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Samsung considers Bing for Galaxy, Google wants to live on

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The AI-powered Microsoft Bing search engine reportedly attracted Samsung to steal the default Galaxy search engine honor from Google. The New York Times reviewed internal messages, revealing Google’s reaction to the Samsung threat was “panic.”

Last month, Google employees were shocked to hear that Samsung was considering replacing Google with Microsoft’s Bing as the default search engine on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The reason could be the integration of artificial intelligence but it’s uncertain.

Google’s estimated $3 billion annual revenue was at stake with the Samsung contract.

Developed by OpenAI, ChatGPT became the most serious threat to Google’s dominance in the search engine, forcing it to launch its own AI chatbot Bard in hurry. To make Samsung stick with Google, it has signed a new contract and reportedly working on GIFI and MAGI.

What are MAGI and GIFI?

To keep its search engine users’ first choice, Google is working on project MAGI, which is under development by a team consisting of designers, engineers, and executives. As reported, Google search would offer users a far more personalized experience than the current one.

“Not every brainstorm deck or product idea leads to a launch, but as we’ve said before, we’re excited about bringing new A.I.-powered features to search, and will share more details soon,” said Lara Levin, a Google spokeswoman.

GIFI, on the other hand, is also in Google’s pipeline as another AI-derived addition to the search engine. The company is crafting GIFI, a tool that may take on Bing AI Image Generator. This tool is likely to be added to search results so users can get access with fewer taps.

Samsung-Google Friendship Continues…

As Samsung wondered about replacing Google with Bing as a default search engine on Galaxy devices, it became the biggest threat to Google, for dominance and revenue. For the last 12 years, Galaxy devices offer Google as the default search engine, which would live on further as the new contract is under negotiation.

Samsung ships millions of Galaxy devices with the Android operating system every year. Android is owned by Google and it sounds way too odd that the best-selling Android smartphones prefer using Microsoft’s Bing as a search engine over Android’s native Google search.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 screen broke within a day, is this widespread?

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The inner screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 allegedly broke within a day. SamSWUpdate on X posted an image of the alleged Z Fold 6 smartphone. The handset’s main/inner screen is no longer functional signaling a manufacturing problem.

As shown in the image, the left part of the inner screen has broken. A green screen overlay appeared on the half portion of the foldable panel. It seems to be an OLED flaw, rendering Samsung’s most premium smartphone useless.

While detailed information regarding the incident is not available, we expect the consumer to get the unit replaced FOC. The fault may have appeared because of the initial production unit, as it usually happens in Samsung’s case, even though we had a similar experience with Fold 4.

Thanks to the purchase policy, Samsung would provide a replacement to the affected consumer. The incident would have ruined the consumer’s experience but it wouldn’t have been disastrous if the unit got damaged due to a manufacturing defect.

 

Samsung officially introduced the Galaxy Z Fold 6 on July 10 in Paris. The company has also announced the Galaxy Z Flip 6 foldable phone, Galaxy Watch Ultra and Watch 7, Galaxy Buds 3 and Buds 3 Pro, and Galaxy Ring.

The company confirmed general availability to begin on July 24. However, shipment of pre-order units is already underway in select markets. Today is the last day for pre-orders, which is advantageous for potential buyers in many ways.

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Free 6-month Microsoft 365 on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6, Z Fold 6

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Samsung will start selling new foldable phones from July 24 globally. Ahead of the release, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 are bundled with a free 6-month Microsoft 365 Basic trial in Malaysia.

It will allow buyers to unleash the power of productivity with new Galaxy foldables. Bundled with Microsoft 365, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 will let you elevate your work and personal life with unmatched convenience and security.

You will get a complimentary 6-month free trial of Microsoft 365 Basic. This offer includes 100GB of cloud storage, providing ample space for cloud storage. It’s worth noting that the free trial offer is valid until December 31, 2024.

This is a limited-time offer that you won’t want to miss. With the Microsoft 365 Basic plan, you’ll benefit from more than just storage. The 6-month free trial offers:

  • 100GB OneDrive Cloud Storage: Keep your files safe, secure, and accessible from anywhere.
  • Ad-Free, Secure Email: Enjoy a clutter-free inbox with added security for your peace of mind.
  • Access to Microsoft Support: Get help when you need it with access to Microsoft’s customer support.
  • Powerful Productivity: Get started with free versions of popular Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Microsoft 365 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Z Fold 6 Promo

Here’s how you can redeem your Microsoft 365 Basic free trial:

First of all, connect your Samsung and Microsoft accounts to sync to your Gallery with the OneDrive. Once done, redeem the offer through the OneDrive app for free. Start enjoying ad-free, secure email and priority access to Microsoft support with cloud storage.

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Samsung issues crucial Galaxy Ring advisory on magnets, weightlifting

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Ahead of the Galaxy Ring release, Samsung issued a crucial warning regarding magnets and weightlifting. The company says users should avoid wearing Galaxy Ring during weightlifting and keep away from magnets.

Weightlifting might damage the Galaxy Ring due to heavy pressure. On the flip side, the near presence of magnets might shake the health indicators. As a result, the health data might be shuffled so you should avoid wearing the Ring when the magnet is nearby.

Rings made of metal get damaged if an extra heavy pressure occurs. It generally happens while you are at the gym for exercise or lifting heavy weights. Concerns may appear in the future and Samsung’s warning comes at the right time to avoid damages.

Samsung’s support page mentions users are advised to avoid exposing the Galaxy Ring to magnets. Magnetic interference can disrupt important features like step counting, potentially leading to inaccuracies.

Users are also advised to remove the Galaxy Ring weightlifting and other activities involving machinery. Wearing the ring during strenuous activities could result in hand injuries, as the ring might get caught or damaged under intense physical strain.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Ring on July 10 in Paris. The company is set to release the new wearable on July 24 in over 100 countries. Pre-order promo is currently underway in many markets internationally.

If you are interested in buying Galaxy Ring, Samsung has a pretty cool experience for you. No need to worry about sizing as the company is offering a sizing kit delivered before the product. You can determine the suitable size and then place the Ring order.

The Galaxy Ring is available in 9 different sizes. The largest size features longer battery life, a plus point for buyers who prefer bigger sizes. Pre-order your Galaxy Ring and avail exciting discounts and cashback from Samsung.

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