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Samsung Unpacked 2024: Galaxy S24 Ultra, One UI 6.1 w/ Galaxy AI and Smart Ring – Here’s what to come

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Korean media reports revealed that Samsung has scheduled the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 for January 17, 2024. At the event, the company will introduce the Galaxy S24 series phones. At the same time, the One UI 6.1 packed with Galaxy AI and Smart Ring might be launched.

Galaxy S24 Series

Galaxy S24 smartphones will be in the spotlight of Samsung 2024 Unpacked. The lineup will bring three models, with Ultra is going to be the most striking innovation. We’ve heard a lot about these phones’ design and features, with more to come in the future.

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One UI 6.1 w/ Galaxy AI

Following the Gauss AI Model’s launch, Samsung introduced Galaxy AI. The company confirmed that the Galaxy AI with innovative features will be heading to the market early next year. It’s almost confirmed that the Galaxy S24’s One UI 6.1 software to equip Galaxy AI features.

Galaxy Ring

As the smart wearable market is growing rapidly, Samsung is expanding its footsteps. The Watch 7 series could arrive in the second half of 2024, the Galaxy Ring may be unveiled alongside the S24 series. Do note that the Ring’s arrival possibility is less as the testing phase is underway.

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Android 15 might let you share AI-generated wallpapers

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Google introduced the AI Wallpaper feature with the Pixel 8 series. The same functionality is also available in Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series thanks to Genini Nano. Now, Google is preparing to make AI-generated wallpapers sharable with Android 15.

Pixel’s ability to create AI-generated wallpapers is quite popular among users. Currently, the feature only allows users to generate stunning wallpapers and apply on the home screen and lock screen. Sharing with someone presently requires to be saved as a screenshot.

Threads user @the_husbandalorian discovered interesting evidence in the latest Beta. The company is working on a new option in Android 15 to share AI-generated wallpapers. A new share button is added on the preview screen in the wallpaper picker interface.

 

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The preview will display how the wallpaper will be applied to your phone’s home or lock screen. The pencil button will allow you to refine the prompt used to create the wallpaper. Share button is all you need to share AI-generated wallpaper with others.

At present, the ability to share AI-generated wallpaper is broken. It suggests the feature is still under development and requires additional work. The next Beta might make it functional for Beta users, and we guess public availability with a Stable rollout.

AI Wallpaper in One UI 6.1

AI Wallpaper in One UI 6.1

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Samsung merges AI forces in the US, ex-Apple executive to lead: Report

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Apple officially entered the Generative AI segment and introduced Apple Intelligence. While Apple was preparing to introduce its AI vision, Samsung reportedly merged its two North American research centers focussed on AI tech and hired an ex-Apple executive to lead the project.

Mark Gurman reports that an ex-Apple executive is being hired to lead Samsung AI research center in the US. The new group is a combination of two research centers focused on artificial intelligence in North America.

Unanimous sources to Mark disclosed that the South Korean tech giant seemingly creating a new operation called the North America AI Center by combining its teams in Toronto and Mountain View. These research centers are said to improve operations and increase efficiency.

Ex-Apple executive Murat Akbacak will lead the division, who was “responsible for defining and executing the strategy for Siri, Apple’s personal digital assistant, focusing on personalization, contextualization, and advancements in conversational and multimodal AI.”

As Apple entered the AI phone market, Samsung will surely face fierce competition. The Galaxy S24 greatly helped it gain profits and regain sales, however, the upcoming iPhone models would surely become a threat to the business.

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Apple wants Galaxy S24-like Gemini AI on iPhone?

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Apple executives confirmed that the company wants to work with Google to bring Gemini AI to the iPhone models. Yesterday, the company introduced Apple Intelligence, which is packed with artificial intelligence and Generative AI features.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will get Apple Intelligence with iOS 18 update. The company’s executives disclosed the expectation to work with Google so Gemini AI could come to iPhone. For now, only OpenAI is an official partner with Apple, which brings ChatGPT.

Google and Samsung closely worked to bring Gemini AI to Pixel and Galaxy smartphones. The next-gen smartphones will likely bring enhanced Gemini Nano or Gemini Nano v2. However, Apple also wants Gemini to be available on iPhone models.

“We’re looking forward to doing integrations with other models, including Google Gemini, for instance, in the future,” Federighi said during a post-keynote conversation. He quickly added that the company had “nothing to announce right now, but that’s our general direction.”

Yesterday, Apple unveiled Apple Intelligence which will bring various generative AI tools to iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. The company has officially announced that it has partnered with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI to fuel AI power in iOS 18.

Craig Federighi’s full comment on the topic:

  • We think, ultimately, people are going to have a preference perhaps for certain models that they want to use, maybe one that’s great for creative writing or one that they prefer for coding. And so we want to enable users, ultimately, to bring a model of their choice. And so we may look forward to doing integrations with different models like Google Gemini in the future. I mean, nothing to announce right now, but that’s our direction.
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