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Samsung's One UI night mode forces Android Auto to think it's always nighttime

With One UI, Samsung introduced a system-wide night mode for its Android Pie devices. The new feature darkens the manufacturer's proprietary software such as the Calculator and Messages apps and also alters the overall menus and interface colors, but still requires you to manually enable dark mode in other applications like Messenger or Slack. Android Auto, on the other hand, happily receives this setting and defaults to it, no matter the time of the day.

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Samsung rolls Android 9 Pie out to the Verizon and unlocked Note 9

Android Pie has been spreading slowly through Samsung's smartphone lineup in recent months. The Galaxy S9 family got the OTA first, and then the Note 9 began its Android 9 journey early this year. Most Galaxy Note 9 devices should be taken care of with today's rollout for both Verizon and unlocked phones.

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[Update: T-Mobile joins the party] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T and Sprint gets its Pie update

Samsung promised it would start rolling out Pie updates in the US this month, and it's technically living up to that. However, only a few phones have gotten the new version so far, including Verizon and Sprint's Galaxy S9s. Today, AT&T becomes the first carrier to deploy a Note 9 Pie update. You'll have to find some WiFi to get started.

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Today only: Get an unlocked 512GB Galaxy Note 9 with a free Galaxy Tab A 10.5 for $1,050 ($170 off)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is still one of the most expensive phones out there, but deals are starting to appear. If you act fast, Amazon will sell you a 512GB Note 9 with a free tablet for $1,049.99. This deal is good today only.

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Monday deals: Sales on Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Google WiFi, Echo Dot Kids Edition, and more

We know you love them deals. Frankly, though, there are just too many for us to report on each one individually. Here are a handful of sales from the past few days we didn't get the chance to tell you about.

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[Update: Beta arriving] Samsung's One UI Pie beta now available on unlocked Note 9 in the US

Samsung has traditionally been behind on UI design, which I know is shocking for the company that brought you TouchWiz. However, it's trying to turn things around with One UI. The revamped Pie-based interface is coming next year in stable form, but there's a beta. That beta has apparently expanded to US unlocked Note 9 devices. Yay.

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Enter to win one of 99 Galaxy Note9s when you spend $9.99 or more during dbrand's 30% off sale [Sponsored Post]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have passed by, but there are still deals to be had and contests afoot. One of the craziest is drand's Cyber Week giveaway. From now until the end of the week every order of $9.99 earns you an entry to win one of 99 Samsung Galaxy Note9s. Yes, you read that right: dbrand is giving away nearly $100,000 in phones.

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Samsung's Linux on DeX turns your phone into a Linux computer [APK Download]

Samsung debuted DeX last year to make your phone behave a bit more like a computer when plugged into a monitor. This year, DeX functionality has improved so you don't need to expensive custom dock, just a video cable. At Samsung's developer conference last week, it announced DeX would also get full Linux support. It's only officially available to those in the beta program, but we've got the APK.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 on sale at Best Buy for up to $520 off

It's getting to be that time of year. No, not the holidays—that is coincidental. It's getting to be the time of year when major retailers start discounting the hell out of things to get you in the door. Case in point, Best Buy has Samsung's current-gen Galaxy phones on sale for $150-520 off. There are various catches, but that's a lot of potential savings.

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[Update: Now just $700] Samsung's international Galaxy Note9 drops to $770 on eBay ($230 off)

If you've been eyeing a Galaxy Note9, then you might be interested in this deal. Over on eBay, you can pick up a 128GB dual-SIM Note9 (Exynos variant) for just $769.99, which is a good drop from the last time we saw this deal. Keep in mind that this is the international variant (SM-N960F/DS), so it won't necessarily be a stellar experience here in the U.S.

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