Samsung Galaxy Buds+ is getting a firmware update that comes with several features carried over from Galaxy Buds Pro, similar to what happened with Galaxy Buds Live last week. The key highlight of the update is — “Auto Switch” feature that allows users to switch between two devices seamlessly on the go. The feature, however, will only work on Samsung phones and tablets running on One UI 3.1. The firmware update is currently being rolled out in India, South Korea, and the US, with other global markets expected to follow soon.
According to a screenshot of the update changelog, first spotted by TizenHelp, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ update will bring features like Auto Switch between Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets running on One UI 3.1. Additionally, the update also incorporates the Buds menu control to Bluetooth settings that make it easier to control the earphones directly, instead of using the Galaxy Wearable app. The update is 1.41MB in size, as per the changelog. However, Samsung seems to missed adding the Hearing Aid feature, which is designed to assist the auditory impaired.
The firmware update comes with build number R175XXU0AUB3, according to the changelog. As per TizenHelp, the update is currently available for users in India, South Korea, and the US. It is expected to be rolled out elsewhere soon.
In other Galaxy Buds-related news, Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds Pro in January this year. The true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones are priced at Rs 15,990 in India. They rival the likes of Apple AirPods and Sony earpods. The Galaxy Buds Pro features ANC support, wireless charging, and are IPX7-rated for water resistance. Samsung is offering the Galaxy Buds Pro in three colours – Black, Violet, and Silver.