Android gets Nearby Self Share, Gboard Emojify, Wear OS Bitmoji/Keep tile and more new features
Google announced the addition of new features to the smart mobile devices running the Android (13) operating system in September 2022. These new features enable easier sharing, revamped apps, productive apps for Wear OS smartwatches, entertainment and more.
Nearby Self Share
Google is now making it easier to share files across devices including phones, tablets, and Chromebooks logged in with the same Google Account. The new Nearby Share Self Sharing feature will be rolled out in the next few weeks letting you effortlessly transfer files across your own devices without giving permission every time.
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Google Drive, Keep
Google Drive will be adding a new widget that will allow you to get one-touch access to your Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets files. through three home screen buttons. Moreover, Google Keep’s new widget and bigger fonts will make note-taking, to-do lists, and reminders easy to access.
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Google’s native keyboard app – Gboard is also getting a new feature called “Emojify” that will turn the written text content into the relevant emoji. You just need to type your sentence, tap the new Emojify button to select your preferred layout and press send to add the right emoji.
- As of now, Emojify is available in Gbaord Beta in English language.
Seeing the demand of users, Google is now adding tons of new Emoji Kitchen mashups that are available as stickers through the Gboard app on Android phones. The update combines your favorite emoji with the best parts of fall to share with your Northern Hemisphere friends.
Google Meet live sharing
The Google Meet app is also getting new shared experiences such as live sharing features so you can instantly co-watch YouTube videos and play classic games with up to 100 friends and family members at a time. Moreover, the app got new multi-pinning feature helping you stay focused on the folks you choose.
Wear OS – New features/improvements
Google Keep app adding new Tile feature for Wear OS in order to let users quickly dictate a note or checklist right from the wrist. Furthermore, you will also be able to manage the ones made across devices, without ever having to pull out your phone or tablet.
Apart from this, Google revealed that Bitmoji is coming soon to your Wear OS watch face to give your mood a boost throughout the day. Through the Bitmoji watch face, you will be able to use the Bitmoji you’ve designed on Snapchat, Bitmoji.com, or the Bitmoji mobile app.
New Accessibility tools
Google teamed with the Deaf and hard of hearing community to design the new Sound Notifications within the Live Transcribe & Notifications feature, which can detect critical household sounds like fire alarms, running water and door knocks and alert you on your phone or watch when they occur. Read more here
Samsung One UI 5 (Android 13) Update Info
Last year, Samsung started rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy devices. In February 2023, the company introduced the new One UI 5.1 version, which brings additional new features and personalization capabilities.
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With the Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Info (2023) page, we are providing our readers with the latest insights related to the Android 13-based One UI 5 (One UI 5.0 & One UI 5.1) upgrade for their Galaxy devices including phones and tablets.
This page mentions all the updates released ahead of the Android 13 update, new features, eligible Samsung devices for Android 13,
One UI 5 Beta program, release date, rollout plan, roadmap, and everything you need to know about the latest One UI version.
Aside from the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 updates, Samsung also rolls out new firmware updates with new features and security patches to the Galaxy devices. You can directly jump to the topics through the table of contents below.
Table of contents
- Samsung Galaxy March 2023 Update
- What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13
- Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?
- Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date
Samsung Galaxy January 2023 Update
Samsung is releasing the March 2023 update to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A52s, and Galaxy A51 5G in select regions.
The latest security patch update will be available for a lot of compatible Galaxy devices, however, the company will continue to distribute this software update until the next two months due to a staged rollout strategy.
Aside from this, the Korean tech giant publishes the latest Security Patch Bulletin in the first week of each month. If you want to check the security patch contents, you can access them all on the official Samsung security website.
It’s important to mention that we will update this section with the latest month’s security patch as soon as any Samsung model starts receiving it. Meanwhile, you can check out all the security updates released by Samsung here.
