Microsoft announced its Android keyboard app – SwiftKey is bringing new Bing AI features to Samsung Galaxy devices. This specific feature rollout announcement by the Windows maker shows its close hidden collaboration with Samsung.
Recently, Google went into panic mode after getting it known that Samsung is considering making Bing a default search engine on Galaxy devices. However, both OEMs later signed a new agreement and are working on it, keeping Google search default on Galaxies.
However, it’s not a normal thing that Microsoft is making specific announcements about the SwiftKey Bing AI features rollout for “Samsung users.” The war of AI has already begun with the rapid spread of ChatGPT chatbot, and now heating up to land on mobile phones as a native feature.
“We are rolling out the new Bing AI features to the Samsung users. Look for the new update (Android v22.214.171.124) in the next days,” Tweeted SwiftKey.
SwiftKey with Bing AI features
Bing integrates in three major ways – Search, Chat, and Tone.
With Search, you can quickly search the web from your keyboard, without switching apps. This can help while you’re talking to a friend and mid-conversation, you want to look up relevant information like the weather, restaurants near you, or stock prices.
With the new Tone feature, you can communicate more effectively by using AI to customize your in-progress text to fit any situation. This new addition makes your words sound more professional, casual, polite, or concise enough for a social post.
SwiftKey app’s Chat feature allows you to access the new Bing on the go for more detailed queries. It can help if everybody’s cracking jokes in the chat and you need a clever pun, or you’re new to the area and are texting some new friends to propose a good local restaurant.
SwiftKey has been part of the Microsoft family since 2016. It has millions of users around the world who love it for its AI-powered predictive text technology, which makes texting without typos easier, even when you’re in a rush or multitasking.
Upon download, SwiftKey lets you set it as your default keyboard on both iOS and Android (the app includes easy-to-follow instructions to help you get there in just a few steps), so you can access it across all your favorite apps, from email apps to social media and more. SwiftKey lets you choose up to five languages to integrate into your keyboard.
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Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.
Apple’s Surprising Victory: Takes the Crown in Indian Smartphone Exports, Samsung Drops to Second
For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.