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Samsung S Pen works as a remote control on Galaxy S22/S23 Ultra: Here’s how

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Samsung S Pen is an amazing tool that comes pre-built with select Galaxy S phones alongside the Note lineup. Well, you can use remote Media gestures on select compatible media apps on the latest Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Ultra, thanks to the S Pen.

The One UI’s media gestures feature allows you to control songs’ or videos’ playback with the flick of your S Pen on compatible Galaxy devices. Even, you can perform the same commands no matter what media app is being used, which is the best part.

Do note that the Samsung S Pen remote media gestures are supported on Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra along with the Note10 series, the Note20 series, and the S21 Ultra. And the media gestures feature supports certain apps; Spotify, YouTube, Netflix, Samsung Music, and more.

Compared to the App actions, Samsung S Pen’s media gestures feature is slightly different on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and S23 Ultra. You can use this tool to control songs or videos in an array of media apps with the same commands for compatible apps.

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To activate the media gestures feature, open system Settings and tap Advanced features followed by S Pen. Tap Air actions, and then swipe to the Media section at the bottom of the page. Here are the gestures you can use with all compatible media apps:

  • Single press: Play and pause a song or video.
  • Double press: Skips to the next song or video.
  • Flicking up: Volume up.
  • Flicking down: Volume down.
  • Flicking left: Previous track.
  • Flicking right: Next track.

Whenever you want to use media gestures, just flick the S Pen in the appropriate direction while holding down the button. For instance, if you’re listening to a song on YouTube, you can double-press the Pen button to skip the current one and jump to the next song.

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Try Galaxy: Experience the Galaxy S24 series’ AI and camera features on all Android and iOS devices

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If you are interested in the new AI-powered features and advanced camera tools of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, you can now try them out on your device with the updated Try Galaxy app. The app, which was previously only available for iOS users, is now compatible with all Android devices, including Galaxy models.

The Try Galaxy app allows you to enjoy the look and feel of the Galaxy S24 home screen and One UI 6.1 interface. You can access tutorials and interactive content to learn how to use the new features, such as Live Translate, Note Assist, Chat Assist, Photo Assist, and Circle to Search with Google.

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Moreover, you can also watch amazing videos of the Galaxy S24 series’ camera capabilities, such as Nightography Zoom, Super Steady, and Portrait mode.

Furthermore, the app introduces you to the Galaxy ecosystem, including the new Galaxy Themes, the Samsung Health app, and the latest foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5.

Notably, the app is available on supported Android OS smartphones with the latest version of Chrome, but may not be perfectly optimized depending on device model, setting, screen size, etc. It also runs on Safari, on iPhone 7 and above with iOS 14 or higher.

The Try Galaxy app supports 20 languages in 120 countries and has over 18 million downloads worldwide. You can download the app by scanning a QR code or visiting trygalaxy.com.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series laptops will release in the US on February 26

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After the initial unveiling in South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series laptops will now be released in the US on February 26, 2024. Notably, the lineup consists of three models Galaxy Book 4 Ultra, Galaxy Book 4 Pro, and Galaxy Book 4 Pro 360 that deliver an intelligent and powerful experience.

The Galaxy Book 4 Pro features Intel Core Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 processors, an Intel Arc graphics, and runs on Windows 11. It boasts a 14-inch and 16-inch AMOLED display, a backlit keyboard, a 2-megapixel webcam, and AKG quad speakers with Dolby Atmos.

While, the Galaxy Book 4 Pro 360 includes a 360-degree hinge for tablet use, a 16-inch AMOLED touch display, and comes with S-Pen support. It shares the same processors and graphics as the Pro model and features Dolby Atmos and a backlit keyboard.

Furthermore, the Ultra model of the Galaxy Book 4 series is equipped with the new Intel Core Ultra 9 and 7 Processor, combining a CPU, GPU, and a newly added NPU into a single package. It also offers enhanced security with a new discrete Samsung Knox security chip.

Connectivity options of Galaxy Book 4 series laptops include WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, multiple ports, and substantial batteries with USB-C charging. Overall, all three laptops come with several sophisticated features and capabilities to provide users with a robust performance.

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However, the Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series will be available in the US and some other markets starting February 26, so if you were planning to switch to a new device, that meets all your requirements, then any of these models can be a great option for you.

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Pixel boost crucial for Android, Google Search as Samsung, Huawei loom large: Source

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Samsung may have made Google its biggest rival in the smartphone market. Previously, Samsung considered replacing Google with Microsoft’s Bing as the default search engine on Galaxy devices. This attempt by Samsung may have triggered Google to seek Pixel boost for Android and Search.

According to a report, Google managed to achieve a milestone of selling 10 million Pixel devices in 2023. The company sets an ambitious target to exceed 10 million Pixel sales target this year as well. There are multiple motives for Google apart from expanding the smartphone business.

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A source with direct knowledge told Nikkei Asia that keeping Google’s Pixel phone business thriving is important for the sustainability of its search engine and mobile operating system ecosystem when Huawei’s HarmonyOS user base is growing and Samsung attempted to switch default search engine.

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HarmonyOS is a direct competitor to Google’s Android, which is growing rapidly. Whereas, Samsung is becoming a big threat to Google’s hold on its OS due to the highest number of shipments. We are also seeing Galaxy-exclusive Android features launching over the past two years.

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Apart from this, the US tech giant has also told suppliers to start making its Pixel smartphones in India by the next quarter at the earliest to further diversify its supply chain away from China and capture the booming Indian smartphone market.

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