We have been eagerly awaiting Samsung's next generation of folding phones for a while now, but it looks like we might finally be finally coming up on an announcement. A couple of FCC filings have popped up, revealing not only are the Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 closing in on a launch, but also that one of the devices will feature stylus support.
Samsung has continued to improve its update speed every year since One UI first debuted, and the way it rapidly releases security patches each month is the standard by which all other (non-Google) Android manufacturers are judged. There's still room for more improvement, though, like with the way the S20 had to wait until December 2020 for its Android 11 update. According to some recent rumors, Samsung might be gearing up to release the next big Android version faster than ever.
We had almost written off Wear OS until Google announced the all-new platform that it concocted in collaboration with Samsung. While we did know that a future Samsung smartwatch would debut the new Wear OS, but Samsung has remained tight-lipped on the subject. However, thanks to a new leak, we have what might be our first look at the upcoming Galaxy Watch Active4.
Samsung started updating its phones with the June security patch before May was out, but the S21 series seemed to be having issues. Now things seem to be back to normal as the update is rolling out widely.
Google raised eyebrows back at the I/O developer conference, saying that the next iteration of Wear OS would be developed alongside Samsung. The company's Galaxy-branded smartwatches have eschewed Wear OS for years in favor of its own in-house Tizen operating system. Our first real glimpse at this hybridized Wear OS might just come next week, when Samsung shows off its "vision for the future of smartwatches."
Samsung has given its folding phone customers perks like golf discounts and Michelin-starred deserts, but this summer, the non-folding hoi polloi can also enjoy some Galaxy-owning benefits. On June 21st, anyone with a Galaxy device can snag a 3-month YouTube Premium subscription, a $5 voucher for Uber Eats, a $5 Twitch gift card, and a three-month Billboard Pro membership, plus a new referral program for the Galaxy S21 that gets you a Galaxy Watch 3 discount, and a handful of smaller perks.
Samsung once again released this month's security patch a little early, with the June update first rolling out internationally toward the end of May. Now it's reaching several devices in the US, including the Note20, S20, and more.
The Amazon Prime Day extravaganza is right on time this year, and as always, there are hundreds of deals to snag. If you’re due a smartphone upgrade, then there cannot be a better time than today as a whole bunch of Samsung phones — from the Galaxy S20 FE to the newest S21 line — are all selling at the lowest prices we’ve seen to date.
Samsung makes some of the best Chromebooks you can buy today. From last year's ultra-high-end Galaxy Chromebook and its 4K display to the super affordable Chromebook 4, there's a little something for everyone. It seems like it might be time to add another model to the list, as an all-new Chromebook from Samsung popped up on the company's website today: the Galaxy Chromebook Go.