Recently, Google and T-Mobile announced that T-Mobile’s carrier-locked Android smartphones will showcase Google’s services instead of less-well-supported services from the carrier or manufacturer in the US.
The list of Google’s native services includes Android Messages with RCS, YouTube TV, Google One as the default backup service, and more support and sales of Google hardware like the Pixel.
Talking about Samsung, the Galaxy devices use the Samsung Messages app which comes pre-loaded with the phones and tablets. Besides, the international Galaxy S21 models adopt Google Messages while the US versions are still using the company’s own messaging application.
With the partnership between two major companies, Samsung smartphones and tablets sold by T-Mobile will also start using Google’s native Messages app that also features RCS support and better privacy compared to others. Moreover, Google said that the switchover will happen by the end of the year.
Apart from this, T-Mobile is also utilizing Google One’s cloud storage as the default backup service for Android phones. Furthermore, the carrier already supports Google’s MVNO, Google Fi, then this new deal doesn’t change anything for Fi customers.
With Google Messages, Samsung customers on T-Mobile will continue to get advanced chat features like:
- Sending and receiving better quality photos and videos
- Chatting over Wi-Fi or data
- Knowing when your message is read
- Sharing reactions, and
- Enjoying more dynamic and engaging group chats
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Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.
Official Galaxy S23 FE, Buds FE and Tab S9 FE promo leaks, launch set for October 4
Samsung managed to create an ecosystem of FE products, which are not too far from launch. In October, Samsung is likely to announce the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Buds FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE series. Meanwhile, a tipster just leaked the official promotional material of these upcoming devices.
Well-known tipster Evleaks posted several official promotional images of Samsung’s upcoming devices including the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Buds FE, and Galaxy Tab S9 FE. These devices are inspired by the company’s top-line products and will be available at affordable prices.
Notably, a leaked promo shows off the control center of the Galaxy S23 FE, which mentions October 4 as the date. This means the company is preparing to hold its FE products launch on the same date as Google’s Made by Google event for Pixel 8 series.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 22, 2023
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 22, 2023
Get a Free Galaxy Watch 4 with Galaxy S23 Series and Win a Photography Trip to Korea!
Samsung’s top-of-the-line Galaxy S23 series offers the most advanced camera, next-level gaming performance, and more eco-conscious design. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 4 inspires you on a better health journey with personalized fitness insights and wellness features.
Together, the flagship smartphone and watch ecosystem empower users to live a hyper-connected lifestyle. In Malaysia, Samsung is rewarding customers who purchase the Galaxy S23 series until 9 October 2023 with the Galaxy Watch 4 40mm, worth RM799.
Galaxy fans begin a hyper-connected lifestyle with the Galaxy Watch 4 when they buy the Galaxy S23 series. The promo is applicable at Samsung Malaysia Online Stores, Samsung Experience Stores, and Samsung Authorised Dealers.
Models RPP (RM) – Promo Gift: Galaxy Watch 4
- Galaxy S23 128GB 3,899
- Galaxy S23 256GB 4,199
- Galaxy S23+ 256GB 4,699
- Galaxy S23+ 512GB 5,199
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 256GB 5,699
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB 6,199
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 1TB 7,199
Win a trip to Korea
Once you’ve bought your Galaxy S23, join Samsung’s ‘Go the S-Tra Mile’ competition and snap photos and videos of Malaysia’s hidden gems until 15 October 2023. Six participants with the most creative and rare submissions will win the ultimate photography trip to Busan.