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Google details four new features coming to Samsung devices

Google details four new features coming to Samsung devices

To celebrate Samsung’s big Unpacked event today, Google announced four new features it has been working on with Samsung that will be available on the Korean company’s devices.

On the Galaxy Z Fold6 and Galaxy Z Flip6, Google’s Gemini will “soon” offer relevant suggestions based on what’s happening on your screen. When you’re watching a video on the Fold6, you’ll be able to open the Gemini overlay and move it around the screen for a true multitasking experience. And if you’re watching something on YouTube, Gemini will suggest “ask me about this video.” These features will be available “in the coming months.”


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Google wants you to know that Circle to Search is fully supported on the new Fold6 and Flip6, allowing you to learn complex topics like symbolic math and scan barcodes and QR codes on your screen “starting later this month,” along with already-available translation capabilities and homework help for “a variety of physics and math problems.”

The Galaxy Watch7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra run Wear OS 5, and are actually the first smartwatches to do so (Google’s own Pixel Watch 3 will also run Wear OS 5 when it launches next month). The new version of Google’s wearable software brings improved performance and battery life, and the latter should of course also benefit from the Galaxy Watch Ultra’s massive battery capacity.

Finally, on the Galaxy Z Fold6, YouTube TV subscribers will be able to watch channels in multi-view mode with up to four different broadcast streams on screen at any one time. You’ll be able to choose from a selection of pre-selected combinations of football, news, weather and simulcast sports.

Google also says it’s working closely with Samsung on its XR platform, which is expected to compete with Apple’s visionOS in the near future.

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