Samsung Pay (AKA Samsung Wallet) app, which you use for regular payments and transactions, can now equip a UWB-based digital home key. The company partnered with Zigbang, which is a comprehensive proptech company, so the Samsung Pay app can load the digital home keys of “Zigbang UWB Smart Door Lock.”
After loading the UWB digital home key in your phone’s Samsung Pay app, you will be able to easily open the door of your home if you’ve installed the Zigbang UWB smart door lock. Earlier, the company launched digital car key, while support for smart home lock makes Samsung Pay a great app.
No need to carry physical keys
With the support of UWB-based digital home key, you don’t need to carry physical keys of the locks of your home. Samsung Pay makes it possible to enter and exit conveniently in a non-contact manner without a separate authentication procedure such as entering a password.
Aside from this, family members can also set each other to know who is entering and exiting the door when they open the door using the Zigbang app. In case of losing a smartphone that has a digital key in Samsung Pay, you can stop access through the “Find My Device.”
According to Samsung, the Samsung Pay app’s UWB digital home key can be used on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones. More Galaxy devices with UWB support will gain access to this feature gradually, while future phones with UWB function will also have digital key support.
Digital Key is better
Samsung Pay Digital Home Key protects users’ sensitive info and encrypted keys through the industry’s highest level of security chipset and is safe from potential hacking risks such as interference or interception of wireless signals due to precise UWB technology.
Back in 2019, the South Korean tech giant established FiRa (Fine Ranging Consortium), which is a UWB technology standard organization. Similar to previous digital key functions, the digital home key service also utilizes UWB technology certified by FiRa.
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UWB technology is a short-range wireless communication protocol that uses radio waves, such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and is characterized by using high-frequency bands to enable precise distance measurement in centimeters (cm) and support directionality.
Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP
Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.
According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.
Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.
Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 220.127.116.11 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.