Samsung expands powerful Bixby to Switzerland
Samsung released a major update for Bixby in February 2023 and now the company is expanding the update to Switzerland. The new update brings new features and improvements to enhance the capabilities of Bixby.
The latest update for Samsung Bixby greatly improves Bixby’s speech recognition and offers users even more control options. Now, users of Galaxy devices in Switzerland can install the latest update of Samsung Bixby to get a better Galaxy user experience.
New Features of Samsung Bixby
Bixby Text Call
Bixby’s new update brings several new features and improvements that allow users to further customize their user experience, including the recent availability of Bixby Text Call in English.
Now English speakers can take calls from anywhere by typing a message that Bixby converts to audio and communicates directly with the caller on their behalf.
Availability: Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Z Fold 4, and Z Flip 4. In addition, it works on phones with One UI 4.1.1 or above for Korean and phones with One UI 5.1 or above for English.
Bixby can now better understand the purpose to handle subsequent requests by understanding the context and adding words used earlier in the conversation.
It can now offer more seamless continuity and better meet user needs in Samsung Health by introducing new scenes, including playing music based on the type of workout or saving a schedule to the calendar.
Bixby Voice Creator
Users can also personalize their Bixby Text Call voice. With the new Bixby Custom Voice Creator, users can record different phrases, which Bixby analyzes and then creates an AI-generated copy of their voice and tone.
This generated voice is currently available in Korean but is also said to be compatible with other Samsung apps beyond phone calls. And for those who want to customize their wake word, Bixby now also supports custom wake phrase changes in Bixby settings and adds a new option to create a personalized wake phrase.
Improved Language Recognition, Processing, and Response
In addition to these cool new features, Samsung has also expanded the on-device AI support of Bixby. The user can now execute important commands completely offline, such as Set a timer, taking a screenshot, or turn on the flashlight.
By integrating on-device AI into its native apps, Samsung continues to expand its voice offering and capabilities with advanced AI-based voice dictation. These updates to Bixby benefit from powerful innovations in Samsung Galaxy devices, including AI applications that bring industry-leading performance to the devices.
Samsung joins RISC-V software ecosystem eyeing semiconductor advancements
Eyeing Exynos advancements, Samsung joined RISC-V, an open-source software development project to build and spread an advanced semiconductor ecosystem. Recently, the company announced that it has become a member of the operating board of directors for “RISC-V.”
To be noted RISC-V is an open source software development project launched by the Linux Foundation, an open source non-profit organization. This is an organization launched to develop software using RISC-V, n open source (open) semiconductor design asset (IP, Intellectual Property).
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Including Samsung, global IT and semiconductor companies such as Google, Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are participating. Companies participating in the RISE project, including Samsung, plan to jointly develop software based on RISC-V.
“We will participate in the RISE project and collaborate with other companies to build a sustainable RISC-V-based open source software ecosystem,” said Park Soo-hong, head of the Open Source Group at Samsung Research and a member of the Linux Foundation board of directors.
It is easy to implement applications or services, which operate on RISC-V-based chipsets, and resources required for development and maintenance can be reduced. It’s expected to be used in various fields such as mobile, home appliances, data centers, and vehicle applications.
Meanwhile, RISE operating board members include Samsung Electronics, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Red Hat, Mediatek, Andes, and Imae Thirteen companies including Imagination Rivos, SiFive, Ventana, T-Head are Samsung participating.
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Samsung will change the way you transact with cards
Samsung Biometric Card IC is an all-in-one security solution, which offers biometric cards a variety of things they need to make everyday transactions safer and PIN free. Notably, this technology was selected as a winner of the CES 2023 Best of Innovation Awards in the Cybersecurity & Personal Privacy category.
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Let’s take a look at how Samsung Biometric Card IC can make card transactions PIN free and convenient, solving one of the world’s most pressing payment and identification problems. The video mentioned below gives you a high-level understanding of how it will change the way people pay in the future.
What the video below:
Samsung Biometric Card IC
An innovative payment card technology called a biometric card offers cardholders a secure and convenient way to authenticate themselves at the point of sale (POS) by using their fingerprint instead of a personal identification number (PIN) or signature.
Cardholders don’t need to enter a PIN for high-value transactions, making transactions faster and easier. An added layer of security reduces concerns about the card or PIN theft and increases confidence in using the card, especially when traveling because you don’t have to worry about fraudulent payments even if your card is stolen or lost.
Galaxy S23 Blurry Close-up Camera Explained, Samsung Pledges Software Fix
Samsung’s latest Galaxy S23 series brings some of the best camera smartphones out there. Following the launch, it was noticed that the non-Ultra models of Samsung Galaxy S23 have some issues, causing blurry close-up shots, which are now officially acknowledged.
What’s the issue?
Some Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus smartphone users noticed that the area around the subject looks a bit blurred when taking a close-up shot. The impact of this problem is limited to both low-end models of the lineup, while the Ultra remains issue-free.
What’s the reason?
Samsung disclosed through its community post that Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus use a 50-megapixel primary camera powered by AI features and machine learning. The blurry close-up problem causes due to the sensor’s bright aperture, which makes stunning Nitghtography possible.
Fix coming in the future!
Samsung not only explained the issue and shared the reason, but also confirmed that the blurry close-up shots problem on Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus is planned to improve (fix) in a future software update. However, when this software update will release, remains a question for now.
If you are experiencing this on your Samsung Galaxy S23 or S23+, there are a few solutions you can try:
- Try taking a picture from a bit further away; if the subject you are photographing is about 30 cm away, move back a hand’s width
- Try to take a photo holding the phone vertically; if you hold the phone horizontally or diagonally, the background may appear blurred.
Why S23 Ultra is unimpacted?
Galaxy S23 Ultra remains unimpacted from the blurry shot issue as its camera automatically switches to the wide-angle camera and activates the focus booster to prevent blur. But do note that the focus enhancer stops working in high-resolution image mode, possibly resulting in a blurry close-up.