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Samsung Galaxy S10 series updated with Note10's Link to Windows feature and more

Samsung announced today that it has updated its Galaxy S10 series with a bunch of features first found on the Galaxy Note10 range. In addition, Samsung's identity management and messaging apps have been simplified and made easier to use with this new update.

One feature from the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ that Galaxy S10 users now get to experience is Link to Windows, a service that works like Microsoft's Your Phone app. This was also promised by the South Korean tech giant last month. It allows users to send and receive SMS, sync photos from their PC, and view content on their mobile device by linking their phone to their Windows computer. Prior to today's update, though, it was already possible to use Link to Windows with older Galaxy phones, courtesy of a single APK shared on Reddit (via XDA Developers).

In addition, the Galaxy S10 devices have also received support for a dedicated Night mode on their front camera. This feature practically solves much of the users' trouble at night when they capture selfies and then see either a dimly lit photo or a blurry image, for example.

The Galaxy S10 range has also been updated with support for Super steady video stabilization, AR Doodle, and Live focus video recording. With AR Doodle, users can add augmented reality content to their videos. The Live focus feature enables a bokeh effect on videos captured with the rear and front cameras.

Along with these features, the Galaxy S10 series also gets a native video editor that can be accessed via the Gallery app directly. There's also support for Samsung DeX for PC.

Finally, Samsung Pass has been enhanced with a quicker biometric login capability while the Messages app receives fresh icons for adding photos and videos. These icons are now placed at the left of the text window.

These updates are rolling out to the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G from today, although some countries may not receive it immediately. It should also be noted that the availability of these features varies by carrier in the U.S.

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