Samsung My Files app started getting a new major v14 update via Galaxy Store, which brings Android 13 compatibility. Post-installation, the Samsung My Files v14 will continue to run seamlessly on your Galaxy device even with Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta firmware.
The South Korean tech giant is continuously working to provide new updates with improvements and additional features to various stock One UI apps. As part of the company’s app update mission, the My Files silently gain Android 13 compatibility, which is significant.
You can identify the new Samsung My Files update through build version 14.0.00.303, which is rolling out globally, but gradually. In case you have installed the One UI 5 Beta on your Galaxy S22, the possibility of this update’s arrival is higher.
Talking about what’s new, the changelog has the same thing that Samsung distributed months ago. Anyways, proceeding with the content mentioned in the changelog. The first change is you can now immediately add or delete Favorites while exploring the route of the folder when searching in internal storage.
Not that all, you can now make your compressed file even more secure by entering a password, however, it can be unzipped as well. Lastly, the “Analyze storage” function will now show you how much storage is being used by file type on OneDrive/Google Drive. Its APK file is available at APKMirror as well.
If you don’t have a Galaxy S22 series smartphone, don’t worry! Samsung recently confirmed that the One UI 5 Beta program will be expanded over the months, and we are guessing that the company might add more phones in the Android 13 testing.
In addition to My Files, Samsung delivered the Android 13 support to various One UI apps that are mentioned below.
- Blockchain Wallet
- One Hand Operation +
- System Settings
- Samsung Air Command
- Samsung Multi Connectivity
- One UI Home
- Samsung Members
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.
Google Weather with new Dynamic User Interface starts rolling out
Google has started releasing a new Dyanamic UI for its Weather app to bring a more consistent and modern look to the weather information on Android phones. The new Google Weather UI was first spotted on the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold, according to tipster Mishaal Rahman. And, in the last few days, some Pixel phone users have also reported seeing the new UI on their devices.
Interestingly, some Samsung smartphone users have also claimed to have the new UI on their phones, suggesting that the rollout is not exclusive to Google devices.
The new UI has a darker and more professional look than the previous one, and it still features the cute frog character that changes according to the weather conditions.
The new Google Weather UI is still not widely available, and it seems that Google is testing it with a small number of users before rolling it out to everyone. However, it is not clear when Google will roll out the new UI to all users, but we will keep you updated on any developments.
Samsung improves Global Goals app functionalities for Wear OS devices
Samsung has updated its Global Goals functions to the new version for Wear OS devices. Launched in 2019 in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Goals app aims to raise awareness and funds for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Korean tech giant is releasing a new update for Global Goals functions including Digital, Spin, Countdown, and Classic to provide a better experience. The update is rolling out for Samsung users running Wear OS devices such as Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 6.
The fresh versions of these functions fix some issues that users encountered after the last update. You can get the latest update from the Galaxy Store.
Samsung Global Goals Digital
- Version: 2.0.01.0
- Package size: 2.97MB
Samsung Global Goals Spin
- Version: 1.1.01.1
- Package size: 3.11MB
Samsung Global Goals Countdown
- Version: 1.0.01.0
- Package size: 3.22MB
Samsung Global Goals Classic
- Version: 2.0.01.0
- Package size: 2.89 MB