These devices are eligible for new monthly, quarterly, or biannual software updates from Samsung:
Current Models for Monthly Security Updates
- Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4, W23, W23 flip
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro
Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates
- Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite
- Galaxy A40
- Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
- Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
- Galaxy A04, Galaxy A04s, Galaxy A04e, Galaxy A14 5G
- Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M04
- Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F13, Galaxy F04
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, W22 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro
Current Models for Half Yearly Security Updates
- Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy A01, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s,
- Galaxy M51
- Galaxy M12
- Galaxy F12
- Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7
- Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S7+
- W20 5G, W21 5G
Current Wearable Models for Security Updates
- Galaxy Watch 4
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
- Galaxy Watch 5
- Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Back in 2019, Samsung announced that all the Galaxy devices launched in/after 2019, will be having 4 years of regular security updates. However, the company has further expanded this support to five years for select models.
The Korean tech giant is bringing up to 4 years of major Android upgrades to all flagships launched in/after 2021, which means, security updates will be available for one more year after the completion of the major updates.
What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13
Samsung introduced the Android 12-based One UI 4 software with no radical design and UI changes. However, Google did just the opposite as the Android 12 features the biggest user interface changes in history.
Similarly, Samsung is not bringing changes to the overall look of the One UI with the Android 13 upgrade for Galaxy devices. As speculated, the Stable version of the One UI doesn’t look like Google’s Android 13 OS.
The Public One UI 5 version, based on Android 13, brings more meaningful design upgrades, improvements to the existing features/functions, new add-ons, better 3rd party app performance, and a lot more.
Google revealed several new features of the Android 13 operating system, and all of them will surely reflect with the One UI 5 upgrade for the Galaxy devices, at the same time, we don’t have any info regarding One UI 5 features.
Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?
Usually, every Samsung phone and tablet is eligible for at least two major Android upgrades, while mid-rangers and older flagships for three upgrades and the latest flagships and select mid-rangers for up to four OS upgrades.
Incredibly, the South Korean tech giant has improved its software offerings for Galaxy consumers, which defeats Google itself. Well, Samsung officially disclosed which Galaxy devices will be getting four generations of Android upgrades that you can check below.
Samsung Four Android Upgrades List
- Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE and upcoming S series devices.
- Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and upcoming Z series devices.
- Galaxy A Series: Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73 and upcoming Z series devices.
- Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices.
In case you don’t find your Galaxy phone in the list mentioned above, no need to panic about that as there are a number of phones and tablets that will be surely getting the Android 13 upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date
Google released the official Android 13 operating system for Pixel smartphones on August 15, 2022, however, Samsung can’t beat the US tech giant when it comes to the fastest Android deployment.
Back in 2021, Samsung managed to start distributing the stable One UI 4.0 update for general Galaxy S21 series users just a month after the official Android 12 rollout for Google’s Pixel devices.
In 2022, things were a lot better as the Korean phone maker amazed consumers with an even boosted Android 13-based One UI 5 update distribution for the flagship Galaxy devices.
Samsung officially announced the new One UI 5.0 at Samsung Developer Conference 2022, and the Galaxy S22 started to receive the major Android 13 upgrades on October 24, 2022.
Along with the Galaxy S23 series, the Korean tech giant debuted the Android 13-based new One UI 5.1 software iteration. The company is continuously expanding the availability of this new version to more new Galaxy devices.
Galaxy devices updated to Android 13
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy A73
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A33 5G
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy M53 5G
- Galaxy M53
- Galaxy M42 5G
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S8+
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7+
Samsung Galaxy Android 14 Beta
Android 14 was announced on the Developer Preview channel on February 8, 2023. Samsung, on the other hand, is likely to begin the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 Beta testing program by August this year.
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Samsung Android 14-based One UI 6.0: Everything you need to know
Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update will be a big deal for Samsung consumers having an eligible Galaxy smartphone or tablet. Android 12 brought radical user interface tweaks, which have been refined in the Android 13 update. And we hope, the Android 14 will focus on performance and efficiency.
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Samsung will introduce the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 software version for Galaxy devices this year. I can confirm that the next version will be One UI 6 as there’s no rocket science behind this. One UI is a mature software and the company is strictly maintaining the naming strategy.
One UI 6.0
Flagship Samsung devices ranging from the Galaxy S21 series to the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 foldables are eligible for the One UI 6.0 update, based on Android 14. Besides, there are a lot of Galaxy handsets launched with Android 12, which are also on the list!
