Created by Samsung, the Remote Test Lab is a platform that lets Android app developers test their apps on different Galaxy smartphones. Most of the flagship Galaxy phones are already available on the platform, however, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are now also entered Samsung’s Remote Test Lab.
After this addition, Android developers can easily access and test their applications on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4, even without purchasing or having them in hand. As both are foldable screen phones, the Remote Test Lab will provide developers ease of optimizing functionalities for such kinds of handsets.
In order to access a Samsung phone through Remote Test Lab, you need to open this link, which redirects you to the official webpage of the lab. Here, you need to log in with your genuine Samsung Account, once done, available models as per countries will be available for cloud-based testing for different time slots.
Remote Test Lab is a great option for app developers to test upcoming apps and polish features on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 devices as well. Talking about cost, the Samsung Remote Test Lab is free for everyone, however, it needs a Samsung Developer account, which can be created for free as well.
Additional requirements include a reliable internet connection, and Java Runtime Environment 7 or higher with Java Web Start installed. The company offers each user 20 points per day, which can be redeemed for 5 hours of remote access to cloud-based mobile hardware daily.
At present, Samsung’s latest Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable phones are available in Samsung’s remote testing labs in Brazil, South Korea, Poland, Russia, and the United Kingdom. However, you might be able to access the same units in other countries as well.
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Samsung planning to introduce new gaming service – Gaming Plus or Game Plus
Samsung TV Plus is a platform created by Samsung for Galaxy devices including smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. It provides you with different kinds of entertainment content even without any subscription or hidden charges, for free.
Earlier, the company announced the expansion of TV Plus service with the addition of new channels and TV shows. Well, it looks like, Samsung is planning something big for gamers, as two trademark applications for Samsung Gaming Plus and Samsung Game Plus emerged on the web.
According to tipster @stufflistings, Samsung filed trademark applications for two names – Gaming Plus and Game Plus. Both of these text trademarks suggest that the company is planning to introduce a gaming platform for various devices, similar to the TV Plus.
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— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) September 20, 2022
As of now, we don’t have more information regarding Samsung’s unreleased Gaming Plus and Samsung Game Plus. As soon as the company shares more details about these products, we will provide you with the latest and authentic insights. Until then, stay tuned with us!
Snapchat lenses used over 2.5 Billion times in Samsung phones
Samsung officially announced that the Galaxy A series exclusive feature Fun Mode has been used over 2.5 billion times since its launch in 2021. This mode introduces Snapchat AR lenses to the Samsung stock camera app.
The data has been calculated from March 2021 to August 2022. As of now, this feature is only available for a limited Galaxy A series which has now been extended to Galaxy F and M series devices. Also, this mode is available on selected Galaxy S, Note, and Z series smartphones.
Last year, the company launched region-specific AR lenses in India and has since expanded to other countries including Germany, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, and Mexico.
What is Fun Mode?
Fun Mode! It is an exclusive feature of the Samsung Galaxy A series that lets users can take pictures and videos from the stock camera app to turn any moment into fun and unique content to share with their friends or upload to their social media.
In the year 2021, Samsung announced a partnership with Snapchat to bring AR Lens directly into the native Camera app of Galaxy devices. Fun Mode is powered by Snap’s camera suite, which allows businesses and developers to bring Snap’s augmented reality capabilities into their own apps.
Fun Mode is a very useful feature for selfie lovers, as it brings all the popular AR filters inspired by Snapchat to the Samsung One UI Camera app.
The SVP of Content and Partnerships at Snap, Ben Schwerin stated:
“Lenses are the way over 250 million Snapchatters engage with augmented reality every day, and we’re thrilled that these experiences delight and resonate with Samsung Galaxy’s community. Integrating the Camera Kit into Samsung Galaxy’s proprietary camera is an opportunity to collaborate on compelling, local AR experiences and bring them to Galaxy users around the world.”
Three cool features that Android phones have but iPhones don’t
There are two major mobile operating systems – Android and iOS created by Google and Apple, respectively. Although Android does have a few features that the iPhone still doesn’t have even after several updates. Here is a list of three capabilities that an iPhone lacks to assist you in choosing between the two.
Creating Guest Accounts and Multiple Users
In contrast to Apple, which has completely disregarded this function over the years, it was launched on Android devices with Android 5.0. When your children or friends use your phone, the feature lets you protect your privacy.
You can hand over the device after logging in with a different user or guest account. Each user can have their own unique apps, data, and passwords. If you wish to use numerous profiles on your smartphone, we’ve taught you how to create multiple users on an Android device.
The call and SMS settings for the multiple-user features can also be modified. You can decide whether to let other users call you or send you SMS notifications. In addition, you can download programs directly from other users rather than downloading them again, and if one person updates an app, it will be updated for all users.
Access Internal Storage
An iPhone only allows you to access photos and movies when it is connected to a computer via a USB cable. A desktop and an Android phone can share any file because an Android phone has access to your complete internal storage, on the other hand.
Any vehicle that supports Android Auto can be connected to an Android phone via a USB cable in order to use various apps and navigation. Additionally, your phone can share its connection to the internet with the PC via the USB Tethering feature.
Customize home screen
On iPhones, there have never been many choices for customizing the home screen. Apple added several capabilities with iOS 14, such as the App Library and Home Screen Widgets, but they still lag far beyond what an Android phone can do.
An Android phone can change the icon packs and launchers, among many other home screen customizations. You can find a tonne of independent icon sets for your home screen in the Google Play Store. A Themes app that lets users apply system-wide themes and modify fonts or icon packs can even come preinstalled on some Android smartphones.