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Samsung’s Expert Raw App Get New Features But Older Flagships Will Have To Wait

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Today on the camera support page on Samsung Community Korea app ‘r1’ for Expert RAW, the moderator informed the community about what new features they will bring. The moderator announced the Expert RAW update schedule this 8th.

Samsung Moderator also informed that these two new features are based on customer feedback from the community. They are;

Expert Raw New Features:

Feature A: Set the function to save the value in the custom preset; It is an option for custom manual settings that can be saved and used again.

It’s inconvenient to have to re-adjust the setting so that the user can pre-save the setting every time the lens is changed to something like “My Settings” or “Custom Mode.” It seems realistic. 

Feature B: Save format; RAW Expert delivers results in both RAW and JPEG formats at the same time. After taking a photo with Expert RAW, if you take a RAW image in the gallery, it will be saved as PNG and JPEG; it saves two copies for saving one & only DNG copy.

When shooting with Expert RAW, user-changed camera setting values ​​are saved, and a new function to save settings that can be reused for the next shot will be added.

There are cases where it is impractical to store two types of results. Developers plan to add a “Save Format” menu in the configuration menu where the user can select the desired format.

Moderator stated that users could choose to create only RAW or JPEG, and you can also save both as before.

Developers and reviewers are working hard to provide a better Expert RAW app with better low-light image quality and adding new features that have been introduced now.

Delayed For Older Flagships:

First, when Expert RAW was released, it was announced that the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra, and Galaxy Z Fold2 models would be supported in the first half; however, the support schedule was delayed.

Earlier, Expert RAW support required a full camera system update, and other improvements were not identified until the final process. 

The Galaxy S20 Ultra only supported two lenses: wide-angle and ultra-wide omitting the telephoto. 

The calculator of the Expert RAW app is based on Bayer RAW, which is a Bayer filter mosaic, a color filter array for arranging RGB color filters on a square grid of photosensors.

The 10x Hybrid Optic telephoto lens fitted to the S20U cannot output Bayer RAW, so it will certainly be dropped from supported lenses & developers are working on the September SW update schedule this year and regretted the delay in the update process.

All we can take from this released information is that the expected release for this update is in September & there are two new features coming.

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Google Messages Could Bring Parental Controls To Stop Users from Sending A Message

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Google is gearing up to add an extra layer of parental control that can prevent a user from sending a message until they are approved. 

The Google Messages app permits users to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, and videos. Now,  to enhance users’ experiences, the brand is working on adding new support for powerful parental control that can offer extra security since it stops a person from sending a message without approval. 

Google Messages has pretty much become the default messaging application on Android devices, and the RCS is the backbone behind this, so it’s quite widely used. That’s the reason why Google realizes the need to offer this parental control support to parents. It might come as good news that Messages appears to be adding new convenient support. 

However, it is not officially clear yet that this support is coming to Google Messages. This report is being speculated on in Google Messages v20240416_00_RC01 and shared by PiunikaWeb. This support will be efficient in scenarios where parents block their children from sending messages until they are approved. 

The unapproved conversations will have a message stating, “To send, ask your parent for approval.” Although at the moment it is not exactly clear yet how this functionality will work, it is expected that it could work on a per-contact basis and be controlled by the parent from Google’s existing Family Link application; this could cover both SMS and RCS messages.


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Samsung Unintentionally Made Secure Folder App Unremovable

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Samsung has already started rolling out the Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update. Initially, the Galaxy S24 series came out of the box on One UI 6.1, then the 2023 Galaxy flagship received the update, and now 2022 Galaxy high-end devices are in the line. Now Samsung has confirmed that you can’t delete Secure Folder after One UI 6.1. 

Samsung Secure Folder is a private, encrypted space available on Galaxy devices that stores images, videos, files, apps, and data, but despite this, it can’t get enough appreciation, and it is one of the most underrated features on Galaxy devices. 

Now, after installing the latest One UI 6.1 update, it seems that some of the users can’t delete the Secure Folder application. This is being acknowledged by a Samsung representative who confirmed this issue on the Korean Community forum. The inability to delete Secure Folder was related to a “Google security policy” that was applied to One UI 6.1. 

The issue only affects the Secure Folder app, which is running on 1.9.10.27. Apart from this, Samsung has also confirmed that this issue affected the devices that are running on One UI 6.1, including the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and the Galaxy Tab S9 series. 

The giant noted that it plans to update the Secure Folder through the Galaxy Store so users will have the power to delete it again as per their preference. Although this issue isn’t a major one, Samsung will soon fix it. At the time, the brand has not revealed the exact timeline for the update, but it is expected to arrive in the coming week. 


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Disney Plus Could Also Offer Always-on Channels Soon Similar To Samsung TV Plus

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Samsung TV Plus is inspiring the Walt Disney brand as it is now gearing up to offer something on the Disney Plus platform similar to how Samsung TV Plus offers live channels on Galaxy devices. 

Samsung never shies away from providing new convenient features or upgrades to enhance users’ experiences. Here’s the evidence: Samsung TV Plus offers free live channels on Samsung devices. Now Disney Plus is appearing to add always-on channels to its streaming platform. These channels would continuously show content, allowing users to jump in and watch without even having to choose a particular program. 

If the reports are to be believed, the Walt Disney Company is setting up to deliver always-on channels in the Disney Plus application. It is expected that Disney would mainly show Star Wars and Marvel content on these channels; it might also offer Disney’s classic animated movies from Pixar on them. 

However, you are only able to access these always-on channels if you have a paid subscription to the platform. Despite paid service, these channels will also show advertisements, the same as a traditional TV channel on a cable network or a DTH service. This will also offer the option to just start watching content instead of choosing what to watch, searching for it, and then playing the show. 

At the moment, apart from the information mentioned above, there are no other details to come to know regarding exactly when Disney will roll out the new feature. However, it could happen in the next few months. It seems that lately, other streaming platforms, for instance, Amazon and Fox, have also started offering ad-supported channels.


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