Google began the Android 14 development in early February, with the second Developer Preview released two days ago. Android 14 DP2 build revealed that Google is learning from Samsung and One UI as part of bringing new features to its next software.
Android 14 Developer Preview 2 is available for Pixel smartphones, which brings two Samsung One UI-inspired features including “Auto confirm unlock” and “Flash screen notifications.” Let’s have a quick look over what Google’s preparing for Pixels, which is already available in Galaxy.
Auto confirm unlock
Samsung One UI lets users get access to their phone from the lock screen by just putting in the right PIN code. Pixel phones, on the other hand, don’t have a such smart function as users have no other option than hitting the “OK” or “→” buttons even after filling out the right PIN code.
Android 14 Developer Preview 2 adds a new toggle, allowing Pixel smartphone users to bypass the additional step to get the phone unlocked. Meanwhile, the company is keeping this feature limited to at least a 6-digit PIN to unlock the device without tapping OK.
Flash screen notifications
Samsung’s One UI software has had the Edge Lighting feature for a long time. When enabled, the screen works like an LED light to let the smartphone user know about the new notifications. not that all, there are a handful of customization options too, which brings great experience.
Android 14’s version of Edge Lighting is a quite basic feature for Pixel devices. Google just added 12 colors that can be used to blink on the entire display to notify about notifications. The lack of additional tools makes it outdated when compared to the One UI.
One UI 6
Based on the Android 14 operating system, Samsung will introduce the next version of One UI later this year. The Galaxy S23 series will be the initial receiver of the One UI 6.0 software later this year, and we believe Samsung will make it epic as well.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 188.8.131.52 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!