The 2022’s Samsung Developer Conference kicked off just a couple of hours ago and brought us new software advancements such as One UI 5. The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta version is already available in a handful of markets, and Samsung confirmed Public rollout for Galaxy S22 series is planned for later this month.
At the SDC22, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the latest One UI 5.0 software iteration based on Android 13 OS. The new software comes with plenty of new features and advanced customization capabilities in order to provide you with a redefined user experience.
The Galaxy S22 series has received four One UI 5.0 Beta updates in the US and South Korea, while three builds with the same changes in the other five markets. The Galaxy S22 consumers are eagerly waiting for the beginning of the Public One UI 5.0 update rollout by Samsung.
As speculated, the company officially revealed that One UI 5.0 will soon leave the Beta exclusivity. Firstly, the Public version of the One UI 5.0 will be released for the Galaxy S22 series, gradually, and the rollout is planned to start later this month.
Samsung revealed the new Android 13-based One UI iteration, which comes with a lot of new features and major optimization. Several functions that were added with earlier updates will get improved post-One UI 5.0 firmware installation.
Thanks to the One UI 5.0, Galaxy devices’ lockscreen now offers magical customization capabilities derived from the Good Lock’s LockStar application. Modification and makeup are now possible directly from the lockscreen such as clock style and colors, notification style, custom text and so on.
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Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra: Samsung becomes Big Ten Conference official tablet partner
Recently, the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network announced that Samsung (Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra) became its official tablet partner for the Big Ten Conference.
To kick off the partnership, the Big Ten, Samsung and Indiana Sports Corp will host a high school football coaches workshop on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Lucas Oil Stadium led by Jake Butt and Gerry DiNardo.
A diverse group of 10 Indiana high school football coaches will utilize the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra as they receive instruction from Butt and DiNardo on breaking down film and utilizing the tablet’s best-in-class features.
As a part of the partnership, the Big Ten Network will deliver Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra branded social content across its platforms, including coverage from the coaches workshop and the Big Ten Football Championship Game.
Additional partnership elements include Samsung’s ability to use the Big Ten’s registered trademarks, as well as various promotional signage assets at the Big Ten Football Championship game.
Global sport and entertainment agency, CSM, assisted Samsung in the development and negotiation of the partnership with the Big Ten Conference and Network.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Z Flip/Fold 5 outshine predecessors in October 2023 sales
Samsung has reportedly experienced a decrease in smartphone sales in October 2023. In particular, the company’s smartphone sales dipped 8 percent year-over-year, and 2 percent compared to September 2023.
According to Hana Securities (via Revegnus), Samsung smartphone sales slowed down in October 2023 due to the lack of new launches. At the same time, Apple spent a fruitful October due to its recently released iPhone 15 series.
Despite intensified competition in the mid-range market, the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy A series remained steady. Talking about flagships, the S23 series and Z Flip/Fold 5 sales remained strong compared to their predecessors.
The 9-month sales of the Galaxy S23 reached 25.06 million units (S23 Ultra 11.63 million, S23 Plus 4.52 million, S23 8.91 million), surpassing the S22’s corresponding sales of 20.32 million units by 23%.
Apart from this, the 3-month sales of the Galaxy Z5 series recorded 4.86 million units (Z Flip 5: 3.08 million, Z Fold 5: 1.79 million), a 4% increase over the Z4 series’s 4.68 million units (Z Flip 4: 2.87 million, Z Fold 4: 1.81 million).
Samsung Smartphone Sales in October 2023:
– Experienced an 8% decrease compared to the same month last year and a 2% decrease compared to the previous month.
– Due to the absence of new models that could boost sales.
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— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) November 28, 2023