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Samsung Android 10 update with One UI 2.0 coming to these Galaxy phones in India: Know more

Samsung is not the name you think of when it comes to discussing fast software updates. The company takes its own sweet time to bring out its system updates along with a new and improved skin on top. Hence, while Google releases its updates usually around September, Samsung brings it out for its flagship devices by January of next year, complete with the customised skin and new features. This is also the case with this year’s Android 10 rollout but this time, the wait won’t be as long as it…

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Samsung to take Galaxy M smartphones offline

KOLKATA: Samsung India has issued a trade advisory saying its forthcoming launch of Galaxy M series smartphones will not be online exclusive as was originally planned and will also be done in brick-and-mortar stores. Galaxy M has been an online exclusive smartphone series, but Samsung has decided to take it offline as well, heeding to demand from offline retail lobbies for smartphone makers to curb launch of online exclusive models and offers since these hurt their business. Two senior industry executives said Samsung India mobile phone business team informed retailers about this decision through…

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Apple’s $2.5 billion pledge makes it the latest tech giant to tackle California’s housing crisis

Apple today announced a pledge of $2.5 billion to combat the housing crisis in its home state of California. It’s the largest commitment of any of the Big Five in the tech industry, all of which have pledged various amounts of money toward helping build more affordable housing in and around the cities they operate near. The only major US tech company who has yet to pledge a significant amount of money toward the issue is Amazon, although Amazon did donate $8 million over the summer to nonprofits that provide housing for the homeless.…

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Samsung’s Android 10 beta extends to Note 10 as Galaxy S10 gets first update

Samsung just kicked off its Android 10 beta with the Galaxy S10 a couple of weeks ago, and now there’s an update available for those devices. On top of that, Samsung has also opened up the Android 10, One UI 2.0 beta program to Galaxy Note 10, and Note 10+ users. SamMobile and AllAboutSamsung report that the One UI 2.0 beta is now live for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. Specifically, it seems Samsung has opened up the program to users located in Germany with the US and South Korea likely coming…

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold, again: Hard to love, even harder to hate

+ The Galaxy Fold lives. I don’t just mean in the vague “Samsung bounces back from a fiasco” sense, either. My Galaxy Fold, which I’ve been tossing around for weeks, opening and closing it like a madman, mostly works the same as it did the day I unboxed it. Had the Fold failed again the way it did earlier this year, it might have been enough to seriously derail Samsung’s grand, foldable ambitions. This review would’ve been totally different, too. I could’ve gotten on my high horse and said a few things…

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Apple Issues Response To Latest China Backlash (Updated)

Apple has found itself in the middle of another storm in a China teacup, this one relating to the company’s inclusion of a Chinese company’s safe browsing service within its Safari web browser. The issue came to the fore when Reclaim The Net published an article on October 10 which warned that “it’s been discovered that Apple, which often positions itself as a champion of privacy and human rights, is sending some IP addresses from users of its Safari browser on iOS to Chinese conglomerate Tencent—a company with close ties to the…

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Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S6, Watch 4G, Watch Active2 in India: Here’s all you need to know

Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Watch 4G and the Galaxy Watch Active2 in India on October 10. The Galaxy Tab S6, which has been optimised for faster, powerful productivity and enriched entertainment experience is available for Rs 59,999. The device, incorporates a 10.5 inch Super AMOLED display, has Bluetooth enabled S Pen and an improved keyboard. It has the first dual camera with ultra-wide lens and dual rear 13MP + 5MP camera. The South Korean tech giant unveiled the Watch Active2 the successor to the Watch Active1. The Galaxy Watch 4G, the first e-sim device…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines to merge next year?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in this photo with the Stylus. The Galaxy Note series could be replaced completely with a new Galaxy One series. (Image source: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express) Samsung’s Galaxy Note line could be done away with entirely and merged with the upcoming S series, according to a new rumour by noted tipster Evan Blass, who posted on the details on Twitter. The rumour indicates that Samsung is debating a future Galaxy branding, which might completely eliminate the two S and Note line lines. Samsung is looking at a…

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Apple iPhone 11 specs leaked: Top-end models likely to sport triple rear camera

Apple has confirmed that the special event to launch this year’s iPhones will be held on September 10. There has been a spate of rumours, leaks and renders of the expected devices. While some can be confirmed with a certain sense of assurance, others may not be as reliable. That there will be three devices can be confirmed. These are likely to be named the iPhone 11, 11Max and 11 R, sticking to the last year’s pattern. One Chinese site has come up with the suggestion that these names will be…

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Social media must not rob us of the right to change our minds

 ‘It is tempting to place on Twitter much of the culpability for our polarised politics, and it would certainly be naive to view it as somehow neutral, like a parish noticeboard.’ Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images It could all have been so different. In some parallel dimension, social media is being used to shape our political discourse for the better: as an arena where views and beliefs are expressed generously and listened to eagerly, where we allow our prejudices to be challenged, where we welcome opposing opinions, where we learn from…

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