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Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will not receive new Android major updates

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The Samsung Galaxy Note series is a line of high-end smartphones introduced in 2011. The series is known for its large displays and stylus support and has been popular among users who want a device with a large screen and the ability to take notes and draw.

After the Note series was discontinued, Samsung decided to adapt the beloved S Pen to the Galaxy S series, debuting it with the Galaxy S21 Ultra unveiled last year and assuming the majority of the Note’ features. In actuality, the Galaxy S Ultra series has taken the place of the Note series as its spiritual descendant.

After the 11th generation of Galaxy Note devices, Samsung has announced that the latest iteration in the series—the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra—will not receive new Android updates. This is a major blow to Samsung fans who have come to expect regular updates on their devices. Today we’ll explore why Samsung has made this decision and what it could mean for the company’s future mobile plans. We’ll also review some of the features included with the Note 20 series and whether or not an update will still be necessary for its users.

Android 13 is the last major update – Now, no more future Android updates

By choosing to replace the Galaxy Note with the Folds, the current generation of fashionable folding phones, the Korean firm was able to reassess its strategies and update the premium range of its line-up. After announcing his decision to end the series, he pledged to provide three generations of Android updates for many Galaxy phones and tablets, including high-end and mid-range models. This new three-year update policy applies to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Because of this, there is bad news for the owners of these two smartphones: after Android 13 is released, important updates for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will no longer be given, even though the policy has been followed and ended. Since Android 10 was the operating system when the Note 20 series was introduced, it won’t receive Android 14 next year, thereby stopping the life cycle of software updates. However, updates will continue to be released; for at least another year, it is realistic to anticipate that they will continue to get support with monthly security updates.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Samsung Galaxy AI’s Circle to Search Could Soon Get a new Upgrade

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Samsung introduced its Galaxy AI, which consists of several generative AI features. Circle to Search with Google is one of the most admired features. Now, it may soon get a major upgrade based on comments made in a recent Made by Google Podcast episode. 

The Circle to Search with Google feature is available on both Galaxy S24 and Pixel 8 devices, and reports are saying that soon it could get a big usability upgrade and become a bit harder to trigger by accident. The forthcoming changes will be based on comments made in a recent Made by Google Podcast episode, in which host Rachid Finge spoke with Erin Lynch and Alistair Pott, who worked with the Circle to Search development team. 

During the podcast, Lynch admits that the circle to search with was quite easy to activate by accidental touches as it’s located on the same gesture bar or home button that users use for other purposes most of the time. Regarding this, she and Pott assured that Google was working to fix it to avoid accidentally activating this feature; however, they didn’t elaborate on the assurance. 

However, the Circle to Search feature already received an update that gives it the power to translate circled text. It is expected that the future update could be a combined search and lens results page while using the Circle to Search feature instead of having them separate as they are now. 

Apart from this, the podcast unveiled a few interesting twists regarding how Circle to Search came to be. It came to light that it is based on Google Lens and has been in development since January 2023, after Google staffers were actively working on how Lens became more readily available outside its app. 

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Samsung Ecosystem Matching Apple’s Tight Integration

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Samsung offers a unique ecosystem that delivers a distinct experience as compared to its competitor, Apple. 

Samsung has its own OG (original) ecosystem and is even better than its rival Apple in functionality. It’s not just a phrase, but here we are mentioning some of the key reasons why, in many ways, it’s better. However, Samsung lagged behind Apple in delivering a coordinated ecosystem with well-designed gadgets, but that doesn’t mean Samsung has a lack of willpower. 

Now, Samsung has covered the gap in some areas and even exceeded Apple in others. Check out the key facts mentioned below:

Samsung’s versatility over Apple 

From then to now, Apple has only offered limited models, tons of monopolies, and high-budget. On the other hand, Samsung offers dozens of phones in any size and budget you could prefer. The same fact is true of tablets: Apple’s lineup has gotten more complex, but Samsung is still offering more options. 

