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Dev Channel Update for Desktop

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The Dev channel has been updated to 83.0.4100.3for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. A partial list of changes is available in thelog. Interested inswitchingrelease channels? Find outhow. If you find a new issue, please let us know byfiling a bug.Thecommunity help forumis also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.
Srinivas Sista Google Chrome
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Huawei Watch GT 2e

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Huawei Watch GT 2e is Candybar, Touchscreen, Wearable Wrist Watch from Huawei which runs on Huawei wearable platform. Huawei Watch GT 2e is available in Graphite Black, Lava Red, Mint Green, Icy White colors and 43 g (1.52 oz) of weight. Huawei Watch GT 2e has 1.39 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display.Additional features of Huawei Watch GT 2e are 50m water resistant. Huawei Watch GT 2e has Bluetooth, GPS connectivity options on board.
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Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

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The Stable channel is being updated to 80.0.3987.162 (Platform version: 12739.111.0) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes and security updates. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.


If you find new issues, please let us know by vising our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using 'Report an issue...' in the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).
Daniel Gagnon Google Chrome OS
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This Galaxy Note Fold concept scratches an itch for many Samsung fans

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Many Samsung fans felt that the Galaxy Fold presented Samsung with a great opportunity to expand its portfolio of devices that support the S Pen. The Galaxy Note is the only series of handsets from Samsung that can be used with the stylus. Many felt that the Galaxy Fold's internal display would be the perfect companion to the S Pen.There's no saying if that's ever going to happen. Samsung seems to be convinced that keeping these two lineups separate is the best course of action. So while the company may not indulge this wish that some of its fans have, an independent concept creator has developed a Galaxy Note Fold concept which scratches that itch.Many Samsung fans would love S Pen support on the Galaxy FoldThe Concept Creator YouTube channel posted this concept of a Galaxy Note Fold today. It's a fusion of some of the best elements from the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Fold. The device in this concept has an integrated S Pen much like the Galaxy Note handsets.Sure, thi…

Improve Android deployments with new employee adoption kit

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Bringing Android Enterprise to your organization opens up new possibilities for your business, and a well-structured communication plan can help employees understand all the capabilities.
We've created the Android Enterprise Employee Adoption Kit to help IT teams communicate the features and benefits to their employees.
Resources include helpful videos, flyers, email templates, and slide decks that walk through how to get started with Android device features and management tools. We've designed these assets to be useful for preparing your users, assisting them in getting started, and sharing out tips, especially for those switching to Android.
Getting teams ready for Android EnterpriseTo generate buzz before introducing Android Enterprise to your organization, you can use and customize our email scripts to share details about the new mobile experience for your team. Some companies may wish to create a demo desk to give new users a guided tour of Android Enterprise features. We…

Galaxy Note 20+ 5G hits benchmark with Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM

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The Galaxy Note 20+ has popped up in the online benchmark Geekbench for the first time, proving that Samsung has pushed the device deep into development. The phone carries model number SM-N986U, which should correspond with the 5G variant given that the Note 10+ 5G is known as the SM-N976U.The motherboard is codenamed 'kona,' which means that the Galaxy Note 20+ 5G is equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset – same as the Galaxy S20 series in regions where it doesn't employ the in-house Exynos solution instead. This makes sense, given how the SM-N976U model number corresponds to the US market, where the Snapdragon solution is preferred by Samsung.Snapdragon 865, 8GB of RAM, Android 10 seem to be on-boardOther details revealed by the benchmark include 8GB of RAM, which is a bit odd given that the Galaxy S20 5G has 12GB of RAM as standard. But keep in mind that this may be an early prototype model, so certain specs like RAM could change by the time the phone will …

Disney Plus is now available in Spain, you can test it on a 7-day trial

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Disney Plus (Disney+) is now available in Spain, offering ad-free access to a wide variety of feature films, series, documentaries, and more. Much like in other regions where the service has been launched, Disney Plus is available on all Samsung Smart TVs released in 2016 and later.The Walt Disney Company's on-demand subscription-based streaming service offers exclusive access to The Mandalorian, along with content from a variety of entertainment brands including Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic. Content is offered in its original format along with dubbed and subtitled alternatives.You can test the streaming service for free on a 7-day trialDisney Plus is available for €6.99 a month or €69.99 a year, and prospective customers can test the platform for free through a seven-day trial before committing to the paid service. A subscription allows up to 4 users to view content at the same time on different devices, and customers can create up to 7 different profiles per account.El…

