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Samsung Galaxy A02s in for review

Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy A02s, an entry level phone that aims to deliver a decent smartphone experience at a €150 price point. The Galaxy A20s is well made and feels good in the hand. It comes with a cable and a 15W charger, which is more than you get with a Galaxy S21-series phone these days. We do regret the omission of a case, but at these prices it’s no surprise.…
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LastPass for Android has seven built-in trackers, security firm warns

In an extensive investigation carried out by a German security firm, Exodus, the popular password manager app LastPass was found to collect and send personal information of subscribers using the Android app. It does so with the help of seven different built-in trackers. Even though LastPass allows you to opt-out of those trackers, the very existence of the built-in software could pose a security risk for the users.…
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Realme GT 5G visits Geekbench, retail box surfaces with a familiar design

The Realme GT 5G arriving on March 4 has appeared on Geekbench with Android 11 and 12GB RAM, corroborating previous rumors. The GT 5G, bearing model code RMX2202, has “lahaina” listed in the motherboard section, which is associated with the Snapdragon 888 SoC. The benchmark database doesn’t include any other specs of the GT 5G, although Realme previously confirmed the smartphone will come with Snapdragon 888, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1…
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Samsung Galaxy Watch and Watch Active get Watch3 features with Tizen 5.5

Shortly after the Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3 received an update unlocking the ECG feature for the European countries, Samsung is now delivering Galaxy Watch3-intrinsic features to the original Galaxy Watch and Watch Active. So far, the update is being distributed to the US and Korean owners but it will likely go global soon enough. The original Galaxy Watch bumps up the firmware version to R810XXU1FUB6 while Active2 is getting R500XXUF1UB5.…
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New Motorola watches to be revealed later this year – Moto G, Watch and One

Last year, Motorola’s iconic Moto 360 smartwatch running on Wear OS made a comeback, but it was manufactured by one of Motorola’s partners – eBuyNow. And it looks like the two companies are extending their partnership by bringing three more Moto-branded smartwatches later this year. In a presentation showing off the roadmap of future devices, we can see a Moto G smartwatch scheduled for a June release and as the name implies, we are probably looking at a budget device.…
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Oppo Find X3-series to be announced on March 11, leaked poster suggests

As rumors surrounding the Find X3-series continue to take over the news section, today’s one suggests when the stream of leaks will likely stop. And that’s March 11. Oppo did say that it plans to announce its flagship Find X3 family sometime in March and the leaked poster looks like the real thing. It schedules a March 11 event at 19:30 local time.…
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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 gets Bluetooth certified, leaked render reveals rugged design

A press render of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 we’ve been hearing about since late last month has surfaced, revealing its rugged design. The image was shared by leakster Evan Blass, who claimed the Xcover 5 is not a successor to last year’s Xcover Pro, but a follow-up to the Xcover 4s launched back in 2019. While we are yet to hear anything from Samsung about the Galaxy Xcover 5, the smartphone has moved a step closer to the launch as it bagged Bluetooth SIG certification.…
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G gets One UI 3.1 update

Samsung released the One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold yesterday, and now it’s the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G that’s receiving the latest version of Samsung’s custom Android skin. Samsung doesn’t tell what countries it’s seeding One UI 3.1 in, but it did detail the changes the update brings to the foldable smartphone. With One UI 3.1, multi-tasking becomes easier on the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, since users can now quickly return to up to three previously opened Multi-Active Windows on the main screen via the Recents tab, while also being able to bring two Multi-Active Windows from the main……
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Deal: Galaxy S21 is only $674.99, cheapest it’s ever been

Samsung’s smallest and cheapest of its trio of early 2021 flagships is now cheaper than it’s ever been before – but not smaller. We’re talking about the Galaxy S21, of course, which normally retails in the US for $799.99 in its base configuration with 128GB of storage. Well, right now you can pick one up from Amazon for just $674.99, which is $125 less than usual and the lowest price we’ve seen for this model until now.…
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Verizon’s LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW is now receiving the Android 11 update

There are companies who are very good at timely Android updates, there are companies who are quite bad at that, and then there’s LG. The Korean firm has only sent out an update to Android 11 to the Velvet so far, but even for that model the new software only rolled out in South Korea. Today marks the start of LG’s second ever Android 11 rollout, this time for Verizon’s V60 ThinQ 5G UW units.…