Founded in 2011, Updato (formerly Samsung Update) is now one of the largest digital publications dedicated to mobile technology. With a special love and interest for all things Android, we’ve built our reputation delivering humanized tech content that appeals to gadget geeks and Android newcomers alike.
From our humble beginnings as a duo of tech junkies – and 6 million words later – we’ve grown into one of the most prominent voices in tech reporting. Each year, we proudly serve an audience of over 60 million tech enthusiasts and savvy millennials.
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Peter Babiy, Editor-in-Chief
Likes to pretend he’s invisible
At the age of 16, Peter was graciously fired from a warehouse job, after an unfortunate event of running a forklift into a pallet full of milk cartons. There was blood milk everywhere. It was horrible.
How is this relevant? He is not so sure. But it must’ve unraveled a chain of events that ultimately led to his role with Updato. Thank God!
Husain Parvez, Senior Writer
Likes to wear brown hats
Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain joined the Android rebellion against the Apple empire with the Samsung Galaxy S2 and has been loyal to the cause ever since.
Taking apart tech and not necessarily putting it back together ever since he was 13, you’ll find Husain covering the entire Androidosphere on Updato like the obsessed fanboy he is.
Yevgeniy Fedorets, Staff Reporter
Likes to stand tall and wear oversized jackets
Intrigued by essentially all gadgetry, Yevgeniy finds himself spending most of his time dismantling anything and everything held by bolts and screws. The adrenaline of learning the secrets of what’s inside is what fuels his passion for writing.
Yevgeniy strongly believes in one day becoming a vital piece in revolutionizing the industry like the great minds of Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs.
Binyamin Goldman, Staff Writer
Likes to dress to impress
Binyamin Goldman grew up in the metro-Detroit area, until moving to New York City in 2017. As a child, Binyamin fantasized about creating a movie studio with his younger brother, and after receiving his first video camera as a birthday gift, he created a website for his and his brother’s creations.
This eventually evolved into a fascination with technology, and resulted in the creation of his own company, BZG Inc.
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From the staff
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool