The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+ were launched with features like AR Doodle, a built-in video editor and Link to Windows integration. The South Korean giant has now rolled out an update to the Galaxy S10 Series of phones that brings all the mentioned features to the flagship. The update has been released in European markets for the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G.2 handsets. Samsung mentions that the update release date may vary by country and carrier. Each global market will receive the same features through the update with the exception of the US, where features may vary by carrier. There is no information on when the update will be released for the Indian market.
After installing the update, the Galaxy S10 users will see a change in the camera app. The update expands the camera’s Night Mode to include support for the front-facing camera as well. It also introduces enhanced Super steady video stabilisation, as well as support for Galaxy Note10 functions like AR Doodle and Live focus video recording. While the AR Doodle lets users draw drawings and write text messages in videos, the Live focus video lets them apply bokeh effects (including blur, big circle, color point and glitch) to videos recorded with the front or rear camera.
The Gallery app-accessible video editor will now offer Galaxy S10 users the tools to turn a clip into a share-worthy video. This can be done by trimming clips, stitching them together, adjusting playback speed and more. Users can even use the function to add subtitles and background music to clips. ‘At Samsung Electronics, we’re constantly exploring ways to offer Galaxy device users the best possible smartphone experience, and this software update is an extension of that commitment,’ Jiyoung Mun, an engineer at Samsung Electronics’ Mobile R&D Office, said in a statement.
The update also brings Samsung DeX support for PC. Once users download the app from SamsungDeX.com, they can launch Samsung DeX on their PC or Mac simply by connecting their Galaxy S10 to their computer via USB cable. The update has also brought Link to Windows support, which means that the Galaxy S10 owners will be able to wirelessly connect their phone to their Windows 10 PC and easily view its contents, send and receive messages, and sync recent photos directly from their computer.
Further, Samsung Pass’s setup has been simplified so that users can log in to apps and websites quickly and securely using biometrics. In the Messages app, new icons for adding photos and videos have been positioned to the left of the text window to offer users easy access to the files.