Android Tablets From Google, Samsung and More See Monster Savings in Amazon’s Spring Sale

Buying a new Android tablet just got cheaper thanks to a clutch of Amazon Big Spring Sale deals that can save you a bundle on some of the most popular Android tablets around. Google, Samsung and Lenovo are all represented with prices starting from just $100.

Whether it’s a flagship Google Pixel Tablet or a bargain Lenovo tab that you’re buying, these deals aren’t going to stick around for long. Amazon’s special event ends in just a few days which means acting now is the only way to make sure you lock these discounted prices in before they’re gone for good.

Those looking for the cheapest tablet available as part of this deal need look no further than the Lenovo Tab M9, a $150 tablet that’s now available for just $100. It sports a large 9-inch display and 32GB of storage and includes a folio case so you can stand it up and enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies.

Those shopping at the opposite end of the market can choose the Google Pixel Tablet from just $399. That’ll get you the model with 128GB of storage and a $100 saving while a 256GB model is also available with a whopping $150 off. Both models come with an 11-inch display and are powered by Google’s Tensor G2 chip. Looking for something in between these two? The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is just $150 while the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE is down to $350, a $100 saving.

Don’t worry if Amazon doesn’t have the right offer for you at the moment. Our list of the best tablet deals covers the length and breadth of the internet and is regularly updated to make sure you always get the best price available.

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Samsung set to bring vertical scrolling back to the app drawer in One UI 6.1.1

What you need to know

  • Samsung’s Good Lock modules offered vertical scrolling navigation in the app drawer in the past. 
  • That functionality was removed with the release of One UI 6 last year, to the dismay of users.
  • Now, Samsung is set to add a vertically scrolling app drawer back to Good Lock with the One UI 6.1.1 update.

A fan-favorite Good Lock module is making a return to Samsung’s One UI 6.1 operating system in a coming software update. The support team for Good Lock confirmed that the Good Lock Home Up module will be added in the One UI 6.1.1 update. This module brings the vertical scrolling app drawer to Samsung Galaxy phones running One UI.

The Home Up module was a staple of Good Lock, and it was essential to many One UI users. However, when Samsung released One UI 6 in October of last year, Home Up was nowhere to be found. Though some speculated that Home Up only needed to be optimized before returning to One UI 6, months passed with no indication that Home Up would be making a comeback.

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Now, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before the beloved feature is added back to one UI. “In the case of the Home Up apps list, we are preparing to provide this feature in One UI 6.1.1,” a representative from the Good Lock support team said in reply to a Samsung user on the South Korea community forum.

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One of the biggest features of the Good Lock Home Up module is the optional vertical app drawer.

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Galaxy A52s 5G is the latest Samsung phone to get Android 12 and One UI 4

Last updated: March 1st, 2024 at 21:09 UTC+01:00

Samsung began updating the Galaxy A52 with Android 12 last week, and not to be outdone, the refreshed Galaxy A52s model is now getting the same Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update.

Galaxy A52s 5G customers in Korea should now be able to download and install Android 12 and One UI 4.0. Customers can identify the new update by firmware version A528NKSS1BUL7. The firmware package is accompanied by the December 2021 security patch, but of course, the big news here is One UI 4.0.

It usually takes Samsung a few days to a few weeks before it releases a new firmware update outside of South Korea once it debuts there. So, it’s reasonable to assume that the Galaxy A52s 5G everywhere will be running Android 12 and One UI 4.0 soon.

With One UI 4.0 onboard, the Galaxy A52s 5G delivers a refreshed user interface with a reworked design for Samsung apps, new color theme options, and redesigned widgets. The Galaxy A52s 5G in and of itself is a fantastic phone (check our review below for more info), so the addition of One UI 4.0 only helps to make it even better.

We counted over 60 new features when One UI 4.0 beta first hit the scene, so there are tons of changes (albeit many of which are small) to look forward to with this update. Check the video below for a quick overview. Of course, the beta program is over, so you can rest easy knowing that the Galaxy A52s 5G update is ready for the public at large.

You can download Android 12 and One UI 4.0 for your Galaxy A52s 5G either from the Settings app on your phone, or from the firmware section on our website.

