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Motion photos from Samsung phones not showing up on Google Photos app

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Motion Photo puts a little context into the making of the shot by letting you capture a few seconds of action leading up to when the shutter button is released. It even allows you to pinpoint which moment you want to preserve as the still frame.

Samsung improved this feature with the One UI 2.5 update as well as now it can capture not only video but audio also. Samsung has started the Motion Photos feature in 2016 but Google Photos began supporting them in 2019. Within a few days, a Galaxy user reported on the Google Photos community that he seems a problem In saving Motion Photos in Google Photos.

After that, many Galaxy users also commented on their post that they are also having the same problem. According to several comments, Google Photos backing up Motion Photos in only image format. The app doesn’t provide an icon to play the Motion Photo.

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Furthermore, it seems that it is a recent problem because Google Photos was properly backing up Motion Photos with audio and video until last month. I think the recent update has crushed the ability to save Motion Photos properly in the Google Photos.

So it is advised that if you don’t want to lose your Motion Photos, took a backup in your phone or others and will wait for updates when Google fixes this bug.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Aimless Honor ad honors Samsung for evolving foldable phones

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Honor trolls Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Honor will introduce the Magic Vs clamshell foldable smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2023. Ahead of the event, Honor posted an ad taking a jibe at Samsung for its Galaxy Z Fold/Flip foldable smartphones launched between 2019 to 2022.

Since Honor ad has been posted to criticize Samsung, it shows that the Chinese brand admits Galaxy Z Fold and Flip line is far ahead of its first foldable (clamshell) product. In the ad, Honor showcased that its upcoming flip phone has no gap around the crease area, which can be easily seen in Samsung’s foldables.

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In its recent Twitter post, Honor targeted the gap seen in the Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphones in the folded state. So far, Samsung used a U-type hinge design, which results in a gap at the mid-spot (the area where the display folds/hinge).

The Chinese company featured four Galaxy foldable smartphones including the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flip released in 2019 to 2022. The motive of Honor is to criticize Samsung and show itself as a great brand, but, it’s not happening at all!

Honor is exposed! The company ad is revealing that it has deeply studied what Samsung did in the evolution of the Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphones. The latest Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a great-selling device in the global market, which is praised for its stylish design and durability.

The South Korean tech giant would introduce the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphones at the August Unpacked 2023. Ahead of this, seasonal moths are trying their luck outside the boundaries of mainland China, it’s not the case, customers know where to trust.

Just a thing, Samsung’s foldable phones launched in and after 2021 are capable of surviving against water, thanks to the IPX8 rating. Leaving copyable apart, water resistance and durability features can’t be copied easily, so boy (of course Honor) get ready to witness the Galaxy Z Flip 5 this August.

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Download Camera Assistant app on your Samsung device

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Samsung Camera Assistant

Back in October 2022, Samsung released the Camera Assistant service, as a new addition to the Good Lock family. The new Camera Assistant module requires Galaxy devices running T OS (Android 13) as well as One UI 5 Good Lock installed.

Samsung Camera Assistant app lets Galaxy smartphone users customize their own camera settings as per their preference. We recently shared the first impressions of the Camera Assistant service of Good Lock including all the available tools and features.

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Flagship Galaxy devices running Android 13-based One UI 5.0 can download and install the Camera Assistant app by visiting the Good Lock version. Make sure that you have the latest One UI 5 Good Lock version installed on your Galaxy device.

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Download Samsung Camera Assistant

In the Life up the tab, you will be able to check the newly added Camera Assistant app, which you can download by tapping on through Galaxy Store. Once done, you will be able to use the Camera Assistant app from the app shortcut added on homescreen or accessing through Good Lock suite.

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February 08, 2023

February 2023 update has been released for Samsung Camera Assistant with version 1.1.00.3. The new update brings a bunch of new features for Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S23 smartphones. Read more here…

December 26, 2022

Samsung Camera Assistant has received a new update with version 1.0.00.5, which brings dynamic icon support. In addition, some changes have been made in the description text to easily know about any feature. Check full detail here

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra don’t support Jio True 5G in India

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The Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are two of Samsung’s top-end flagship devices. The company launched both flagships in 2020, featuring pro-grade hardware capabilities. Meanwhile, there’s bad news for consumers of Galaxy S20 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra, about Jio True 5G support in India.

According to our research, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G smartphones don’t support Jio True 5G network in India. Jio deploying a 5G network with Stand Alone architecture in India to offer powerful features like low latency, 5G voice, Edge computing, and network slicing.

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Stand Alone 5G is a software-centric approach, which requires smartphone vendors to release a special firmware update for the device to unlock the 5G network support. Meanwhile, vendors are somewhat cheating here with older models taking advantage of the “hardware limitation” phrase.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones are equipped with Samsung’s own made Exynos 990 (7nm) processor. Both of these devices are sold as 5G capable phones in the country, but now, consumers have to switch their carrier to Airtel or forget about 5G.

Jio confirmed to SammyFans that the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is not listed to feature True 5G support in India. The OEM can not release 5G-supported firmware updates due to application processor limitations.

By the way, it doesn’t mean your device won’t run the 5G network at all. You can switch to another carrier (such as Airtel), which is featuring non-standalone architecture. It doesn’t require any software update or support from the smartphone manufacturer but might lag behind Jio’s True 5G in some cases.

Galaxy S20 FE supports Jio True 5G, here’s why

Samsung released the Galaxy S20 FE 4G with the same Exynos processor as the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series in India. Later on, the company brought a 5G-supported Galaxy S20 FE, which uses Snapdragon 865 processor. Jio True 5G is supported on this device and users can enjoy the benefits post-SA update.

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