Samsung has an extra lineup: ‘Foldable phones’ – 

Samsung offers dozens of foldable phones; one is a book-style foldable, and the other is a flip, such as the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5. Also, we are gearing up for the latest Galaxy Z Fold 6 series. Whereas Apple has yet to offer its very first foldable device. Samsung even offers a phone with a built-in stylus, the Galaxy S Ultra’. Apple does not do that sort of thing, ever. 

Samsung offers one Galaxy for every Apple device

Samsung offers one Galaxy for each Apple device; for instance, for the Apple Watch, Samsung offers the Galaxy Watch; for AirPods, there’s the Galaxy Buds; for MacBooks, Samsung laptops run Windows; or you can launch Samsung DeX on a Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. Both brands offer monitors, keyboards, and mice. Somehow, Samsung lacks a VR headset compared to Apple’s Vision Pro, but its ecosystem expands to smart home appliances and even TVs. 

Galaxy’ are more compatible than Apple devices.

Comparing the latest devices of both brands, the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Samsung offers a better display, more RAM, and faster charging speeds than the iPhone 15 Pro Max. 

Jumping on tablets! Galaxy S9 Ultra versus iPad Pro: Samsung offers a 14.6-inch display, whereas Apple offers a 12.9-inch. It is crystal clear that Samsung is winning here. 

Samsung’s Galaxy devices are now capable of delivering similar smooth connectivity features as Apple’s. Both Apple and Samsung’s ecosystems let you share files, switch audio between devices, and more; the only difference appears in the way of functionality or features’ names.

Samsung has more features than Apple

Samsung offers more features as compared to Apple; for instance, Samsung’s DeX offers a desktop-like experience on phones and tablets and multitasking with features like resizable windows, app minimization, and a taskbar. Samsung prioritizes a UI to optimize multitasking, whereas Apple boasts a supreme app ecosystem. Samsung has yet to offer a traditional desktop operating system; currently, it integrates heavily with Microsoft’s. 

Unlike Apple’s focus on supreme integration within its ecosystem, Samsung prefers to go with quality devices that are capable of performing well independently. Samsung avoids monopolies; you can seamlessly connect your Galaxy devices with non-Galaxy devices like Windows PCs. 

These are key facts that transparently prove Samsung’s ecosystem is far better than Apple’s.


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Samsung Assembles Team Galaxy for Paris 2024 Olympics!

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Samsung UK announced its Team Samsung Galaxy roster in the UK for the Olympics, 100 days before the Paralympic Games in Paris 2024. 

This new announcement from Samsung UK coincides with Samsung’s global theme, “Open Always Wins.” Samsung has already unveiled its global ambassador line-up earlier this year, made up of more than 25 Olympians and Paralympians, which include UK representative Sky Brown, British skateboarding star and long-standing brand ambassador, next to breakdancer Karam Singh. 

Team Samsung Galaxy presents its UK roster of outstanding athletes who represent the aspect of ‘Open Always Wins’. 

Kadeena Cox (parasport athlete)  is a two-sport world and paralympic champion who spearheads the paralympic movement, embodying strength and resilience. She inspires others to push boundaries. The next is Lola Tambling (Skateboarder), a rising skateboarding star full of fearless spirit who embodies the sport’s dynamism, inspiring the future generation. Joe Hinson, a skateboarder and national champion, is full of enthusiasm that reflects Samsung’s open-minded culture. Bethany Shriever, a cyclist and BMX racer, made history by winning gold at Tokyo 2020, setting a new record for British BMX racing. 

The Director of Marketing, Omnichannel, and Head of Ireland, MX Division, stated that “These athletes perfectly embody the spirit of ‘Open Always Wins’, which is all about defying limitations, embracing innovation, and inspiring others to achieve their dreams. We’re fully behind these incredible people as they strive for their dreams, and we know the nation will be behind them too. We can’t wait to see them perform in Paris!”

Team Samsung Galaxy will present as the primary voices for ‘Open always wins,’ and by sharing their journeys, they will demonstrate how Samsung is helping athletes and fans just to open up new opportunities through its technologies.


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