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Samsung's April patch is rolling out to Verizon tablets and other US models — here's the complete list

Samsung's April patch is rolling out to Verizon tablets and other US models — here's the complete list

We may be solidly into May at this point, but who among us doesn't find themselves constantly playing catch-up? The old April security patch has already reached a whole bunch of Galaxy devices in the US, but Samsung continues to update more and more phones as the weeks go on. Some of the latest April updates to land bring Android 11 to the Tab S6, new video features to the Tab S7, and security patches to everyone involved.
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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

Whether you're reading this article on a shiny new S21, or you're still waiting for your device to show up at your door, chances are you're going to need a case to protect your investment. Luckily, there are a lot of great options available, as long as you know where to look. These are our top five favorite cases for the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra.

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Samsung's February security update reaches more US carrier devices

Samsung's February security update reaches more US carrier devices

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 a couple of older and budget devices on AT&T and Verizon.

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Five Android 11 features you should be using on your Galaxy S21

Five Android 11 features you should be using on your Galaxy S21

When Android 11 arrived last year, it included a lot of new features to try. Samsung has manage to do fairly well at updating its devices this time around, with the S20 and Note20 series receiving Android 11 by the end of 2020, and many other phones getting it ahead of schedule. While Samsung added plenty of its own features, Google's enhancements still shine through, and here are the ones you really owe it to yourself to be using.

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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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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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