Unlike some of the past events, this year's Prime Day held some pretty solid deals. If you still haven't gotten your fill of brand new gadgets — or you aren't a Prime member and missed out on the exclusive sales in the first place — your patience has paid off. Samsung's super-sized Galaxy Tab S7+ is back on sale at Amazon, and it's even cheaper than it was earlier this week.
Samsung seems to be the only Android manufacturer interested in premium tablets. Incidentally, it also had a major hit with last year's Galaxy S20 FE, offering flagship specs with cheaper materials and a few cut corners. So now, after a whole lot of leaks, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is official. Samsung also announced the Tab A7 Lite, for the less lucrative but far wider market of budget tablets.
Samsung more or less dominates the high-end Android tablet space with its Tab S series, and while they're not as pricey as, say, an iPad Pro, they're not exactly cheap, either. If you've been hemming and hawing about picking one up, here's a deal you'll be interested to hear about: today, Samsung is offering $130 off both the Tab S7 and Tab S7+, plus a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro with either.
Samsung's June security patch rollout may be in full swing, but there are quite a few phones and tablets that still await their April patch. Over the last couple of weeks, AT&T and T-Mobile bumped many of their remaining Galaxy flagships and mid-rangers to the April security level, covering devices like the Galaxy A12, the Tab S5e, and more.
Samsung has been trying to improve its image in software lately, especially when it comes to security updates for Android devices. What better way than to release an update several days early? That's the case with the May security update, which is already rolling out to several devices, with new features coming to select flagships.
Samsung has put a lot of effort into improving its software reputation, and a big aspect of that change has been a renewed focus on issuing regular security updates. Over the last couple of years, Samsung has frequently managed to beat Google to the punch, and that continues even now as the Galaxy Note10, Z Fold2, and S21 have all received the April security patch, more recently followed by the Galaxy A72, Tab A 10.5 (2018), and Tab S7+.
Apple announced a bunch of new stuff today at its spring event, including several new iPad models. As Android fans, we're more than a little jealous — our ecosystem of choice just doesn't have a go-to option the way Apple's does. But that's not to say we're without options altogether. We actually think iPads are great, but if you want a bigger portable screen without having to learn a new OS's quirks, here are some of the best picks on our side of the wall.
It was only a three weeks ago that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 hit a record low of $630, and at that time it was a fairly good discount on the original selling price of $700 for the base model. If you were on the fence then, the latest sale may be tempting enough to seal the deal. The Wi-Fi model is currently running for between 18% - 24% off, depending on storage size and accessories.