One UI 6 is becoming the biggest reason, which is forcing me to purchase the S23 Ultra, but, I’ll continue using my S22 Ultra as a daily driver. Upgrade to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be highly fruitful for me, since, Samsung won’t be taking much time to expand One UI 6 Beta for older models.
One UI 6.0 Features
All the Security and Privacy related features and improvements of Android 14 will be included with the One UI 6.0 update. Samsung doesn’t rely on Google’s Android when it comes to the user interface as Galaxies offer the best and clean user experience with One UI.
We are too away from the One UI 6’s tentative development timeline, but, Samsung should now work on app icons, stock launcher, quick settings panel, and notification panel. Most users want a radically renovated user interface in One UI, as it’s continuing with refinements and refinements.
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One UI 6.0 Eligible devices
In the Galaxy Z series, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are eligible for the new OS. In the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S23 series will get One UI 6 first, however, it will also be rolled out to the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy S21 series (FE included).
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Samsung offers two major Android upgrades to every Galaxy device (from Galaxy A, M, and F lineups). It means, if your device launched with Android 12 out of the box, it will surely get the Android 14 upgrade. Some A series devices are also eligible for three OS upgrades, hence, check the complete list below:
List of Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for Android 14 (One UI 6.0) update
One UI 6.0 Release Date
Within 2022, the company rolled out the One UI 5.0 update for almost all eligible Galaxy models. And February became a great month for flagship Galaxy devices that received the One UI 5.1 feature drop update. It’s difficult to commit release date of One UI 6.0, while the timeline should be early October.
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Post completion of the One UI 5.0 rollout, Samsung promised that it will further strengthen its collaboration with chip makers (i.e. Qualcomm) and Google. As promised, this year, the company will try to deploy One UI even faster and more reliable software for Galaxy.
One UI 6.0 Latest News
March 22: Google takes ideas from One UI to make Android 14 a user-friendly and feature-full OS, Source 1, 2.
March 21: We tried installing the Android 14 Developer Preview 2 on our Google Pixel 7 unit and it bricked.
March 8: Google kicked off Android 14 Developer Preview 2 for Pixel smartphones with various new features.
March 02: Dashlane confirmed that the Android 14’s final release will bring support for passkeys to apps.
February 8: Google released Android 14 Developer Preview 1 for Pixel devices (Pixel 4a 5G to 7 Pro).
Android 14 DP 2 sent Pixel 7 in Coma, One UI 6.0 excitement went dark
Samsung One UI 6.0 is the next major software update I am waiting for and the anticipation of this upcoming Android 14 based upgrade led my Pixel 7 into a state of Coma.
Let me explain.
Earlier this month, Google released Android 14 Develop Preview 2 for Pixel devices and Pixel 7 is in the front seat of eligible devices. As the latest dev beta brings a handful of features
I’ve installed DP2 right away and been operating quite well since then. Yesterday, I jumped into the photos app to share a screenshot via Bluetooth.
On the pairing screen, the phone flickered for the entire screen for once, and then it freezes to a frame. The update screen along with the home screen are semi-transparent to each other.
For a few minutes, the device was responding to my touch interactions and the screens were overlapping each other. For example, if you unlock the device, the phone shows only the home screen but you can’t operate it further.
This includes app interactions as well as other essential actions throughout the interface.
In around 10 minutes, my Android 14 loaded Google Pixel 7 smartphone went into a coma, which was taking and responding to touches but it failed to render those changes on screen.
I tried the home screen, touches, and gestures, but none would work, while the phone is keeping me connected via vibration feedback. Moreover, the lock/unlock button is working totally fine, and waking up and locking down the device accurately.
But the device’s software screen is numb, as it crashed all along. Also, the phone is responding to the double tap to wake feature but once again, nothing is working after the device comes to consciousness.
The biggest disappointment comes as the phone is not turning off using the physical key. Also, there’s no solution to the issue found on the internet either. Check the video below.
Pixel 7 went into Coma after Android 14 DP 2, anticipation for One UI 6.0 lead to this @Android @Google #Android14 #OneUI6 pic.twitter.com/tmSkXOkweB
— Sammy Fans (@thesammyfans) March 21, 2023