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Unlocked Galaxy S20, Note 10, and A50 get July security update in the US

Samsung is updating a number of devices in the US with the latest security patch. The unlocked variants of the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, and Galaxy A50 are receiving new updates carrying firmware versions G98xU1UES1ATFB, N97xU1UES4CTF2, and A505U1UES7BTF1 respectively. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy A50 have already […]

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Galaxy A50 starts getting July 2020 security update

The July 2020 Android security update started hitting select variants of the Galaxy A50. Identified by version number A505FNXXU5BTF5, the new firmware update debuted in Portugal, though it has yet to expand to any other country. Samsung appears to have bundled the security patch with some unrelated changes, which can be inferred from the aforementioned package […]

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Amazon USA and Best Buy launch deals on Galaxy A budget phones

A handful of unlocked mid-range Galaxy A phones are now available at a discount from Amazon USA, including the Galaxy A10e, the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50, and the Galaxy A51 LTE. Save for the Galaxy A50, these same devices are also being offered at discounted prices by Best Buy.Amazon and Best Buy customers can now shave […]

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Galaxy A50, Note 8, Xcover Pro pick up June security patch via update

Samsung began the June 2020 security patch rollout earlier today with the Galaxy S20 series. The Unlocked Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lineups in the USA followed suit, and now, three very different Galaxy smartphones are joining the party. They are the Galaxy A50 (SM-A505FN), the Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F), and the Galaxy Xcover […]

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Samsung resumes Android 10 One UI 2 update rollout in India

On April 30th, Samsung announced it would be halting the rollout of the Android 10 and One UI 2.x update for its devices in India because of the nationwide lockdown adopted by the country to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Samsung hadn’t offered any time frame for when it would start updating devices to […]

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Galaxy S10 lineup and the Galaxy A50 also get the latest security update

Samsung is on a roll today, sending the latest May 2020 security update to a handful of devices. The company has been at it since last week and many of its top devices have already received the update.It’s now the Galaxy S10 lineup’s turn. All models are now receiving the latest security update which has […]

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Android 10 One UI 2 update officially delayed in India due to COVID-19

Perhaps prompted by countless queries about the Android 10 update’s (re)released timeframe for the Galaxy A50, Samsung India issued a notice through the Members app, informing customers that the Android 10 and One UI 2 update will be delayed. This seems to be a general response, and not something that will affect only Galaxy A50 […]

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This alleged fingerprint speed hack makes your Galaxy phone unlock faster

If you own a Galaxy smartphone equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor and you’re not happy with its speed, there’s a new trick you can try to improve your sensor’s performance. Many Galaxy users swear by it, while others don’t see any difference. But if you want to give it a shot, you can by […]

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Galaxy A50 is finally getting the Android 10 update in more markets

The Galaxy A50 is finally getting the Android 10 firmware update in more markets. The smartphone got a minor update in numerous European countries earlier this week, introducing the April 2020 security patch but nothing else besides it. Now, Samsung is rolling out a major firmware update, version A505FNXXU4BTC9, for the Galaxy A50, and it […]

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Buy a Galaxy S20+ in the USA and you get an A50 for free / $50

Samsung USA is offering yet another interesting deal for its latest Galaxy S20 flagship, whereby customers willing to acquire the Galaxy S20+ 5G on a carrier financing plan will receive a Galaxy A50 for free. The offer is valid only for the Plus model from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.If you’d rather buy the factory […]

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Galaxy A50 receives new update with March 2020 security patch

Another Samsung device is receiving the March 2020 security patch through a fresh firmware update, namely the Galaxy A50 with model number SM-A505F. The update is presently available for Galaxy A50 models with product code ILO from Israel, and the firmware version is identified as A505FDDU4ATB8.The firmware version itself suggests that the firmware update should […]

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Google slams Samsung for making unnecessary changes to Linux kernel code

We all know that Samsung makes an extra effort in strengthening the security of its smartphones with initiatives such as Knox. However, sometimes those extra efforts hurt more than they help. Now, Google has slammed the South Korean smartphone brand for making unnecessary changes to the Linux kernel code and exposing it to more security […]

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Galaxy A50 gets February 2020 security patch in new update

Samsung has now released an update with the February 2020 security patch for the Galaxy A50. This is the fourth Galaxy device to be getting the February patch. Samsung first released the February update for the Galaxy Tab S3 last month, followed by the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 10 just three days ago.As is […]

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