Samsung began releasing an Android 13-based One UI 5.0 stable update to a bunch of Galaxy smartphones in different regions. Earlier in November 2022, Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones started getting the Android 13 update, and soon all models of this series receive this major update.
One UI 5.0 stable update, obviously Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 users are happy after installing this update as this update brings several new features and improvements to your smartphone like RAM Plus turn-off option, personalized lock screen, new icons, new wallpaper, faster animations, connected devices, and much more.
But the sad thing is that Android 13 is the last major update for Galaxy S20 and Note 20 smartphones, which means that these devices are not eligible for the next Android update i.e. Android 14 (One UI 6.0).
However, if Samsung follows tradition and releases the One UI 5.1 update in the future, the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series smartphones will be eligible as the update will be based on Android 13. But, these series smartphones will not receive any update based on Android 14 as their major update cycle has ended and Android 13 is its last update.
Back in 2020, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 lineups, with the model names Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, Note 20, and Note 20 Ultra. The company shipped the S20 series models with Android 10-based One UI 2.1, while the Note 20 with One UI 2.5, as well as promised to offer up to three generations of OS upgrades.
Now, the devices have received three major upgrades including One UI 3.0 (Android 11), One UI 4.0 (Android 12), and the latest and the last one – One UI 5.0 (Android 13). So, users of the S20 and Note 20 series can wait for the One UI 5.1 update, which may be the next One UI version.
Here’s how to use the clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices
One UI 6.1 devices have a new feature that lets you access and manage your clipboard more easily. The clipboard is where you can store texts and images that you copy from other apps or websites.
The clipboard function is now part of the keyboard toolbar. You can customize the keyboard toolbar by adding or removing icons as you like.
To use the clipboard function, you need to do the following:
- Open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field.
- Tap on the more icon (···) on the right side of the keyboard toolbar to see all the icons.
- Tap on the clipboard icon to open the clipboard window, where you can see all the items that you have copied.
- Tap on the item that you want to paste in the text input field, or tap on the delete icon to remove the item from the clipboard.
You can also add the clipboard icon to the keyboard toolbar for quicker access. To do this, you need to open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field >> Tap on the more icon (···) >> Press and hold the clipboard icon and drag it to the keyboard toolbar >> Release the clipboard icon when it is in the position that you want on the toolbar.
The clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices is a handy feature that helps you copy and paste texts and images with ease. You can also adjust the keyboard toolbar to suit your needs and preferences.
Samsung brings Auracast to more devices with One UI 6.1
Samsung has announced that One UI 6.1 will bring Auracast support to more devices. Auracast is a feature that allows users to broadcast the audio they are playing on their devices to nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, or other phones.
One UI 6.1 update will come with several new features and enhancements along with the Auracast support for the Galaxy S23 series except for the S23 FE, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, and the Galaxy Z Fold 5.
With One UI 6.1, Samsung is expanding Auracast to more devices, giving users more flexibility and convenience in sharing their audio content. To start an Auracast broadcast, users need to go to Settings >> Bluetooth >> three-dot menu >> Broadcast sound using Auracast.
Several reports suggest that One UI 6.1 will be available for the Galaxy S23 series, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in the coming days.
One UI 7: These Galaxy A series smartphones are eligible for Android 15 update
Samsung is one of the most popular Android smartphone makers in the world, and its One UI skin is widely known for its features and performance. The latest version of One UI is 6.1, which is based on Android 14. However, Samsung fans are eagerly waiting for the next major update, One UI 7, which will be powered by Android 15.
Android 15 is the upcoming version of Google’s operating system, which is currently in the Developer Preview stage. Samsung will open its Beta Program for One UI 7 for Galaxy devices later this year, after the official release of Android 15.
While it is still early to know the exact features and changes that One UI 7 will bring, we can expect some of the Android 15 features to be integrated into Samsung’s skin, along with some Samsung-specific additions and optimizations.
Based on the previous rollouts, software policy, and experience, we have compiled a list of Galaxy A series smartphones that are likely to receive One UI 7 based on Android 15.
- Galaxy A05s
- Galaxy A15
- Galaxy A25
- Galaxy A14
- Galaxu A24
- Galaxy A34
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A73
- Galaxy M14
- Galaxy F14
- Galaxy M34
- Galaxy M54
- Galaxy F54
If your Galaxy phone is not in the list, don’t worry as it will be updated later. The official list will come when the One UI 7 update starts around October 2024.