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Samsung S8, S9, S10, Note vital updates: Here’s what’s new today

Samsung S8, S9, S10, Note vital updates: Here’s what’s new today

Android updates for Samsung devices are coming in fast, and it's high time you got current. Today we're having a peek at the latest versions of software for all the newest versions of the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, as well as Galaxy A and J series. These devices aren't all up to Pie, just yet, but the most recent phones are either right on the edge, or - shock! They're there already. Let's have a peek.

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Galaxy S10 Night Mode could give Samsung a small photography leg up

Galaxy S10 Night Mode could give Samsung a small photography leg up

One of the most talked about trends in mobile photography is the so-called Night Mode. More than just low-light photography, this special mode often employed tricks to truly bring out details in the dark without increasing the noise. Samsung has recently jumped on that bandwagon but not yet in full. It is now taking one small step forward with an update that brings a dedicated Night Mode to the Galaxy S10 that could start its journey towards snatching Huawei's crown.

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Hubris or haste, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nightmare is only just starting

Hubris or haste, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nightmare is only just starting

Samsung has a problem, and it's bigger than a few broken Galaxy Fold smartphones. Geek glee turned to surprise this week, when the first review units of the folding smartphone started breaking in the hands of the people Samsung had hoped would be its biggest cheerleaders.

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Galaxy Fold protective film critical to keeping screen intact

Galaxy Fold protective film critical to keeping screen intact

Some have been warning against going out to buy first-gen experimental devices because of potential problems that may surprise early adopters. But if you're offered a free review unit, why not, right? That was definitely the case with some select personalities Samsung has chosen to become the first recipients of its Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone. Unfortunately for both Samsung and the proud new owners, they are also the first ones to encounter a glaring problem with a rather simple cause: a protective film.

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Galaxy Buds update brings Bixby voice control and improved gestures

Galaxy Buds update brings Bixby voice control and improved gestures

With the attention given to the second gen AirPods and rumors of a Microsoft Surface Buds, it's almost too easy to forget that Samsung has had one like those for a few months now. As if to remind the public that the Galaxy Buds are a thing, it's pushing out a new update that's a rather sizable one despite the small file size. Now those who don't want to or even can't reach up to tap their buds can now control them with their voice thanks to Bixby integration.

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Breaking: Galaxy Fold review unit phones (literally)

Breaking: Galaxy Fold review unit phones (literally)

Right this minute it would appear that Samsung is in the middle of a PR nightmare. The Samsung Galaxy Fold was given to a number of people over the past week, and it would seem that they're all breaking at once. The issue seems to be in... well... the display, to put it bluntly. The display doesn't work very well when it's bent.

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Galaxy S10 5G ties with Huawei P30 Pro on DxOMark but has some perks

Galaxy S10 5G ties with Huawei P30 Pro on DxOMark but has some perks

You might think that the Galaxy S10 5G, the largest and most expensive of the four siblings, is just about 5G. After all, it's there in its name. DxOMark has now just proven there might be another reason to want the phone. It has just tied up with Huawei's latest and greatest as the top smartphone camera in the market. Despite the similar average score, however, there are a few things that the Galaxy S10 5G may do better and it might even stop there.

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Galaxy Note 10 Pro name for larger model sparks more questions

Galaxy Note 10 Pro name for larger model sparks more questions

The Galaxy S10 is only just starting to settle down in the market but its spotlight is already being stolen by its siblings. The Galaxy Fold is coming in a few weeks' time but even if the Galaxy Note 10 is still months away, it is already gaining not a small amount of attention. And that's just because it's rumored to be coming in two sizes! Now one of the models even has a name but it makes things more confusing instead of clearing things up.

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Galaxy Note 10 vs S10 size: Feature leak confirmations

Galaxy Note 10 vs S10 size: Feature leak confirmations

This morning a collection of codes were revealed showing the various Galaxy Note 10 models Samsung may well release this August. Consumers will have several more options with time around, with at least two different display sizes and a couple different iterations of the device for mobile connectivity. What won't change is the basic aim of the Galaxy Note in general - acting as supreme smartphone captain of the universe, what with its most-powerful processor of the year, S Pen, and top-notch hardware.

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Galaxy S10 5G drops data connection when switching to LTE in Korea

Galaxy S10 5G drops data connection when switching to LTE in Korea

5G is touted to be the future but if the rising number of complaints in Korea is any indication, it's going to be a messy one. Granted, roll out of the next-gen network is extremely limited and the Galaxy S10 5G is so far the only commercially available 5G-compatible handset for now. As far as first impressions go, however, the initial rollout isn't turning out to be a good one.

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Galaxy S10 updates makes ultrasonic fingerprint faster

Galaxy S10 updates makes ultrasonic fingerprint faster

Any new technology naturally goes through growing pains. Sometimes, those pains happen behind closed doors. Other times, it is the users that have to grit their teeth in frustration. Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensors in the Galaxy S10 is definitely at the cutting edge but, compared to existing fingerprint sensors, it left users waiting a bit too long. Now an update addresses that pain point while Samsung remains quiet on another perhaps more critical question.

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Samsung makes phone part prices public (for repairs)

Samsung makes phone part prices public (for repairs)

Now that some phones have broken the $1k price mark without breaking a sweat, Samsung's jumped aboard the up-front repair bandwagon. The company's begun showing prices of individual components (for repair) to the public. They're not necessarily available to everyone, and it's not like you'll be buying these to re-sell on eBay, but here they are nonetheless - out there for all to glance upon.

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