Samsung and Google Cloud today have announced a new multi-year partnership to bring Google Cloud’s generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology to Samsung smartphone users worldwide.
Starting with the Samsung Galaxy S24 series announced today at Galaxy Unpacked in San Jose, California, Samsung will be the first Google Cloud partner to deploy Gemini Pro and Imagen 2 on Vertex AI via the cloud to their smartphone devices.
“Google and Samsung have long shared deeply-held values around the importance of making technology more helpful and accessible for everyone,” said Janghyun Yoon, Corporate EVP and Head of Software Office of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “After months of rigorous testing and competitive evaluation, the Google Cloud and Samsung teams worked together to deliver the best Gemini-powered AI experience on Galaxy.”
Samsung is the first Google Cloud partner to deploy Gemini Pro on Vertex AI to consumers. Built from the ground up to be multimodal, Gemini can generalize and seamlessly understand, operate across, and combine different types of information including text, code, images, and video.
Starting with Samsung-native applications, users can take advantage of summarization features across Notes, Voice Recorder, and Keyboard. Gemini Pro on Vertex AI provides Samsung with critical Google Cloud features, including security, safety, privacy, and data compliance.
Galaxy S24 series users can also immediately benefit from Imagen 2, Google’s most advanced text-to-image diffusion technology from Google DeepMind to date. With Imagen 2 on Vertex AI, Samsung can bring safe and intuitive photo-editing capabilities into the users’ hands. These features can be found in Generative Edit in S24’s Gallery application.
As part of this partnership, Samsung is also one of the first customers to test Gemini Ultra, billed as Google’s most capable and largest model for highly-complex tasks. The S24 series will also use Gemini Nano, an on-device LLM (Large Language Model) delivered as part of the Android 14 operating system, the most efficient model of Gemini for on-device tasks.
“Together with Samsung, Google Cloud sees the tremendous opportunity for generative AI to create meaningful mobile experiences that stimulate and strengthen connection and communication for millions,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.
“With Gemini, Samsung’s developers can leverage Google Cloud’s world-class infrastructure, cutting-edge performance, and flexibility to deliver safe, reliable, and engaging generative AI powered applications on Samsung smartphone devices.”
The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is available to pre-order at Tesco Mobile, with prices starting from just £37.99* a month. Pre-order here. Customers who pre-order a Galaxy S24 series device between 17 and 25 January can receive a Galaxy Watch6 worth £289. What’s more, customers who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S24, Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 256GB device, will receive the 512GB model at same price with the helpful network.
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