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September 21

One UI 4.0 Beta: Top new features in Android 12 for Samsung devices [Video]

Although we’re almost ready for the stable Android 12 update to arrive on Pixel devices, the rest of the industry is just beginning to roll out their own flavors of the latest stable OS. Samsung is next with One UI 4.0, and although effectively Beta 1, we’ve been working out what the top new features […]

October 7

One UI 4.0 Beta 2: Hands-on with more modest additions [Video]

The fact that we haven’t seen a stable Android 12 release means that at least Samsung has the opportunity to catch up to Google with their One UI 4.0 Beta 2 update.

October 5

Samsung adopts Android 12’s wallpaper-based color themes in second beta [Gallery]

With Android 12’s release being delayed for Pixel phones, all eyes are looking to see who will make the first move for a stable update. Today, Samsung inched closer to that goal with the release of its second Android 12 beta which, unexpectedly, adopts Material You’s “Dynamic Color” feature.

October 14

Samsung’s new Weather homescreen widget feels right at home in Android 12

Samsung is chugging along with its work on bringing its take on Android 12 to the public, and the company has also quietly introduced a new weather widget for the homescreen.

September 15

Hands-on: Samsung’s take on Android 12 shows how Pixel will benefit more than most [Gallery]

Android 12 is the biggest update to Android in years, and it’s one that’s highly anticipated by many. However, as suspected, it seems like a lot of the update’s best features and biggest changes might not go beyond Google. That’s shown pretty clearly by Samsung’s take on Android 12, which just debuted in beta this […]

October 4

Oppo releases Android 12-based ColorOS 12 beta, announces four-year update policy

Google just released Android 12 to AOSP today, but not to its own Pixel smartphones. Where those will be delayed by a “few weeks,” Oppo has just announced that it will release ColorOS based on Android 12 to select regions starting today, though only in beta.

October 13

Samsung expects Android 12 release before the year’s end

Android 12 has been a bit of an odd release, as Google has technically made the update available, but has yet to roll it out to its own Pixel smartphones. Meanwhile, Samsung is beta testing Android 12, and according to a community post, it seems like the company is planning on a full-scale release before the end of this year.

September 13

Samsung officially launches Android 12 beta in the US on Galaxy S21 w/ One UI 4.0, theming tools

Google still hasn’t released Android 12, but it seems that’s not slowing partners. Tonight, Samsung has announced that it will release its Android 12 beta in the US starting on September 14.

September 14

How to install the Android 12 Beta on Samsung Galaxy S21

Android 12 hasn’t been officially released yet, but Samsung is opening the door for its beta program in several regions around the world. Now, the One UI 4.0 Beta with Android 12 is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S21 users — here’s how to use it.

September 24

Google’s new Android TV in-app remote requires an update on your TV

Google TV’s in-app remote that arrived earlier this week begins working after an update on Android TV devices.

September 23

EU proposal would require devices to ship without a charger, ‘harmonize’ fast-charging standards

The European Commission today announced a proposal that would put in place requirements for smartphone manufacturers. Among the requirements is that phones start using USB-C in the EU, regardless of who makes the device, and also that manufacturers stop including a charger with the device.

October 4

OnePlus launches OxygenOS 12 w/ Android 12 in Open Beta; here are the new features

Google just released Android 12 to AOSP earlier today, and OnePlus is already jumping on the train. Starting today, OxygenOS 12 is available in Open Beta to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

September 24

Everything we know about Android 12.1: Foldables, fixes, dynamic colors, and more [Video]

Over the past few weeks, it’s become clear that Google is developing a mid-year follow-up to Android 12. Here’s everything we know is coming in what we’ve dubbed “Android 12.1,” from improvements for foldables, to fixes for a variety of issues, dynamic color availability, and much, much more.

September 28

Deals: Lenovo P11 Pro tablet falls to low of $270, Beats Studio Buds $110, more

A new all-time low on the Lenovo P11 Pro tablet at $270 headlines all of today’s best deals. That’s alongside the Beats Studio Buds for $110 and Anker’s Google Fit Bluetooth 5.0 Smart Scale for $27. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

October 13

Realme beats the Chromecast to India w/ new $55 Google TV stick, remote has a YT Music shortcut

After a few teases in recent weeks, Realme has officially launched its new streaming stick, bringing the first Google TV device to India.

October 8

The first Google TV streaming stick since Chromecast will launch on October 13

Google TV made its debut first on the Chromecast streaming dongle, but in the year since, we haven’t seen anything beyond full-size televisions running the platform. That’s set to change next week, as Realme will launch the first Google TV streaming stick.

October 1

Samsung has removed ads from the Samsung Pay, Health, and Weather apps starting today

After years of Samsung filling up its stock apps with ads, the company is finally stopping that practice. As of today, Samsung Pay, Weather, and Health have officially stopped serving ads.

September 29

[Update] Korean media reports Samsung is considering canceling Galaxy S21 FE launch

According to a new report from Korean media, Samsung is considering canceling the launch of the more affordable Galaxy S21 FE.

September 14

Anker launches its Nebula Android TV dongle w/ Google remote, costs $90

As we reported earlier this year, Anker-brand Nebula has quietly released its Android TV streaming dongle this week with Google’s reference design remote and a fairly hefty price tag.

September 11

Samsung’s Android 12 beta was supposed to come out last week but has been delayed

Android 12 isn’t yet out on Pixel phones, but it is just around the corner. Apparently, Samsung was set to release its Android 12 beta last week, but the launch has now suffered a delay.

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