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Samsung updates its several stock applications to the latest version

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Yes, Samsung regularly updates its stock applications to improve their functionality and address any issues that may have been discovered. These updates can include bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features.To update your Samsung device’s stock applications, you can go to the Galaxy Store app on your device and check for updates. The Galaxy Store will automatically check for updates to your installed apps and allow you to update them if a new version is available.

You can also check for updates to specific apps by going to the Menu & updates section of the Galaxy Store. Here, you can see a list of all the apps installed on your device and tap on an app to see if an update is available.

Not all stock applications are available in the Galaxy Store, and some may need to be updated through Samsung’s update system. To check for updates to these apps, you can go to Settings > Software update > Download and install on your device. If an update is available, it will be shown here, and you can follow the prompts to download and install it.

Samsung Keyboard:

Samsung Keyboard is an application which provides digital keyboards to Galaxy devices. It is an official application of Samsung. It provides several features which make typing more creative. Being updated with the One UI 5.0, the Samsung keyboard app has received several new features, such as emojis, gifs, and more.

Now Samsung is once again rolling out a new update for its Keyboard application, the new update comes with a new version number 5.6.00.29, and it can be installed in a 101.38 MB software package, Samsung hasn’t revealed what’s new species, but we expect that it will bring some improvements with it.

Users who own Galaxy devices can easily download the latest update of Samsung keyboard through the Galaxy store.

Internet Browser Beta:

Samsung Internet app comes in two variants, including the original full-fledged app and a beta variant; the main difference between both the app is that the first one is working stable, which means it always gets an update after testing, while the beta application brings fresh features, but in raw form, it doesn’t work as smooth as the stable.

Now, Samsung is rolling out the update for its Internet browser’s beta variant; the update comes with a new version number 20.0.0.30. However, the update doesn’t include any new features, but we guess that it comes with some fixes which improve the overall performance and stability of the app.

The update comes in 109.09MB of the software package. Users who own Galaxy devices can install this update from Galaxy devices, and for information, the app is also available on Playstore as well, so all the users who own Android devices running on Android 7.0 and up can also install this Samsung internet beta on their devices.

Samsung Messages:

Samsung Messages app is the most commonly used application on Samsung devices. It provides to communication with other devices, and it primarily offers text messages. Still, after some updates, Samsung messages provide several new features such as MMS, some new stickers, a mark as read and more.

Notably, the application is fully working offline, so if you want to use its sms or MMS service, you have to take the help of your network service provider.

Samsung is now updating its Message application to a new version, 14.0.11.3, which comes in a 29.64MB software package. Over the few updates, Samsung is providing only improvements, and the same is happening with this update; Samsung hasn’t described this update in the what’s a new section. So we assume that this update also fulfils the criteria of improvements which were left in previous updates. Moreover, you can easily install the latest update through the Galaxy store.

Samsung Wallet App:

Samsung has now rolled out a new update for its wallet application. It carries a new version number, 5.1.81 and comes in a 188.69MB software package. As per the Galaxy store description, the update includes some fixes that improve some existing app functions.

The Samsung wallet application is a useful application that helps you do financial transactions as it is packed with several useful features such as Samsung Pass, digital home, car keys, digital asset management, and more.

Galaxy Store:

Just like when you want to purchase something, you would go to any shop and buy anything in exchange for money. The Galaxy store also works the same as your local shop; the only difference is that it provides you with several apps and games online for your device. It is similar to the play store, but it’s only limited to Galaxy devices.

The Galaxy stores include all the exclusive updates of the Samsung apps, which come pre-installed on Samsung devices. You can also download new apps through it, which are only available for Galaxy devices.

Samsung is now updating its Galaxy store app to the new version, 6.6.09.52. The new update comes in a 60.37 MB software package. According to the information, the new update doesn’t bring any new features, but it includes some fixes that improve the app’s stability and functions.


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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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