When will your phone get One UI 3.0?

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen in hand
  • Samsung has unveiled its lengthy Android 11 update roadmap.
  • The list includes more than 40 of the Korean firm’s tablets and smartphones.
  • The Galaxy S20 series will kick off the One UI 3.0 rollout in December 2020.

Samsung has unveiled its lengthy Android 11 update roadmap, which will see a slew of its smartphones and tablets receive One UI 3.0 in the coming months. Spotted by TizenHelp, the roadmap stems from Egypt so take the dates as a rough guide if you happen to be in Europe, India, or the US.

In total, the roadmap includes the firm’s flagship lines from 2020 and 2019, as well as a smattering of phones from its tablet, Galaxy A, and Galaxy M families.

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The Galaxy S20 series – including the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra – will be the first to

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How to send Nintendo Switch screenshots to your phone or computer

You can now directly send Nintendo Switch screenshots to your phone or other smart device, but the process is kind of confusing. Once we saw how complicated things can get, we thought it would be best to create a step-by-step walkthrough to explain how screenshot transfer works.

There are two ways to send Switch screenshots to another device. When you want to send a screenshot to your phone or tablet, you’ll use the wireless method (which employs QR codes), and if you want to share images with a laptop or desktop, you’ll transfer via USB cable. 

And as a reminder, you take screenshots by clicking the little circle button near the bottom of the left Joy-Con (or above and to the left of the D-pad on the Pro controller).

But no matter how annoying this may be, it’s still far easier than the two other methods we’ve used in the

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Samsung Galaxy Note series could get one last phone before its demise

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  • Samsung could launch at least one Galaxy Note series phone next year.
  • This could be the last Galaxy Note before Samsung puts the series out to pasture.
  • The phone is expected to debut in the second half of 2021.

There might be at least one Galaxy Note next year before Samsung puts the series out to pasture. Korean media outlet ET News reports that Samsung will eventually merge the Galaxy S and Note lines by adding an S-Pen to the former. However, the company might still launch a Galaxy Note series phone, presumably the Galaxy Note 21, next year.

This isn’t the first we’re hearing of Samsung scrapping the Note series altogether. Just last week, another Korean business daily reported that Samsung will add the S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3, discontinuing the Note series for good. The latest

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31 Cyber Monday Phone and Tablet Deals We Love (2020)

There are better phones, even at this discounted price (like the Google Pixel 4A 5G), but if you want to stick with Samsung, the A71 5G is solid. It runs well, delivers more than a day of battery life, and has perks like expandable storage and a headphone jack. However, it doesn’t have the brightest screen, the cameras aren’t amazing, and there’s no water resistance or wireless charging.

OnePlus 8

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OnePlus8—12 GB Ram and 256 GB Storage—for $570 ($130 off)

B&H, OnePlus ($599)

Both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are excellent phones, but our main issue has been their high prices. At this discount, the OnePlus 8 is a better buy. You get a sharp 90-Hz OLED screen, 5G support, and the same flagship power you’ll find on the Samsung above. The triple-camera system is capable, but there’s no water resistance or wireless

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FCC Maintains Ban on Mobile Phone Voice Calls During Flights

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission killed a proposal to allow in-flight voice calls via mobile phones, ending its examination of an idea that evoked fears of air rage from passengers trapped beside jabbering seat mates.



a close up of a bicycle: Passenger seats are seen in the cabin of a grounded Lion Air Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 aircraft at terminal 1 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cenkareng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 15, 2019. Sunday’s loss of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, in which 157 people died, bore similarities to the Oct. 29 crash of another Boeing 737 Max plane, operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air, stoking concern that a feature meant to make the upgraded Max safer than earlier planes has actually made it harder to fly.


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Passenger seats are seen in the cabin of a grounded Lion Air Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 aircraft at terminal 1 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cenkareng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 15, 2019. Sunday’s loss of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, in which 157 people died, bore similarities to the Oct. 29 crash of another Boeing 737 Max plane, operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air, stoking concern that a feature meant to make the upgraded Max safer than earlier planes has actually made it harder to fly.

The idea drew “strong opposition” from pilots and flight attendants, the agency said Friday in a four-paragraph order.

