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Samsung One UI 5.1 testing is underway, new test build spotted [U]

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Samsung One UI 5.1 features

The Galaxy S23 series is likely to hit the shelves sometime in February next year, while, Samsung has now started the development of One UI 5.1 firmware. One of the most important features of the upcoming flagship lineup went official a few days back, while software parts now joining rumors bay.

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Last month, the South Korean tech giant introduced the latest iteration of its Android OS-based custom skin namely One UI 5.0, albeit, the upcoming Galaxy S23 phones will feature an upgraded version. Similar to One UI 5.0, One UI 5.1 will be based on the Android 13 operating system.

[Dec. 05] Update: New One UI 5.1 test build spotted

Samsung is internally testing Galaxy S23 smartphones’ firmware as another test build spotted on the server. According to input (via @tarunvats33), the company is now testing the third build on the Galaxy S23 device, which carries build version ending AVKT.

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[Nov. 25] Update: One UI 5.1 test firmware spotted for Galaxy S23 Ultra

Apart from hardware, Samsung is actively working on the development of the Galaxy S23 series’s software. In a recent development, the latest One UI 5.1 test firmware for the Galaxy S23 Ultra (tentative name) has been spotted on Samsung’s server with version number S918BXXU1AVKN.


[Nov. 18] Initial Story: Samsung reportedly begins One UI 5.1 development

As reported by SamMobile, Samsung has started the development of the Galaxy S23 series’ firmware – One UI 5.1. The arrival of One UI 5.1 version is almost confirmed as the company accidentally mentioned some features require version 5.1 in its official newsroom post.

Post official debut with Galaxy S23, the One UI 5.1 update may be rolled out to older devices such as the Galaxy S21, S20 and Note 20 series. The roadmap promises Android 13 for all Galaxy devices before February 2023, however, the One UI 5.1 might be released for the remaining models, skipping the One UI 5.0.

At the Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung showcased the One UI 5.0 features and offerings. The company also teased new handy widgets for the homescreen, but all are not available in the One UI 5.0. Hence, we are guessing that the One UI 5.1 will be a more fruitful upgrade for Galaxies.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

Good Lock

Download the latest Good Lock apps/modules on your Galaxy – One UI 6/5.1.1

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Samsung Good Lock 2.2.04.81 update

Samsung Good Lock is a crucial part of One UI, especially for consumers who love smartphone customization. With each new One UI iteration, Samsung brings fruitful apps, plugins, and modules to Good Lock in order to take the personalization experience to the next level.

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The Android 14-based One UI 6 Good Lock could come with a handful of new plugins as part of making the application even more useful. Although all Good Lock plugins are not available for Galaxy consumers worldwide, you can take advantage of the remaining ones.

One UI 5 Good Lock update radically redesigned the overall look of the application, dividing the modules into two sections – Make Up and Life Up. The first section includes apps and services useful for personalization, while the second part consists of experimental Android tools.

Below, you can check brief info about plugins as well as download links from Galaxy Store and APKMirror.

Theme Park

  • You can create and apply themes easily and quickly
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Pentastic

Wonderland

  • Allow creating 3D motion wallpaper with various effects
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

LockStar

  • Customize and create a new lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

KeysCafe

  • Set the keyboard optimized for you and try creating your one unique animation sticker.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

NavStar

  • Conveniently organize the navigation bar and gesture mode.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Home Up

  • Enjoy the improved One UI Home experience.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

ClockFace

  • You can configure many different clock styles on the lock screen and AOD and customize the clock however you want.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

QuickStar

Nice Shot

  • Use the screenshot and screen recording features more conveniently
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

NotiStar

Edge Touch

  • Adjust settings for touch on edge screen easily
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

NiceCatch

  • You can customize Sound, Vibration, and screen history.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

One Hand Operation +

  • Use your phone or tablet easily with your thumb.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Routines+

  • Various features have been added to Bixby Routines, allowing you to create more powerful routines.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

MultiStar

  • Experience the improved Multi Window
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK [New update]

SoundAssistant

  • Expand Audio System settings and increase convenience
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Camera Assistant [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your own camera settings to your preference
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

RegiStar [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your smartphone’s home settings, search options, history, back taps, and more.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

DropShip [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Easily share files between devices running Android, iOS, and the Web.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5 or higher ]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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Samsung’s Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 is official in the US

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Samsung Galaxy S23 February 2024 update Australia

In addition to South Korea and Germany, Samsung has now launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta in the US. Users of carrier-unlocked or T-Mobile branded Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra smartphones can now sign up to get the Beta firmware via OTA.

It’s worth mentioning that the One UI 6 Beta is only available for T-Mobile and carrier-unlocked Galaxy S23 models in the US. This means Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, and other carrier users have no other option than waiting for the official rollout.

One UI 6 Beta comes with a redesigned Quick Panel, which looks stunning and well-crafted for accessibility. The animations are also tweaked but require further optimization as the current situation of transition effects is not up to the mark.

In a recent Newsroom article, the South Korean tech giant confirmed that the One UI 6 Beta is equipped with more new customization capabilities. The design is simple and eye-catching, which will surely enhance the everyday operations of Galaxy devices.

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One UI 6 Feature: Samsung’s Android 14 Beta brings recreated Weather App

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One UI 6 Weather Widget

Samsung introduced its much-anticipated One UI 6 beta program for Galaxy S23 so that users can test the upcoming features from now on. One of the most eye-catching features of the One UI 6 Beta is the revamped Weather app.

With the new One UI 6.0 Weather Insights widget, users get a comprehensive overview of their local weather conditions. From upcoming severe storms to snowfall, rain, and other weather-related occurrences, this widget keeps users well-informed.

One UI 6 Weather Widget

But that’s not all as the Weather app has also changed, now providing a lot of additional information. Users can now get details about snowfall, moon phases and timings, atmospheric pressure, visibility distance, dew point, and wind direction directly within the app.

The inclusion of an interactive map view takes weather tracking to a whole new level. Users can easily navigate around the map, swipe to explore different areas, and tap on locations to instantly access local weather conditions.

The illustration in the weather widget and the pictures in the app present an attractive representation of the current weather conditions. The background colors dynamically change to suit different times of the day to deliver a better weather experience.

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