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Samsung Galaxy Enhance-X: AI-derived photo editing features

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Do you remember Samsung launched the Galaxy Enhance-X app back in July 2022, bringing AI-powered photo editing tools to Galaxy users? Today, we are exploring all features and AIR capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy Enhance-X app!

Galaxy Enhance-X

Samsung’s Galaxy Enhance-X app comes with various features and an AI-derived Photo remaster. Galaxy phone’s Gallery Photo Remaster uses an AI engine that automatically detects where’s the need for remastering to create the optimal photo.

Beyond that, Galaxy Enhance-X allows the user to select the remastering engine to remaster the photo. You can get this app on compatible Galaxy devices through the Galaxy Store app (link here) and benefit from Samsung’s excellent photo editing tools.

Thanks to the AI engine base of Galaxy Enhance-X, Samsung offers various experiences by providing functions that were not introduced to users due to different existing limitations in advance, and actively receiving feedback from the Members app.

Features

Magic

Galaxy Enhance-X utilizes deep learning and AI algorithms to enhance photo quality with a single touch. It automatically detects errors present in photos, such as noise, blur, and loss of detail, and applies appropriate AI image quality improvement algorithms to improve photo quality.

HDR

High Dynamic Range can enhance image quality expression by intelligently analyzing highlights, shadows, overall brightness, contrast, etc. without losing quality with a single click. Use the Galaxy Enhance-X HDR option to expand the dynamic range of brightness your picture can express.

Upscale

Images shared from social media apps or friends are usually compressed. Samsung’s Galaxy Enhance-X app boosts the resolution up to 4x for photos under 1MP and removes compression noise for crisp images.

Moire (wave pattern) fix

When you take a picture of your laptop, TV, or monitor screen with your camera, you may have noticed a high-frequency repetitive pattern of wavy lines called “moire.” The Enhance-X app detects and removes moire patterns in photos to give you clear, sharp photos.

Shadow removal

[Instance] When capturing food indoors in bright light, the shadows cast on the plate, disappointing picture results. The Enhance-X uses an AI engine to identify the shadows in your photos and removes them to greatly improve faulty photos.

Availability:

The enhanced Galaxy Enhance-X app can only be installed on the latest Galaxy S23 lineup because image processing through AI requires complex arithmetic processing and requires high-end hardware performance, coming to the S22 series and select A series phones soon.

Gallery Photo Remaster:

Image Enhancement: Magic, HDR, Bright, Focus Enhancement (Deblur), Lens Distortion Correction, Upscale ( Super Resolution ), Vivid

Remove Artifact: Improve Moire, Remove Reflective Objects, Remove Shadows, Remove Motion Blur

Image Enhancement:

Slim (beauty function), portrait (light effect in portrait mode)

Enhance-X has the advantage of providing the user with the desired function as soon as the photo result is executed, even if the image is not taken through a Samsung camera.

Now, if you have dark photos, bright photos, or photos with unwanted blur and reflections in your gallery, take advantage of the Enhance-X feature to make your photos more pleasing.


How to install: First of all, the Enhance-X app can be easily accessed through the App icon by running the Galaxy Store app installed on the mobile phone, then searching for and installing the Enhance-X app.

Samsung launches new Galaxy Enhance-X app with AI editing tools

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Google’s Gemini Nano AI deal with Samsung on EU antitrust radar

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EU seemingly investigating if Google’s Gemini AI deal with Samsung violates antitrust law. Regulators of the European Union seeking input from industry to know if Samsung’s Gemini AI deal constitutes anti-competitive conduct.

An EU document seen by Reuters indicates that the Commission wants the opinion of industry officials. The inquiry is about whether Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series with Gemini Nano would limit the pre-installation of rival AI chatbot platforms.

The query also includes whether Gemini Nano limits interoperability with other chatbots and apps on the Galaxy S24 series. Details are also required if there were any cases of failure in signing contracts with phone makers to pre-install AI chatbots.

“EU antitrust regulators are asking industry participants if Google’s multi-year generative artificial intelligence (AI) deal with Samsung hinders rival chatbots on Samsung smartphones.” – Reuters.

Earlier, EU competition authorities hinted at an antitrust investigation into Samsung and Google’s AI deal. The Commission’s Deputy Competition Commissioner asked to “understand the impact of pre-installing Google’s Gemini Nano on Samsung devices.”

The report notes that the executive committee distributed an 8-page questionnaire, with a response required by this week. Samsung and Google may be in trouble if the EU Commission observes any anti-competitive practices.

The Galaxy S24 series is the first to use the Gemini Nano AI model developed by Google. Both companies signed a multi-year partnership to fuel future products with the AI model. The Pixel 8 Pro also came pre-installed with Gemini Nano for on-device AI capabilities.

Samsung also brought Gemini AI to Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 devices. Google is also preparing to introduce the Pixel 9 series next month, equipped with Gemini Nano. Apple is also in close-door talks with Google to include Gemini in iPhone models.

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Apple iPhone could support Samsung Wallet, Google Wallet in Europe

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Apple iPhone users could soon be able to use Samsung Wallet and Google Wallet in Europe. Recently, the EU antitrust regulator revealed that Apple will open up its tap-and-go mobile payments system for third-party payment platforms in Europe.

KoreaTimes reports that the EU accepted Apple’s offer to open the NFC payments system. The iPhone maker agreed in favor of ending the antitrust probe began in 2020. It will expand Apple iPhone users’ choices beyond Apple Pay, such as Samsung Wallet and Google Wallet in Europe.

Apple’s agreement will be valid for a period of 10 years in EU territories. From now on, the US tech giant can no longer use its control over the iPhone ecosystem to keep other mobile wallets out of the market.

As Samsung Wallet looks to expand on the iPhone, Apple Pay is eating its market in its home ground. Following the launch in South Korea, Apple Pay is gradually gaining popularity. The company is expanding its support across categories to be acceptable everywhere.

European Union forced Apple to ditch its lighting port from products. The company replaced its lighting port with a universal USB C-Type port on iPhone models. iMessage is also adopting the RCS messaging standard that is heavily forced by Google.

Apple is also bringing place to third-party app markets on iPhones in Europe. Now with the latest development, iPhone users will be getting the choice to opt for a payment platform other than Apple Pay. It would be interesting to see whether Google or Samsung manage to make a solid entry.

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Gemini AI now functions on your Android’s lockscreen

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Google has upgraded the Gemini AI app to answer general questions even on your Android phone’s lockscreen. Initially, the company’s new Gemini app was limited to Google Assistant-level commands. Now, if you trigger Gemini on the lock screen, it will respond to some general questions.

The upgraded Gemini AI now allows you to “get answers on lockscreen from Gemini without unlocking your device.” You can now get weather information at a glance with the new Gemini application, but additional actions would require you to unlock the device first.

You can keep your phone locked if your query has been answered properly. If you prefer entering the whole user interface, just unlock the device using fingerprint or PIN. Once unlocked, you will get the keyboard in the popped-up state, offering seamless flow.

The Gemini app added a new “Gemini on lock screen” setting on the main preferences page. Google’s new “Gemini responses on lock screen” toggle completes the already available “Google Assistant on lock screen” option.

Notably, Google is rolling out this update to random users sequentially. You may soon notice the changes as soon as the update reaches your handset. As it’s the first deployment, you may not get responses to some basic queries, but not too long.

Similar to Google Assistant, Gemini was able to control alarms and timers, media (play/pause), and “some phone features,” like volume. As part of the “Utilities” Extension, the US tech giant is further enhancing the user experience through the Gemini app.

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