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Samsung adds music recognition feature for Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5

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Samsung introduces new features for its devices through updates; this time, the company has rolled out a new update for the Bixby voice, which will give new capabilities to the Galaxy watches. For starters, Bixby Voice is an AI assistant who is available in Galaxy Watches; users can easily do many tasks with the help of the voice command feature.

Coming to the latest update, the company has dropped an update for its Bixby voice for Wear OS. The update comes with version number 3.0.09.12. According to the changelog, the update brings functional improvements and bug fixes.

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The latest update includes a fascinating addition that enables Bixby Voice to recognize music playing on paired smartphones, delivering a service akin to that of other apps like Shazam or SoundHound. This ground-breaking feature empowers users to easily retrieve information about a song’s title, artist, and album just by asking the voice assistant. By leveraging this feature, music enthusiasts can broaden their musical horizons and find new tracks without having to embark on time-consuming searches online. With this integration, the user experience is more immersive and personalized, as Bixby Voice evolves into a genuine ally for music aficionados, capable of answering their queries and sharing new musical finds with them.

To access the features of the Bixby Voice, you need to assign the keys with it, so you can directly open it with a single tap. Once you assign the keys, then open it and want to react the watch to the music playing. However, there is no way to access music directly. 

How to get it?

To update the Bixby Voice, you need first; you need to connect your watch to your Android smartphone in which the Galaxy wearable app is installed.

In order to access the latest features of Bixby Voice, you will need to update the app to version 3.0.09.12. To do so, open the Galaxy Store on your device and tap on the clock icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen. Next, access the hamburger menu located at the top left corner (the icon with three horizontal lines) and select “Updates”. From there, you can choose to install the update for the Clock section only or click “Update All” to download all available updates. It’s important to note that to fully utilize the potential of the update, you should assign Bixby Voice to one of the physical buttons on your Galaxy Watch. This will ensure that the virtual assistant is always easily accessible and ready to respond to any queries you may have.


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Galaxy Watch 7 Could Powered By Exynos W1000 chip

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Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Watch 7 is in an actively developing phase and is expected to introduce a new naming system for Galaxy smartwatch processors. 

Initially, Samsung switched to WearOS with the Galaxy Watch 4, powered by the Exynos W920 chip. Since then, the giant has also changed the naming scheme for their smartwatch processors. The same chipset, ‘Exynos W920, carried over to the next Galaxy Watch 5 lineup. 

The current Galaxy Watch 6 is powered by an upgraded chipset named the Exynos W930, and it is expected that this will carry over to the next-generation Galaxy Watch 7 series as well. Recent reports suggest that an Exynos chip, likely to be named W1000, will power the Galaxy Watch 7. Although this naming scheme could be suitable, the key point is that it would better convince consumers that the new chip is a major upgrade as compared to the previous chip. 

Although the model number for this new iteration is yet to come into existence, and usually the simple word is just not a part of the Korean giant, it will be interesting to see what turn this report will take in the future.. 

On the other hand, previous leaks already revealed the forthcoming Galaxy Watch 7 could offer three variants, including standard, classic, and pro, with hints at monster battery life and more. It is also supposed to be launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event in early July 2024.


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Île-de-France Mobilités & Samsung Expand Transport Tickets On Galaxy Watches

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Île-de-France Mobilités is in the phase of modernizing transport tickets and is stepping up its efforts to dematerialize them. 

This includes new ticket options, pricing, effortless ways to buy tickets online or directly by phone, and updating station equipment to make using these new options smoother. Île-de-France Mobilités dematerialized ticketing solutions are used more and more every month and are now the majority in use. 

The aim behind this is just the dematerialization of ticketing and the generalization of this use, which has less environmental impact as compared to magnetic tickets. 

Regarding this president of Île-de-France Mobilités and the Île-de-France Region, Valérie Pécresse stated, “The generalization of this service, in partnership with Samsung, is in line with our dematerialization policy initiated in 2016: making the lives of Ile-de-France users simpler, more practical, and more in tune with our times. We will continue to invest and increase our efforts in this direction.” 

Back in November 2023, a few testers were able, during a developing phase, to use their Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 lineup as well as newer models to validate their transport tickets. The feedback was positive, highlighting simplicity, fluidity, and the speed of using the service. 

Although, since 2019, the Korean giant has been a partner of Île-de-France Mobilités to provide solutions for dematerializing transport tickets to all Ile-de-France residents on their smartphones. Now users can use their Galaxy smartphone for public transport in Île-de-France; this includes validating tickets on a terminal and buying or even reloading them with Samsung Pay. 

The two players are going further with this new deployment, which will permit you to buy tickets from a smartphone and validate them just with a flick of the wrist with a connected watch, even in the scenario where it is turned off. This step appears as a move forward to the modernization of Ile-de-France ticketing in a simple way, especially for scenarios when you get late. 

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Galaxy Watch 7 Leaks: Early Signs Point to July Launch

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Samsung is actively working on expanding its wearable family as it gears up to launch the Galaxy Watch 7 series. Now, the battery for the Pro variant of the Watch 7 series has been spotted on the BIS certification. 

The next-generation Galaxy Watch 7 series will be launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event, which is supposed to be held in early July 2024. Samsung could offer three variants of the Galaxy Watch 7 series rumored as standard and classic, and out of those, one could be a ‘Pro’ variant. Reports now indicate that the BIS certification has revealed the battery of the upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 Pro.

By the BIS spotting, it is expected that the Galaxy Watch 7 Pro will feature a 578 mAh battery, which could be advertised as a 600mAh battery. The battery has been spotted with the model number EB-705ABY. The existence spotted on BIS means Samsung is actively working to launch the smartwatch in India. 

Another report is reporting that a model number of Samsung’s wearable has been spotted in the Bluetooth SIG database as SM-L305U, which is the Galaxy Watch 7 with a 40mm version and LTE connectivity for the US market. As per the certification, the upcoming Watch 7 will feature Bluetooth 5.3 with LE. 

It is expected that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Watch 7 powered by the Exynos W940 SoC, which will result in 50% more efficiency and 30% faster performance as compared to its predecessor generation at a Galaxy Unpacked event, along with the next-generation foldable devices Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6. 

The Galaxy Watch 7 series is expected to run Wear OS 5. It could also feature a new 3nm chip, which is said to offer a 50% increase in power efficiency over the Galaxy Watch 6. This time, the giants could also increase the storage capacity of the Galaxy Watch 7 to 32GB. 


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