New Always On Display update improves layouts, fixes a couple of bugs

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Samsung is rolling out a new update for Always On Display, pushing the app to version 5.2.05.8. It fixes a couple of bugs related to Dark Mode and Bluetooth-connected keyboards, and also claims to improve the layouts for some clock styles.Before this update, Always On Display had an issue whereby the background would turn gray when using a Bluetooth keyboard. AOD settings were also difficult to see while Dark Mode was enabled on certain themes. These bugs have now been addressed with version 5.2.05.8.You don't need One UI 2.1 for this updateThe update is rolling out now, and we can confirm that it is available at least on the Galaxy Note 10 (running One UI 2.0 and not the latest One UI 2.1 update). But the new Always On Display version should be pushed to more Samsung devices as we speak.You can check which Always On Display version you're running by opening Settings, navigating to Lock screen » Always On Display (don't tap the toggle, but the text itself), and tapping Abo…

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G lets you use 3 SIMs, or 2 SIMs and a microSD card

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The Galaxy S20 is Samsung's second smartphone (series) to feature an eSIM, after the Galaxy Fold. The new flagship also has dual SIM slots, one of which is a hybrid, in addition to an eSIM in most markets. Technically, this allows you to have three SIMs running on your phone, or two SIMs and one microSD card at the same time – something that we were looking forward to since the beginning of the year, particularly as far as the Galaxy S20 Ultra was concerned.This seems to be true for the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, at the very least. This characteristic was initially brought to light by teltarif last month, and more recently we were able to test this feature on German firmware for ourselves, post-review. However, as of this writing, we are unsure if this mode of operation is supported by the other Galaxy S20 models or the Galaxy S20 Ultra LTE.With two physical SIMs and an eSIM, only one physical SIM stays active at a timeOn the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, at least, you can set up an eSIM and use…

Samsung Galaxy M21 coming to the Netherlands and Belgium soon

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The Galaxy M21 will soon be coming to the Netherlands and Belgium, as support pages for the handset have popped up on local Samsung websites.There's still no word on when exactly will the entry-level handset actually hit the store shelves in either country, and the same goes for its pricing. The 64GB/4GB model starts at the equivalent of €160 in India, so it will presumably not be priced at over €200 in Europe after applicable VAT rates are factored in.Another value-oriented smartphone from SamsungWhat can currently be inferred from Galaxy M21 support pages that just went live on Samsung's Dutch and Belgian pages is that Samsung is planning to bring the Midnight Blue and Raven Black variants of the device to both markets. The same source also reveals the model number of the 6.4-inch phablet coming to Europe – SM-M215F/DSN.The Galaxy M21 went official in mid-March, sporting a 6,000mAh battery and 48-megapixel wide-angle camera as its main selling points. Originally announced in…

Samsung fans have had it with the company’s Exynos processors

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For the longest time, Samsung has been equipping its flagships with its in-house Exynos chipsets in most countries and selling the same devices with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chip in select markets like the US and China. Having its in-house mobile processor was a major advantage for Samsung back in 2015. Qualcomm's flagship chip that year, the Snapdragon 810, ran too hot, and while other Android manufacturers were stuck without an alternative, Samsung simply decided to use its Exynos chipset worldwide.However, while 2015 may have been a bad year for Qualcomm, the American chipmaker learned its lesson and doubled down on making sure that its Snapdragon chips were the best you could get on an Android smartphone going forward. And, in recent years, Snapdragon chips have surpassed Samsung's Exynos processors as well, particularly when it comes to efficiency and, therefore, battery life.Things really care to a fore with the Galaxy S8, when tests done by multiple publications…

