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Gemini Nano AI arriving for Google Pixel 8, 8a with June 2024 update

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Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8a would get the Gemini Nano AI model with June 2024 update. At the time of launch, the company confirmed its AI model is only supported on the Pixel 8 Pro. Later in March, Google took a U-turn, pledging Gemini Nano release by June 2024.

Pixel 8 already supports some AI features, powered by cloud processing. To enable on-device AI features, phones are required to have an AI model installed like Gemini Nano. Recently, Google updated Android AICore to add a toggle specifically for generative AI features on Pixel 8 and 8a.

The updated Android AICore replaced the old toggle with a new one tagged Enable on-device GenAI Features, and will “enable GenAI features that will run through AICore, using Gemini.” This change is observed in AICore version 0.release.pixel8.636144055.

A Pixel 8 user via MishaalRahman got the updated toggle, confirming the imminent arrival. Besides silent addition, the toggle is turned off by default, as Google already confirmed Gemini Nano will be an opt-in feature for the non-Pro model of the Pixel 8 series.

Pixel 8a comes with the same Tensor G3 chip as the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. RAM and memory configurations are also identical, suggesting Gemini Nano would also come to Pixel 8a. Well, it remains to be seen whether Google brings it to the affordable Pixel or not.

Gemini Nano is Google’s first commercialized AI model for mobile devices. Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series and Pixel 8 Pro are equipped with this technology. However, it will be expanding to at least two more Pixel smartphones with the June 2024 Feature Drop.

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Gemini deepens ties with Samsung as Apple teams with OpenAI [Compared]

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Apple collaborated with OpenAI to bring AI capabilities across its products. Google, which is already a close partner of Samsung, deepened its Gemini ties. The Gemini app is fully integrated into the latest Galaxy devices.

As tech titans sign strategic partnerships, there are different aspects to each. Apple and OpenAI alliance is poised to integrate Gen AI tech into Apple products and focus on user privacy. Samsung and Google collaboration is to improve the Android experience for Samsung Galaxy devices.

There’s another major difference between these partnerships. Apple gained access to OpenAI’s technology, while specifics remain undisclosed. The company also gets an observer seat on the OpenAI board for AI innovations.

On the flip side, Samsung and Google deepened their Gemini AI alliance further. Both firms are collaboratively working to establish communication channels to work together on specific projects such as Gemini Nano and Wear OS.

Apple with OpenAI can radically improve its products with AI integration. Products like iPhones could get AI and Gen AI features such as smarter assistants, improved writing tools, and personalized summaries – all keeping user privacy at the center.

Google knows Samsung’s importance in the Android landscape. The revised partnership aims to refine UX with the integration of Gemini across the OS. The changes could be availed to some older devices that feature Gemini Nano and Galaxy AI.

The Korean tech giant is continuously extending its ties with global leaders. Being the Android owner, Google is at the center whether it’s Gemini or ecosystem products. The unity will continue to harness Galaxy experiences across segments.

Apple signed a long-term partnership with OpenAI for artificial intelligence tech. It has debuted the Apple Intelligence in iOS 18, slated to come shortly. However, it’s still looking to reach an agreement with Google for Gemini AI in its products.

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Galaxy’s Bixby with Samsung AI models launching this year

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Bixby will equip Samsung AI models slated to launch this year. At the Unpacked yesterday, Samsung’s TM Roh confirmed that a major upgrade to Bixby is coming this year. It will use Samsung’s own large language model for artificial intelligence capabilities.

Samsung first introduced the Bixby assistant in 2017. The company made gradual improvements and integrated with core Samsung services. However, it failed to be a popular alternative to Google Assistant on Galaxy.

Later, the arrival of ChatGPT and Gemini AI further widened the gap. Now, there’s a need of rapid upgrades to Galaxy’s Bixby assistant. It seems Samsung is looking at this aspect and a significant upgrade is arriving on its self-developed digital assistant.

“We’re going to advance Bixby with application of Gen AI technology,” Roh said in Korean via a translator.

Previously, there were rumors of the arrival of an upgraded Bixby Assistant. However, it’s the first time the news has been confirmed by a Samsung executive. The confirmation is pretty solid as the statement has been made by Samsung’s Mobile Chief, TM Roh.

“We are reinforcing and bringing more AI capabilities to our products,” Roh said.

Apple has recently announced Apple Assistant and upgrades to Siri Assistant. The company has partnered with OpenAI for AI features in iOS and iPhones. It seems Samsung won’t let Apple easily occupy the AI smartphone market with even minor areas.

“As consumers use more AI capabilities they can actually feel the convenience and benefits they bring. I believe strongly that these Galaxy AI, mobile AI are strong motivations and drivers for the purchase of new products.”

Yesterday, Samsung introduced new Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6. These phones run the Android 14-based One UI 6.1.1 software skin. It’s packed with advanced artificial inelligence capabilities and Generative AI features.

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Samsung-Google Alliance: Gemini AI fully integrated on Galaxy Z, One UI 6.1.1

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Samsung and Google are the closest partners in the Android tech industry. Reiterating their collab, Samsung and Google bolstered the new Galaxy Z and One UI 6.1.1 by fully integrating Gemini AI. It’s like a blow to Apple, which is still striving to get Google’s Gemini.

At the Unpacked, Samsung showcased its longstanding partnership with Google. The new Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 deeply integrated the Gemini AI app. It offers consumers their own AI-powered assistant, which is full of seamless advantages.

You can bring up Gemini’s overlay by swiping the corner of the screen or saying, “Hey Google.” The AI-powered Gemini app provides help with writing, learning, or planning.

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It’s also integrated with the most popular Google apps to make it easy to have a connected experience. Gemini is deeply integrated with Google apps, it can help you take action across Gmail, Docs, Maps, Drive, and more.

For instance, when you want detailed info about a K-pop music video while watching YouTube on Galaxy Z Fold 6, you can access the Gemini overlay in the multi-window split screen to ask questions.

These enhancements are expected to soon be available for the Galaxy S24 series. Samsung might provide enhanced Galaxy AI functions to older phones next month, however, the version won’t be bumped.

Apple could surely shift gears to reach an agreement with Google. The company has collaborated with OpenAI for iPhones but Google’s Gemini AI model is significantly capable in multiple tasks.

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