Samsung will release the first beta of One UI 5 soon. That is the new version of its operating system, based on Android 13. The first photos have now been leaked, so that we have an idea of the changes. Are you watching?
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This is Samsung One UI 5
A few weeks ago we wrote that the first beta of One UI 5.0 for the Galaxy S22 series is likely to appear at the end of July. This software is based on the unofficially released Android 13. 9to5Google has acquired this trial version and shared some initial experiences. Note: the software is not finished yet, so things may still change. Apart from the new functions, the new One UI would also contain smoother animations.
What is immediately noticeable is that Samsung customizes the notification screen. There are new, larger icons and the overall design also looks slightly different. It is not a gigantic change, but it does give the notifications a tighter face.
One UI 4 One UI 5
The way you cut and paste text from photos is also being overhauled. Previously, this feature was hidden in Bixby, Samsung’s digital assistant. With One UI 5, Samsung is taking the approach of Apple’s iOS. When your smartphone notices text in a photo, a button immediately appears with which you can copy and share the sentences in, for example, a WhatsApp message.
All new is a separate page where all options for security and privacy are collected. Think about your accounts, passwords, and options to keep apps safe. Samsung has copied this page directly from Android 13, but with its own sauce. It does not, however, offer any new possibilities. All these options were already available in One UI 4. They will soon be easier to find.
Samsung One UI 5 doesn’t seem to be a very big update. 9to5Google thinks that the company mainly focuses on distributing Android 13 as quickly as possible. Below you can see some small innovations. You will soon be able to share notes easily in Samsung Notes. In addition, there will be a separate slide for ultra wideband with which you can, for example, determine the location of bluetooth trackers very precisely.
Furthermore, an image of your device will soon be available on the ‘About this phone’ page. to see. You can also check in the ‘quick settings’ menu which apps are currently active.
Finally, the new version of One UI has two options for multitasking. You can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to use two apps at once. If you swipe down from the top right you will see a pop-up window. They don’t work in beta yet, so we’ll have to wait and see what it looks like exactly.
As mentioned, we expect the first public beta of One UI 5 for the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra. Other smartphones will follow later, such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 and cheaper devices like the Samsung Galaxy A53. The first official version of the operating system, which is completely stable and no longer contains bugs, will probably be released by Samsung in the fall.
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