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One UI 3.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 brings new experiences

One UI 3.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 brings new experiences

Samsung has announced new experiences and interactions for its Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphone with the introduction of One UI 3.1. Since last December, owners of the smartphone have been enjoying One UI 3 with Android 11 on the device. The device maker says that following the release of One UI 3.1, the user experience on the foldable device will get better.

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Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G specs give weight to its name

Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G specs give weight to its name

The tablet market today is mostly dominated by Apple's iPads and only a few Android manufacturers have stuck to that device category through thick and thin. Samsung is arguably the biggest of those, launching a few tablets across different price tiers. Rumor has it that it has at least two more coming soon headed for the mid-range market. One of those may have appeared on a benchmark site showing that the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G might indeed be light in almost every sense.

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YouTube Supervised Accounts limit access to content for teens

YouTube Supervised Accounts limit access to content for teens

This week the folks at YouTube revealed a new way to work with videos for kids and young adults. YouTube's latest feature was made as "a new choice for parents who have decided their tweens and teens are ready to explore YouTube with a supervised account." This feature will be launched first with a BETA mode, with a larger launch later this year.

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Samsung security updates extended for these Galaxy phones & tablets

Samsung security updates extended for these Galaxy phones & tablets

Samsung is extending the time its Galaxy smartphones and tablets will get security updates, with the longer period affecting both new devices and those launched as far back as 2019. The decision, announced today, should mean more security over the typically longer times that users now keep their smartphones, not to mention addresses one of the lingering complaints about Android devices.

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Galaxy Tab S7 Lite, Tab A7 Lite might be on the way

Galaxy Tab S7 Lite, Tab A7 Lite might be on the way

Samsung just recently announced an update for the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ that might make some finally decide to grab one. If you're still on the fence for one reason or another, however, you might want to hold off for a little while longer just enough to see what's coming next. No, it won't be a Galaxy Tab S8 yet, presuming that's how Samsung will name its next flagship Android tablet. There might be, instead, two "Lite" tablets coming our way that may be a better fit for those with more constrained budgets.

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Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ gain improved S Pen functions

Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ gain improved S Pen functions

Samsung has announced a software update coming in Q1 2021 for the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ tablets. The update will include updated functionality for the S Pen and Galaxy Buds Pro earphones. As part of the update, Samsung promises users more continuous experiences using the S Pen.

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Microsoft Office app for iPad released at last

Microsoft Office app for iPad released at last

There's a newly fully-functional Microsoft Office app available now for Apple's iPad. This app isn't free - it's part of Microsoft's Office subscription program(s). The least expensive option for acquiring functionality from this newly updated Microsoft Office app is approximately $6.99 per month. If you're looking for an app that's different from the iPhone version of the app, don't - It's listed under the same title.

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Android 12 Snow Cone release date rumors start this week

Android 12 Snow Cone release date rumors start this week

This week the first release of Android 12 is rumored to take place. This first release is expected to be called the Android 12 Developer Preview. The first Android 12 Developer Preview release will likely be relegated to Google Pixel smartphones of several sorts. If you own one of the last several Google Pixel smartphones, you'll be in business.

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Samsung adds “Mystic Navy” blue to Galaxy Tab S7 lineup

Samsung adds “Mystic Navy” blue to Galaxy Tab S7 lineup

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ were granted a new color this week. On pre-order this week, Samsung delivered the color "Mystic Navy" to the universe of Samsung tablets. The devices will cost the same as their alternate-color counterparts, starting at approximately $650 USD. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ will remain the same as their counterparts otherwise - same features, display, and power inside.

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Lenovo led the pack as tablet and Chromebooks sales blow out tail end of 2020

Lenovo led the pack as tablet and Chromebooks sales blow out tail end of 2020

It would seem that the shifting state of the world through the course of events that was 2020 made a big impact on sales of Chromebooks and tablets at the tail end of the year. Canalys records of device shipments showed Q4 as the third consecutive quarter of annual growth for the global PC market. The global PC market saw 143.7 million units shipped in Q4, a whopping 35% growth VS the same period the year before.

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iPads and Chromebooks led PC market growth in 2020

iPads and Chromebooks led PC market growth in 2020

A few years ago, almost every market analyst and tech news site repeated the mantra of the death of tablets that no longer have any place in a consumer market filled with large phones. Today, tablets have apparently become one of the strongest contenders in the global PC market, helping continue that market's growth after languishing for years. Of course, the pandemic is partly to thank for that but a bit more interesting is how Apple's tablets have played an important role there as well.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ update pairs with Windows, S21

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ update pairs with Windows, S21

Right this minute you should be able to access the latest update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. This update is the Samsung One UI 3.1 update with Android 11 in full effect. This update brings a collection of features that bring the tablets up-to-par with the latest and greatest in Samsung smartphones - and tie the pack together with features like copy and paste between phones and "continue apps on other devices."

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