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Good Lock and One UI: Bridging the Gap in Samsung’s Software

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Everyone is aware that Samsung attempted to design its own operating system. Then there was “Bada,” followed by “Tizen.” However, all of these attempts might be regarded as failures in the end, which makes you wonder what the cause is. Google has maintained an open and flexible policy since the early days of the smartphone market’s inception, which were between 2008 and 2010, with no control over the operating system. This technique quickly drew device makers and app developers to the Android ecosystem. As a result, Google rapidly increased its market share, reaching 72% in the mobile OS market in just three years, in 2011.

Device makers were prohibited by the AFA from forking OSs themselves. Before getting into this, we need to know about Fork OS, which is an operating system (OS) that is adapted from the open-source Android source code (AOSP). The devices that are powered by the Fork OS are referred to as fork devices. An OS that fulfills Google’s compatibility criteria, as everyone knows, is Android, and devices are known as Android devices. Furthermore, Google outlawed the availability of SDKs for fork app creation, thereby blocking the establishment of a fork app ecosystem.

One UI 6.0: The Next Big Leap for Samsung Galaxy Devices

SDKs are toolkits required for app developers to construct apps that operate on certain operating systems and platforms. Google aggressively employed AFA to prevent device manufacturers from launching devices with a fork OS. As a result, mobile OS companies such as Amazon and Alibaba, which were unable to attract partners, eventually collapsed. Device makers were unable to release creative gadgets with new services. In 2013, Samsung Electronics attempted to offer a wristwatch with a forked OS.

Good Lock: Should It Be Integrated into One UI?

However, due to Google’s Anti-fragmentation Agreement (AFA), they were unable to incorporate the Play Store and Google applications on their modified device. This resulted in forced Tizen adoption by Samsung; however, it was unable to upset the established market, forcing them to migrate to the Android Wear OS. Good Lock cannot be incorporated into One UI for identical reasons. Google has been suspicious that Samsung may be adding additional functionality to One UI, perhaps making it into a forked OS, and has been hesitant to approve this. For a long time, Google actively opposed such initiatives. If the features of Good Lock are well received, Google has secretively borrowed them and added them to Android releases.

Because of Google, Samsung was unable to invest extensively in Good Lock in terms of both resources and manpower. For instance, One Hand Operation is a single developer’s software. This is just a disgusting action from Google. To conclude, Google is to blame for the inconvenience of having to download Good Lock only through the Galaxy Store, the separation of Good Lock from One UI, and the lack of availability of Good Lock in some locations.

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Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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Samsung Receives $6.4 Billion Subsidy From The US Government

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The Korean electronic firm ‘Samsung Electronics’ has just been awarded an efficient grant of up to $6.4 billion by the US government. 

This significant and huge grant aims to help Samsung expand its chip production in Central Texas. The Korean giant has decided to invest approximately $45 billion in constructing and expanding its Texas facilities over the next few years. 

Apart from Samsung, the rest of the tech giants, including TSMCIntel, and Microchip, are receiving incentives from the Department of Commerce. The key reason behind this subsidy is to boost US chip production for critical industries such as defense and autos, as well as avoid dependence on other chipmakers like China and Taiwan. 

The US is planning for its comeback with a bang in chip manufacturing, in which Samsung is playing a key role as the brand is investing a huge amount in US chip production along with the support of the US government. Samsung got this grant under the CHIPS Act. This funding will result in building two new chip factories, a research center, and a packaging facility. 

This collaboration is a good opportunity for both Samsung and the US government to make America a leader again in chip design as well as in advanced manufacturing, research and development, and packaging. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) praises Samsung and the US government’s CHIPS Act incentives. 

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo illuminates the importance of this project for raising US technological capabilities and innovation in the semiconductor market.


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Samsung Promises Dream Battery For Next-generation Electric Cars

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The Korean electric firm ‘Samsung’ is all set to expand its battery business, as it is promising the dream battery for electric cars. 

The Korean giants are gearing up to add an extra layer to their versatility. Samsung SDI has recently revealed plans to power electric cars with a solid-state battery. Three years from now, in 2027, this battery is to go into lineup production for electric cars, and Samsung speaks of a dream battery. 

Now, the Korean giant is actively working to become the top brand in the global EV battery market. A couple of years ago, back in May 2015, Samsung SDI acquired Magna Steyr Battery Systems gmbH (MSBS), which offered the brand a complete business system for electric vehicle batteries. 

The battery will efficiently lower fire risk as compared to ritual lithium-ion batteries. It packs a punch with an energy density of nearly 450 Wh/kg, potentially leading to longer ranges for electric vehicles. The brand assures that the battery can be charged up to 80% in just nine minutes. 

Lithium-ion batteries from today’s production cars are nearly 200 Wh/kg or lower. Samsung itself, with its recently best battery, is a full 40% down the new solid-state generation. However, there are doubts regarding Samsung’s announcement from experts.


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Samsung Boost Exynos GPU & Hiring Developers In The US & India

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Samsung Electronics is concurrently hiring developers in the U.S. and India regions to energize its graphics processing unit (GPU) technology capabilities. 

The Korean Electronics firm stated that it is pursuing talent in several positions, from GPU design to performance advancement, graphics drivers, and application processor (AP) software development, including GPUs. 

The Korean brand is hiring developers at its R&D centers in Austin (SARC) to support its graphics processing unit technology. They are located in Austin, USA, where Samsung Electronics’ R&D center is located (SARC), San Jose (ACL), and Bengaluru, India (SSIR). The aim behind this decision appears to be to upgrade the overall performance of their application processors (AP) by concentrating on the GPU technology within them. 

A semiconductor industry official stated that “the Exynos portfolio of GPUs equipped with GPUs is expanding not only for high-spec but also for mid-to-low-end smartphone APs and automotive APs,” plus “the importance of GPUs for processing high-volume data is gradually expanding.”

Samsung Electronics has not developed its GPUs yet, although its Semiconductor Business Division (DS) GPU development team has partnered with SARC· ACL· It is a part of SSIR and is currently in charge of optimizing GPUs for smartphone APs. GPUs developed in collaboration with AMD are being applied to mobile applications. A few years ago, in 2022, the first AMD GPU named ‘Xclipse’ was installed in the Exynos 2200 chipset. 

Although issues with heat generation as well as performance limitations were boosted along with the Exynos 2200, Samsung has since stepped up its development to regain the reliability and competitiveness of the Exynos. It is expected that the GPU development team at Samsung could work with AMD on next-generation GPU development and performance optimization. 

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