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4 Google updates coming to Samsung devices

Samsung Galaxy Watches alongside two screens showing Gemini and Circle to Search answering YouTube and Calculus questions

Today at Galaxy Unpacked, we announced four Google updates coming to Samsung’s latest devices, including the Galaxy Z Flip6, Z Fold6 and the newest Galaxy Watches. Here’s what to expect:

1. Get suggestions from Gemini based on what’s on your screen

With the Gemini app on Android, you have a helpful, personal AI assistant right on your phone. You can easily learn about the world around you, find the right words and generate images on the fly. And because Gemini is deeply integrated with Google apps, it can help you take action across Gmail, Docs, Maps, Drive and more.

With the new Galaxy Z series, Gemini will soon give relevant suggestions based on what's on your screen. Just swipe the corner of the screen or say “Hey Google” to bring up Gemini. And if you’re, say, watching something on YouTube, the suggestion “Ask about this video” will appear. The Galaxy Z Fold6’s large screen is particularly helpful for multitasking. Soon, when you watch a video, you’ll be able to bring up the Gemini overlay and move it for a split screen experience.

The Gemini app on Android is currently available in 29 languages in over 200 countries. These updates on the Galaxy series will be available in the coming months.

2. Circle to Search on the new Galaxy Z Series

Large screen device with an overlay showing a question about a Calculus equation using Circle to Search

Earlier this year, we announced Circle to Search, an easy way to search on your Android device without switching apps. Since then, we’ve added translation capabilities and homework help for a range of physics and math problems. And starting later this month, Circle to Search will help you learn more complex topics like symbolic math and scan barcodes and QR codes on your screen.

Circle to Search is also supported on tablets and foldables, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 and the Flip6, and will come to more Samsung devices later this year.

3. Try Wear OS 5 on the new Galaxy Watches

Samsung Watch Ultra and Watch7 displaying health monitoring capabilities and workout summaries

At I/O, we shared how Wear OS 5 brings improved performance and battery life. Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch lineup, including the Watch Ultra and Watch7, will be the first smartwatches powered by Wear OS 5. And they’re the perfect companion for when you’re on the go: These smartwatches offer advanced health monitoring capabilities, including heart rate tracking and sleep monitoring, and a personalized health experience, as well as access to a wide range of apps in Google Play.

4. Watch YouTube TV in multiview

On the GalaxyZ Fold6, YouTube TV subscribers will be able to watch in multiview, enjoying up to four different streams at the same time. You can choose from pre-selected combinations of football, news, weather and simultaneous sporting events.

We’re constantly working with Samsung to bring the latest Google updates to Galaxy products, from smartphones and wearables to even future technologies, like the upcoming XR platform. Check out everything that was announced at Galaxy Unpacked today.

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