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How Galaxy S10 uses the iPhone secret sauce in 2019

How Galaxy S10 uses the iPhone secret sauce in 2019

In the year 2019, Samsung is really ready to learn the lessons imparted by Apple over the past decade. In the Samsung Galaxy S10, the smartphone game changes. With the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung's finally releasing software that makes their hardware unique, and hardware that compliments the software they've made specifically for said hardware.

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Apple has problems and there’s no easy fix

Apple has problems and there’s no easy fix

More and more expensive iPhones which last longer, an increasingly competitive smartphone segment, and shakiness in the Chinese market have helped sent Apple's stock price plummeting today. The Cupertino firm issued a rare warning yesterday that its profits for Q1 2019 would be lower than expected, blaming fewer than expected sales of its star product as one of the key reasons.

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Galaxy Note 8 to get Android 9 Pie earlier after all

Galaxy Note 8 to get Android 9 Pie earlier after all

Sometimes it almost feels you need a seer to divine Samsung’s Android update schedule. To its credit, it has been trying to improve its record and has already released Android 9 Pie to last year’s Galaxy S9 and S9+. While the Galaxy Note 9, also from 2018, is waiting for its dessert, the company has pushed a notice to its Samsung Members app detailing its One UI upgrade plans. And, surprisingly, it plans to push it out to the Galaxy Note 8 a full month before the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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JerryRigEverything 2018 smartphone awards bode well for the industry

JerryRigEverything 2018 smartphone awards bode well for the industry

Smartphones are getting more and more expensive, which eventually means people will try to hold on to their phones a lot longer. That may not matter, however, if the phones don’t stand the test of time or of your pockets at least. Fortunately, it also seems like smartphone makers are also doing better to avoid JerryRigEverything’s shelf of shame. Still, not all smartphones are created equal and the YouTuber has a few awards, not all of them good, to spread around.

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Samsung foldable phone might have more cameras as well

Samsung foldable phone might have more cameras as well

Samsung might be throwing everything including the kitchen sink into its elusive foldable phone/tablet. It's pulling out all the stops on what could be its most sophisticated, and most likely most expensive, smartphone ever. Not satisfied with an already rare foldable screen, the phone will also have another screen on the outside. And instead of settling for the usual dual cameras, it's almost going all out and putting three cameras on top.

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Moto Z4 Play to come with waterdrop notch, Moto Mod pins

Moto Z4 Play to come with waterdrop notch, Moto Mod pins

Motorola has come a long way from being one of the most notable brands in mobile to almost being an afterthought. While it is now perhaps more known for its mid-range lineup, its high-end Z series has almost become negligible. That doesn’t mean ol’ Moto has forgotten about them nor that it has given up on its brand of modularity. Because based on these leaked renders of the Moto Z4 Play, it’s still playing that Moto Mod game.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro penta-lens camera is almost certain

Huawei Mate 30 Pro penta-lens camera is almost certain

Smartphone makers are always crazy about numbers. First, it was screen pixels followed by camera megapixels and then CPU cores. Now it seems that their latest obsession is the number of cameras they can cram in a slim phone. Presuming the Nokia 9 PureView is all that it’s cracked up to be, that will be the world’s first smartphone with an unbelievable five cameras on its back. But come the end of 2019, it won’t be the only one because Huawei seems to also be heading in that direction.

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Apple admits lower iPhone sales will hurt Q1 2019

Apple admits lower iPhone sales will hurt Q1 2019

Apple announced a lower-than-expected guidance for the upcoming quarterly report. This isn't unprecedented, but it might come as a bit of a shock to those investors that've seen quarter after quarter of big iPhone sales and revenue aplenty across the board for the company. Apple released a brief report today that showed expectations of revenue at $84 billion with a gross margin of approximately 38 percent.

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USB-C with secret codes making connections secure

USB-C with secret codes making connections secure

This week the folks at the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) announced the launch of their own USB Type-C Authentication Program. With this program, manufacturers may implement and be certified for the USB Type-C Authentication specification. For the end user - you - that means you'll soon be able to know immediately if a new USB-C cord is able to cryptographically authenticate - that is, give a secret handshake to your phone or PC before it's able to supply power or transfer data.

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Google Soli no-touch phone tech greenlit by FCC

Google Soli no-touch phone tech greenlit by FCC

In Google's future, smartphones and such won't necessarily need touchscreens to operate. Instead, with the technology they call Soli, users will be able to control their smart devices with a wave of their hand. While this sort of technology isn't technically completely new, the level to which these gestures will operate is now being taken out a whole new door.

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AOSMark tells which OEMs are best, worst at Android updates

AOSMark tells which OEMs are best, worst at Android updates

There are two guessing games the Android community plays every time there's a new version released. First is the name-guessing game on what dessert it'll be named after. The other is when their phone will actually receive the update. The Android platform is notorious for its slow and fragmented update landscape though there are few references on how manufacturers actually fare in this regard. Enter AOSMark, a surprising new site that tries to praise or shame OEMs, depending on their Android update performance.

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Galaxy S10+ case fits Galaxy S9+, OPPO Find X like a glove

Galaxy S10+ case fits Galaxy S9+, OPPO Find X like a glove

It’s 2019 already, which means CES 2019 is just around the corner. But while that event might have much in store for the general tech-savvy public, Samsung fans are most likely more excited for what comes after this month. Yes, that will be the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10 Lite reveals. Almost everything that has to be said about these phones have become common knowledge by now but mostly in isolation, A new video puts some of that in perspective by showing just how not so big the Galaxy S10+ might be.

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