Astrography became a Pixel-exclusive camera feature since Google made the Google Camera app limited to Pixel smartphones. Though, a bit late, Samsung swiftly destroyed the Google Camera app’s dominance of providing night photography features like astrophotography on smartphones.
Almost each Android smartphone user is aware of the Google Camera app and its features that are really unique. The level of popularity of Google Camera is quite much, really, just think about GCam once. Pixel phones exclusively feature the Google Camera app, but Android users can get it using ported versions called GCam.
Using the GCam mods, Samsung users get access to all Google Camera features that are restricted by the Android maker such as night sight and astrophotography. GCam mods come from various developers and pro-users who port it for their specific devices and then share it on the web for others.
And so far, Galaxy smartphone users are using GCam app to capture pictures of stars, but, it’s now officially available on Expert RAW app. Qualified Galaxy smartphones will soon have access to the Astrophoto feature with an updated version of Expert RAW app as the feature is under Beta testing.
While the Google Camera’s astrophotography is quite famous among consumers, it will become a boring feature for them just after seeing the Astrophoto feature of Samsung’s Expert RAW app. As Google introduces software-derived features, Samsung’s taking help of AI and segmentation process to make Astrophotography advanced.
Samsung’s version of Astrophotography is just wonderful!, You just need to turn the Sky guide “ON” and the user interface will instruct you to pinpoint the location of constellations, solar systems, groups of stars and nebula. Sounds pretty amazing, let’s know how it works.
Your camera will use advanced AI segmentation technology and multi-frame processing based on the movements of a celestial body to snap photos over a set time period. As a result, you’ll capture stunning shots of stars that look like they were taken with top-grade professional equipment.
What is astrophotography
Astrophotography, better known as astronomical imaging, is the photography or imaging of astronomical objects, celestial events, or areas of the night sky. Astrophotography needs premium equipment, while, smartphones are now capable of doing this job wonderfully, at least for stars or group of stars.
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.