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US Government could announce subsidy for Samsung Texas chip fab on March 28

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Samsung Electronics has been in talks with the US government to secure subsidies for its Texas chip plant, and now this long discussion and wait seems to end. As US government is expected to announce its plan to provide semiconductor subsidy to Samsung Electronics Texas chip fab on March 28.

As per the report, Samsung Electronics DS division president Gyeong-hyeon will leave for the US on the 24th. President Kyung is scheduled to receive a report on the management status of the Austin, Texas Manufacturing Corporation (SAS) and the Taylor factory on the 25th after arriving in the US.

Afterward, the executive will attend the semiconductor support announcement event hosted by the US Department of Commerce on the 28th, and at this same conference the US Government could reveal the amount of subsidy for the Samsung Texas chip fab as the mass production is scheduled to begin in 2025.

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The subsidy that Samsung Electronics will receive is estimated to be at least $6 billion (8 trillion won). In addition, some prediction also states that the government could receive subsidies that are twice as large as the initially expected maximum amount of about 5 trillion won.

Furthermore, a senior Samsung Electronics official familiar with the situation said, “Samsung Electronics may have entered into an additional, separate deal with the United States related to Chips Act,” and added, “The subsidy amount will likely be larger than that of TSMC.”

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Samsung boosts Gallery Widget performance with bug fixes

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Samsung is releasing a fresh update for its Gallery Widget app, bringing it up to version 5.1.02.0. This update mainly enhances the overall user experience by fixing bugs.

The latest update addresses known issues reported by users to ensure smoother functionality of the Gallery Widget. These bug fixes are expected to resolve common problems that may have previously caused the app’s performance. However, there’s no new feature or change noted.

The Gallery Widget app is an amazing tool as it offers easy access to photos and videos directly from the home screen. The new update makes it more reliable and stable.

The update is available on the Galaxy Store with a package size of 4.29MB. You can easily install the update, need to open the Galaxy Store app >> Menu option >> Updates. For those with automatic updates enabled, the process will happen seamlessly in the background.

Aside from this, some Galaxy users recently reported a playback issue with video editing using the Gallery app after installing the One UI 6.1 update on their devices. It’s causing inconvenience for Galaxy users and disrupting the usability of edited videos on their devices.

This issue specifically occurred when videos shot with the ‘Auto FPS’ feature enabled in the Camera app may stutter or cut out during playback after editing. To resolve this problem, Samsung recommends disabling the ‘Auto FPS’ feature in your Camera settings.

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Samsung is preparing to release the One UI 7 Beta update for Galaxy devices in late July or early August 2024. Meanwhile, a tipster recently shared an alleged One UI 7 Gallery icon that looks too ugly.

As per the shared image, the Gallery icon features a solid White background with six leaves of different colors. It’s a complete revamp from the current design that has a solid purplish-red color with White leaves.

Samsung One UI 7 Gallery icon may look this bad

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One UI 7 could bring new battery indicator to Samsung Galaxy

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One UI 7 update could bring a new battery percentage indicator to Samsung devices. Galaxy devices feature a vertically placed battery icon next to the percentage. Samsung is expected to bring a refreshed element with its next big update.

Tipster chunvn8888 posted an alleged One UI 7 screenshot. The image showcased icons and widget layout settings in the new OS. However, the One UI 7 status bar comprised a whole new battery indicator, which could be coming to your Samsung Galaxy.

The battery indicator revealed in the leaked image is a pill-shaped icon containing a percentage inside. The component’s alignment indicates that work is still left. It also seemingly overlaps the upper and lower lines of the other two icons.

Consumers commented Samsung should reduce the curve of the pill shape. It shouldn’t be a pill-shaped icon comprising battery level inside. It’s expected that the new indicator could become squarish from corners during the Beta testing.

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Yesterday, tipster IceUniverse revealed that the One UI 7 Beta launching next week. Samsung could launch the Beta testing program in South Korea first. It will ultimately be available in China, Germany, India, Poland, the UK, and the US as well.

We’ve seen any graphics signaling radical changes in the next One UI version. Samsung could change the user interface elements in Beta. User interface changes can’t be determined final till the  4th Beta release.

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Rumor: Samsung One UI 7 could feature Dynamic Island, Live Activities

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Samsung is rumored to fuel One UI 7 with Dynamic Island and Live Activities features. Apple’s iOS debuted these features with recent iPhone models. Now, it looks like Galaxy users will have access to the favorite functions of iPhone users.

Recent leaks suggest that the next One UI iteration is highly inspired by iOS. Tipster chunvn8888 claims that One UI 7 carries Live Activities along with Dynamic Island. When enabled, the feature will display the app’s recent data on lockscreen.

Live Activities could also be integrated with Samsung’s Dynamic Island thing. The Live Activity may also be visible through Dynamic Island. This addition will allow people to refer to live info at a glance and perform quick actions.

Apple brought a pill-shaped display cutout to the iPhone 14 Pro and later models. The pill shape is to boast a selfie camera and face ID sensor. The iPhone maker made this pill shape cutout an interesting thing with wise software tweaks.

Through the Dynamic Island, Galaxy users could be able to check alerts and current activity in progress. Supported functionalities may include voice recording progress, Quick Share connection, Maps directions, activities of paired wearable devices, and so on.

History tells us that the Galaxy S24 will first get the One UI 7 Beta firmware. Samsung could launch the Beta testing program in South Korea first. It will ultimately be available in China, Germany, India, Poland, the UK, and the US as well.

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In the One UI 7, icons of Samsung Weather and Samsung Gallery could be revamped. Recent leaks revealed that the Gallery icon added leaves on a White background, while the Weather icon adopted a lighter gradient.

One UI 7 is also rumored to carry a revamped Camera app with a refreshed icon and UI. The camera user interface is optimized for one-handed use. UI elements and components could be placed at the bottom for easier accessibility.

Samsung’s Android 15 upgrade could let users remove labels from apps and widgets. Galaxy’s homescreen launcher may add a new option called “Bold.” Once activated, it will enlarge the app icons and widgets by removing labels.

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