Keyboard is a necessary component of any smartphone and Samsung has enhanced the built-in One UI-based Keyboard app with lots of customization possibilities. Here are three Samsung Keyboard features that you should know.
Size and transparency
The Samsung Keyboard makes things easier by allowing you to alter its default size. You can resize or extend the interface by pulling on a set of blue handles on the left, right, top, bottom, or corners. If you have trouble reaching the space bar, you can even raise the keyboard.
To alter the keyboard size, go to Settings then General management then go to Samsung Keyboard settings then you will find the Size and transparency option. As an alternative, you can select Size and transparency by tapping the gear symbol on the keyboard toolbar from any interface.
The Samsung Keyboard has a tonne of settings for altering its layout. You can change from the standard Qwerty keyboard layout to Qwertz, Azerty, and even the traditional 34 keyboard layout from feature phones. You can choose various layouts for each language if you have several languages enabled.
In addition to other choices, adding or removing languages is simple. To check them out, simply tap the gear icon to enter the Samsung Keyboard settings and then Language and types.
Speaking of layouts, there is a separate layout option in the keyboard settings that allows you to enable a number row and other characters for easy access. Even the spacebar row can be modified to add buttons for periods and commas. To experiment with the options, go to Samsung Keyboard settings > Layout.
High contrast keyboard
The goal of Android 12’s Material You is to show users that a little color can go a long way toward improving their experience. Samsung provides an option to update the keyboard’s default appearance if it is growing stale with its Good Lock modules.
Launch the Good Locks app after downloading and installing it, then download the Keys Cafe module. Once enabled, you can use themes to add color to your keyboard anytime you press a key.
Samsung’s contrast feature allows you to colorize your keyboard even if you are unable to access the Good Lock program. Although it offers a few fascinating colors, it is primarily an accessibility setting to make the keys easier to see.
Go to High contrast keyboard in the Samsung Keyboard options. When it is turned on, you can choose from a variety of modes.
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.
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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.”