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This January, Samsung lifted the veil on its new Galaxy S24 series. And one of the strong points of this series is the presence of new features based on artificial intelligence, which Samsung calls Galaxy AI. However, if you want to get some of these features, you no longer have to buy a Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, or S24 Ultra.
As you may already know, Samsung developed some of the Galaxy AI features in partnership with Google. And this week, the Mountain View firm is announcing a major update to its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones that brings two of the best features of the S24: the circle to search functionality, as well as the writing assistant. texting.
Even more AI on the Google Pixel
On the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, users will be able to long-press the home button or navigation bar, then circle an item on the screen to quickly do a visual search for that item. element. For example, if the user sees an interesting item in a video on social media, they can use this feature to find out where they can purchase that item.
Here's a demo of the new Circle to Search gesture on a @madebygoogle Pixel 8 Pro! This gesture lets you tap, scribble, or draw a circle around text or images on screen to search it on Google.
This feature will roll out to the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro starting January 31. pic.twitter.com/Lf6bVabJaG
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 22, 2024
And like Samsung's latest flagships, the Pixel 6 and more recent models will have a feature based on generative AI that improves texting , before sending. “You can use this feature to make your messages more concise, professional, or dramatic, like Shakespeare himself. And it's all happening on the Pixel 8 Pro device, thanks to Gemini Nano, Google's most efficient model designed for on-device tasks”, can we read in the announcement.
Waiting for the next flagships
While Google's smartphones are already full of AI-based features, these two new features should make them even more interesting, pending the release of the next models. As a reminder, Google's next flagships, the Pixel 9 and the Pixel 9 Pro, will only be released in the second half of the year. However, many rumors are already circulating about these two smartphones. And recently, alleged renders of the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro have even been circulating online.
According to these images, which should always be considered with caution, Google could make radical changes in terms of design. The Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro could be closer to the design of the iPhone, with flat borders and more rounded corners. On the other hand, Google could replace its iconic camera bar with a sort of oval island.
- Samsung recently made its Galaxy S24 series official, which includes new features based on artificial intelligence
- Google has just announced the arrival of 2 of these features on the Pixel 8
- series These new features could boost sales of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, while waiting for Google's next flagships
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