Samsung’s yearly developer conference will be kicking off today, October 29, at 10 AM PT, in San Jose, California, and the company will have a range of topics to address, such as Bixby, 5G, IoT, and One UI 2.0. SDC (Samsung Developer Conference) is a two-day event aimed primarily at developers, and it starts with a keynote by DJ Koh, president and CEO of Samsung’s mobile division, and other speakers that will reveal tidbits on everything the Korean giant is working on.
Samsung posts news about its products, collaborations, business, and more on its Samsung Newsroom portal. These include posts about AI (Artificial Intelligence) as well, which is an increasingly important area of interest for the Korean tech giant. However, given the scale of the company and the diversified nature of its operations, it may not be easy to keep track of all the AI-related news Samsung posts on its website.
Samsung is now rolling out the November security update for the Galaxy S10 in Switzerland. It’s not often that we see a flagship Galaxy smartphone get the next month’s security patch in the previous month, but what’s more surprising this time around is that Samsung only just released a second October security update in Switzerland earlier this week. We wonder why the company didn’t just bundle the November patch with that update; it probably has to do with the fact that the previous update released this week focused on adding new features to the Galaxy S10 series.
The Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta for the Galaxy S10 series has a critical bug: The device is locking people out by refusing to accept their PIN, password, or pattern, with the issue cropping up after a device is restarted. Those who have set up the Remote unlock feature enabled on their phone have been able to use Samsung’s Find My Mobile service to delete all biometrics (password, PIN, pattern, fingerprint and facial recognition), but since the bug causes the device to reject all passwords as incorrect, they have been unable to set a new pattern/PIN/password afterwards.
More than a month after its European debut, the software update that introduced multiple Galaxy Note 10 features to the Galaxy S10 series is making its way to the US. Samsung has officially announced that stateside customers will soon begin to receive the update on their Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, or Galaxy S10 5G. At least T-Mobile has already pushed out the update to its users. Unlocked models and other carrier variants should also be getting it soon.
Samsung recently announced the One UI 2.0 beta for several of its phones, including the Galaxy S10 family. The Galaxy Note 10 was missing, however, which was a pretty interesting exclusion considering how close those devices are.
Looks like that delay was only temporary, though. The beta has officially been released for the Galaxy Note 10 after briefly being pulled for issues last week.
With a dedicated Night mode, Samsung made it possible for consumers to take better pictures in low-light conditions with a single tap. With Android 10 and One UI 2.0, the company is enhancing the camera’s Pro mode for those who prefer manually adjusting camera parameters when taking photos. On Android 10, the camera on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 allows one to set the ISO to 3200 and the shutter speed/exposure to 30 seconds.