OneUI 2.1 released for Galaxy S9

The OneUI 2.1 update with June 2020 security patch has been released for Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones.

Currently, the update is only available to download in Germany, Taiwan, and Korea, but we can expect to see it roll out to further countries during the coming weeks.

The update includes features such as Quick Share, which is similar to Apple AirDrop; Music Share, which allows you to share your phone’s Bluetooth audio connection with other devices; and in the camera app, there are a ton of new features too including Single Take as well as the pro video mode removed in OneUI 1.0 making a comeback.

With the update also comes a new AR Zone app which puts all the great AR camera features of the Galaxy S9 in a single app.

These are just a few of the many features the S9 has received in the OneUI 2.1 update. However, the update is currently not available in many countries but hopefully will roll out soon to more countries. The update also includes the June 2020 security patch, so it’s recommended you download it.

Sadly, the S9 will probably not be getting Android 11 when it is released on Samsung phones, as it is still following a strict schedule for software updates with only two major OS upgrades, but this could be a sign that Samsung are reconsidering their two major OS upgrades policy for the future.

If you live in Germany, Taiwan, or Korea, then you can download the update now. Otherwise, you will have to wait a little while but hopefully it will come out soon for more countries and carriers soon, as I and I’m sure a lot of you would love to try it.

When OneUI 2.1 gets released in the UK I will not hesitate to do a review on the update, as it definitely sounds good. For now though, I will just have to wait.

Enjoy the update if you can, and if you can’t get it, then please enjoy it when you do get it.

Apple should push security updates out to older iOS devices

Apple have released several security updates to iOS 12 devices such as the iPhone 6 and 5S over the course of the year, and they should continue doing this in the future for other iOS versions.

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Five reasons to buy the Galaxy S9 in 2020

The Galaxy S9 may be over two years old now but this phone still has a lot of redeeming qualities that make it perfect for anyone looking to buy a flagship in 2020.

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Opinion: Samsung need to start using the Snapdragon processor worldwide in their flagship phones

Samsung have always used two different chips for its phones: The latest Qualcomm Snapdragom, some parts of Asia such as China and Hong Kong, as well as Latin America, and the USA, as well as their own Exynos processor used in Europe, most of Asia, Africa, and other places.

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How much longer will the Galaxy Note8 have left in terms of monthly updates?

Recently, I wrote about the Galaxy S8 and S8+ being moved to Samsung’s quarterly schedule. This is the second time Samsung have done this, with them doing it last year with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge for the first time. However, 2017’s Galaxy Note flagship remains on the list for monthly updates. So when will the Note8 be demoted?

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Python basics #1 – How to get Python to say Hi to you by name

Welcome to Python Basics, my blog series of how to work with Python. In this guide I will be showing you how you can get Python to ask you for your name and then say Hello to you, by name.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Use Python’s print function.
  • Use Python’s input function to get the user to enter various information.
  • Use the print function in assistance with a variable.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ moved to a quarterly update schedule

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been moved to a quarterly security update schedule after three years receiving monthly security updates.

These phones have now reached their third birthday and it was expected for them to move to a quarterly schedule.

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iPod Nano 7th generation in 2020

The iPod Classic, Mini, and Nano seem like a thing of the past, but what about the iPod Nano 7th generation released only eight years ago in 2012 and continued being produced and sold until mid 2017? Nowadays, iPods are like iPhones, minus the call, texting, and mobile data functionality. In my honest opinion, you’d be better off getting an older iPhone. The most recent iPod Touch 7th generation is, to put it mildly, lacking. It has a chip from 2016, only 2GB RAM, and has the design of an iPhone 5. It doesn’t even have Touch ID, meaning that you have to resort to the old-fashioned way of entering in your password or PIN to unlock your device.

However, the iPod Nano 7th generation is a blast from the past. It’s tiny, with a screen smaller than 2007’s iPhone 2G. It has no internet, no app store, doesn’t even run iOS, and heavily relies on iTunes for many things. However, there are things the iPod Nano 7th generation has that an iPod Touch 7th generation lacks.

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iPhone SE 2 Plus delayed until the second half of 2021 likely due to coronavirus outbreak

In my last blog post, I wrote about the newly launched iPhone SE 2 which has an iPhone 8 design with iPhone 11 internal specs. The new iPhone, however, does not have a plus variant, and buying the iPhone 8 Plus as an alternative budget iPhone is also harder considering Apple have stopped selling the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on their website to make way for the iPhone SE 2.

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Out with the old, in with the new: iPhone SE 2 announced while iPhone 8 and 8 Plus discontinued

Yesterday Apple announced the iPhone SE 2. Whilst it is the successor to the iPhone SE, Apple refer to it as the iPhone SE, which could cause some confusion, but I’m honestly glad to see a successor to such a great phone.

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