Earlier this year Google introduced the YouTube Music app for Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic watches using Wear OS 3. Now it’s doing the same for older Wear OS watches using Wear OS 2.
Not all watches will be available immediately, however. The company will first ship it to selected Android smartwatches, before releasing it to multiple devices “over the course of the year” via the Google Play Store.
The first app release will come sometime this week, and will hit the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch (version of Michael Kors Access 6 installed), Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, TicWatch Pro 3 Cellular/LTE, and TicWatch E3.
While Google may not say exactly what, these are powerful Snapdragon Wear 4100 watches. The company may still need more time to make an application with older Wear OS watches that usually have very weak hardware.
As for the YouTube Music app itself, it seems to be the same program available for Wear OS 3. Users can expect to stream music without ads, listen to selected playlists, or download their playlists and albums offline using Smart Downloads for YouTube feature.
While Google may have introduced a new version of Wear OS, most people will not see it for very long. The company could have beaten Samsung during the special Wear OS 3, after which other Wear OS watchmakers will be able to download the device to their devices.
That’s why Google supports older versions of Wear OS and newer ones, rather than locking in new features after the update of a new version. In addition to YouTube Music, Google also brought updates to older products including Gboard, the Google Play app, Google Messages, and Google Pay over the past month.
YouTube Music was much needed on the Wear OS. While Google previously supported Google Play Music on its viewing platform, killing the service without replacement left a gap in the information. Although Spotify was there, the app did not support offline play until a few weeks ago. Google support may be late, but (cliche appeal) is better than ever before.
Samsung launches Eco² OLED Plus and UPC Plus that makes Galaxy Z Fold 4 unbeatable
Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which features the latest Eco² OLED Plus display and UPC Plus technologies that were officially demonstrated at Korea’s largest display exhibition “K-Display 2022”.
According to the information, Samsung showcased the next-generation self-luminous display products that include the Eco² OLED Plus, Life Style, small and medium OLED, large QD-OLED, and more.
As per the previous reports, the new Eco² OLED technology prevents external light reflection, while increasing light transmittance by changing the panel stack structure instead of polarizers.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 features the new Eco² OLED Plus comes with significant improvements compared to the Eco² OLED, which debuted with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone.
Reports suggest that the Eco² OLED Plus offers up to a 37% reduction in power consumption alongside increasing the light transmittance by 160%. It makes the Galaxy Z Fold 4 an undisputed king in the foldable segment.
Apart from OLED, the UPC Plus technology is yet another highlight of Korea’s largest display exhibition. As reported, the Korean tech giant claims that the UPC Plus can truly achieve a full screen by eliminating the camera hole on the display panel with 1.4x higher resolution than the Fold 3.
Besides this, the company has also unveiled the Diamond Pixel Zone technology, an eco-friendly technology that reduces the use of plastic parts and reduces power consumption.
I guess Samsung Fold4's latest and strongest Eco² OLED Plus screen.
A display phone with an Eco² OLED Plus screen appeared at Samsung Display, and its resolution is 1812×2176, which is exactly the same as the Fold4, so I guess it is the Fold4. pic.twitter.com/tLE9tfOb97
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) August 13, 2022
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Samsung India has over INR 40,000 offers on Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4
On August 10, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones were announced by Samsung for Global consumers. So far, Samsung has not yet held a specific India launch event for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 devices, however, exclusive offers are now mentioned on the official site.
According to the information, pre-reservation for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 devices are still live for the consumers in India, which cost INR 1,999 and offers up to INR 5,000 Samsung credit that can be used while purchasing Watch, Buds, Chargers, Case covers etc.
Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant mentioned on the official site that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 buyers will be eligible for exclusive offers greater than INR 40,000. Regarding this, the company recommended users tune in on Samsung.com to get exclusive limited period offers from Aug 16, 12 PM – Aug 17, midnight.
Not that all, Samsung is also offering an exclusive gift worth Rs 5,199 to consumers who are going to pre-book the Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices in India. The company has not clearly mentioned what will be the benefits, but it could be a memory upgrade, Samsung Care+ protection etc.
Through Smart Club, consumers can get rewarded with Smart Club points worth 2% of purchase value of the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Flip 4 and enjoy a host of privileges like exclusive benefits, early access, free service points and much more! You can also get the best value for your old phone while upgrading.
Great is now going greater. Catch the immersive product demo and exclusive offers on #GalaxyZFold4 and #GalaxyZFlip4 only on Samsung Live.
August 16, 12PM on https://t.co/d3k7SDIAf7.
Stay tuned. #Samsung pic.twitter.com/7LJpsbJtSW
— Samsung India (@SamsungIndia) August 12, 2022
Samsung phones to get labeled Call Filter spam protection by Verizon
Verizon offers a Call Filter that protects you from unwanted calls and lets you choose who can reach you by detecting spam and forwarding it to voicemail to block high-risk spam calls. This feature is available for all smartphones (Verizon) and limited smartwatches.
Call Filter comes with several features including Spam Detection, Spam Filter, Report Span, Spam lookup, Personal blocklist, and more. When someone calls you, it displays an alert of numbers that may be spam, robocall, or fraud. You can get this feature on Samsung smartphones on the Verizon network in the US.
As per the Big Red, using the STIR/SHAKEN system along with call filters and other tools, its call filter system was able to identify 2.5 billion rejected calls and block robocalls more than ten times in May-June alone. This filter is labeled on several smartphones to protect them from spam calls.
Verizon’s Call Filter app comes pre-installed on every Android device and the option will be available with its unlimited 5G plan. If you want to upgrade to the premium Call Filter option, you have to pay $2.99 per month for one line and $7.99 for three or more lines.
How to add Neighborhood Filter?
You can easily add a neighborhood filter on your Galaxy smartphone, just need to follow the steps given below.
- Open Call Filter app
- Click on Block
- Then, tap the Filters option
- Now, select Neighborhood filter
- Turn on the Block similar to min switch toggle to block calls from numbers similar to your own.
- Now, click on the add option and enter the first 6 digits of the desired number to block then tap add. This helps you to block calls from other phone numbers.
You can also report spam texts and robocalls by forwarding them to Verizon right away at S-P-A-M (7226)or report the test to the Federal Trade Commission.