Samsung has started rolling out the new One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy S21 series devices, starting March 15. As expected, consumers are getting a slew of new features with the latest software, it brings improvements and optimization for several features too.
As mentioned in the changelog, the One UI 4.1 update addresses the apps/games performance throttling issue on the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices. To do so, the company has included a new “game performance management mode” in the Game Booster app with the One UI 4.1.
Samsung: Update GOS after One UI 4.1 installation!
The newly added “Alternate game performance management mode” is here to maintain the device’s temperature while playing high-specs games. Well, it’s worth mentioning that Samsung recommended Galaxy S21 users to update the GOS (Game Optimizing Service) app to the latest version after installing One UI 4.1.
- Update GOS (Game Optimizing Service) app — Galaxy Store
Samsung One UI 4.1 update optimizes the GOS (Game Optimizing Service) functionality on the Galaxy S21 series phones, making sure the CPU/GPU performance will not be limited during the early stages of gameplay. Also, it allows 3rd party apps to bypass the Game Optimizing Service for further surety.
One UI 4.1
Samsung introduced the One UI 4.1 alongside the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Tab S8 series devices. This new Android 12-based One UI skin comes with plenty of additional features over the One UI 4.0 like customizable RAM Plus, advanced Colour Palette, and more.
Aside from the devices that came pre-installed, the One UI 4.1 software is currently available on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra as well as on Beta channel for the Galaxy M31 and Galaxy M32 devices in India.
Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.
Apple’s Surprising Victory: Takes the Crown in Indian Smartphone Exports, Samsung Drops to Second
For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.