Samsung's Galaxy Book laptops will soon get many new features, including ChatGPT-powered Bing search right on the taskbar. Microsoft has announced a new update that will start rolling out to Windows 11 computers later this month. It also gets a new feature that lets you answer calls and reply to messages with a paired iPhone.
ChatGPT-powered Bing on Windows 11 taskbar
The upcoming Windows 11 update, which weirdly doesn't have an official name, brings the new Bing experience to the search box on the taskbar. It offers the ChatGPT-powered conversational search experience to all Windows 11 users. Moreover, with the updated Windows Phone Link app, iPhone users can pair their phone with a Windows 11 computer and reply to texts, answer or make calls, and check the iPhone's battery charge level.
Special features for Samsung Galaxy phone users
For Samsung users, Windows Phone Link will make things even easier. They can start a Wi-Fi hotspot on their Galaxy smartphone or tablet directly from the paired PC. Additionally, they can browse the recent website they browsed on their phone and open them on a paired Windows 11 PC or Galaxy Book laptop.
Look better and sound clearer on your video calls
With the Windows Studio Effects feature, Galaxy Book users can use AI-enhanced video calling features such as eye contact correction, automatic framing, background blur, and voice focus. These features can be accessed directly from the Action Center. The Microsoft Teams-based Chat experience is also getting better. With the new pop-up window from the taskbar, users can see messages, preview their own video, jump into calls, and share call links.
You can also get help from others or help others using the Quick Assist app. You can share your screen with others or control their Windows 11 PC in case they need any help with their computer. There's also a laser pointer to highlight elements on the screen to make it easier to guide people with their Windows 11 computer.
Third-party widgets and tabs for Notepad are finally coming to Windows 11
Microsoft has also added third-party widgets, including Facebook Messenger and Spotify. These are in addition to many first-party widgets for Calendar, Windows Phone Link, Photos, News, Sports Scores, Weather, and Xbox Game Pass. The Snipping Tool is getting a built-in screen recording feature. The Notepad app is getting the much-requested Tabs feature.
For touchscreen-enabled Windows 11 PCs like the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360, touch controls are getting better through new touch gestures to open and close Start Menu, Action Center, Notifications Center, and Widgets.
How to update your Galaxy Book to the latest version of Windows 11?
Microsoft has confirmed that the new Windows 11 update will be released later this month to computers running Windows 11 (version 22H2). You can check for the new update by navigating to Settings » Windows Update and selecting Check For Updates.