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Opinion: Samsung is fast becoming the Android update king

Opinion: Samsung is fast becoming the Android update king

Until recently, the words "Samsung" and "timely updates" were never uttered in the same sentence, unless you were emphasizing the contradiction between them. The Korean behemoth had a reliable, albeit very leisurely update schedule, pushing Android users who valued prompt access to security patches and new features away. With Android 10, things changed drastically, and Samsung has been impressing us more and more, with both major OTA rollouts and monthly security patches. Whether it's due to a different strategy, new team or leadership, Android's Project Treble, or some magical potion, Samsung is quickly becoming the OEM to beat for Android updates and we can't help but applaud its recent efforts.

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Samsung Device Care update gets rid of fishy Qihoo 360 integration (Update: Android 9 APK)

Samsung Device Care update gets rid of fishy Qihoo 360 integration (Update: Android 9 APK)

Samsung has released an update to its Device Care app that removes the fishy Qihoo 360 storage cleaning integration. The application has been under fire for sending usage data to the Chinese company behind the service. Samsung said it only shared generic, non-personalized data with Qihoo, but it looks like the manufacturer has still decided to forgo the cooperation completely following the backlash.

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Fossil Sport's Wear OS H update has some bugs, but Fossil is working on a fix

Fossil Sport's Wear OS H update has some bugs, but Fossil is working on a fix

Most components of Wear OS are updated through the watch's Play Store, but there is still the occasional OS update. The last major release was Wear OS H, which included some new power management features and upgraded the core to Android 9 Pie. Fossil finally updated its Sport smartwatch earlier this month, but the experience hasn't been entirely positive for owners.

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TCL Plex gets its Android 10 update with some unwanted bloatware tagging along

TCL Plex gets its Android 10 update with some unwanted bloatware tagging along

The TCL Plex was announced late last year at IFA, marking the company's first self-named foray into the world of smartphones, following its success under a host of other brand names. Expectations were high, and the phone's mid-range specs sounded impressive on paper, but it looks like TCL couldn't resist the urge to drag the experience down just a little bit. As part of its brand new Android 10 update, the phone picked up a bit of bloatware in the form of a likely-unwanted game.

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Pocket Casts shares plans for new Discover screen with custom picks from popular podcasters (Update: New release available)

Pocket Casts shares plans for new Discover screen with custom picks from popular podcasters (Update: New release available)

Pocket Casts had a full year of controversy in 2019, first releasing a massively divisive material redesign, then following it up a few months later by going freemium. After the dust settled, the app started making slow improvements, introducing easier ways to check show notes and edit your playlist queue, and now releasing a total redesign of the Discover tab.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus gets Android 10 stable (Update: Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus too)

Nokia 6.1 Plus gets Android 10 stable (Update: Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus too)

All is going according to plan for HMD Global's Android 10 rollout. The Nokia 8.1 got the new software in October, while the 9 Pureview and 7.1 followed up in December, and now the new year is starting with an OTA for the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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OnePlus 7 Pro on T-Mobile finally gets its Android 10 update

OnePlus 7 Pro on T-Mobile finally gets its Android 10 update

The unlocked OnePlus 7 Pro variant got Android 10 in September, while T-Mobile units have been stuck with Pie and the September security patch. After having to wait for months, those with a carrier-locked handset are in for a treat, as they've finally started receiving stable Android 10. Apart from all the Android 10 goodies, the update also brings a relatively newer security patch.

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OnePlus 6 and 6T Android 10 update rolling out again as Oxygen OS 10.0.1 (Update: 10.3.0 ROMs)

OnePlus 6 and 6T Android 10 update rolling out again as Oxygen OS 10.0.1 (Update: 10.3.0 ROMs)

Reports have been trickling in for the last couple of hours that the stable Android 10 update for the OnePlus 6T has been rolling out — apparently without any fanfare or an associated announcement at the OnePlus forums, as is customary. In addition to bringing all the Android 10 features you can expect, the OxygenOS 10 update for the 6T also includes the company's Game Space feature and the "Contextual display" ambient display feature.

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Electronic music radio DI.FM finally adds Android Auto support (Update: Other genres, too)

Electronic music radio DI.FM finally adds Android Auto support (Update: Other genres, too)

Electronic music fans must've been particularly nice this year as the popular electronic music radio app DI.FM gave them an early Christmas present: The latest update to the application finally adds Android Auto support, a feature some people have been wanting for more than a year already.

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OnePlus 7T Pro gets better camera and November patches with OxygenOS 10.0.5 update

OnePlus 7T Pro gets better camera and November patches with OxygenOS 10.0.5 update

Updates aren't always an inevitability, but they seem to be for OnePlus phones — at least, some of them. The OnePlus 7T Pro is next up to bat, picking up an update to OxygenOS that brings it to version 10.0.5 and apparent changelog-parity with the smaller OnePlus 7T. That means it gets November 2019 security patches, improved photo quality, and a handful of other optimizations and fixes.

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