With our latest advances in AI, we have the opportunity to enhance what billions of people already love about Android — whether it’s accessing information quickly, connecting with people that you care about, capturing the perfect image or expressing your personal style.
Today at Galaxy Unpacked in San Jose, we shared how Google AI is creating new possibilities on Android with our long-standing partner, Samsung. The new Samsung Galaxy S24 series will use Gemini, Google’s best-in-class foundational models, to power the next generation of AI capabilities.
On top of that, Galaxy S24 users have a whole new way to search on their phone, along with new features for Google Messages and Android Auto. Read on to find out what’s new.
New ways to experience AI with Gemini
With a new partnership between Google Cloud and Samsung, Galaxy S24 users will be able to access our most capable AI model, Gemini, through apps and services built by Samsung.
With Gemini Pro, our best model for scaling across a wide range of tasks, you can interact with familiar Samsung apps in more helpful ways than ever before. On the new Galaxy S24 series, Samsung’s Notes, Voice Recorder and Keyboard apps will use Gemini Pro to deliver better summarization features. For example, you can record a lecture using Voice Recorder and quickly get a summary of the most important parts of the lesson. And with Imagen 2, Google’s advanced text-to-image diffusion technology, you will be able to access helpful photo editing capabilities using Generative Edit within the Galaxy S24 Gallery app.
Galaxy S24 series will also come built-in with Gemini Nano, the most efficient model for on-device tasks, to enable a new feature in Google Messages and ensure your data doesn’t leave your smartphone. Additionally, Samsung will be one of the first partners to test Gemini Ultra, our largest model for highly complex tasks, before it is available broadly to developers and enterprise customers later this year.
We look forward to working with Samsung to bring Gemini into even more product experiences for Galaxy users around the world. Learn more about Google Cloud and Samsung’s partnership.
A new way to discover and access information
Since the beginning of Android, people have turned to Google Search to help satisfy their curiosity. And with advancements in AI, we’re able to create an entirely new way to search. With the Galaxy S24 series, we’re introducing Circle to Search, a new feature that lets you search anything on your Android phone without switching between apps. You can now select images, videos or text on your phone that you’re curious to learn more about with a simple gesture — whether that’s circling, highlighting, scribbling or tapping anything on your screen. Imagine the ease, speed and possibilities of searching for that eye-catching outfit on social media, that unfamiliar phrase in an article, that unusual plant on YouTube, and all the other whatchamacallits you see while browsing your phone. And with generative AI-powered overviews, you can more easily understand concepts, ideas or topics with helpful information that’s pulled together from across the web.
New ways to text with friends and family
Your smartphone is a gateway for staying in touch with the world, and text messaging is an essential part of that experience. Over the years, we’ve continued to evolve the messaging experience on Android to help you better communicate and express yourself. With the launch of the Galaxy S24 series, we’re bringing a few of our favorite Google Messages features out of beta including the latest AI-powered features. Magic Compose, now running on-device using Gemini Nano, helps you craft unique messages in different styles — like excited, formal or even lyrical. Photomoji lets you create a new emoji from your own photos using generative AI. These features, alongside other intuitive functionalities like Voice Moods, are designed to use AI to help you communicate with a personal touch, making messaging more fun for everyone.
New ways to stay connected while on the road
We’re making it easier for you to communicate while on the road with Android Auto. Using the power of AI, Android Auto will automatically summarize long texts or busy group chats while you’re driving, so you can keep in touch while staying focused on the road. Android Auto will also suggest relevant replies and actions that you can take without touching your phone. So, if you need to get to that lunch spot that your friend shared, you can simply tap once to navigate to the location shared, send your estimated time of arrival, or even call your friend.
Plus, Android Auto will soon reflect the design elements, like your wallpaper and icons, of your Samsung Galaxy phone, so you can have an even more seamless transition and consistent experience from your phone to your car.
We’re excited about all these new capabilities coming to Android and the Galaxy S24 series, and we have lots more to come. Learn more about Samsung's brand-new smartphones here.