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Google Messages copying one of the best Samsung One UI 4.1 feature

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Google Messages is a common app, which nowadays comes pre-loaded on several smartphones, non-Pixel too. Google regularly brings new features and improvements to the Messages app for better user experiences as well as increasing smartphone capabilities.

Samsung, on the other hand, is the king when it comes to innovation as well as the perfect use of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. With the One UI 4.1, Samsung added new Smart Suggestions feature that enables quick replies on various services, based on the users’ activities.

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Recently, in an app decompilation, folks over at 9to5Google spotted that Google is apparently working on context-aware suggested shortcuts for the Messages app that allows users to “star a message, schedule at the moment, and more”, which sounds quite similar to the Smart Suggestions feature of the One UI 4.1.

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According to the graphical interface appearance, it looks like these shortcuts are activated when the app reads phone numbers, dates, and other such data that may need to be remembered for later, while the shortcuts may appear as a grayed-out icon appearing in the UI that can be tapped upon to actuate.

At the moment, these significant changes have been spotted in the latest Google Messages app Beta build, which will be distributed to consumers in near future. Samsung’s recent flagship devices also use Google’s Phone and Messages instead of the One UI ecosystem’s services in the US.

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Samsung caught developing Satellite Connectivity for Galaxy phones

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Satellite connectivity feature is lacking in the most recent Samsung Galaxy phones. Apple and many Chinese phone makers adopted this technology about two years ago. Meanwhile, Samsung has been keeping it reserved with the Galaxy S23 and S24 series devices.

Samsung is now preparing to deploy a Satellite connectivity feature to Galaxy phones. Various Samsung apps show signs of the under-development feature. Galaxy phones are likely to get it through various communication applications.

Google Messages has been adopting the Satellite SMS feature. Samsung seems to be working with Google to optimize this feature on Galaxy devices. The recent code changes in Samsung Messages suggest that Satellite SMS could be possible on Galaxy through Google Messages.

When required, Samsung Messages will redirect Galaxy users to Google Messages. It will allow them to send SOS messages through Google’s messaging apps by connecting to satellites. It will be quite helpful when your device loses network connection given any reason.

AndroidAuthority performed APKTeardown on several Samsung apps. Native Galaxy apps such as Emergency SOS, Samsung Messages, and Samsung Phone show signs of satellite messaging feature. The deployment to general consumers could take place with Android 15 later this year.

The recent Apple iPhone models are equipped with Satellite connectivity technology. Huawei and Honor have also debuted it in their recent flagship phones. Beyond that, Huawei’s flagship smartwatch is also capable to let to sending SOS through satellite.

While the feature isn’t in demand, Samsung is lacking in the deployment on Galaxy. A small number of users would have been waiting for it on Galaxy. Hence, the company isn’t in the mood to lag behind its rivals in any aspect that has become a basic functionality in the industry.

Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series may get the satellite connectivity tech through Google Messages. The development is running well thanks to the inclusion of strings in the latest app versions. We will keep you updated with further developments.

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Samsung Single Take 6.0 update brings One UI 6.1.1 support

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Samsung is rolling out the Single Take 6.0 update for its One UI devices, which can be identified with the full version number 6.0.00.34. This update enhances the overall performance of the feature by bringing One UI 6.1.1 support.

Single Take is one of the popular features of Samsung phones. It allows users to capture multiple photos and videos with just one tap. Using AI, the feature helps users choose the best moments from a scene automatically. With the version 6.0 update, Samsung is improving the Single Take feature to make it more user-friendly and efficient.

The update improves some functions of the Single Take feature to enhance the quality of photos and videos it captures. Additionally, the update includes fixes for various issues for smoother and more reliable performance.

It is recommended to install the update promptly to enjoy the latest features and improvements. The Single Take update is mainly automatically installed on your devices. You can sometimes see it on your Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates.

Also, you can download it directly from the third-party app link mentioned here but it is not recommended. Notably, the update makes the app compatible with Android 14-based One UI 6.1.1 software. After updating to One UI 6.1.1, you can use the Single Take feature without any crashes.

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3 new Weather Widgets coming to your Android smartphone

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Your Android phone will soon receive 3 new Google Weather widgets. AndroidAuthority discovered that Google is developing new weather widgets. The new addition has been spotted in the latest Beta version of the Google app for Android.

These upcoming Google widgets will offer users a variety of weather info at a glance. The new widgets will join the existing two options. The current widget options are 3×2 and 4×2 – both are resizable, but the content and shape change when you modify them.

Google Weather widgets in development:

  1. A square 2×2 widget
  2. A 4×2 widget with a day-at-a-glance hourly forecast
  3. An expanded 4×3 widget incorporating a forecast for the next few days

Google’s upcoming Weather widgets feature more info than the current ones. As the new options are hidden behind flags/strings, Google may make further improvements. However, the current state of these new widgets seems quite stable and ready to be deployed.

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The company could also delay the release of new widgets or squash them prior to release. The development stage and progress don’t solidify a sure arrival. Consumers should wait for Google to release new widgets through the Google app for Android.

Google continues to enhance the user experience of its services on Android. The upcoming widgets are part of the company’s commitment to level up the Android ecosystem. Most of the under-development features are available for general consumers post-testing.

Samsung Galaxy devices will also benefit from Google’s addition of new widget options. Samsung’s Weather app already powers many dynamic weather widgets on the home screen. However, Galaxy consumers will benefit from being Android smartphone users.

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