Samsung hopes One UI 6.0 update will bring Seamless Updates to Galaxy devices
Samsung is readying to begin Stable One UI 5.0 update rollout for the Galaxy S22 series this month, followed by all recent flagships by the end of the year. One UI 5.1 is likely to debut with S23 series with more improvements, while Samsung just revealed Seamless Updates could be a part of One UI 6.0 update.
In a recent interview with AndroidAuthority, Hyesoon (Sally) Jeong, Samsung VP and in charge of One UI experience, confirmed that the team is actively working to bring Seamless Updates to Galaxy devices, and it’s likely to arrive with One UI 6.0 update next year.
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In the recent past, Google made it mandatory for OEMs to bring Seamless Updates functionality with devices launching with the Android 13 operating system. The Android maker pushed OEMs a lot of times to enable Seamless Updates, but, Samsung devices still lack this beneficial feature.
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While asking about mandatory virtual A/B partition support with Android 13 devices, the One UI head didn’t clarify whether Seamless Updates coming with Galaxy S23 or not. However, it’s the first time when Samsung officially made a statement on one of the hottest topics – Seamless Updates for Galaxies.
Seamless Updates is a praiseworthy feature as it saves you time by installing a new firmware update while letting you continue to use the smartphone. Currently, every single Galaxy device lacks Seamless Updates, hence, you are required to stop using your phone for at least 15-20 minutes during installation.
Samsung’s One UI 6.0 update could be based on the Android 14 operating system. Google will start working on the next version of Android early next year, while, Samsung should begin the One UI 6 Beta Program sometime in July/August next year.
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How to add, remove, and edit widgets on your Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung introduced new widgets with the Galaxy S23 series smartphones as it came pre-installed with the latest version of One UI – One UI 5.1. The company has added these new widgets to more devices with the One UI 5.1 update.
A widget is an easy way to know any information directly from your smartphone’s home screen. Samsung offers widgets of several apps and features to Galaxy devices and the company adds more app widgets to get more on the home screen.
One UI 5.1 brings a new Battery Widget, Dynamic Weather Widget, and a new Contact Widget type. In addition, the company enhances the Smart Suggestion widget as it can now recommend Spotify music and playlists that match your activity.
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Let’s see how you can add, remove or edit Widgets on your Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone.
How to add a Widget?
You can easily add a widget on the Home screen of your Galaxy S23 smartphone, just need to follow the steps below.
- Pinch in on the Home Screen
- Click on the Widget option
- Now, tap on the app or feature you want.
- Select the widget type.
- Press Add button.
- You can now use and see this widget on the Home screen.
How to Remove?
Follow the steps to remove the Widget:
- Tap and hold the Widget that you want to delete
- Click on the Remove option.
First of all, open Settings >> Tap on Lock Screen >> Click on Widgets >> Press Reorder Option >> Now you can adjust the order as you want to see on Lock Screen.
One UI 6.0
One UI 6.0 Beta may be available for these Samsung Galaxy devices
Google is expected to begin Android 14’s Public Beta program at its I/O 2023 event (May 10). Samsung, on the other hand, may start the One UI 6.0 Beta program for Galaxy devices sometime after the official launch of the new operating system.
The Korean tech titan’s recently launched Galaxy S23 lineup would be the first to get the One UI 6.0 Beta update. Later on, Samsung is likely to expand the Beta program to the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series along with the upcoming and older foldable phones.
The Stable One UI 6.0 update would start rolling out in October 2023, with Samsung may take about three months to gain the stability milestone through its Beta testing. In case the company manages to begin the Beta program by August, we may see the official One UI 6.0 rollout by October.
Last year, the South Korean tech giant started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in early August. With a quite short delay, the company managed to deploy the official One UI 5.0 firmware in late October and rapidly expanded to several models within a month.
We believe Samsung may not make us wait too long for the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 Beta preview. Timeline aside, the Beta program may be available for several Galaxy devices, with some mid-range Galaxy A and M series would be included.
Samsung One UI 6.0 Beta Galaxy Devices:
- S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra
- S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra
- Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4
- S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra
- Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3
- Availability may be limited to select markets.
- The list is based on the previous rollout and Samsung’s software strategy.
- Select A and M series phones may also get access to the One UI 6.0 Beta program.
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One UI 5.1
Samsung serves One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Samsung releases One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE users. The latest firmware comes with a plethora of new features such as useful multitasking tools and new home screen widgets. Once installed, the update will take your tablet to a whole new level.
According to the information, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G variant has started getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update. Since the initial rollout is happening in Europe and some other markets, US availability is expected a few days later. The software bears PDA build version – T736BXXU2CWC5.
As the latest One UI 5.1 version takes your tablet to the next level, Samsung has also included the February 2023 security patch to ensure better system reliability. There are new Gallery features as well as enhancements to productivity and personalization.
Tab S7 FE users mainly use it as a portable PC and multitasking becomes a necessary function. Focussing on user’s needs, Samsung One UI 5.1 comes with three changes for the multitasking ability of the tablet, which you can check below:
- Easily minimize or switch to full screen: You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu. Just drag one of the corners.
- Access your most used apps in split screen: When you start a split-screen view, the apps you use most often will be shown below your recently used apps to help you find the apps you need faster.
- Improved multitasking in DeX: In split-screen view, you can now drag the divider in the center of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of the corners to make it fill a quarter of the screen.
- Added GIF Remaster
- Enhanced Photo Remaster
- Settings suggestions
- Spotify suggestions in Smart Suggestion widget
- Contacts widget
- Battery status widgets
- Enhanced dynamic Weather widget
Apart from this, the One UI 5.1 introduces notable upgrades to the Samsung Internet app. It adds a new feature, allowing you to continue browsing on another device if you’ve signed in with the same Samsung Account. Moreover, the search function now shows more precise results to the consumers.