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Samsung Galaxy S9 update with One UI 2 and Android 10 starts rolling out (Update: Sprint)

Samsung Galaxy S9 update with One UI 2 and Android 10 starts rolling out (Update: Sprint)

Despite updates to Samsung's roadmap indicating that Android 10 for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ might be further out than expected, the company has just started pushing the latest Android build to first phones from 2018's lineup. In contrast to the Galaxy S10's extremely slow rollout, the update is already live in the US and a few countries in Europe.

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Android 10 beta Galaxy S9 and Note9 iris scanners now support Google's new Biometric API

Android 10 beta Galaxy S9 and Note9 iris scanners now support Google's new Biometric API

Samsung may have removed the iris scanner from its recent flagship devices like the Galaxy S10 and Note10, but it hasn't forgotten about it on earlier hardware. According to some Galaxy S9 and Note9 users in the Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta program, the company has updated the iris scanner in those phones to be compatible with Google's new Biometric API, a one-stop-shop for in-app user authentication.

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[Update: Release notes] Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android Pie rollout begins, Samsung refreshes update roadmap for Note9 and other devices

[Update: Release notes] Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android Pie rollout begins, Samsung refreshes update roadmap for Note9 and other devices

Galaxy S9 and S9+ users weren't expecting an Android 9 Pie update until January, but it seems Samsung is kicking things off early. So far, reports of the update are coming in from S9 and S9+ owners (both those with Oreo and those in the Pie beta program) in European countries including the UK,  Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, as well as the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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[Deal Alert] Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S9 for $510, S9+ for $610, today only on eBay

[Deal Alert] Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S9 for $510, S9+ for $610, today only on eBay

You can currently nab a brand new, unlocked, dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S9 for the rock-bottom price of $509.99 on eBay. If you're in the market for something larger, a Galaxy S9+ is still a heck of a deal at $609.99. Both will require a coupon code that expires today, so get a move on.

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5 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week

5 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week

The weekend has arrived, and that spells time to relax, unwind, and focus on really enjoying yourself. Those of you in the States may be gearing up for a big Memorial Day party, braving supermarket crowds to stock up on hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the requisite cookout staples. To help offset some of those expenses we thought we'd bring you a roundup of some of our favorite tech deals over the past week.

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ARCore v1.1 suggests upcoming support for Galaxy S9 / S9+, Huawei P20 / P20 Pro, Nexus 6P, and several more [APK Teardown]

ARCore v1.1 suggests upcoming support for Galaxy S9 / S9+, Huawei P20 / P20 Pro, Nexus 6P, and several more [APK Teardown]

Google's ARCore technology is building steam since its initial test launch on Pixel and Galaxy S8 phones. This came with a promise to support more phones, which was followed a few weeks later with a half-dozen more phones added during MWC. To keep the momentum going, Google also featured nearly 90 new apps and games that made use of ARCore in some way. Now with the latest update, we can likely guess at the next phones on the list.

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[Update: Samsung responds] Some Galaxy S9 and S9+ units have large dead zones on the touchscreen

[Update: Samsung responds] Some Galaxy S9 and S9+ units have large dead zones on the touchscreen

The touchscreen on your phone is the primary way you interact with it, so it absolutely needs to work. That makes problems like so-called "dead zones" or ignored/unregistered inputs among the most annoying out there. Based on reports, many are running into those types of touchscreen input problems with Samsung's Galaxy S9+.

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