Just recently, Samsung has begun releasing a major software update to the Galaxy S22 series devices that is related to GOS (Game Optimizing Service). While the update rollout has initially begun for the consumers in South Korea, the official Samsung notice just emerged related to the GOS software update.
To be noted, the Galaxy S22 series comes pre-installed with the One UI 4.1 software on top of Android 12. The One UI 4.1 further enhances the Game Optimizing Service’s functionality, leading it to limit the performance of thousands of high specs games.
Due to such issues, numerous Galaxy S22 consumers reported about the performance limitation and Koreans even sued Samsung for cheating them with “the best performance ever” advertisement. Hence, the company confirmed that it will provide a software update to fix all the problems of GOS.
[Notice] Samsung GOS-related s/w update
Following the update rollout yesterday, Samsung has also published a Notice regarding the Galaxy S22 GOS software update via the Members app. The notice consists of detailed info about the build, changes, improvements, guide and future plans for other Galaxies.
According to the notice shared on the Members app, Samsung has improved the CPU/GPU to the maximum by lifting the initial performance limit even for high-end games, following the requirements of its customers for GOS (Game Optimizing Service).
Furthermore, the VC5 build adds a new “Game Performance Management Mode” for even better gaming performance on the Galaxy S22 devices.
Note: The changelog is translated from Korean language.
- Limit CPU/GPU initial performance when running game apps
- CPU/GPU clock speed is the same as when GOS is turned off, and basic heat control operation according to the terminal temperature is maintained.
- Provided “Game Performance Management Mode” in Game Booster
- You can find the newly added “Game Performance Management Mode” in the Lab menu of Game Booster Settings
After running the game, enter the Game Booster Settings, and set the Game Booster Settings → Labs → Game Performance Management Mode → On.
Aside from this, Samsung also confirmed to bring a GOS bypass app in the near future so that the consumers will be able to totally disable the Game Optimizing Service.
- Application of stabilization code related to camera operation
- Application of stabilization code related to terminal operation
- Application of stabilization code related to terminal security
It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy S22 consumers will not be able to downgrade to a previous software after installing the VC5 build as it strengthened security policy.
Last but not least, the Korean tech giant has promised to upgrade the existing smartphones and tablets with improvement software as soon as possible.
Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.
Apple’s Surprising Victory: Takes the Crown in Indian Smartphone Exports, Samsung Drops to Second
For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.
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.