Earlier, Samsung announced the One UI 4 Beta program, based on Android 12, for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series. Later on, the company released a handful of new One UI 4 Beta updates to both of these lineups in South Korea, India and the US.
Meanwhile, the Korean tech giant had not released any new Android 12-based Beta update to the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series devices. Accordingly, a user in South Korea reached Samsung Community with a demand for the 4th One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S20 series devices.
Following the user’s concern, Samsung Beta Operations manager disclosed important information that every Galaxy S20 smartphone user should know. According to the official statement, the company won’t release any new One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S20 series, while, the stable/official version will soon be released for the public.
Hello, this is Beta Operations Manager.
Please note that there are currently no plans to open additional betas, and we are preparing to open the official version.
One UI 4 Features:
- Samsung’s Android 12 update comes with tons of new features such as a redesigned user interface with revamped icons and Material You theming system.
- In addition, the One UI 4.0 enhances all of the stock apps, adds more lock screen widgets, quick settings toggles to turn off the camera and mic access and more.
One UI 4.0 already halted for every phone!
On December 21st, Samsung Community moderator in South Korea revealed that Google and Samsung working to resolve the issue related to Google Play. Accordingly, the Korean phone maker is rapidly working to fix that issue and resume the delayed Galaxy S21 Android 12 release ASAP. Read more here
Apart from this, previously, Samsung had also delayed the stable Android 12 release for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in South Korea and Serbia. After installing the major Android update, several users of these latest foldable devices reported having multiple severe issues.
Also, check this crazy news: Very early Android 13 build revealed several big features incoming
Samsung’s New Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE Plus Showcase Sleek Design [Leak]
Samsung will soon unveil its new affordable tablet lineup – Galaxy Tab S9 FE. The company is said to bring two new tablets namely Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus. Ahead of the launch, a reliable source revealed official press pictures, which show the whole design.
The upcoming Galaxy Tab S9 FE is said to have a 10.9-inch display, while the larger Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus has a 12.4-inch diagonal. It’s worth mentioning that the company uses high-quality metal casings for the “Fan Edition” tablets, making them look similar to the flagship products.
These will be available in a number of different variants, depending on the country. Sources of Roland Quandt (via winfuture) only revealed images of the Light Gray variant of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE Plus, however, there should also be versions in Lavender, Mint and Silver.
WhatsApp Unveils Innovative Features to Enhance Everyday Convenience for Users
On September 20, WhatsApp introduced several new features, which will help speed up how to get things done with businesses in a WhatsApp chat. The new features include faster chat experiences with Flows and choose your Payments Service such as cards.
WhatsApp launched ” Flows” making it possible for businesses to offer more experiences like quickly choosing your train seat, ordering a meal, or booking an appointment – all without leaving your chat.
With Flows, businesses will be able to provide rich menus and customizable forms that support different needs. We’ll make Flows available to businesses around the world using the WhatsApp Business Platform in the coming weeks.
Payment via UPI, debit/credit cards
People in India can now add items to their cart and send a payment using the method of their choice from all supported UPI apps, debit and credit cards, and more. Meta revealed that it’s working with partners Razorpay and PayU to make paying for something as simple as sending a message.
Meta says that it’s making it possible for businesses to receive verification, helping you know you’re chatting with the right business. To become Meta Verified, businesses demonstrate their authenticity to Meta and in return receive a verified badge, enhanced account support, and impersonation protection.
Meta Verified Features:
- Ability to create a custom WhatsApp page that is easily discoverable via a web search
- Multi-device support so multiple employees can respond to customers
In near future, the testing of Meta Verified will start with small businesses using the WhatsApp Business app.
Emoji 15.1 introduced for Android and iOS devices: 118 new emojis coming
Emoji 15.1 is the latest set of emojis approved by the Unicode Consortium, the organization that regulates the text encoding standard used by most digital devices. The latest version of Emoji adds 118 new emojis, including six new concepts, four new family combinations, and 108 new directions for six existing people emojis. These new emojis are expected to appear on various platforms in the first half of the next year.
All of these new emojis are created by combining existing emoji characters or sequences with a special character called a zero-width joiner (ZWJ). This allows for new designs without adding new characters to the Unicode Standard.
Emoji 15.1 is the first update to the Unicode Standard that does not introduce any new emoji characters since Unicode 12.1 in 2019. However, Unicode 15.1 does add several hundred new non-emoji characters to the standard. The total number of emojis recommended by Unicode is now 3,782.
- Head-Shaking Horizontally
- Head-Shaking Vertically
- Brown Mushroom
- Broken Chain
New Family Combinations
- Family: Adult, Adult, Child
- Family: Adult, Child, Child
- Family: Adult, Child
- Family: Adult, Adult, Child, Child
- Person Walking Facing Right
- Person Running Facing Right
- Person Kneeling Facing Right
- Person with White Cane Facing Right
- Person in Manual Wheelchair Facing Right
- Person in Motorized Wheelchair Facing Right