Samsung has officially unveiled its latest Tactical Edition mobile devices based on Galaxy S23 and Galaxy XCover6 Pro, which are designed to help transform the way the US military personnel operates, improving situational awareness and decision-making capabilities.
Samsung says these mission-ready Galaxy S23 and Galaxy XCover6 Pro Tactical Edition devices are the next stage in the evolution of its tactical mobile technology. With custom software and features, they will seamlessly integrate into a range of peripherals and support requirements.
Both editions will leverage the capabilities of Samsung’s latest mobile devices and provide warfighters with new technology to give them an edge in the field while providing IT teams with an easy-to-deploy, highly secure solution that meets the demands of a regulated environment.
Easy Integration: The new devices are designed to work with applications like the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) and Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK) to create a seamless user experience.
Enhanced Connectivity: Both devices come preconfigured with software and purpose-built drivers to support tactical radio and mission device protocols. They will also support conventional cellular capabilities and offer a stealth mode for completely off-grid communications.
Situational Awareness: The solutions are highly durable and built to withstand any tactical environment. Operators can use them at night with night-vision optics, in wet environments with gloves or strapped in a flip-down chest mount.
Defense-Grade Security: Both devices are protected by the defense-grade Samsung Knox security platform. Knox Dual Data at Rest (DualDAR) meets NSA requirements for protecting confidential data, providing two layers of encryption, even when powered off.
One Device, All Missions: Both solutions can connect to a larger display and keyboard for a PC-like experience with Samsung DeX, enabling a single device to support operations in the field, in a vehicle or on base.
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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.