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US carrier Galaxy Note20 and S9 series updated with February security patch

US carrier Galaxy Note20 and S9 series updated with February security patch

Samsung kickstarted its February 2021 patch rollout a bit early this time, with the European Galaxy S20 line being the first recipient. Now, these latest Android security updates are spreading to the US, starting with the unlocked Galaxy S20 models and the Note20 Ultra, and more recently followed by Verizon's Galaxy S9 and T-Mobile's Note20 series.

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The Galaxy S21 is the only Android phone that doesn't suck at Snapchat

The Galaxy S21 is the only Android phone that doesn't suck at Snapchat

Snapchat on Android has historically proven to be pretty terrible when it comes to camera image quality. For years, the app would just be screenshotting the camera viewfinder and using that directly. It was effective (and arguably necessary based on the sheer amount of Android phones and differences in software between them) but sure didn't look too great. Now with the new S21 series, it seems like Snapchat is finally playing nice, and giving us some of the highest-quality Snaps we've ever seen.

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Five great looking cases for your Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra

Five great looking cases for your Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra

The Samsung S21 series is perhaps one of the most anticipated devices of the year, ushering in premium materials, impressive cameras, and gorgeous displays that could make any Android enthusiast swoon. But while this trio may not cost quite as much as last year's Galaxy lineup, they're still expensive devices, and expensive devices deserve protection. Here are our five favorite cases for the Galaxy S21 series.

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5 ways the Galaxy S21 series is worse than the S20

5 ways the Galaxy S21 series is worse than the S20

There’s no denying that the Galaxy S21 series took some heavy inspiration from current Note handsets — both in form and function. Unlike last year, there’s a starker divide between the three Galaxy S21 models, and it shows. The questionable choices Samsung has made this time around result in the S21 phones feeling even worse than the outgoing S20 in some cases — and that can’t be stressed enough for the two cheaper options. Among these downgrades, there are a few that are just too glaring to pass over.

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5 ways the Galaxy S21 series is better than the S20

5 ways the Galaxy S21 series is better than the S20

This year’s Galaxy S21 phones aren’t the sort of big overhaul that the S20 line was, but they still bring some pretty noteworthy upgrades to the table. Samsung appears more open to experimenting with features this time around, and even carries forward some lessons it learned from the Note20 series. In ways like this, the Galaxy S21 is very much the sort of strong, iterative upgrade we had hoped for, as should become abundantly clear as we look at some of its stand-out features.

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Here's what to expect when you inevitably drop your shiny new Galaxy S21

Here's what to expect when you inevitably drop your shiny new Galaxy S21

Last year, a significant number of Galaxy S20 series device owners weren't happy to find the glass covering their rear cameras destroyed without much provocation. This year, the S21 phones come with a metal-reinforced housing and smaller, individual covers featuring Corning's new Gorilla Glass Victor. So, does the new get-up actually stand up to drop tests?

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The unlocked Galaxy S21 series supports all 5G networks in the US

The unlocked Galaxy S21 series supports all 5G networks in the US

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is continuing a trend that other 5G phones before it already started: It's compatible with all 5G networks from all US carriers, and it even supports some technologies that are yet to be deployed. You won't have to worry about carrier interoperability when you buy an unlocked S21 in the US — they work on all carriers.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 picks up Netflix HDR certification with four other phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 picks up Netflix HDR certification with four other phones

As Netflix sinks more money than it might ever hope to make back with subscription price hikes on its financially-squeezed consumer base, we'd like to let you know that it has also broadened its official Android device support listings for viewing in HD and HDR10. The additions include the brand-spanking-new Galaxy S21 series and a whole bunch of Oppo phones.

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Ask us anything about the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra (Q&A)

Ask us anything about the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra (Q&A)

You may have heard that Samsung recently dropped its latest lineup of Galaxy smartphones dubbed the S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra. While some of these devices have just begun to ship ahead of schedule, our Editor in Chief David Ruddock has been testing them out for a week, and he's ready to answer your questions.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series officially supports Google Duo auto-framing

Samsung Galaxy S21 series officially supports Google Duo auto-framing

Google's Pixel Drops have introduced a bunch of interesting features for Pixel smartphones, including car crash detection and automatic call screening. Another such feature is auto-framing on Google Duo, which had been (at least according to Google) exclusive to the Pixel 4. Now that's getting a little company, as Google confirms the recently-unveiled Samsung Galaxy S21 series can also pull off the same trick.

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