Check out these Galaxy S20 wallpapers showing the internals, X-Ray too

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If you're fascinated by your smartphone's internals or internal layout as much as you are about its exterior design (or more so), you're probably going to love these new Galaxy S20 wallpapers provided by iFixit. They offer a close look at your smartphone's internal hardware, without you having to disassemble the device and risk damaging it.The wallpapers are meant for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. Granted, you can use them on virtually any Galaxy smartphone, but they consist of actual photos of the Galaxy S20 series after disassembly, and they wouldn't match another phone's internal layout. The wallpapers come in different flavors, including darkened ones to keep your home screen a bit cleaner, should you find the regular photos to be too distracting.Alternatively, you can also download an X-Ray version of each wallpaper. They not only have a different look but also showcase additional components buried deeper under the hood. As for an actu…

Samsung Galaxy A6+ Android 10 update has been released

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With most of its premium handsets have received the Android 10 update, Samsung is now turning its attention towards mid-range devices that still await the update to the latest iteration of Android. The company has finally started rolling out the Galaxy A6+ Android 10 update today.It was first reported three months ago that Samsung was testing Android 10 for the Galaxy A6+. It was only a matter of time before this device received the update. Galaxy A6+ owners will now be happy to know that the much-awaited update is being rolled out.Samsung Galaxy A6+ Android 10 update has finally been releasedWe did mention in an earlier report that the Galaxy A6+ will likely receive its Android 10 update in April this year. Samsung has been right on time, rolling out the update on the very first day of the month of April 2020.Poland is the first country where the Galaxy A6+ Android 10 update has been released with firmware version A605FNXXU5CTC8. It's available for download right away from our fi…

Samsung’s smartphones in India are priced higher after the GST increase

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Samsung India is adjusting its smartphone prices after the Indian government has decided to increase the goods and services tax (GST). Smartphones, as well as feature phones, are included in this category, and they will be subjected to an 18% tax starting today, up from 12%.91mobiles has acquired a list from retail sources, which seemingly reveals Samsung's new prices for its entire lineup, ranging from its most affordable feature phone known as the Eider (E1200) to the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Fold. Beginning today, retailers will offer the standard Galaxy S20 for INR 70,500 ($923) instead of the original INR 66,999 ($877) asking price.Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G carries an INR 97,900 ($1,282) price tag instead of INR 92,999 ($1,218). The Galaxy Fold's price has increased from INR 164,999 ($2,162) to INR 173,835 ($2,277), while the Galaxy Z Flip will cost INR 115,890 ($1,518) as opposed to of INR 109,999 ($1,441). The Samsung Eider feature phone, along with oth…

Introducing jetc.dev!

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I am running a weekly email newsletter about Jetpack Compose. You can find the latest issue and archives at jetc.dev. It's your typical "roundup of new resources" newsletter, with a little bit of personal flair. New issues should come out on Tuesdays.The newsletters are rather slim at the moment, because Compose is still in early developer previews. As Compose matures and becomes more adopted, I expect that the newsletters will have a lot more material.If you think of things that you believe should get mentioned in the newsletter, reach out!
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Daily Deal: 32% off CD Slot Car Mount

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When you're driving to work or other places you need to be, you want to be able to use your smartphone for navigation and traffic information. Since it's dangerous and often illegal to use your smartphone while driving, you need a mount to keep it in place and be able to keep an eye on it. This CD Slot Mount fits right into your CD slot. By using your CD slot, it won't block your view or air vent. It's also a stable base, minimizing the risk of your smartphone dropping out of the mount on a bumpy road. It's now available at 32% off which is a massive discount.Hit the Buy Now button below to get one while still discounted!The post Daily Deal: 32% off CD Slot Car Mount appeared first on SamMobile.
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Galaxy S20 buyback program offers generous 50% money back guarantee

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It may be April Fool's Day, but Samsung is serious about offering between $500 to $800 in savings on the Galaxy S20 line in the United States. The move, likely made to combat the flagship line's slow start, comes in the form of an unprecedentedly generous buyback program.The gist of it is that anyone who buys the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, or Galaxy S20 Ultra is guaranteed to receive 50% of the handset's full retail price back if they return it to Samsung within two years. Making matters even more surprising is the fact Samsung will be returning that money via the same method you used to pay for an eligible device, not credit that can only be used for purchasing a new Samsung device.Samsung may upend the second-hand market for Galaxy phonesWhile the promotion does come with some stipulations, that doesn't diminish its potential to fundamentally change the second-hand market for Samsung's premium smartphones. Used Galaxy flagships tend to lose way more than 50% of the…

