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Samsung’s Bixby gets a cricket makeover: New features cater to cricket enthusiasts

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Users can now remain up-to-date on cricket matches with the addition of Bixby Cricket, a new feature within Samsung’s native voice assistant. Notably, the film is being released in advance of India vs. Australia’s World Cup final, which will be held on November 19, 2023. With only a voice query, users can now instantly get cricket match scores, stay up to speed on World Cup points tables, and get match schedules for forthcoming matches thanks to this new improvement to the Bixby voice assistant.

Samsung and SportsKeeda, a sports news website, worked together to create Bixby Cricket. With this partnership, Samsung and Sportskeeda hope to increase cricket fans’ enjoyment and accessibility throughout India. Now, users can ask Bixby queries like “What’s the score?” or “Show me upcoming matches” to get timely, pertinent answers.

Samsung understands the importance of cricket in India.

Samsung is cognizant of the fact that cricket is a passion in India and not simply a game. Bixby Cricket also promises to improve the spectator experience with major competitions either underway or soon to come. With only your voice, you may use your voice to keep up with the most recent cricket action, whether working, driving, or cooking.

One UI 6 Elevates Bixby with Enhanced Features and Functionality

All users need to do to receive timely and pertinent information from Bixby is to ask “What’s the score?” “Show the World Cup points table” or “Show me upcoming matches.” It is not necessary to install or download any extra software for users of Bixby to access these freshly announced functionalities.

Cricket isn’t the only focus of Samsung?

With this launch, Samsung India hopes to further foster the growth of the Indian startup ecosystem while also satisfying the nation’s enthusiasm for cricket. Since its beginning as an intelligent voice assistant on Samsung smartphones, Bixby has seen substantial evolution. It has evolved into an open AI platform that is compatible with many Samsung appliances and devices. Bixby’s comprehension of Indian names, locations, relationships, information, and recipes has improved, all thanks to notable updates including the addition of Indian English in 2021, which has made the system more useful and contextual for Indian users.

Balaji Hariharan, Senior Director and Head of Product Management, Samsung Research Institute, Bangalore, said, “Cricket is more than just a sport in India. And with major cricket tournaments either in progress or lined up in the near future, Samsung believes that Bixby Cricket would be a great solution for cricket lovers to stay updated with the latest scores and tournaments just through their voice. Users can get updates even while driving, working, cooking, or doing any other activity that requires their attention. Another goal of Samsung India is to continuously nurture the Indian start-up ecosystem, and this launch helps in that as well.”


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New Galaxy Phone In Existence: Samsung Galaxy M35 5G Spots On Geekbench 

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The Korean brand – Samsung has recently announced its two mid-range Galaxy smartphones – Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G. A new benchmark listing has a spot for Samsung’s affordable smartphone, Galaxy35 5G.  

Samsung is now gearing up for its next affordable Galaxy smartphone, the M35 5G, as the  reports are unvunveilhey have found a new benchmark listing for Samsung the Galaxy M35 5G. 

The smartphone has been spotted with the model number as an identification code – SM-M356B on the Geekbench 6.2.2 database. Not only this, but it also confirmed the presence of 6GB of RAM and Android 14 OS. The chipset also came to know which is the latest Exynos 1380. 

The codename for the motherboard is also mentioned, which is ‘s5e8835.’ The reports say that it has scored 656 and 1967 points in performance scores on the benchmarking platform. Exynos 1380 is the latest chipset of the Korean brand, which is a 5 nm processor. It consists of 4 Cortex A78 cores, which clock at 2.4GHz, and 4 Cortex A55 cores, which clock at 2.0GHz. It is coupled with a Mali g68 MP5 GPU. It also has an AI Engine. 

This also offers connectivity options, which include the latest Bluetooth version 5.3 and Wi-Fi 802.11 ax with three bands. It supports a camera resolution of at least 200MP for capturing images, and for video recording, there is support for up to 30fps 4K recording. The storage supported is UFS v3.1, and RAM will be of the LPDDR4x/5 type. 

Samsung has recently debuted its two smartphones, Galaxy A55, and Galaxy A35; the Galaxy A35 5G smartphone is powered by Exynos 1380 chipset. From this perspective, Galaxy M35 5G could be a variant of Galaxy A35. 

At the moment, no specs and features of the device have been revealed or leaked. Still, since Galaxy M series smartphones usually have a bit higher battery power of at least 6000mAh, the forthcoming Galaxy M35 5G smartphone also arrives with the same battery power. 


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Verizon rolls out the March 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices 

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Verizon has rolled out the March 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices. Earlier, these devices had received the same update outside the US, but now they are gradually expanding to the US.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are spotted getting new updates with the firmware version numbers F926USQS5HXBD and F711USQS6HXBD, respectively. It is worth noticing the update is currently available for the devices locked to Verizon, but it will soon be available on more carriers. 

For your information, the latest update for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 doesn’t bring any significant changes, but as it is the latest security patch, it will provide some internal fixes to maintain the security of the devices.

If you are getting some other issues from the last update, you should also update the device to the latest update, as it may also address some issues. Along with the update, other improvements may also be made to enhance the overall performance of the devices.

Suppose you use the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Flip 3 device in the US. In that case, you can update the device to the latest version by simply going to the system settings and then to the software update. If you haven’t received the update, you should wait for some time, as it may arrive in the next few days.


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Samsung rolls out the March 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S23 FE devices in the US

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Samsung has rolled out the March 2024 security patch to almost all devices but still needs to complete the update distribution to all eligible devices. So, gradually expanding the update to remaining devices, the company has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy S23 FE in the US.

Notably, the Galaxy S23 FE devices are getting a new update in the carrier-unlocked version with the firmware version number S711U1UES2BXBF. The update has already been rolled out to almost all carriers, including AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, C-Spire, Cellular South, Comcast, Cricket, DISH, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, Tracfone, US Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile.

According to the official changelog, the March 2024 security patch is one of the standard maintenance updates that provides some internal improvements for the device, and there will be no visible changes available. In other words, users may experience some improvement in the functioning of devices, but it doesn’t particularly bring any specific changes for the device.

Going to the details, the March 2024 security patch includes more than 40 fixes, 37 of which are provided by Google and address the issues found in the Android OS, while 9 more features are introduced by Samsung that enhance the performance of Galaxy devices exclusively.

Suppose you are using the Galaxy S23 FE in the US. In that case, you can update the devices to the latest version by following the simple steps: first, go to the system settings, tap on the software update, and tap on the download and install button; if it shows a new update available, tap on the download button.


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