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Android 13 QPR3 Beta 2.1 is out with Modem updates

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Google releases Android 13 QPR3 Beta 2.1, which brings Modem updates to supported Pixel smartphones. This minor firmware update comes days after the Beta 2 release of Android 13’s QPR3. If you’ve participated in the Android Beta program, you may have got the update over the air.

Pixel users are quite disappointed seeing Samsung’s lead in the April 2023 security patch deployment. Unsurprisingly, the latest Android 13 QPR3 Beta build also lacks April 2023 patch, similar to last month’s delayed March patch distribution.

Google runs Android 13 QPR Beta to form the future Pixel Feature Drop updates. The company tests new features and brings optimizations on the Beta channel ahead of delivering them to general consumers on the Stable channel, as part of its quarterly Feature Drops.

Android 13 QPR3 builds on the updates in Android 13 QPR2 and the initial Android 13 release and includes the next round of refinements such as bug fixes and improvements to stability and performance. You can install Android 13 QPR3 Beta 2.1 on any of the following Google Pixel devices:

  • Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
    • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 5 and 5a
  • Pixel 4a and 4a (5G)

Starting this month, Google kicked off the Android 13 QPR3 Beta 2 with a number of bug fixes and improvements. The release also brought some under-the-hood changes so Pixel users can have a better user experience. The following issues have been resolved in QPR3 Beta 2:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the volume panel to flicker when adjusting the volume using the volume buttons.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the system UI to get stuck in a blurry state in some cases, such as unlocking the device or finishing a phone call.
  • Fixed an issue where the notification shade was closing immediately after a user opened it.
  • Fixed an issue where the always-on display was displayed over apps and other content after unlocking the device.
  • Fixed an issue where a device couldn’t copy apps and data wirelessly during first-time setup.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 leak shows AirPods like stems, vents and case

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 design and case revealed through Korean retailer. The image shows that the next-gen Galaxy Buds moving on from bulb-shape to Apple AirPods -like stems, vents, and case.

X tipster @TEQHNIKACROSS (via TheVerge) posted an alleged image of Galaxy Buds 3 from Coupang, a Korean retailer. The case of the upcoming buds is shown in a rectangular shape with a transparent lid.

The shape is turning from its squarish design to rectangular to match Apple AirPods. As shown in the leaked image, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 have AirPods-like stems, which fit into a horizontally opening case.

The Buds 3’s stems feature a wider section and rectangular stem, looking different from AirPods. However, the overall design is identical to Apple’s AirPods Pro, with a similar case size, different colors, and a transparent lid.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 Case Design

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Buds 3 could launch alongside Galaxy Buds 3 Pro next month. The non-Pro variant will likely feature a single driver, Active Noise Cancellation, and an IP57 rating for dust and water resistance.

Apart from the Buds 3 and Buds 3 Pro, the Korean tech giant will launch the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 foldable phones, Galaxy Watch 7 series, Galaxy Watch Ultra and Galaxy Ring.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra might cost $750

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra may cost more than double the Watch 7 price. The company’s first Ultra smartwatch is tipped to be priced at 700 Euro (nearly $750). It’s expected to launch on July 10, and pricing rumors have started to circulate online.

A cryptic post by rquandt / X suggests that Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra might cost 700 Euro (nearly $750). The company is bringing it to compete against Apple’s Watch Ultra lineup.

Consumer response will justify whether Samsung’s pricing is aggressive or not. Per the previous reports, the Galaxy Watch 7 and Watch 7 Classic may be priced at $299 and $399, respectively.

This year, the Korean tech giant will utilize its first-ever 3nm chipset. The 3nm Exynos processor will power the upcoming Galaxy Watch trio. It is said to offer a 20% increase in power efficiency and enhanced performance by reducing the size.

The Watch 7 series and Watch Ultra will come pre-installed with Wear OS 5-based One UI 6 Watch. There will be new Galaxy AI health monitoring features. Also, Samsung is likely to debut painless blood sugar monitoring innovation with the upcoming Watch series.

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Samsung teases Galaxy S24 Ultra Titanium Yellow launch in India

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Samsung might soon launch Galaxy S24 Ultra in a new Titanium Yellow color in India. The company has recently teased the forthcoming colorway of its latest flagship through a cryptic post. A related report claims that a Yellow variant of the S24 Ultra is coming.

The company hasn’t revealed such details in its Instagram post. The post, in particular, has an image showing a girl holding a Sunflower in her hands. Additionally, the Instagram post caption “All set to welcome a fresh new look for something (already) epic.”

Since the flower is only highlighted in that color pop image, it aligns with the Yellow color arrival. TheTechOutlook claims that Samsung may launch the Titanium Yellow colorway of the Galaxy S24 Ultra. Besides, its sale in the offline channels will likely start on June 21.

 

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The Galaxy S24 Ultra sports a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with a QHD+ resolution. The display features 120 Hz refresh rate, 2,600 nits peak brightness, and HDR10+ support. The phone is equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, paired with up to 12 GB RAM and 1 TB internal storage.

Under the hood, the S24 Ultra packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging. The smartphone runs Android 14-based OneUI 6.1 and will get 7 years of Android upgrades. It also features a large vapor chamber cooling technology for a seamless gaming experience.

In terms of optics, the S24 Ultra boasts a 200MP OIS-enabled primary, a 50MP Periscope with 5x optical zoom, a 10MP telephoto with 3x zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide camera on the back. The front side of the smartphone sports a 12MP front camera for selfies and video calling.

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