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Google and Samsung Secure Exclusive Long-Term Deal for Circle to Search Feature

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With the new Samsung Galaxy S24 Series, i.e. Samsung Galaxy S24, Samsung Galaxy S24+, and Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, Samsung has introduced its new Galaxy AI which has many AI features. One among them was Circle to Search which was created in partnership with Google. The same feature was also introduced by Google for its Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro a day later.

How Circle to Search is different from the ordinary Search?

As we know, if you want to search for something in the Google lens. Then, you have to choose the photo from the gallery and select the object from the photo. But with this Circle to Search, you just have to circle the object from the photo that you want to search.

If you want to know more about the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series and its new Galaxy AI, then we already have a dedicated post for that.

Note: Some of the Galaxy AI features will also come in the first half of 2024, i.e. January to June, in the Samsung devices listed below:

  • Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 FE (Fan Edition)
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra

Can we expect Circle to Search feature on other Smartphone devices?

Sadly, according to a statement by Samsung Netherlands, it is clear that the Circle to Search feature will be exclusive to Samsung and Google devices until October 2024.

Circle to Search may become available on Android devices from other brands from 5 October 2024, but there are no active developments underway for this.

Google and Samsung think that these exclusive features can attract people to prefer their devices, but it can hurt users as well as other Android manufacturers. Eventually, this is not the first time, Samsung and Google have given the latest version of WearOS on their wearables.

Because of this, users as well as other smartphone manufacturers are upset with both Samsung and Google. It is like Apple’s ecosystem, which was previously opened, but now, it is more closed with these exclusive features for exclusive devices. What Samsung and Google are thinking, is just because of these exclusive features, users will consider a Pixel or a Samsung Phone.

What do you guys think? Are Samsung and Google doing right to give exclusive features? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, do tell us whether you like this post or not.

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Kshitiz Jangra is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA), he likes coding languages such as Python, C, and Java. He also has an interest in Smartphones and gadgets in the tech industry. Kshitiz likes to eat junk food from popular places in India.

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iQOO Z9 Appears on Geekbench – Few Specifications Revealed

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iQOO, a subbrand of Vivo, which is a Chinese Smartphone Manufacturing company is going to launch its upcoming iQOO Z9 smartphone in India very soon has recently appeared on the Geekbench. The upcoming iQOO Z9 is packed with 8GB RAM.

Moreover, if we talk about the Operating System, then the phone comes with FuntouchOS 14 based on Android 14 out of the box. The codename for the motherboard of iQOO Z9 is denoted as ‘k6886v1_64’ in the Geekbench. The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset.

The model number of the phone is identified as Vivo I2302. The Vivo I2302 model number has already been certified by Bluetooth SIG and BIS certification. If we talk about the scores, then Vivo l2302 has a Single-Core score of 1186 and a Multi-Core score of 2683.

iQOO Z9 on Geekbench

The MediaTek Dimensity 7200 was released in February 2023 (last year). Redmi Note 13 Pro +, Nothing Phone (2a) (upcoming), Vivo V27, iQoo Z7 Pro, Vivo T2 Pro, Vivo S17e, and Vivo S18e are some of the phones that are also powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7200 processor. According to rumors, the iQOO Z9 comes with a 1.5K OLED display.

Until now, the charging watt is revealed yet but if we talk about the battery capacity, then the battery capacity is 6000 mAh. There are two prototype designs, one showed a dual square-shaped camera module. If we talk about the second design, then it shows a dual circular-shaped camera module which we are getting on OnePlus Nord 3, Nord CE 3, and Nord CE 3 Lite. iQOO Z9 is expected to be launched by the first half of 2024.

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Job Simulator & Vacation Simulator Coming Soon to Apple Vision Pro

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Job Simulator & Vacation Simulator are one of the popular simulation games which can be played in a VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Until now, these both are available on PlayStation VR and Meta Quest.

UploadVR, a Unity website has already confirmed that Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator will be available for the Vision Pro. This is because Unity is hosting a round table for developers who are interested in bringing their games in the visionOS. The description of the event arranges how Owlchemy Studios is uainf Unity to port its games to the Apple Vision Pro.

Join us for a roundtable on February 27, 2024 at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT to learn how cross-industry experts used Unity’s visionOS Support to create games, apps, and spatial experiences for Apple Vision Pro. […] Hear how Owlchemy Studios brought their popular titles, Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator, over in the fully immersive (VR) space,” the event description reads.

Recently, Apple has confirmed that more than 1,000 apps are specially designed for Apple’s VR headset i.e. Vision Pro. But whenever it comes to VR games, there are only a few games that are available for the Apple Vision Pro. Moreover, Vision Pro can run iPad games as well, but if we talk about the experience, then with some games the interaction is not as good as they run in a 2D window.

If more VR games are available in the VisionOS App Store, then it will help Apple to boost interest in the Apple Vision Pro as a game console. Apple has its own RealityKit API. Additionally, the visionOS SDK also supports Unity frameworks, a common engine for building 3D games.

When Apple’s VR headset, Vision Pro was announced at WWDC 2023 in June, then in that event, Apple also highlighted that developers can easily port their existing Unity-created projects to visionOS. Both Apple and Unity have been working together to build and improve these tools.

Unity’s PolySpatial technology was launched last month for Unity Pro, Industry, and Enterprise subscribers. With this new PolySpatial technology, developers can make apps for cross-platform XR (extended reality).

Are you guys interested for the Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator that will be available in the visionOS App Store? If yes, then do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.

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OnePlus 12R 256GB variant customers can now request for refund – Here are the details

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Recently, OnePlus confirmed that both variants of the OnePlus 12R come with UFS 3.1 storage type and now, we have further information regarding the same. Newly, Kinder Liu, the President and CEO of OnePlus has posted a new thread in the OnePlus Community in which he mentioned that if you have a OnePlus 12R 256GB variant you only purchase the phone just because of UFS 4.0 storage type, then you can request a refund for that.

How to request for Refund for the OnePlus 12R 256GB variant?

To get a refund for the 256GB variant of the OnePlus 12R, you just have to contact Customer Service through your usual channel. After that, they will tell you the steps to get a refund As they know the entire situation. Giving a refund is a good step taken by OnePlus. Previously, they gave a free lifetime warranty for the Green Line/Lines on the display of OnePlus smartphones.

OnePlus 12R 256GB variant refund

Note: The refund of the OnePlus 12R is applicable in India until 16 March 2024 i.e. one month for the 256GB variant (higher one).

Still, OnePlus has confidence that the OnePlus 12R lives up to high expectations. After all, the OnePlus 12R has the features of Trinity Engine that were announced on the launch. Liu has also confirmed that the OnePlus 12R was fully certified by TUV SUD using UFS 3.1 memory and it is certified to remain fluent for 48 months i.e. up to 4 years.

OnePlus 12R is the same phone which is launched in OnePlus Ace 3 China. But in China, all three variants i.e. (12GB and 256 GB, 16GB and 512 GB, and 16GB and 1 TB) of the OnePlus Ace 3 come with UFS 4.0 storage type.

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Do you own a OnePlus 12R 256GB variant and will you take a refund for your OnePlus 12R? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.

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