Samsung USA wins 12th Energy Star Partner of the Year award

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Samsung Electronics America has received the 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence award. It is a mouthful, but what it means is that the company has been recognized once again for its efforts to environmental protection through the energy efficiency of its consumer products, as well as its educational programs in the country.The company not only manufactures energy-efficient appliances, but it also engages in environmental education initiatives to educate both employees and students on the value of energy savings. All of the company's washers manufactured at its Newberry facility, ranging from top-load to front-load machines, carry the Energy Star certification.It's the company's 12th Partner of the Year awardSamsung had revealed that as of 2019, 33 of its products were rated by the EPA as Most Efficient. Since 2009, savings guaranteed by the Energy Star certificate carried by Samsung products have topped an estimated 243 million tons of CO2 emissions.…

Samsung fights coronavirus in India with air purifiers, PPE, food, and more

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Samsung's fight against the coronavirus pandemic continues, and its efforts have now extended into India. A company representative cited by the local media confirmed that Samsung is to provide Personal Preventive Equipment (PPE) kits to hospitals across the country. Samsung will also provide infrared thermometers, public address systems, and air purifiers.The PPE kits for hospital personnel include surgical face masks, gloves, medical gowns, eyewear, hood caps, and shoe covers. They are essential in combating the spread of coronavirus, not only in India but across the globe. The company managed to improve the production of surgical face masks in South Korea by establishing smart factories in collaboration with domestic manufacturers and had already donated over a quarter-million masks overseas.Samsung is supporting communities with ready-to-eat mealsSamsung is also supporting local police by providing cooked food packets to communities around its manufacturing plants in India. Its…

New coronavirus case confirmed at Samsung Austin Semiconductor plant

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Another case of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was found among Samsung employees, this time on US soil, and specifically at the Samsung Austin Semiconductor facilities. The employee tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on March 28 but has been out of office since March 13.According to KXAN citing Samsung Austin Semiconductor spokeswoman, Michele Glaze, the company had implemented precautionary deep cleaning and sanitation on-site' according to the local health authoritiesguidelines. She added that Samsung will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees.Samsung's production lines have not been affectedThis is the second case of coronavirus found at one of Samsung's semiconductor facilities. The first case was confirmed last week at the Giheung semiconductor factory in South Korea. However, the Austin Semiconductor facility is not a part of the company's main silicon operations.Its foundry business in Texas produces chips primarily f…

Samsung India extends device warranties amidst coronavirus lockdown

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Samsung India is following the example of a slew of Chinese manufacturers and extending device warranties for products from a wide range of categories, including smartphones, refrigerators, televisions, washing machines, and more, as the world's largest democracy goes through a nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus.Galaxy S20 pre-order offer redemption period extended as wellThose who own a Samsung product whose warranty is set to expire between March 20 and April 30 can now avail their warranties till May 31. That should be particularly useful for those who purchased one of the three Galaxy S10 models when they went on sale last year. Samsung has also extended the period for redeeming Galaxy S20 pre-order offers from March 31 to April 30, as the company isn't taking or delivering orders during the lockdown.India is currently in the middle of a 21-day nationwide lockdown that prohibits citizens from stepping out of their homes for all non-essential purpo…

Android 10 update now rolling out to the Galaxy A10s

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The Android 10 and One UI 2.0 rollout for Galaxy smartphones continues: Samsung has now released the update for the Galaxy A10s, one of its most affordable A series phones from last year and sibling to the company's top-selling smartphone globally in Q3 2019. The update is rolling out in Malaysia and comes with software version A107FXXU5BTCB. Just how quickly the update will reach other markets is something we will have to wait and see.Since the Galaxy A10s is a budget-grade device, we can expect it to get the bare essentials of One UI 2.0, though that's not to say it won't get some useful new functionality. You can expect all of the base functionality from Android 10 as well, including Google's navigation gestures, improved privacy controls, and improved Digital Wellbeing with parental controls and Focus mode. The update also includes the March 2020 security patch.Own a Galaxy A10s and live in Malaysia? You should be able to download Android 10 by opening the phone…

