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[Official] Samsung GOS-related software update notice (Changelog/Guide)

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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.

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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.

Changelog

Note: The changelog is translated from Korean language.

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Guide

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.

Other changes

  • 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.

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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Galaxy AI One UI 6.1 released for Samsung Galaxy phones, tablets [List]

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Samsung Intelligence Voice Services update

Galaxy AI has many features that make flagship Samsung phones like new. Debuted with the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung’s Galaxy AI has been released for the most popular premium phones, foldables, and tablets.

Last month, Samsung upgraded all the 2023 flagship phones, tablets, and foldables with Galaxy AI features. Earlier this month, the company further expanded the AI features with One UI 6.1 update to flagships released in 2022.

Galaxy AI brings both on-device and cloud-based artificial intelligence features. Older Pixel smartphone users are feeling robbed as they are not getting the AI advancements that Google announced with the Pixel 8 Pro.

Samsung’s Galaxy AI brings many cool features such as Live Translate, Interpreter, Generative Edit, Note Assist, Browsing Assist, Video Editor, Generative Wallpaper, and Circle to Search by Google.

Samsung devices getting Galaxy AI features

Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Galaxy Tab S9 series benefited in the first phase of rollout. However, the second phase of Galaxy AI has just resumed after a slight break to the Galaxy S22 series.

While the Galaxy S23 and other 2023 models have widely received the update, the Galaxy S22’s rollout has just started. Initially available in South Korea, the AI-packed One UI upgrade will soon be available on your handset.

Galaxy S Series

  • Galaxy S24 Series
    • S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 Series
    • S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22 Series
    • S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 Series [Not all features]
    • S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra

Galaxy Z Series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Flip 4

Galaxy Tab Series

  • Galaxy Tab S9 Series
    • Tab S9, Tab S9 Plus and Tab S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Series
    • Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra
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Galaxy S25’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 launching in October

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Galaxy Snapdragon 8 Gen 4

Qualcomm will launch Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 in October this year. The company has recently disclosed that the Snapdragon Summit is scheduled for October 21 to 23. Importantly, Samsung’s Galaxy S25 series will use the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset.

According to Qualcomm, this year’s Snapdragon Summit will be held in Hawaii from October 21 to 23. At the event, the company most likely introduce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, which will not only power the Galaxy S25 series but also various Android phones in 2025.

Last year, Samsung brought back its own developed Exynos chipset with the S24 and S24 Plus. The Galaxy S24 Ultra shipped exclusively with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. A similar chip diversification is expected next year, while consumers in the USA and Canada will get all Snapdragon models.

Qualcomm’s new custom Oryon CPU cores will feature in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. This custom CPU architecture will offer robust performance and power efficiency. In addition, it’s expected to be fabricated on 3nm process technology by TSMC Foundry.

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New iOS 18 features that Android phones have for years!

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Apple iOS 18 will be the biggest upgrade for iPhone users in years. As always, Apple managed to take all the credit for changes it made in the iOS 18, but many of the new features have been available in Android phones for years.

iOS 18 is going to be a big upgrade for Apple iPhone users. However, the features are not so innovative as Android users have had most of them for years. Let’s have a look at the most notable ones!

Homescreen personalization

iOS 18 will enable homescreen customization on iPhone, which was not possible till v17. While Android vendors continued to make homescreen and lockscreen heavily personalizable, Apple realized it too late.

Static app grid is gone, and app icon movement is no longer limited. The iOS 18 also introduces custom color palettes that turn app icons into different shades – a similar approach to Android’s Material You.

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Feature-packed Gallery

Android’s Google Photos and Galaxy’s Samsung Gallery are equipped with advanced editing features. Taking inspiration, Apple also made some fruitful changes to its Photos app to uplevel user experience.

iOS 18 improves the search system of Photos app, allowing users to search for details in photos, including numbers, places, and other identifiers. Magic/Object Eraser is also added in the Photos app to remove unwanted objects.

On-device AI

Google introduced Pixel 8 Pro as the first on-device AI-powered smartphone. Later, Samsung launched the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra – all are equipped with Gemini Nano AI innovation.

Apple unveiled Apple Intelligence, which is arriving on iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max with iOS 18. The company partnered with OpenAI to fuel ChatGPT in products ranging in iPhone, as well as iPad and Mac lineups.

Apple iOS 18

RCS

Google has been criticizing Apple over the lack of RCS messaging in the iMessage app. The iPhone maker was forced by the European Union to adopt RCS messaging innovation, which is debuting with the iOS 18 upgrade.

The integration of RCS tech will allow users to see delivery and read receipts, theoretically typing indicators, and much richer images. Notably, RCS has been available in Android’s Google Messages for several years.

Emoji generator

iOS 18 has a powerful emoji generator functionality, which is better than Android’s emoji kitchen. It lets users generate bespoke emojis with AI in the style of Apple’s existing library of emojis.

Android has an Emoji Kitchen feature, which allows you to create unique stickers. However, the power of artificial intelligence gives an edge to Apple’s version of emoji creator functionality.

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