Connect with us

One UI

Even One UI 5.1 can’t save Samsung themed icons

Published

on

Samsung One UI Themed Icons

One UI 5.1 is a massive improvements update for Samsung Galaxy devices but even this version can’t save the themed icons from this continuous unimprovement in appearance.

Google’s Material You was first introduced with Android 12 and is one of the best addition to Android smartphones. This capability is widely known for its adaptive user interface theme. You need to select a new wallpaper and the system will generate a palette based on the wallpaper’s color.

The palette then applies throughout the phone’s UI elements including Settings, quick settings panel, dialer, and system applications. Material you also consist of themed icons, once enabled, the feature lets you apply the color palette to app icons.

Samsung is also using Material You since the very beginning, yet the phone maker has not focused on improving themed icons with the One UI 5.1. This is a massive disappointment as a Samsung user and also one with stock Android.

What’s the issue?

To find out, let’s take a look at the comparison between One UI and stock Android-themed icons. To make it a fair comparison, I’ve set the same wallpaper on both of the devices. Left one is Samsung and the right is Google Pixel.

Samsung One UI 5.1 themed icons

In One UI, the color palette generated for app icons is bright and has high contrast. The light background of the icon is creating an uneasy contrast combination with the logo inside the background.

The unequal logo size of the different apps is also contributing. For instance, Play Store and Gallery logos have different sizes and padding, as well as the Samsung Browner logo.

Coming to the stock Android, the software has adapted Material You on most of the Android apps. Android’s color palette is generating soft colors for the background shape and a dark tone for the logo. Noticeably, the icon collaborates with the color theme, thus establishing a good synergy between the background and the logo inside.

Moreover, the icon weight and logo padding are almost equal among all of the system apps, which makes for a perfect viewing experience.

Just to mention, Samsung is using themed icons across the launcher. On the flip side, stock Android keeps it limited to the home screen.

Samsung One UI app launcher and stock Android

There are some notable fixes required for Samsung to get used to the new themed icons but One UI 5.1 is just another miss.

Chanakya Shrutam is the lead writer and Editor-in-chief at Sammyfans.com. He is experienced in the field of App development for Android, Machine learning, and graphics designing. Most of the time he writes news articles and stays in front of his computer but he also takes some time off to practice calligraphy with new fountain pens.

One UI

How to add, remove, and edit widgets on your Samsung Galaxy S23

Published

on

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.

Follow our socials → Google NewsTelegramTwitterFacebook

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

samsung Galaxy S23 widget

  • Now, tap on the app or feature you want.

samsung Galaxy S23 widget

  • 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.

samsung Galaxy S23 widget

Edit Widgets 

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.

Continue Reading

One UI 6.0

One UI 6.0 Beta may be available for these Samsung Galaxy devices

Published

on

Galaxy S22 One UI 5.1 update US

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

Note:

  • 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.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Follow our socials → Google News, Telegram, Twitter, Facebook

Continue Reading

One UI 5.1

Samsung serves One UI 5.1 update to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE

Published

on

Samsung 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

AI-derived features:

  1. Added GIF Remaster
  2. Enhanced Photo Remaster
  3. Settings suggestions
  4. Spotify suggestions in Smart Suggestion widget

New Widgets:

  1. Contacts widget
  2. Battery status widgets
  3. 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.

Continue Reading