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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...

Should you buy the Galaxy S21 series or the Galaxy S20 series?

Samsung's latest flagship series has finally arrived and it comes with many improvements over the previous generations of flagships. From brighter dynamic AMOLED displays to the performance increment that the new processors bring, the new Galaxy S21 series is destined to lure anyone who wants the latest and the best that Samsung has to offer....

Samsung kills MST: the US Galaxy S21 won’t support Samsung Pay’s best payment method

The Galaxy S21 series was announced by Samsung earlier today, and many were surprised to see the lack of expandable storage in the official spec sheet. Users will be doubly disappointed to hear that one of Samsung's best technologies, MST, isn't available on the Galaxy S21 in the U.S. MST, which stands for Magnetic Secure...

Google Duo’s auto-framing feature is available on Samsung’s Galaxy S21

Toward the end of last year, we reported that Google Duo’s auto-framing feature was on its way to Samsung Galaxy devices. Following the launch of the Galaxy S21 series, the official Twitter account for Android has confirmed the feature will indeed be available when the new devices become available later this month. “Take your video chats...

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 and Xiaomi’s Mi 10T Lite join Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended program for business use

Google's Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program certifies Android devices for enterprise deployment. Since its launch back in 2018, Google has certified over 150 devices from a variety of manufacturers, including Motorola, LG, OnePlus, OPPO, and more. These devices have to fulfill certain criteria to land a spot on the list, like a minimum hardware specification,...

Galaxy S21 teardown gives us our first look inside Samsung’s 2021 flagship

While it has just been a few days since Samsung unveiled the all-new Galaxy S21 series, teardowns of the devices have already started popping up online. The first teardown comes from YouTuber PBKreviews, and it gives us a good look at what's inside the Galaxy S21. As you can see in the attached images, the Samsung Galaxy...

Discussion: Should Samsung still launch a Galaxy Note this year?

Samsung announced the Galaxy S21 series earlier this week, putting all speculations and rumors to an end. With a radical design, improved performance, new camera features, and more, the Galaxy S21 series makes for an interesting package. But if there's one feature that is set to rewrite the fate of Samsung's flagship lineup, it is...

Here are the Samsung Store pre-order bonuses for the Galaxy S21 around the globe!

So, you're looking to buy a smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy S21 line. I don't blame you, the new lineup does look awesome! But if you're a frugal shopper, you may be wondering what bonuses you can get with a Galaxy S21 pre-order. We have you covered, as we've gathered the exclusive pre-order bonuses from...

What’s new in the Galaxy S21 cameras?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones have finally arrived, and they add to the Galaxy S lineup's legacy of innovation. With the latest Galaxy S21 devices, we see major improvements in several areas, including performance — thanks to the Snapdragon 888 or the new Exynos 2100 chipset, security with the more efficient ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, improved...

The Galaxy S21’s new Qualcomm fingerprint scanner should finally fix the problems with the last-gen

The Samsung Galaxy S21 flagship smartphones have finally been unpacked officially. As expected, these Samsung flagships for early 2021 are packed with class-leading specifications. On the list of the upgraded specifications, we also find the new and (claimed to be) much improved ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner on all three of the Galaxy S21 devices. Samsung...

The Galaxy S21 lets you remove GPS location data before sharing a photo

If you missed Galaxy Unpacked yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S21 series, a trio of smartphones with the latest Qualcomm or Samsung-made 5nm chipset and Android 11-based One UI 3.0 software. As always, Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone series comes with new features that are (for now) exclusive to them. We've talked about a few...