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Samsung Galaxy S9, Note 9 to get ‘unofficial’ Galaxy AI/One UI 6.1 next month

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and S9 series may run Galaxy AI features, powered by One UI 6.1. Noble ROM developer confirmed that the 4.1 iteration is coming next month, which intends to bring the One UI 6.1 update along with Galaxy AI features.

Galaxy AI brings pretty useful features to Samsung’s recent flagship devices. The suite consists of on-device and cloud-based artificial intelligence and Generative AI capabilities. Due to hardware limitations, features may vary by model, carrier, and language.

The company debuted Galaxy AI with the S24 series earlier this year. In the first expansion phase, many AI features rolled out with One UI 6.1 update to the S23 series (FE too), Tab S9 series, Z Flip 5, and Z Fold 5. Another round of expansion is set to take place in May 2024.

The next expansion phase will bring Galaxy AI to the Galaxy S22 series, Tab S8 series, Z Flip 4, and Z Fold 4. Older models are not eligible for Galaxy AI, however, the One UI 6.1 will be released to phones running Android 14-based One UI 6.0.

Samsung’s Galaxy AI introduces various features on supported devices including Circle to Search, Chat Assist, Interpreter, Live Translate, Note Assist, Transcript Assist, Browsing Assist, Generative Edit, Edit Suggestion, and AI-Generated Wallpaper.

Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 series were Samsung’s popular yet top-selling flagship lineups. After supporting beyond the pre-planned period, Samsung stopped releasing new software updates. Meanwhile, the Noble ROM 4.1 (Custom ROM) intends to fuel a new yet epic life for these veterans.

Consumers won’t get the firmware over the air. If you wanna get the Galaxy AI, you need to manually flash the firmware on the device. It requires basic knowledge of custom ROM installation and failure in installation might lead your phone to brick.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung boosts user safety with Emergency Sharing app update

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May 2024 is going on and Samsung is sending a new update to its Emergency Sharing app with version 15.0.00.33. The update boosts user safety with enhanced functionalities and essential bug fixes.

The fresh update of the Samsung Emergency Sharing app is available on the Galaxy Store with version 4.29MB. This update provides a more reliable and user-friendly experience.

While the specific enhancements have not been disclosed, users can expect a smoother performance. The update also addresses previously reported issues, ensuring an error-free service.

If you have a Galaxy device, you can get this update from the Galaxy Store. Just go to the Menu, the Updates, and you can install the update from there. Also, you can sideload it from the third-party app link mentioned here.

Samsung Emergency Sharing

Samsung Emergency Sharing is a safety feature that allows you to share important information with your emergency contacts. It lets the automatic transmission of your location or a notification when your device’s battery is low.

To enable this feature, go to Settings, then Safety and Emergency, and select Emergency Sharing. Here, you can choose to include pictures or audio by enabling the respective options. Begin sharing by pressing Start twice, and the setup is complete.

Samsung Emergency Sharing app update

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Samsung hooks Snapdragon meaning no Exynos on Galaxy Z Flip 6, Fold 6

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Samsung may not expand Exynos chipset to its foldable phones this year. Authentic input indicates that Samsung has decided to go all Snapdragon for the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6. There were rumors of Exynos chip’s arrival on the Z Flip 6.

TheElec reports that Samsung partners are sure that the upcoming Z Flip 6 & Z Fold 6 will use Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor. Nevertheless, the company will continue to utilize its flagship Exynos chipset on its Galaxy S series smartphones over the years.

The reason behind sticking with Snapdragon is the previous strategy. The Korean tech giant only employed Snapdragon in its foldable segment so far. It’s a good decision as foldable phones are relatively more expensive than regular bar-like phones and must have top-notch specs.

This year’s Exynos has shown significant progress over its predecessors. There is no controversy created on the performance and efficiency of the Exynos 2400 used in the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus. Meanwhile, foldables should continue to feature Snapdragon SoCs.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy will power the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Fold 6, internationally. It’s the first Mobile Platform that implemented on-device AI capabilities. Performance and power efficiency are also up to the mark, gaining consumer satisfaction.

Samsung may be concerned about the decline in sales due to the utilization of Exynos in such premium handsets. Industry watchers look at it as a strategic judgment of the MX Business Division, considering factors such as the relationship with Qualcomm and cost savings.

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro users getting One UI 6.1 update

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro One UI 6.1 update

Samsung is enhancing the user experience of the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro smartphone with One UI 6.1 update. The company has begun rolling out the major update in Europe and will soon expand it to more countries.

One UI 6.1 update brings new features and improvements over the previous UI. This update adds new features to Gallery, Calendar, Widgets, Lock screen, Security, Clock, and more apps to provide a seamless and intuitive experience.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro users are getting One UI 6.1 update with build version G736BXXU5EXD5 and an installation package size of around 2GB. It updates security and apps to the latest version.

If you have received the notification of the update then install it now to get a bug-free experience. You can also check the update by visiting the Settings app on your smartphone and opening the Software Update section.

Now, click on the Download and install option. If any update is available, you can follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your Galaxy smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro One UI 6.1 update

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