One UI 6 or 5.1 should bring Large Folders feature
With iOS version 14, Apple introduced a new way called App Library to find and organize the apps so iPhone consumers can see what they want and where they want. In iPhones, we can reach this destination by swiping Left until we get to the App Library.
Inside this section, iOS puts all the apps in different folders category-wise. For example, if you have Instagram installed, then you can find it from a big folder named Social in the App Library. This functionality is amazing, which further become interesting when Huawei managed to copy it for its devices.
iOS 14 App Library
By introducing HarmonyOS, its self-developed operating system, Huawei presented the Large Folders feature for smartphones. This feature is almost similar to that one iSheeps got with the iOS 14 on their iPhones’ App Library section.
Instead of creating a dedicated page on the homescreen, HarmonyOS introduces the Large Folders feature on the regular pages. Users can easily create Large Folders on the homescreen by just combining two apps together to create a regular folder.
Huawei P50 Pro
Once done, tap and hold the newly created folder then the OS provides you with an option to Enlarge the folder. The enlarged folder occupies the space of a total of 4 apps (2×2) on the homescreen. The interesting this about this feature is that you will be able to put 9 apps within the same space occupied by 4 apps, thanks to Large Folders.
Apps placed inside the Large Folder can directly be opened from the homescreen, however, you can tap on a Lil bit of blank space in the folder to expand it. Similar to the homescreen and regular folders, we can add even more than 9 apps, that can be found on the 2nd page inside the folder.
Have a look at this feature, in action | Credits – HC Newsroom
While Huawei has further improved the Large Folders functionality with its next-gen HarmonyOS version, other Chinese smartphone vendors have also included the same feature in their custom skins. OPPO (with ColorOS 13) is the most recent entry in the list of OEMs providing the Large Folders feature.
As OPPO failed to provide a clean appearance to the Large Folders’ functionality, HarmonyOS 3.0 take it to the next level. Well…, Chinese phone makers are introducing new user-friendly features with their custom skins based on the Android operating system, regularly, but, Samsung is far behind.
On the other hand, there’s nothing wonderful addition spotted in the One UI 5.0, based on Android 13 so far. At least, Samsung should add the Large Folders feature with the upcoming builds of the One UI 5.0 software for the Galaxy devices.
If it doesn’t happen, I’m dreaming to use the Large Folders feature with the forthcoming One UI 5.1, based on Android 13, or the Android 14-based One UI 6.0, which will arrive over a year later from now on. What do you think about it? Should Samsung bring the Large Folders feature, let us know through social media.
- HC Newsroom
- iOS App Library – Apple
- P50 Pro – Huawei
- ColorOS 13 – XDA
Here’s why Samsung apps start getting One UI 6 support ahead of official release
After One UI 5.1, we started hearing a lot of news, leaks, and rumors about the upcoming One UI 6. Recently, Samsung has also started releasing One UI 6.0 support for stock apps, starting with the Calculator app.
Looking at all this, we can expect that Samsung will provide this support to more apps in the future too. But the question is, why is Samsung providing One UI 6.0 support to its stocks apps before the official release? If you are thinking that by getting their support, you will get some new features in your apps, then it is not only the reason.
Samsung One UI 6.0 support can also bring new features for apps, but the main reason for this is something else. But what? The answer is that Samsung is going to release a new One UI update in the coming weeks or months and the company aims to make its stock apps compatible with that accordingly. Once the app is supported, the app will not stop working or get crash whenever the company releases that update for the smartphone.
A recent report revealed that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October. This is the same time frame as last year’s UI rollout, with the latest Galaxy S lineup being the first to secure it. Meanwhile, beta activity is seeing an early start if everything goes as planned by the internals.
Still, for the time being, we can consider this information as a pinch of salt as the company has not yet announced any official timeline for One UI 6.0.
Samsung confirms One UI 6 and Good Lock features finding underway
Instead of Camera, Samsung should bring battery upgrade to flagships
Nowadays, smartphones are being heavily used for gaming and photography. Accordingly, phone makers are focussing more and more on upgrading the imaging capabilities and performance of chipsets. So why not, Samsung should now bring battery upgrade to Galaxy flagships.
Battery upgrade should be the next aim
The recently launched Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a high-profile 200-megapixel camera, allowing users to capture lossless shots, even when cropped. With great collaboration between hardware and software, the new Samsung flagships offer peace of mind to consumers, when it comes to battery life.
In addition to camera lovers, people prefer buying a smartphone, which offers great battery life without compromising features and power specifications. In the same way, Samsung is reportedly working, and there’s still room for improvements in flagships battery life.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra could come with a new battery technology inspired by electronic vehicles. The company is considering stacked battery technology for smartphones, which will reduce the size keeping the same mAh and enhanced lifespan.
Since the stacked battery tech could leave more gap inside the phone, Samsung might not think about increasing mAh on flagship phones. Instead, the company may use an additional vacant area for upgrading other hardware elements and better placement.
The S23 Ultra even defeated the years-old leader iPhone in terms of battery performance, thanks to the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” processor. Exynos 2400 is reportedly coming to the S24 series in certain markets, which re-creates concern about the phone’s battery life and performance.
That said, Samsung should focus on increasing premium Galaxy phones’ battery life so users can use them longer with a single charge. 45W fast charging is doing quite well, just improvements to battery life would prove as cherry on the cake.
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Poll Results: May 12, 2023
We ran a poll that received 106 votes from our readers’ community. Among all, about 70 percent of readers voted in favor of a battery upgrade instead of the camera, while 23.6 percent want both upgrades together. Meanwhile, 6.6 percent of voters still want Samsung to focus on flagship camera upgrade.
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Samsung 4+5 strategy meets today’s demands of consumers
Tech industry is currently facing a global downturn, forcing companies to shut down businesses in hopeless markets. Promotion no longer remains the only way to sell more smartphones as consumers start comparing products on different aspects; reliability, security and software support.
Samsung, unquestionably meets the demands of consumers, thanks to its 4+5 strategy, ensuring longer Android OS and security updates support. The company is the biggest Android seller in the world, and of course leads the market too, beating rivals like Apple.
Since the Samsung 4+5 strategy still lags behind Apple, when it comes to software support, it is record-breaking in the Android segment. As vendors stop including pre-built charging adapters to reduce e-waste, the EU also mandated longer software support so consumers can keep using a phone longer.
“At Samsung, you get not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 times Android OS updates. And 5 years is a long time, so your palm-sized pal will be in good hands with new regular security patches.”
Software updates play a key role in continuing great smartphone experiences, as well as the releases come with new features and optimization. Android is open source and gets packed with numerous flaws, Google patches them through security releases every month.
Accordingly, Samsung rolls out monthly patches to a large number of Galaxy devices, which ensures the most reliable system and user data protection. Android OS usually gets a new version in the second half of every year, bringing new useful features and life-saving tools to consumers.
Samsung, with its amazing One UI, dominated the Android market. The custom skin is neat, clean, and intuitive, ensuring smoother and more stunning experiences on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Google introduces 1 each year, but Samsung utilizes it thrice (x.0/x.1/x.1.1), cool enough?
Until the second half of 2020, Samsung supplied two OS updates to all Galaxy devices. Later, the company raised the bar of software and reached up to 3, matching the Android maker. With the S22 launch, the Korean tech giant promised to bring up to 4 OS and 5 years of patches to select Galaxy models.