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Samsung brings the ‘Try Galaxy’ app to Android with a Galaxy AI demo

What you need to know

  • Samsung states it has made the “Try Galaxy” app available to Android users, and an update to the app brings a Galaxy AI demo.
  • Users will find a widget that hosts several “core” Galaxy AI features users can see through tutorial demonstrations.
  • Samsung confirmed it plans to bring Galaxy AI features to several older devices in March.

Previously only available to Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s “Try Galaxy” app is available today on Android, and with it comes demos of the company’s Galaxy AI features.

According to Samsung, as we move into the “era of mobile AI,” the Korean OEM is looking to give more users a chance to playtest its offerings. The Try Galaxy app simulates Samsung’s latest flagship device. That said, the company states users will find a new widget on the second page of the home screen, which highlights its “core” AI features and One UI 6.1.

Tapping a feature will provide a quick video explanation of how the feature would work if you had a Galaxy S24.

There are five features users can playtest, beginning with “Live Translate.” The app will offer a quick demonstration of what it’d be like to communicate with someone in a different language. Samsung states its “two-way call translation” is built into its phone app and supports 13 languages for text and audio transcriptions.

Note Assist offers AI-based summaries and note organization, turning chunky paragraphs into easy-to-read bullet points. Chat Assist enters with the ability to translate messages in real-time as it’s built directly into the Samsung Keyboard.

Users will also gain an up-close example of how Google’s “Circle to Search” tool can be used whenever a question arises.

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The demos continue for photos as the app features a tutorial about Samsung’s “Photo Assist.”

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Samsung Galaxy AI is now available on the Try Galaxy App for iOS and other Android Users

Each year, Samsung brings out something eye-catching or innovative that becomes a major standout feature of its latest flagship phones. Last year, it was the brand-new 200 MP main camera and Snapdragon for Galaxy chipset. This year, it’s the Samsung Galaxy AI, which brings a bunch of AI-enhanced features to enhance the user experience.

But what’s the point of having a standout feature when people can’t experience it before buying the smartphone? Well, Samsung thought of that. To make the other Android and iPhone users experience what the new smartphones bring to the table, Samsung has updated the Try Galaxy web app. It now has the Galaxy AI features.

About Samsung Galaxy AI on Try Galaxy

The thing about the Galaxy AI features is that they are best experienced first-hand. These AI-enhanced features aren’t something that you can gauge by taking a look at the spec sheet. But any company can promise vague marketing terms and make users jump to their new products.

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Well, Samsung wants people to get a glimpse of what Galaxy AI can offer before they make the switch. That’s why it has updated the Try Galaxy app with a couple of new features. Users of other Android phones and iOS devices can test them out by themselves to figure out whether the new smartphones are worth it.

Of course, it should be noted that Samsung launched the Try Galaxy focusing on iOS users. The South Korean firm wanted to win Apple users over. But, now, the app is available for all Android devices. So, you can say that Samsung is now trying to win over customers from other companies too.

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How to use Samsung Studio on your Galaxy phone

Using the Samsung Studio on your Galaxy phone is a good integrated option to put your memories in one video. You spare yourself having to install yet another app on your phone and take care of that valuable storage space. The good news about this app is if your Galaxy has One UI 6, you have this app in your gallery.

The Galaxy Studio app makes it easy to create videos and add things such as text, stickers, and transitions to your videos. It may not have all the features you would like it to have, but it gets the job done and lets you bundle up your memories.

How to access the Samsung Studio app

To start using the Samsung Studio app:

1. Open the Gallery app.

2. Tap the three-lined menu at the bottom.

3. Select Go to Studio.

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How to use the Samsung Studio app

The app is easy to find once you know where to look. Here is how you can start your first Samsung Studio app project. 

Note: Before you start your project, ensure that the default cropping frame is the one you want. Tap the three buttons at the top right to choose the right one. Go to Settings > Default cropping > Choose Fit to frame or Crop to fill.

1. When opening the app, tap the Start new project button at the bottom. You can use the app in portrait or landscape mode.

2. Choose the files you want to add to your project.

3. Once you add the files, they will appear on the timeline on the next page.

4. Once you have your project loaded, you can change the aspect ration of the video by tapping on the dots at the top right.

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