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Android and Samsung Twitter accounts team up, tease ‘something exciting’

Here’s something interesting: The official Twitter accounts for Android and Samsung Mobile are suggesting that Google and Samsung will have something special to announce together at the latter’s February 11 Unpacked event, where the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip will be unveiled.

A few hours ago, the Android Twitter account tagged Samsung Mobile in a message that says “Something exciting is just around the corner. See you at Unpacked” along with a video that shows the Android logo with its ‘n’ replaced with a white rectangular block similar to the one we see in Samsung’s official Unpacked promo. Samsung Mobile responded to the tweet with “Saved you a seat!”, so it’s all pretty mysterious and gives us no useful information.

Did Google and Samsung work together on the latter’s foldable device again?

All we can do is speculate, and the biggest suspect is that Samsung has worked with Google to optimize Android for the Galaxy Z Flip’s user interface. Google and Samsung worked together to make sure the Galaxy Fold’s folding display works well with Android Pie, with Google even working some of Samsung’s foldable UI elements into stock Android. For example, App Continuity, a feature that lets an app change seamlessly from the outer to inner display on the Galaxy Fold, was built into Android as native functionality for all foldable devices.

The two companies are also said to be working on integrating Google Duo into Samsung’s messaging app, but since that is reportedly going to be limited to South Korea, it’s probably not what is being teased here.ย Some are also speculating that Google could bring back its Play Edition series of smartphones, which saw manufacturers like Samsung release a variant of their flagship phones running vanilla Android, though that is just wishful thinking and isn’t likely to happen in this day and age.

Of course, it could be thatย the Android team is simply helping Samsung build up excitement for its event, as the Korean giantย isย the largest and most popular maker of Android phones around the world. Whatever it may be, it looks like Samsung Unpacked could still have a few surprises in store, and we can’t wait to find out what that is.

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Biransahin
Biransahin

Google Assistant and Maps to be officially supported on Watch Active and Galaxy Watch. Google Assistant to be an available option on Galaxy home, with Bixby available for smart things devices in the home…………and finally, Samsung to design and build the Pixel 5!๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course all this is unlikely, just a bit of wild speculation.

fcaroll
fcaroll

To me they should start thinking more about something like a “specific excitement”, kind of excitement divided by price. It’s sort of difficult to get excited for more and more expensive tech that many times still has less features than older phones, and i don’t feel this unpacked will bring up something “cheaper” than the last one

JSH1973
JSH1973

Their smart speaker using Google Assistant instead of Bixby

Galaxy Notice
Galaxy Notice

That would honestly made no sense for it to have Google Assistant instead of Bixby.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Good point, though I’m thinking, “as well as” rather than “instead of”. Galaxy Home will be an integral part of smart things to control household appliances and devices.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Just proves the point I was making about leaks being deliberately scheduled up to launch date. If companies want to keep something quiet, they can easily keep something quiet.

Biransahin
Biransahin

You are right of course, some people continue to think leaks are a mistake, of course they’re not. It helps people to be ready to buy more quickly. Now they bring the “hook” very late to make sure people are curious enough to watch. Great strategy.

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

Well, sure, they can stop leaks, by not testing a device at all before launch, like they did with the Fold just to keep it a secret, ending up having to delay it because it didn’t get tested. Let’s hope they don’t repeat that with another device. ๐Ÿ˜›

london2tim
london2tim

s20 running android 11 ๐Ÿ™‚

tausif09
tausif09

Samsung stock android ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Abdallah98
Abdallah98

Ew no

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

Who In thier right would want to downgrade on features to have boring stick android…… No thanks

PJaya
PJaya

No, do not stock android

Galaxy Notice
Galaxy Notice

Ew. I just ate, don’t make me throw up.

stondec
stondec

That would be like trading the penthouse of a skyscraper for a tent ๐ŸŽช in the slums, I don’t think so buddy. Stock Android is for the insane.