Samsung One UI software is way too intelligent. Google further solidifies the smartness of One UI by copying its volume control panel for the upcoming Android 14 operating system. This move comes after stealing a number of One UI features for the next version of Android.
According to the information, Android 14 could let Pixel phone users access new notification and ringtone volume control panel, which is already available in One UI. With the next OS, Pixel users will be able to set different volume levels for ringtone and notifications.
Earlier, Google enabled the separate volume and notification sliders on Pixel phones running Android 14 Developer Preview. But within a short time, the company pulled the new adjustment panel from Android and everything turned back to the previous.
Several users are reporting that the "ring & notification volume" sliders have been suddenly split into "ring volume" and "notification volume" in Android 14 DP2.
This is WITHOUT them flipping any flags, which was previously required to enable separate ring/notification volume. pic.twitter.com/eTTsnZI61K
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 17, 2023
Esper’s Mishaal Rahman quotes that the company has been working on separating the notification and ringtone volume since the Android 13 QPR2 beta. While the ringtone and notification sliders are not linked, both are muted if you put your phone on vibrate.
Since the feature seems to be under development, Pixel smartphones are eagerly waiting for this basic One UI feature on Google’s Android OS. It’s likely that the Stable version or future Public Beta builds may eventually add separate volume control sliders.
One UI Vs Android 13
It’s worth mentioning that the One UI already allows Galaxy users to turn notifications sound to silent, keeping the ringtone sound loud, or vice versa. And as far as the report is concerned, Pixel users might enjoy another One UI feature on the next version of Android later this year.
Apart from the volume panel, Android 14 reportedly brings screen flash notifications, and Auto confirm unlock features, inspired by One UI software. It isn’t true that the One UI is perfect, but Google’s features collection for Android 14 is highly inspired by Samsung’s Android skin.
Android 15 might stop some apps from reading notifications with OTP
The countdown for the next iteration of the operating system has begun, as Google already dispatched the first Developer Preview of Android 15. Therefore, the code within Android 15 suggests that Google might stop untrusted apps from reading notifications with OTP.
The QPR3 Beta 1 update of Android 14 shows a new option named RECEIVE_SENSITIVE_NOTIFICATIONS. This permission has a protection level of role signature, which means it can only be granted to applications with the requisite role or to applications that the OEM signs.
While the exact role that grants this permission hasn’t been detailed yet, likely, that Google doesn’t intend to open this permission up to third-party apps. Hence, Google might be planning to crack down on a known Android security attack method with the upcoming OS – Android 15.
Various apps use passkey or enable two-factor authentication. While some forms of two-factor authentication are more secure than others, some platforms only support the most basic methods, wherein your one-time passwords (OTPs) are sent via email or text.
These methods are convenient since they don’t require additional setup, but they are also less secure since they’re easier to intercept. So, to reduce the risk of data loss, Android 15 might add a new feature that will stop untrusted apps from reading notifications with OTP.
However, currently, it’s hard to describe which apps will count as an untrusted app but we can say that Android will have many ways to protect users from leaking their 2FA codes to third parties. Like the OTP_REDACTION, which suggests that Google will stop users from leaking their 2FA codes on the lock screen.
While the RECEIVE_SENSITIVE_NOTIFICATIONS permission suggests that Android will stop untrusted apps from reading notifications with 2FA codes.
Samsung devices could get File Integrity Manager with Android 15 (One UI 7)
Last week, Google released its first developer preview of the Android 15 operating system and now its features are getting unloaded individually. However, some of the prominent features of Android 15 such as File Integrity Manager are also expected to be included in One UI 7.
Android 15 DP1 introduces File Integrity Manager and as per the information of Tarun Vats, we can also expect Samsung to bring this useful feature with One UI 7 for Galaxy devices. Notably, this feature utilizes fs-verity to prevent unauthorized file modifications or malware attacks.
File integrity monitoring refers to a security process and technology that tests and checks operating system, database, and application software files to determine whether have been tampered with or corrupted. It verifies and validates files by comparing the latest versions to a known, trusted baseline.
Therefore, if FIM detects that files have been altered, updated, or compromised, the technology can generate alerts to ensure further investigation, and if necessary, remediation takes place. File integrity monitoring encompasses both reactive auditing as well as proactive, rules-based active monitoring.
However, if Samsung includes this File Integrity in its upcoming version of Android custom skin, then your precious data will become safer than ever. Users will also be able to use their applications without the fear of data loss or safety-related assaults.
Samsung Galaxy S23 One UI 6.1 (Android 14) Update Status, Progress and Features
Samsung Galaxy S23 series came pre-installed with Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software. After getting the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update last year, One UI 6.1 will soon be rolled out to these Samsung flagships, and if you own a Galaxy S23 series model, should bookmark this tracker for the latest insights.
One UI 6.1, which is also based on Android 14 was first unveiled on January 17, 2024, while Samsung is already testing the build internally. One UI 6.0 brought a major user interface overhaul, however, the next incremental upgrade aims to install AI features.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Android 14 Update Tracker
Note: We will add or remove entries to provide useful insights only.
One UI 6.1 (Android 14) News:
One UI 6.1 testing is underway for the Galaxy S23 series with firmware version S918BXXU3CXB5, which is upgraded from CXB4. The testing is going on in India and Europe, suggesting that the update is close to being released.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series starts getting the February 2024 security update in the US. For the S23 series, the One UI 6.1 comes a step closer, following the Feb patch release.
One UI 6.1 testing is underway for the Galaxy S23 series with firmware versions mentioned below.
- India, the Middle East, and Europe – S91xBXXU3CXB1
- Korea – S91xNKSU2CXB1
Samsung Galaxy S23 series is said to receive One UI 6.1 update after the February 2024 security patch deployment.
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One UI 6.0 Updates –
Samsung finally rolled out Stable One UI 6.0 update to Galaxy S23 series – carrier-locked and unlocked models in the US.
Samsung started rolling out the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update to the Galaxy S23 series in several markets including Europe and Asia.
Samsung started Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 series in early August. The Beta program will be available in seven countries like last year, meanwhile, Beta 1 is available in just three markets including the US, Germany, and South Korea.