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The FCC in 2013 proposed

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Black Friday 2020: The best deals on computer and phone accessories

By PowerCore+ PD charger combo at Amazon – $110.49

Tile Starter Pack – $40

Tile Mate

Tile

Tile’s small trackers can help you keep track of your stuff and now you can get a starter bundle with one Tile Mate and one Tile Slim for $40, which is $10 off its normal price. The standard Tile Mate works best when clipped onto a keychain, which will help a lot if you’re constantly misplacing your car keys. The Slim’s thin, wider format is best for living inside your wallet. If you just want the Tile Mate, you can grab one of them for $18, which is 28 percent off its normal price.

Buy Tile Starter Pack at Amazon – $40 Buy Tile Mate at Amazon – $18 Buy Tile Mate at Best Buy – $18

Logitech M510 wireless mouse – $18

Logitech M510 wireless mouse

Logitech

You can’t go wrong with one of Logitech’s wireless mice, and

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Your phone can send you an alert if you were near someone who has coronavirus

By Faith Karimi | CNN

As new coronavirus cases explode nationwide, health officials are turning to cell phones to help slow the spread of infections.

Thanks to technology available on Apple and Google phones, you can now get pop-up notifications in some states if you were close to someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. The alerts come via state health department apps that use Bluetooth technology to detect when you (or more precisely, your phone) has been in close contact with an infected person’s phone.

While these apps can’t keep you safe — they only let you know after you’ve been exposed — they could prevent others from getting infected if you take precautions, such as self-quarantining, after receiving an alert.

Millions of people are signing up, although these apps aren’t yet available in many states. Health officials believe the alerts could be especially helpful in cases where an

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Phone and internet customers reveal debt trouble with telco companies during pandemic

Phone and internet customers say they are being disconnected, harassed by debt collectors and generally treated harshly by their telco providers when they need help, negatively impacting mental health.

The Consumer Action Law Centre has released a report detailing stories of people struggling to pay their phone and internet bills, with some fearing homelessness due to losing their job during the pandemic.

Despite a federal moratorium on evictions and banks allowing mortgage repayments to be deferred during the pandemic, debt collectors have continued to contact telco customers demanding repayments.

James* was one of those customers.

The 23-year-old lives in Melbourne and identifies as Aboriginal. He’s studying for a Cert III and receives JobSeeker and the Mobility Allowance for his disability.

He was contacted by debt collectors for multiple debts, including for a buy-now-pay-later purchase, a payday loan, a consumer lease and a Telstra debt of nearly $3,000 from three years

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Huawei’s Phone Market Share to Slump to 4% in 2021, Says TrendForce

(Bloomberg) — Huawei Technologies Co.’s global smartphone market share is expected to fall to just 4% in 2021, a precipitous drop for the company that this summer ranked as the world leader in shipments.

China’s telecommunications giant will account for 14% of the market this year and then drop to less than a third of that, TrendForce researchers said Tuesday. A sustained campaign of sanctions against Huawei from the U.S. government has resulted in the company losing access to key software, chip design and manufacturing partners, depriving it of its technological edge.

The Honor budget phone division that Huawei recently announced it is selling to a government-backed consortium in Shenzhen will take 2% of the market next year, constrained by its own component shortages and uncertainty around sanctions, according to an article posted on TrendForce’s WeChat account.



chart, bar chart: Downhill From Here


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Downhill From Here

The forecast points to other established Chinese brands

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The ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Has Huge Implications for Auto, Phone, and Computer Makers

What seems like a small change approved by Massachusetts voters to expand access to motor vehicle data could have massive implications for the repair industry nationwide, and for a variety of product manufacturers. 

The ballot initiative, approved by 75 percent of the state’s voters, requires car makers to wirelessly share information they collect about a vehicle’s status. That information, known as telematics, can help auto mechanics anticipate and fix problems. The effort is an expansion of a 2012 law that requires automakers to provide the same data to independent repair shops as they do dealerships.

As everything from cars to refrigerators to phones become increasingly computerized, manufacturers have sought to restrict repairs over safety and intellectual property infringement concerns. As a result, consumers are effectively locked into dealers or original manufacturers for repairs, which some complain is inconvenient, and costly, because of the lack of competition.

On the surface, the

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