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Samsung and Google Join Hands to Enhance Android-based XR Platform

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The South Korean firm Samsung has recently tied up knots with the Big G Google for an amazing product. If you have forgotten, let us remind you in the Galaxy Unpacked Event 2023, TM Roh, President of Samsung’s MX Divison, invited Hiroshi Lockheimer (Google’s Senior Vice President) and Cristiano Amon (Qualcomm’s CEO) to the stage. They have talked about the new animated Samsung XR headset. Let’s know more about it.

Informatively, the new animated Samsung XR headset will be based on Big G’s Android and will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. However, on this new Android-based XR platform, none of the three companies has shared some words with us; even in the Galaxy Unpacked, the shared info regarding it was quite limited. In Google I/O 2023, they made an announcement regarding Android’s one of main products- VR devices.

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Let us tell you, in Google I/O 2023, Sameer Samat (Vice President of the Android Ecosystem division of Google) said that “Together with Samsung, we are building a new immersive XR platform based on Android“. He also added that more details regarding this new XR platform will be unveiled during the running year 2023. Notably, besides mobile devices, Android has 3 billion active devices in the non-mobile category as well.

In the non-mobile category, Android TV, Android Auto, and Wear OS are included, and it has been expected that virtual space will also be a great sector where Android can expand a lot in the coming time. Hence, they joined hands with the Korean firm as they have a new device nearly ready, which will be developed with the Big G’s OS platform Android. The good thing is it may count on the Play Store and popular Android features.

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Unfortunately, it is still unknown what kind of viewer Samsung will target or which technology they will use in the new XR platform among the Virtual, Augmented, or Mixed. However, the answer lies in the future only.


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Nintendo Switch 2 Could Use 5th-Generation V-NAND Of Samsung

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The forthcoming Nintendo Switch 2 could use the 5th generation V-NAND of Samsung, as the report says. 

If the recent reports are to be believed, the Nintendo Switch 2 may use the Korean giant’s 5th generation V-NAND. If this comes true, then this will be a huge boost up from its predecessor, judging from some recent findings. 

This is being speculated by a YouTube video shared by Doctre81, a former Samsung worker who was the backbone for designing a NAND Flash Controller gadget for a Nintendo game card, which could indicate that the Nintendo Switch 2 is expected to use Samsung’s 5th-generation V-NAND technology. 

If this report comes true, then this technology will be an efficient upgrade from what is currently used on the Nintendo Switch, and it is essential for the forthcoming games that are expected to be quite bigger and ask for higher resolutions. 

The Nintendo Switch 2 requiring faster read speeds than its predecessor is not that surprising, as it is using Samsung 5th-generation V-NAND. Even though it is, by today’s standards, a somewhat outdated technique, Samsung is already actively working on the 9th and 10th generations of V-NAND, which is expected to debut next year in 2025. 

The up to 1.4 GB/s speed feature by the 5th generation should be enough for the forthcoming console and an actual major boost up as compared to its predecessor. It will be powered by NVIDIA technology. The T239 chipset will be a major boost over the Tegra X1 chipset housed in the current Nintendo system. It is also reported that it could support features like NVIDIA DLSS upscaling and ray reconstruction, which will likely make it the best ray-tracing-capable gaming system on the market. 

Via – Wccftech


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Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Rumored to Increase Battery Needs

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A new notice for the smartphone manufacturers who are looking forward to powering their forthcoming phones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 4: you all need to include a larger battery too. 

The forthcoming smartphones must have ‘high-density’ batteries if they have Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 8 gen 4 processor. This is being speculated by the reports from the Digital Chat Station on Weibo, which state three flagship devices gearing up to run Qualcomm’s forthcoming chipset have started active development with 5,500mAh batteries. 

The reports are reporting that the core material for such batteries is still being developed to support the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, and the batteries could reach an overhead of 6,000 mAh to overfeed the processor’s power hunger.

The reports also stated that a reason behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4’s boosted power hunger could be due to its alleged 2+6 core setup. This rumored setup probably removes the chances for Qualcomm to consist of any effective cores, cutting down on how much power it draws.

Don McGuire, Qualcomm’s chief marketing officer, confirmed a few specs regarding the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 at MWC 2024. He stated that users can expect the chip to arrive during the Summit in October and that it features Oryon CPU cores, plus the cores can output 2x greater CPU performance as well as 4.5x faster AI processing. 

It is expected that the core will probably be escorted by Qualcomm’s seventh-generation modem, along with 5G and non-terrestrial network support for satellite communications functionalities. The reports also revealed that the chip could be built off the 3nm process of TSMC, and the cores could reach 4.0 GHz speeds. With Qualcomm seemingly going all in on power, somewhere, the latest rumors make a bit more sense.


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Apple Get Inspired By Samsung Notes Feature For iOS 18

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Apple is actively gearing up for its next iteration, iOS 18, which could copy Samsung’s one of the convenient features named ‘Samsung Notes.”

The Notes app is not new for Apple, since it has been offering this app in iOS since the initial iPhone. To enhance the facilities within the app, for instance, the ability to insert images and tables, it has rolled out updates continuously. 

Despite all this, Apple’s Notes app is behind Samsung’s Notes app in terms of features. Now, the reports are saying that Apple, with the forthcoming iOS 18, could copy a feature from the Samsung Notes app. It is expected that Apple’s Note app in iOS 18 will permit users to record audio from within a note and add that file to the note. 

Samsung has already offered an audio recording feature in Samsung Notes on Android for some time now. With this feature, users would get the power to add more context to a note. If the reports are to be believed, the interface for recording audio in the Notes app will look the same as the interface of Apple’s Voice Memo application. 

The reports revealed that Apple’s Notes app in iOS 18 will also offer a feature named ‘Math Notes’ that will offer three convenient functionalities, which are as follows: 

  • It could permit users to directly insert calculations from the Calculator app on the device into a note. 
  • It will offer support for properly displaying mathematical notation to avoid calculation mistakes in notes. 
  • It will permit users to write, type, and solve mathematical equations. 

Microsoft OneNote offers the same facilities, but under the name of Math Assistant. It appears that by adding Math Notes with the ability to record audio and attach audio files, Apple’s app could become an amazing tool for academics. On the other hand, Samsung Notes lacks Match Notes, but it is expected that soon the Korean giant will offer.


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