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Google's next Pixel phone could hop on the ultrawide bandwagon with Samsung and Apple

Google's next Pixel phone could hop on the ultrawide bandwagon with Samsung and Apple

Ultra-wideband support is a hot ticket in the phone world right now. The latest models from both Apple and Samsung support it, allowing them to work with branded tracking devices (the new AirTag and Galaxy SmartTag+, respectively) that can show you where a lost item is with augmented reality, among other things. According to a trusted source, that capability may make its way into future Google hardware.

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Samsung's SmartTags are getting smarter as Apple's AirTags launch

Samsung's SmartTags are getting smarter as Apple's AirTags launch

The tracker market is really starting to heat up. Apple finally unveiled its AirTags yesterday, but if you're the owner of a Samsung smartphone, you have another option for keeping lost items in check. SmartTags have been around since January, offering an alternative to Tile for anyone in the Galaxy ecosystem. While Apple held its event, Samsung took the opportunity to highlight some new features for its own trackers, including Unknown Tag Search and voice command support.

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Samsung's new super-precise object trackers are finally arriving later this month

Samsung's new super-precise object trackers are finally arriving later this month

Samsung announced the Galaxy SmartTag back in January, alongside its Galaxy S21 series of phones. A direct competitor to Tile, SmartTags are designed to help you keep track of keys, wallets, and anything else that has a habit of disappearing on its own. Although the standard SmartTags have been on sale for a little over two months now, the enhanced Tag+ model lagged behind a bit. Samsung has now announced retail availability: April 16th.

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The Samsung Galaxy SmartTags offer some slick home automation routines

The Samsung Galaxy SmartTags offer some slick home automation routines

When Samsung launched the Galaxy SmartTags alongside the S21 series, the company teased that they could be used for home automation via the SmartThings app. Now that the S21 and the SmartTags are arriving at people's doorsteps, it becomes clear how exactly this automation works. Our own Max Weinbach went hands-on with the tags' smart home routine capabilities.

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The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag helps you find your misplaced keys, wallet, and more

The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag helps you find your misplaced keys, wallet, and more

Samsung hasn't only announced the S21 series and the Galaxy Buds Pro at Unpacked today, it also took the time to introduce the Galaxy SmartTag. It's a concept that should feel familiar if you've ever heard of Tile. Like the products from the hugely successful competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag will help you find misplaced items via Bluetooth Low Energy. It also has a button that lets you activate a pre-defined smart home routine. It's controlled via the new SmartThings Find service.

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