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August 2020 security update rolls out for Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S20, and more Samsung phones

It’s the first Monday of a new month, which means it’s time for a new round of Android security updates from Google. The search giant on Monday published the latest Android Security Bulletin and Pixel Update Bulletin for August 2020. The update is rolling out now for Google Pixel devices, of course, but several Samsung...

The Samsung Galaxy S20 will support storing German national ID cards later this year

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series, which was unveiled earlier this year in February, is the first smartphone series from the company to feature an embedded Secure Element (eSE). The devices use the eSE to store critical information like crypto-currency data, fingerprints, face scans, login credentials, etc. and it also includes extra countermeasures to protect against...

July 2020 security update goes live for the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S20

We're already 6 days into July, but since today is the first Monday of the month, that means it's time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google has published the latest Android Security Bulletin for the month of July and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL,...

Samsung Galaxy S20 and Razer Phone 2 receive updates with July 2020 security patches

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S20 series has once again broken its own record of getting monthly security updates ahead of the Google Pixel lineup. Just like the previous month's incident, the company has now been able to deliver the July 2020 security patchset to the regular Galaxy S20 as well as the "Plus" and "Ultra" variants....

[Update: Galaxy S9, Note 9, Z Flip] Samsung Camera Controller lets you take photos from the Galaxy S20 using your Galaxy Watch

A number of major OEMs maintain their own app store besides Google Play Store for the sake of offering device-specific exclusive content, or for setting up an alternative app distribution platform without relying on the Mountain View giant. Samsung's Galaxy Apps, later rebranded as Galaxy Store, is a perfect example of this tradition. The Korean...

Samsung rolls out the June 2020 security update to the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy Note 10

At the end of April, Samsung rolled out the May 2020 Android security patch update to a bunch of its phones, including its flagship Galaxy S20 lineup. That came shortly before Google published the May 2020 Android Security Bulletin (ASB) and rolled out the patches to the Pixel family of phones. In case you're wondering...

Samsung’s Galaxy S20+ may have actually outsold the base S20 and S20 Ultra

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 series at the Samsung Unpacked event earlier this year in February. Much like last year, the company launched three new devices as part of the series — the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, unlike last year, the difference between the base Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy...

The Samsung Galaxy S20’s latest update will let you disable the fingerprint animation when unlocking

After months of leaks and rumors, Samsung finally unveiled its flagship Galaxy S20 series at the Samsung Unpacked event earlier this year in February. As expected, the devices came equipped with top-of-the-line specifications, including either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC or an Exynos 990 chipset, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB of...

Samsung Galaxy S20 series gets quicker autofocus and other improvements with latest update

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series has received several software updates since its launch to improve the camera performance, especially the department of autofocus. Now the company is rolling out a new build of the system software for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which brings an updated stock camera app as...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Long-term Review: Throwing reason out the window

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a beast among smartphones. It has powerful internals, a big and beautiful display, a massive camera array, and much more. In pure numbers, including price, it’s almost impossible to find a phone that comes even close to matching it. It’s the best, biggest, and most expensive conventional glass slab...

Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Fold receive updates with May 2020 security patches

Remember when Samsung rolled out the January 2020 security patches to a bunch of phones even before Google published the corresponding security bulletin? There was no voodoo involved, though, as Android Partners are usually notified of all Android framework issues and Linux kernel issues at least 30 days before the bulletin is made public. Nevertheless,...

Magisk Module enables Camera during call, Call Recording, AppLock, and more on Samsung Galaxy S20

OEM Android skins, such as Xiaomi's MIUI or OnePlus' OxygenOS, often feature multiple regional variants. While a few region-exclusive services can be controlled from the server side, some manufacturers prefer to ship a complete set of features inside the firmware, with selective access to regional features being controlled via hidden parameters that are not visible...