One UI 5 for Samsung Galaxy devices comes with many features that will increase productivity, improve security and improve overall usability.
Samsung has highlighted many major features in A 5 user interface. The South Korean tech giant previously confirmed that stable versions of One UI 5 will start rolling out to its smartphones by the end of the month. In August, Samsung launched the One UI 5 open beta program for the Galaxy S22 series after testing it internally for some time. The new software is based on Android 13, making Samsung’s flagships among the very first smartphones to get the latest version of Android.
Samsung was once one of the laggards in terms of Android updates and was often berated by its customers for not rolling out new software in a timely manner. However, things have changed a lot since then and the company is now one of the first to roll out Android updates to its smartphones and tablets. The latest update is no exception, with Samsung set to roll out its latest software to users just two months after Google officially released Android 13 to the public.
According to a press release from Samsung, one of the most important features of One UI 5 will be Bixby Text Call, which allows users to answer the phone by typing a message instead of talking to the person on the other end of the phone. line. According to Samsung, the feature will read typed text with a synthetic voice for the person on the other end of the line, then convert their voice to plain text. The company says this feature will come in handy when users need to communicate in a noisy environment, such as on a busy train or at a loud concert.
New Features in Samsung’s One UI 5
Another new feature in One UI 5 is Modes, which allows users to create custom settings for different times of day. For example, under the plan, users can turn off notifications when it’s time to exercise, turn off all sounds, and turn on dark mode at bedtime. The company also claims to have refined the notification experience in One UI 5 to be more intuitive and easier to read at a glance. The new software also offers simpler video editing options, as well as stacked widgets that allow users to drag and drop widgets on top of each other to save screen space. Once widgets are placed on top of each other, users can swipe right or left to quickly scroll through them. Another notable new feature in One UI 5 is OCR (Optical Character Recognition), which allows users to extract text from images. The feature is currently available in iOS 16.
One UI 5 also has a new Connected Devices menu that will give users quick and easy access to all features that work with other devices, such as Quick Share, Smart View, and Samsung DeX. There is also an Auto-switch Buds menu which allows users to seamlessly switch their Galaxy Buds connection from one device to another. Finally, One UI 5 also brings a revamped security and privacy dashboard that allows users to easily get a quick overview of the security status of the device. With One UI 5, the phone can also notify users if they are about to share a photo containing potentially sensitive information, such as “an image of your credit or debit card, driver’s license, social security card, or passport.” Globally, A 5 user interface is a nice and thoughtful update that will bring a lot of new features to the users on top of what is available in the base Android 13.
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