Samsung’s One UI which is based on Google’s Android and Apple’s own iOS are two of the biggest rivals in the smartphone industry. Every year, Google and Apple release a new generation of their operating system to offer the best and most advanced features to their customers.
There are some features of both the operating systems that the corresponding users like. When the vendors introduce their latest OS, there are always some features that are inspired by each other.
Apple recently announced iOS 16 while Samsung is yet to show any glimpse of its upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5.0. Still, there are many features that Galaxy owners have been using for years and iPhone users are now only getting them.
Here, in this article, I and going to show you the 5 biggest iOS 16 features that Samsung One UI 4.1 phones have right now!
5 Samsung One UI 4.1-inspired iOS 16 features
Smarter Lock Screen
The headliner feature for iOS 16 is Lock Screen customization. You can finally make the Lock Screen truly yours by choosing a color and typeface for the clock, as well as adding informative or fun widgets. Meanwhile, Samsung One UI did it earlier.
The Korean company offers ‘at a Glance Widget’, which intelligently provides similar information by giving you an idea of what you’ll need. It always shows the weather, date, schedules, notifications, media, and others. These are more powerful than what Apple started offering now.
Automatic Sharing in Photos
iOS 16’s Photos app gets the ability to share photos of your family in a shared album you all have access to. Once the shared library is set up, you can share photos instantly right from Camera, choose to share automatically when other shared library members are nearby, and get smart suggestions for adding photos to the shared library in For You.
While considering Samsung, using the Google Photos app, the Galaxy owners has the ability to do so for around two years. Google Photos’ equivalent lets you automatically share photos that include that person. You can even upload photos from a DSLR from any computer and have them shared as well.
Smarter dictation with punctuation
Apple now allows you to move seamlessly between voice and touch to enter text. You can type with the keyboard, tap in the text field, move the cursor, and insert QuickType suggestions, all without needing to stop Dictation.
Android 12-based One UI 4 has had the same feature since last year. You can interact with the text as you type, have voice control over what you’ve already typed, and proper punctuation.
Multiple stops in Maps
With iOS 16, Apple Maps gets support for adding up to 15 stops along a route to Maps. This seemingly simple feature has been in Google Maps for years.
However, the only real difference between these two applications is that Apple Maps supports up to 15 stops while Google Maps only supports 10.
Apple introduces the Live Caption feature for iPhone users. You can now turn audio into text in real-time and follow along more easily with conversations and media.
Samsung on the other hand had this feature for years. It uses Google’s voice recognition technology to provide captions for content on phones that didn’t already have closed captions.
Samsung shows off the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs
Samsung is a major contributor to the foldable smartphone market. So far, the company has introduced 4 generations of its Fold and Flip lineup. Meanwhile, Samsung is now taking a step further to introduce a slidable display for PCs.
On September 27, Intel held its Innovation 2022 Day event where it introduced the 13th-generation Intel Core processors for desktops. At the same event, Intel has Samsung Display’s CEO – JS Choi to show off a prototype of the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs.
According to the report, it is basically a 13-inch display that can be extended as much larger as 17-inch. You can simply pull the display which will unroll the hidden portion of the screen.
This working prototype showcased by Samsung featured an unmoving image that shows Samsung Display + Intel written on it. Meanwhile, Samsung Display CEO said, it is specifically created for computers with tablet-like form factors, such as the Microsoft Surface Go 3.
Besides these, the company does not reveal anything about this display so it’s hard to judge it at this moment. The screen resolution, aspect ratio, brightness, and other features are yet to be known. Even Samsung did not tell how durable this display is.
A notable part is that Samsung calls it a Slidable display instead of an Expandable screen, which suggets that the Korean company wants to differentiate its product from others.
Another highlighting part that Samsung Display’s CEO said with the introduction of a slidable display is “foldable is gone”. However, it remains to be seen if the company will launch products that actually feature this technology and if it will launch then when?
Via – The Verge
Samsung planning to introduce new gaming service – Gaming Plus or Game Plus
Samsung TV Plus is a platform created by Samsung for Galaxy devices including smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. It provides you with different kinds of entertainment content even without any subscription or hidden charges, for free.
Earlier, the company announced the expansion of TV Plus service with the addition of new channels and TV shows. Well, it looks like, Samsung is planning something big for gamers, as two trademark applications for Samsung Gaming Plus and Samsung Game Plus emerged on the web.
According to tipster @stufflistings, Samsung filed trademark applications for two names – Gaming Plus and Game Plus. Both of these text trademarks suggest that the company is planning to introduce a gaming platform for various devices, similar to the TV Plus.
Samsung Game Plus
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— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) September 20, 2022
As of now, we don’t have more information regarding Samsung’s unreleased Gaming Plus and Samsung Game Plus. As soon as the company shares more details about these products, we will provide you with the latest and authentic insights. Until then, stay tuned with us!
Snapchat lenses used over 2.5 Billion times in Samsung phones
Samsung officially announced that the Galaxy A series exclusive feature Fun Mode has been used over 2.5 billion times since its launch in 2021. This mode introduces Snapchat AR lenses to the Samsung stock camera app.
The data has been calculated from March 2021 to August 2022. As of now, this feature is only available for a limited Galaxy A series which has now been extended to Galaxy F and M series devices. Also, this mode is available on selected Galaxy S, Note, and Z series smartphones.
Last year, the company launched region-specific AR lenses in India and has since expanded to other countries including Germany, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, and Mexico.
What is Fun Mode?
Fun Mode! It is an exclusive feature of the Samsung Galaxy A series that lets users can take pictures and videos from the stock camera app to turn any moment into fun and unique content to share with their friends or upload to their social media.
In the year 2021, Samsung announced a partnership with Snapchat to bring AR Lens directly into the native Camera app of Galaxy devices. Fun Mode is powered by Snap’s camera suite, which allows businesses and developers to bring Snap’s augmented reality capabilities into their own apps.
Fun Mode is a very useful feature for selfie lovers, as it brings all the popular AR filters inspired by Snapchat to the Samsung One UI Camera app.
The SVP of Content and Partnerships at Snap, Ben Schwerin stated:
“Lenses are the way over 250 million Snapchatters engage with augmented reality every day, and we’re thrilled that these experiences delight and resonate with Samsung Galaxy’s community. Integrating the Camera Kit into Samsung Galaxy’s proprietary camera is an opportunity to collaborate on compelling, local AR experiences and bring them to Galaxy users around the world.”