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Regular means twice a year: Samsung clarifies new update policy for smartphones and tablets

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Samsung Electronics has made important clarifications to clarify the principles of the new update policy for Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

In February, Samsung announced that 2019 and newer Galaxy devices, including the Z, S, Note, A, M, XCover, and Tab series, will receive regular security updates for at least four years after release. This approach is simply revolutionary for Android smartphone manufacturers.

As it turns out, “regularity” varies greatly from model to model, as well as the freshness of the model. For clarifications, see the updated Samsung security update page.

Until recently, Samsung divided devices into three categories according to the frequency of updates – “monthly”, “quarterly” and “with a different frequency.” The first category includes the newest and most relevant smartphones and tablets, over time they move to the second, and the last category includes old devices that are no longer updated frequently or regularly. Now it has been renamed twice a year. Getting security updates only twice a year is not very good, but much better than not getting them at all.

At the time of this writing, the following models were recorded in the category with updates “twice a year”:

  • Galaxy S8 Lite, Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6 +, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8 + (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Galaxy J2 Core, Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J3 Top, Galaxy J4, Galaxy J4 +, Galaxy J4 Core, Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J6, Galaxy J6 +, Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Prime2, Galaxy
  • J7 Pop, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7 +, Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20
  • Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab E 8 Refresh

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Buyers of Nothing Phone (1) were deceived. Nothing urgently changed the characteristics of the smartphone on the official website

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Introduced in July this year, the Nothing Phone (1) smartphone was quite actively discussed on the Web because of its original design and backlight. However, early adopters immediately began reporting screen problems and lagging LED strips.

Buyers of Nothing Phone (1) were deceived.  Nothing urgently changed the characteristics of the smartphone on the official website

Now it turned out that buyers of Nothing Phone (1) were deceived by information about the maximum brightness of the screen. According to official data, the maximum brightness of the Nothing Phone (1) screen is 1200 cd/m2but in almost all tests, the maximum screen brightness is less than 700 cd / m2. In some tests, it does not even rise to 650 cd / m2.

Buyers of Nothing Phone (1) were deceived.  Nothing urgently changed the characteristics of the smartphone on the official website

In response, Nothing Phone (1) stated that it would conduct an internal investigation. In addition, the company has changed the peak brightness on the official website settings page from 1200 nits to 700 cd/m.2.

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Step aside, Geely! Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make smartphones

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Step aside Geely Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make

Nio, which is known in China for its electric vehicles, intends to develop a new market. They plan to develop and produce smartphones there.

Step aside, Geely!  Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make smartphones

On August 4, the manufacturer registered a division of Nio Mobile Technologies Co Ltd with a starting capital of $100 million. The division is headquartered in Shanghai and co-founders include Nio President Qin Lihong. According to media reports, the company is preparing the first smartphone in 2023, while it will be cheaper than the iPhone. Smartphones are expected to be released once a year.

In addition to smartphones, the new company will sell mobile devices, wearable electronics, hardware solutions for artificial intelligence and communication devices. There will also be software development.

By the way, earlier the Chinese car manufacturer Geely acquired Meizu to also enter the mobile electronics market.

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Apple will bring back in iOS 16 a feature that disappeared on smartphones with FaceID

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Apple has released the fifth developer beta of iOS 16, which has received many new features and visual changes. One of them was the battery percentage icon, which users have not seen since the iPhone X.

Apple will bring back in iOS 16 a feature that disappeared on smartphones with FaceID

The fact is that with the release of models equipped with FaceID, there was no room left on the screen for percentages, so you had to turn on the Control Center or use widgets. In the latest iOS 16 beta, percentages will be displayed inside the battery icon in the status bar.

Apple will bring back in iOS 16 a feature that disappeared on smartphones with FaceID

At the same time, according to the source, this feature will appear on the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, but will not be available on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini. Perhaps the situation will change by the release.

iOS 16 itself should be released in September along with the iPhone 14, but it is not yet known exactly when this will happen. Note that the company may postpone the release of iPadOS 16 for a month. According to media reports, this is due to problems with the Stage Manager function.

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