After Android 12L, Samsung started releasing the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for its large-screen devices. This major One UI version brings several new features and improvements but the Samsung tablets lack some features in the Android 13 like a two-column notification shade, an enhanced lock screen, and more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 series has received One UI 5.0 based Android 13 update, this new update enhances the UI and features of these tablets to some extent. But some of the features that came in your smartphone with Google’s Android 12L are missing in Android 13.
As per the latest information (9to5Google), the latest Android version update does not bring the two-column notification shade and enhanced lock screen features for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8. If you’ve received the Android 13 update on your Galaxy tablet, you may notice these changes.
The Galaxy tablet on Samsung One UI 5.0 still uses the same old single-column notification shade as on the smartphone. When you open it, you can see time, date, 7 quick settings toggles, and a brightness slider. Also, you can see the notification feeds along with settings and a clear button.
Google’s Android 12L has introduced a two-column notification layout, with the first column containing quick settings toggles, a power menu, a settings icon, a brightness slider, and editing tools, and the second column containing the settings and list of notifications feeds.
However, Samsung is using the single-column notification shade with One UI 5.0 means that Galaxy tablet users will not able to enjoy two column notification feature.
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