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Galaxy S21 series, Mi 10i, OnePlus Nord N10 5G and more gain AR apps support

Following up on the last update, which saw twelve Android smartphones gaining support for the Google Play Service for AR, Google is back again with augmented reality SDK support for some more phones. 28 new devices have been added to the official list, including the Galaxy S21 series, Galay F41, OnePlus Nord N10 5G, Mi...

Galaxy S21 features wireless support for Samsung DeX on PC

We can think of several reasons why you should consider Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 series. In addition to having premium builds and next-level terrific camera systems, the devices are powerful. Turns out, the new devices also feature the best DeX support around. Samsung DeX is Samsung's desktop-mode software that lets you turn your Galaxy S or...

Here are some of the best Galaxy S21 clear cases you can grab right now!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series represents the best spec proposition from Samsung in quite a while. Not only does it continue the line that was established with the Galaxy S20 series and further refines some of its rougher edges, especially with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, we were also treated with things such as a price...

Some Galaxy S21 users in Europe report issues with Samsung Pay and software updates

Early Galaxy S21 series buyers in the U.S. and Europe started receiving their devices last week, and some users in the U.K. and Italy are facing issues with Samsung Pay and software updates on their new phones. According to reports, some users are not able to use Samsung Pay on their devices, and they haven't...

Best Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus deals: Where to pre-order Samsung’s new affordable flagships

The day's finally here – it's time to pre-order the next line of Samsung flagship smartphones! The Samsung Galaxy S21 line may feel like it's been teased for a while now, but the three new smartphones are revealed and not available for pre-order. We've rounded up all the Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 deals...

One UI 3.1 vs One UI 3.0: Here are the new features that Samsung added

Samsung has done a great job of updating its devices to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 over the last few weeks. The software update has already rolled out to several Galaxy devices, and we expect Samsung to maintain its fast rollout schedule for its next software release — One UI 3.1. For the...

Add a battery bar to your Galaxy S21, Note 20, Pixel 5, or Pixel 4a 5G with Energy Ring

The Huawei Nova 4 was the first Android smartphone to bring the hole-punch camera concept to the masses. The Nova 4 is over two years old today, but the trend it started continues to rule the Android world even in 2021. The hole-punch design brings us closer to our collective goal of getting rid of...

How to access Google Home Device Controls on Samsung devices running One UI 3.1

With Android 11, Google introduced a new feature that helps you easily control all your connected Google Home devices. The feature, called Device Controls, adds home automation shortcuts in the power menu. This lets users control connected smart devices without opening the Google Home app. But while Google intended the Device Controls to show up...

Netflix certifies the Samsung Galaxy S21 and TCL 20 5G for HDR playback

After months of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series is official and finally here. All three devices come with a gorgeous Dynamic AMOLED HDR10+ display that’s a joy to consume content on. Although the Galaxy S21 series supported Netflix HD out of the box, support for streaming HDR content was missing up until now. Now, Netflix...

The Galaxy S21 can add custom backgrounds during video calls in Duo, Zoom, Teams, and Webex

By now you’ve probably participated in a video call or two in the last few months. And by now you’ve probably realized that having all of your co-workers see your room is a little odd. If you pick up the Galaxy S21, you can mitigate that weirdness by enabling new video call effects. More specifically, Samsung’s...

Samsung adds the Galaxy S21 to its Remote Test Lab

Developers can now test their apps and themes on the Galaxy S21 series via Samsung’s Remote Test Lab. Samsung’s Remote Test Lab service provides developers with the opportunity to test their apps on real Galaxy devices—no need to have one on-hand. These devices are real Samsung smartphones connected to the cloud, which developers can control remotely. Being...

Kernel sources for the Samsung Galaxy S21, Redmi Note 9T, and Sony Xperia 1 II’s Android 11 release are now available

Android is built on top of the Linux kernel, which means the OEMs are obliged to provide the source code, upon request, of any Linux kernel binaries they distribute on devices they sell. Most vendors nowadays release the sources within a short period of their devices hitting the market, fulfilling their legal obligation of the...