Google’s Android 12 is still fresh but here we are already talking about its successor – Android 13. Over the past few days, we’ve learned about a bunch of work-in-progress Android 13 features. Meanwhile, one piece of new information speaks about another.
According to trusted media named Android Police, the upcoming Android 13 will allow users to switch profiles from the keyguard (PIN/pattern entry page). They also claim that Google will introduce a new toggle that will let users disable the home button Assistant shortcut.
Let us discuss these features one by one.
Keyguard user profile switcher:
Android 13 may come with a new keyguard profile switcher that will allow users to switch to a different user profile before unlocking it. The screenshot mentioned below shows that the new profile switcher will appear on the PIN/password entry page and let users switch a different profile from a drop-down menu.
Home button Assistant toggle:
In addition to the above-mentioned feature, the report also unveils a home button assistant toggle. The new option is capable to enable or disable the home button gesture to trigger the Google Assistant. Users could find the new settings in the System navigation settings.
More Panlingual bits:
Besides the two new features, the said media has also shared the screenshots of the upcoming Panlingual feature. This feature will appear as a new App Languages option under the Languages & input settings. When opened, a list of installed apps will appear and users will be able to configure the language settings for each app from the list.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 126.96.36.199 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!