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[Update: Galaxy S10 5G] Stable Android 10 (One UI 2.0) begins rolling out to the Galaxy S10 in the US

Samsung kicked off the One UI 2 beta (Android 10) for the Galaxy S10 series back in October. Late last month, the stable update started rolling out to beta testers in Germany. Today, the company has started rolling out the stable version of One UI 2 to Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e beta testers one...

HBO’s Android app slowly rolls out the ability to download shows or movies for offline viewing

Seemingly every company has their own streaming service, after an online streaming craze kickstarted by Netflix years ago. Disney+ is the most recent, high-profile offering and it features nearly all of Disney's back catalog - admittedly a whole lot of media. Other companies such as Amazon have Prime Video, whilst HBO has HBO GO and...

Texas detective says the data encryption of modern Android phones is superior to iPhones

The US government has been trying to pressure companies like Apple to create a backdoor in its smartphones to help law enforcement agencies access encrypted data when needed. Such a backdoor could help agencies gather crucial information about a detainee, which can then be used as evidence in a court of law. However, critics have...

[Update: Launched in India] Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatch with an analog dial and always-on display launched for $195

While Fossil is primarily known for making traditional watches, the company has been releasing some really compelling smartwatches over the last couple of years. Even though some of Fossil's smartwatches prioritize fashion over tech, their Sport smartwatch from last year was one of the first to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip. Over the last...

Samsung expects major declines in profits in mobile

Samsung Electronics has posted its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. The company posted KRW 59.88 trillion ($50.54 billion) in consolidated quarterly revenue and KRW 7.16 trillion ($6.04 billion) in quarterly operating profit. For the entire year, it reported KRW 230.40 trillion ($194.43 billion) in revenue and KRW 27.77 trillion ($23.43...

[Update: Moto G Stylus] Leaked render reveals Motorola is working on a new phone with a stylus

Once a driving force in the Android smartphone space, Motorola’s market share has steadily declined over the past couple of years in both the mid-range and premium smartphone segments. The Lenovo-owned company so far has failed to thwart the rise of Chinese smartphone makers such as Huawei and Xiaomi on a global scale. One thing...

[Update: Launched in Korea] Samsung confirms a new 5G Galaxy Tab S6 is coming in an official promotion

5G has been a big topic in 2019 and we're starting to see a sizeable number of phones support it. One thing we haven't seen much talk about is 5G tablets. There have been rumblings of Samsung releasing a 5G variant of the Galaxy Tab S6 and an official support page now confirms its existence. The...

Google Podcasts is getting a Queue feature, Discover tab, and bottom bar

The Google Podcasts app launched way back in the middle of 2018, yet it lacks a number of features that many would deem core to their podcast listening experience. While it gets the job done, I can understand why others may opt to use another podcast application instead. With a barebones UI, lack of queueing,...

Fossil Sport’s Wear OS H update has some bugs, though the company is fixing them

Despite coming out nearly a year and a half ago, Fossil has only updated the Fossil Sport to Wear OS H - the Android Pie version of Wear OS. Admittedly, most aspects of Wear OS are upgraded through the Google Play Store, but there are a select few (such as core system updates) that must...

Realme X2 Pro and Realme C2 get updates with January 2020 security patches, and more

India's smartphone market booming and that's because of the high demand for new features at affordable prices. Brands of Chinese origin, such as Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo, OPPO, etc. occupy four out of the top five positions. Among these brands, Realme has launched the highest number of noteworthy devices in 2019 and a large number of...

[Update: Launched in India] Samsung Galaxy A51 is now official with a hole punch display and quad rear cameras

Just a couple of months after Samsung announced the Galaxy A50s, the company has launched the Galaxy A51 in Vietnam. We've already seen plenty of leaked renders of the device showcasing the punch-hole display and 48MP quad rear camera setup. And now we have more information about the device's internal specifications. The all-new Galaxy A51...

Google is making a messaging app for G Suite that combines Gmail, Hangouts Meet/Chat, and Drive

You are probably already privy to the news that Google will be doing away with Hangouts sooner or later, and in doing so, they've broken it apart into two different services for G Suite enterprise users: Hangouts Meet, which serves as a platform for video chatting for online meetings, and Hangouts Chat, which helps users...