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Samsung starts the One UI 3 (Android 11) Beta program for Developers

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Earlier we exclusively reported about the upcoming One UI 3 beta program and now Samsung has officially kicked off the beta program for Android 11-based One UI 3 for developers.

The One UI 3 Beta Program is currently open to participants in South Korea and the U.S. Following the One UI 3 beta for developers, Samsung will release the public beta version and with more eligible models.

The One UI Beta Program allows users to try One UI features before their official release. As you can preview the new features and design, as well as providing feedback to Samsung to help improve their new features as well and user experience for the stable release.

READ MORE: Here’s the list of eligible Samsung devices that will get the One UI 3.0/Android 11

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Currently, One UI 3 Pre-beta phase opened for Developers:

Samsung partners with developers and allows then to participate in a pre-beta phase and to ensure that the application store apps are compatible with the beta software before the public beta period.

One UI 3 eligible devices for Pre-beta phase testing:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

One UI 3 eligible devices for Pre-beta phase testing Countries:

South Korea:

Service Provider (KT / LGU+ / SKT / Unlocked) =  Models [Galaxy S20 (SM-G981N), S20+ (SM-G986N), S20 Ultra (SM-G988N)

United States:

Service Provider  (Sprint / T-Mobile) = Models [Galaxy S20 (SM-G981U), S20+ (SM-G986U), S20 Ultra (SM-G988U)]

Service Provider (Unlocked) = Models [Galaxy S20 (SM-G981U1), S20+ (SM-G986U1), S20 Ultra (SM-G988U1)]

How to participate (Developers):

To participate in the pre-beta, apply to become a Samsung partner developer. Approved partner developers can learn how to access the beta software through the “ONE UI BETA FOR PARTNER” tab on this page, and are notified when the pre-beta phase begins.

Apply for Samsung Developer Partnership

Note :

  • The pre-beta phase is for the purpose of compatibility testing with the listed devices only. Your partnership application can be rejected if the conditions and requirements are not met. If you cannot participate in the pre-beta, you can participate in the public beta when it is available.
  • The outcome of the application is confirmed within 2 business days after applying for a partnership.
  • Before installing beta software, it is highly recommended to back up your data to your computer with Smart Switch. Unexpected behavior in beta software can cause data loss.

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Chanakya Shrutam is the lead writer and Editor-in-chief at Sammyfans.com. He is experienced in the field of App development for Android, Machine learning, and graphics designing. Most of the time he writes news articles and stays in front of his computer but he also takes some time off to practice calligraphy with new fountain pens.

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Samsung considers LockStar support for Galaxy S24 AOD customization

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Samsung is reviewing LockStar for Galaxy S24 AOD customization. The Korean community’s moderator confirmed that the latest flagship phones don’t support personalization of the always-on-display using Good Lock’s LockStar module.

Thanks to the new screens, Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series brings an iPhone-like Always On Display feature. However, the company seemingly missed bounding it with Good Lock for customization. As a result, users are facing issues tweaking it through LockStar.

However, the latest input confirms that Samsung is considering LockStar support for Galaxy S24 AOD. This will allow users to renovate the always-on-display functionality on their device in various aspects including removal of certain elements.

LockStar doesn’t support AOD customization in the Galaxy S24 series. While an internal review is underway, a possible release may happen shortly. Meanwhile, the moderator hasn’t shared any specific timeline regarding the availability of the support.

Good Lock’s LockStar is one of the most popular plugins for Galaxy customization. Not only the lock screen, the LockStar also lets users tweak the AOD function. The suite will likely add support for the newly released phones well before July Unpacked.

Samsung Galaxy S24 AOD LockStar

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Beyond Apple, Huawei’s resurgence in China raises concerns for Samsung

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Huawei is making a stunning comeback in its home ground. The company scored a 70% year-on-year growth in its smartphone sales in China in the first quarter. At the same time, sales of Apple dropped by over 19%, reports Counterpoint Research.

The report highlights that the Chinese phone maker is set to outpace Apple in China. As Apple is already facing heat, it’s alarming for all smartphone vendors including Samsung. After Apple, Huawei’s next target will be Samsung which leads the Global market.

Huawei, which was at 9.3% in the first quarter of 2023, jumped to 15.5% in Q1 this year. Apple led the Chinese market in 1Q23 with approximately 20% market share slipped to 15.7% in the first quarter of this year, dropping to the third spot in China.

Earlier, IDC pointed out that Apple is facing a market decline as it lost momentum in China. The local government’s push for local vendors is also helping Huawei to eat Apple’s market. Well, Vivo and Honor were the top two brands by market share.

“Apple’s sales were subdued during the quarter as Huawei’s comeback has directly impacted Apple in the premium segment,” said Ivan Lam, senior research analyst at Counterpoint.

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Samsung and Intel team up to power the future of AI PCs

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Apart from mobile, Samsung is also focusing on the PC market. The company has recently launched its new all-in-one PC “All-in-One Pro.” At the event, the VP of Intel Korea Samsung Business Division announced the intention to work with Samsung for the AI PCs market.

Galaxy AI is a hit, helping Samsung sell the Galaxy S24 series worldwide. The Korean tech giant is also bringing AI capabilities to its laptop line. Compared to smartphones, laptops, and PCs would offer way better AI features and abilities to bolster productivity.

Samsung’s All-in-One Pro features Intel’s Core Ultra AI PC processor CPU. Thanks to Intel’s external GPU, Arc, graphics performance in the all-in-one PC has also improved twofold compared to the previous generation, and power efficiency has been improved by 25%.

“In this trend where AI is present everywhere, the PC is the product that we experience directly and use for production activities,” stated Bae Tae-won.

As far as AI features are concerned, Intel is committed to offering a complimentary “AI Creator App Package” that consists of the Luminar Neo photo editing software named “Affinity” as well as the Magix video editing application “Vegas.”

Apart from Intel, Samsung also partnered with Microsoft to bring a dedicated Copilot key to the wireless keyboard of the All-in-One Pro PC. Such kind of collaborations offer deeply enhanced user experience as accessing AI-powered Copilot is just a keypress away from you.

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