagon and has started rolling out Android 11 to its Note10 and 10+ units.
The Galaxy Note10 is a year old, but it's still one of the best phones you can buy right now, especially considering it was given an extra year of OS updates. Now you can get one for $699.99, a discount of $250 from the original price.
Live Caption is one of the more unique additions you'll find on Android devices. First shown off at Google I/O 2019, the feature automatically transcribes speech from video playback in real time, on-device. It was initially a Pixel 4 exclusive when it launched, but since then the capability has expanded to older Pixel models. The Galaxy S20 launched with Live Caption, and now it's coming to more Samsung handsets as One UI 2.5 rolls out.
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+ S20 Ultra.
There are certain constants in the world. Tides go in, tides go out. Sunrise, sunset. Google is fast with updates, and Samsung is slow. If you want proof we live in strange times, look no further than the January 2020 Android security patch. Samsung has started rolling it out, and Google... not so much.
The third and last installment of the latest Star Wars trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker, is slated to hit cinemas on December 20, and the hype is growing. Samsung and Disney (Lucasfilm, to be specific) have already announced that they're working on campaigns together, and today, the Korean company seems to have decided to join the dark side of the force: It introduced a Galaxy Note10+ Special Edition dedicated to Kylo Ren, coming with a unique lightsaber-red S Pen and a bunch of extras in the box.
Cyber Monday is here, and Spigen is unleashing exclusive deals on some of its most popular accessories. Today only, you can save up to 30% on select Spigen cases for your favorite Android devices, like the brand new Google Pixel 4/4XL, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, S10 5G, or A30, and the OnePlus 7T. You'll also find deals on Spigen carrying cases, screen protectors, and more. Don't forget to use the specified promo code below at checkout to redeem your savings, available only on this Cyber Monday.
Every year Samsung unfailingly puts out a software release roadmaps for its entire smartphone lineup, and this year’s detail when Android 10 is expected to hit eligible Samsung phones. These lists are generally specific to their respective markets, but they do highlight a general global trend. The Galaxy S10 and the Note 10 have been beta testing One UI 2.0 for over a month now, and they’re naturally first in line to get the stable release by January 2020.
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices have consistently topped their rivals by bringing a complete package to the table. For this Black Friday, the entire range of 2019 Samsung flagships has been marked down by $200 across several stores. On top of that, Samsung and some other retailers are throwing in a free pair of Galaxy Buds (worth $129) with all Galaxy S10 and Note 10 models, except for the Galaxy S10e.