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Samsung TV Plus expands channel lineup with three new additions from Blue Ant Media

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Blue Ant Media, an international production studio, rights company, and channel operator, announced today at MIPCOM that it has expanded its partnership with Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free, ad-supported TV (FAST) and advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) service, as part of a broad agreement that includes the launch of three free streaming channels in multiple territories as well as hundreds of hours of premium factual content from Blue Ant Media’s international distribution arm headed to the service.

Samsung TV Plus is a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service owned and operated by Samsung. It was launched in 2015 and intends to provide live content to users of Samsung televisions without the need for subscriptions or additional devices. The collaboration brings three new channels, Homeful, HauntTV, and Love Pets, as a result of their extended multi-year agreement.

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Homeful, a restoration and design-focused channel from Blue Ant Media, is now available on Samsung TV Plus in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and was just launched in Mexico and Brazil in Spanish and Portuguese. It comprises shows such as,

  • Mike Holmes shows
  • Sarah Off the Grid
  • Coolest Places to Stay
  • Brojects
  • Moving the McGillivrays

HauntTV, a paranormal-themed channel that premiered in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in the previous year, is now available to customers in the United States. Includes horror flicks such as

  • Haunted Gold Rush
  • Hotel Paranormal
  • Ghost Chasers
  • Ghost Encounters
  • The World’s’scariest Hauntings
  • Paranormal Survior. 

Love Pets, a pet-focused channel, has launched in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Nordic nations such as Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Includes specialized programs for pet lovers,

  • Bondi Vet
  • Vet on the Hill
  • ER Vets
  • The Bizarre Pet Vets
  • Hope for Wildlife

The three free-streaming channels join Blue Ant Media’s previously established wildlife and nature channel, Love Nature, in the United States and crime-centered channel, Crimetime, in Canada. Soon, Samsung TV Plus will be reaching a milestone; Samsung TV Plus will have sold 500 million devices by June 2023. The platform is available on over 500 million devices worldwide, and Samsung claims three billion hours of watching time in 2022.


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Finally, Samsung to bring patches to eradicate critical issues with the August 2024 patch

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In August 2024 patch, Samsung to fix some critical issues founded earlier, in context, last month, Google reported that a critical issue had appeared on Android smartphones and tablets. To eradicate it, the company also included new patches for its Pixel devices with the June 2024 update.

However, at that time, Samsung hadn’t included the update in its Galaxy devices, but now, with the August 2024 update, the company has decided to bring the patch.

August 2024 patch update to fix the critical issues

Samsung says that it will provide the fix for the critical issue, which is coming in patch CVE-2024-32896 in August. With this patch, the company will ensure the user’s data security. You can observe how critical this issue is by the US government officials’ directive to federal employees to update their pixel devices by July 4 or stop using them.

The patch was delayed because earlier, the issue was only expected to appear on the Pixel, but later, it started appearing on Android devices as well; as Samsung has addressed the criticality, it is actively bringing the patch with the next update.

Given the issue’s criticalness, Samsung is expected to bring the August 2024 security patch earlier this time; we hope that the company will apply the update to its devices earlier than usual.

Source: Forbes


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Samsung One UI 7 will bring refresh Galaxy devices with redesigned UI

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The Samsung One UI 7 update will be a game-changer for Galaxy users, especially for those who appreciate the devices’ UI elements.

Samsung has recently rolled out the One UI 6.1 and One UI 6.1.1 updates for its eligible Galaxy devices. These are the incremental updates that only added some new features for the devices; no single UI changes have arrived, but fortunately, the One UI 7.0 will provide some fresh changes for the devices.

Yesterday, we reported some UI changes that will be applied to the notification panel and app icon changes. Now, a new report highlights more details about them.

One UI 7 takes UI element design inspiration from competitors

Samsung is focusing on levelling up the user interface experience in the Galaxy device. To do that, the company reportedly welcomes several UI elements designed similarly to those of its competitors.

According to the report, One UI 7 will provide a rounded icon pack and 3D-looking icons, just like macOS or visionOS. A new Quick action on the lock screen is an iOS copycat. The Gallery app icon has a white background and rainbow-type flowers.

The notification panel has been changed to a two-page panel, with one panel on the left being a notification only and the other for a quick toggle. Xiaomi’s HyperOS inspire this design. The UI changes were also applied to the camera App. Here, all the quick camera settings options were moved to the bottom.


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Google Android 15 development moves ahead with Beta 4 update

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Google is gradually moving forward to develop Android 15 for Android devices. To provide full-fledged, smooth-working software, the company has consistently brought new beta software updates for the testers. Now, with the fresh development, the company is rolling out the fourth beta update.

Android 15 Beta 4: What’s new in this update?

Android 15 beta 4 update is now live for all eligible Pixel devices, including Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, and Pixel 8a, which are enrolled in the beta program. With the latest beta version, Google has resolved many issues reported by different users.

According to the changelog, the company has fixes based on the issues reported by Developers, such as the Android 15 image launching failing embedded mode, the lock screen, Quick setting tiles, and booting issues.

Apart from these, there are many issues resolved regarding Bluetooth, which are causing Digital car keys, Use of head tracking and more. For more information, you can check the official changelog from this link.

How to install

If you are already running a beta build, you will start getting new updates with the firmware version number AP31.240617.009. It comes with the latest Google Play services, 24.23.35. Just check from the software update menu by tapping on download the update.

Android 15 update availability

Regarding the availability of the Android 15 stable channel, based on the past timeline, it is expected that Google will officially introduce the stable update in August.

Most probably, beta 4 may be the last beta update for the devices, but if there are some major issues still decreasing the performance of the device, then it may expand the program from some more days.


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