Galaxy Note 8 getting April 2020 security patch in new update

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The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't seem to be having any effect on Samsung's update game, as the company has continued to release important updates for many of its devices in the last few weeks. We saw the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 get One UI 2.1, many mid-rangers got the Android 10 update (and so did the $2000 Fold), and the April 2020 security patch is also making its way to a few devices.Earlier this week, Samsung released the April security patch for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and it is now rolling out an update with the new security patch to the Galaxy Note 8. As is often the case, the update has been released in Germany, where it is available with firmware version N950FXXSADTC4. The update only includes security enhancements; as we had confirmed a few weeks ago, Android 10 is not coming to the Galaxy Note 8 or the Galaxy S8, though they will keep getting security updates for at least another couple of years.The April security update for the Galaxy Note 8 will probably be released in…

Galaxy Fold 5G starts receiving Android 10 update in the UK

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The LTE variant of the Galaxy Fold started receiving the Android 10 update last week, but Galaxy Fold 5G users were missing out. Now, the South Korean smartphone giant has started rolling out Android 10 for the Galaxy Fold 5G in the UK.The OTA (over the air) update with firmware version F907BXXU3BTC9 has a file size of 2354.59MB, and it brings One UI 2.1 to the Galaxy Fold 5G. The update also brings the March 2020 Android security patch to the foldable phone.The One UI 2.1 update brings features like Quick Share, Music Share, and improved Night mode performance in the camera app to the Galaxy Fold 5G. Google's UI navigation gestures, enhanced Dark Mode, new camera UI, tweaked icons and color scheme, refreshed Device Care design, improved permissions manager, and screen recording are a part of the update as well. We also expect the new software to bring bug fixes and performance improvements to the phone.If you are using the Galaxy Fold 5G in the UK, you should have received the up…

Samsung’s Exynos 980 chipset ends up in one more Vivo phone

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The Exynos 980 is Samsung's first chipset with a completely integrated 5G modem, and it was first used in the Vivo X30. Now, the chipset has been used in one more Vivo smartphone, the Vivo S6 5G. It's a mid-range phone Super AMOLED screen and 5G connectivity.Vivo announced the S6 5G for the Chinese market earlier today. It features a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED screen with HDR10, a U-shaped notch for the selfie camera, and an under-display fingerprint reader. The phone runs Android 10-based Funtouch OS 10 and is equipped with the 8nm Exynos 980 processor, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 storage.The Vivo S6 5G has a quad-camera setup on the rear, consisting of a 48MP primary sensor (F1.8), an 8MP ultrawide camera (F2.25), a 2MP macro camera (F2.4), and a 2MP depth sensor. It supports 4K video recording. At the front, the phone has a 32MP selfie camera with an F2.0 aperture.Other features of the phone include SA and NSA 5G connectivity, dual-SIM card slot, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetoot…

You can now easily enable 96Hz refresh rate mode on Galaxy S20

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The Galaxy S20 series features 120Hz refresh rate mode for the screen, and the experience of using a high refresh rate is downright amazing. Everything feels fast, fluid, and smooth. However, it also consumes a lot of power and ends up affecting the battery life. What if you want a high refresh rate experience without depleting battery by a considerable margin?Well, the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra feature a hidden, 96Hz refresh rate mode. The 96Hz mode should theoretically offer a reasonable middle ground between high refresh rate and battery life, but Samsung hasn't enabled the option yet. You can still change your Galaxy S20's refresh rate setting to 96Hz via ADB, but there's an easier way that doesn't require you to hook up your phone to a PC and run some commands.Set Galaxy S20's screen refresh rate to 96Hz using this appXDA forum member SatySatsZB has created an app that places two toggles—96Hz and 120Hz—in the Galaxy S20's quick sett…

Chrome for Android Update

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Hi, everyone! We've just released Chrome 80 (80.0.3987.162) for Android: it'll become available on Google Play over the next few weeks.

You can see a full list of the changes in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.


Krishna Govind
Google Chrome
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