Samsung testing One UI 3.5 version for the Galaxy S21 series, reveals CheckFirm
Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 flagship series that comes with the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 out of the box. Recently, a reliable source revealed that the company has started the Android 12 development for these latest flagships.
And now, it looks like the Korean tech giant is already working to develop the next generation of the One UI 3 i.e. the One UI 3.5 (based on Android 11) for eligible Galaxy devices. According to the latest information, a Reddit user spotted a new test firmware for the Galaxy S21 5G smartphone that carries PDA version number: G991BXXU3BUFB.
If we go with the latest test firmware, we can confirm that it’s a new One UI version. The region of the test firmware is DBT (Germany) and every Samsung fan is well known that the company initially pushes new software upgrades in European markets, mainly in Germany.
We know that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in near future, most probably on August 3. At the same time, the One UI 3.5 will also be announced that will exclusively come with the upcoming foldable phones out of the box.
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After that, the company will start distributing the One UI 3.5 upgrade to the eligible flagship, mid-range, and budget Galaxy phones and tablets as well. Do note that it will be an interim update that will not bring any UI changes or major features as they are reserved for the Android 12-based One UI 4.0.
One UI 6.0
One UI 6.0 Beta may be available for these Samsung Galaxy devices
Google is expected to begin Android 14’s Public Beta program at its I/O 2023 event (May 10). Samsung, on the other hand, may start the One UI 6.0 Beta program for Galaxy devices sometime after the official launch of the new operating system.
The Korean tech titan’s recently launched Galaxy S23 lineup would be the first to get the One UI 6.0 Beta update. Later on, Samsung is likely to expand the Beta program to the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series along with the upcoming and older foldable phones.
The Stable One UI 6.0 update would start rolling out in October 2023, with Samsung may take about three months to gain the stability milestone through its Beta testing. In case the company manages to begin the Beta program by August, we may see the official One UI 6.0 rollout by October.
Last year, the South Korean tech giant started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in early August. With a quite short delay, the company managed to deploy the official One UI 5.0 firmware in late October and rapidly expanded to several models within a month.
We believe Samsung may not make us wait too long for the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 Beta preview. Timeline aside, the Beta program may be available for several Galaxy devices, with some mid-range Galaxy A and M series would be included.
Samsung One UI 6.0 Beta Galaxy Devices:
- S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra
- S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra
- Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4
- S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra
- Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3
- Availability may be limited to select markets.
- The list is based on the previous rollout and Samsung’s software strategy.
- Select A and M series phones may also get access to the One UI 6.0 Beta program.
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One UI 5.1
Samsung serves One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Samsung releases One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE users. The latest firmware comes with a plethora of new features such as useful multitasking tools and new home screen widgets. Once installed, the update will take your tablet to a whole new level.
According to the information, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G variant has started getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update. Since the initial rollout is happening in Europe and some other markets, US availability is expected a few days later. The software bears PDA build version – T736BXXU2CWC5.
As the latest One UI 5.1 version takes your tablet to the next level, Samsung has also included the February 2023 security patch to ensure better system reliability. There are new Gallery features as well as enhancements to productivity and personalization.
Tab S7 FE users mainly use it as a portable PC and multitasking becomes a necessary function. Focussing on user’s needs, Samsung One UI 5.1 comes with three changes for the multitasking ability of the tablet, which you can check below:
- Easily minimize or switch to full screen: You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu. Just drag one of the corners.
- Access your most used apps in split screen: When you start a split-screen view, the apps you use most often will be shown below your recently used apps to help you find the apps you need faster.
- Improved multitasking in DeX: In split-screen view, you can now drag the divider in the center of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of the corners to make it fill a quarter of the screen.
- Added GIF Remaster
- Enhanced Photo Remaster
- Settings suggestions
- Spotify suggestions in Smart Suggestion widget
- Contacts widget
- Battery status widgets
- Enhanced dynamic Weather widget
Apart from this, the One UI 5.1 introduces notable upgrades to the Samsung Internet app. It adds a new feature, allowing you to continue browsing on another device if you’ve signed in with the same Samsung Account. Moreover, the search function now shows more precise results to the consumers.
One UI 5.1
Samsung Galaxy A71 bags One UI 5.1 update in Germany
Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone users are grabbing One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 in Germany. A few days ago the company rolled out this major update for Galaxy A71 in India, Canada, South Korea, the US, and select European countries.
Users of the Samsung Galaxy A71 in Germany can identify the One UI 5.1 update via version A715FXXU8DWB5 and a package size of 1235.56 MB. This huge firmware takes your smartphone to the next level with new features for gallery, camera, widget, and more to increase productivity and personalization.
Alongside this, the update also installs February 2023 security patch to improve system security. You can install it through the Settings of your phone >> navigate to Software update >> Download and install.
Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone features a 6.7 inches Super AMOLED+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, 64 MP primary camera, 4500 mAh battery, and more. It came pre-installed with Android 10 and now getting its last major update which is Android 13-based One UI 5.1
One UI 5.1 Features for Galaxy A71
The One UI 5.1 installs new Camera features to make it easy to change the color tone of selfies by just tapping the Effect button on the main screen.
For Gallery app, it comes with multiple new features such as extracting text from the video, GIF Remastering, a convenient information display, a common family share album, easier handling, improved editing tools, and more.
In addition, the Samsung widget section is receiving two new widgets, including a Battery widget and a Dynamic Weather widget. Meanwhile, the Smart Suggestion widget is also improved with new functions.
Furthermore, the Samsung Internet app now lets you continue browsing on other devices, the Bixby Text Call feature supports the English language, Slip-screen and Pop-view gets new functions for easier multitasking, Modes and Routines now allow you to set different wallpapers depending on the current mode, and much more.