One UI 5.1
Samsung One UI 5.1 GIF Remaster Feature
GIF feature is used to express emotions other than stickers. It stands for Graphics Interchange Format which supports both animated and static images. Samsung already offers a bunch of photo editing tools for Galaxy devices with One UI, and with One UI 5.1, the company has added the GIF Remaster feature.
The GIF also has unique advantages such as expressive transparent background, so it is actively used, but because it is an old format, there are quality problems. That’s why, Samsung added the GIF Remaster feature that applies the latest deep-learning techniques to improve the quality of GIF images.
The company introduced the GIF Remaster feature with the Samsung Galaxy S23 series and is currently expanding to supported models only that are running on One UI 5.1 or higher. Like other Remastered features, you can access it from the Gallery suggestions screen or the Single View screen.
GIF Remaster feature
GIF Remaster uses deep learning techniques to improve picture quality. Deep learning training involves a large amount of data, so it is very effective for improving GIFs with different types and quality degradation.
How does it work?
Noise Cancellation and Upscale
The noise generated by quantization and dithering varies greatly depending on the parameter settings when creating the GIF, and the magnitude of the noise is much larger than that of later developed encoding methods.
Recreating GIFs through deep learning can effectively reduce both types of noise. Also, GIF images usually have a lower resolution. GIF Remaster upscaling up to 2x for added detail and clarity.
Transparent background GIF preprocessing
If an image with a transparent background is passed through a deep learning network, unwanted noise will be generated at the pixels at the edge of the object, as shown in the 1st image below [without preprocessing].
This is because deep learning networks also refer to the color of neighboring pixels when generating pixels at the edge of an object. The opacity of the transparent background pixels is set to 0 so that they are practically invisible, but the RGB value information (mainly black 0) is still valid, so the RGB information of this transparent pixel affects the deep learning network and reduces noise.
GIF Remastering creates results without edge noise, as shown in [Applying preprocessing] last image below, by applying a deep learning network algorithm that processes transparent background pixels to leave them unaffected. The technology is currently patented.
How’s GIF created?
GIF images are created from raw images in two main steps: lossy compression and lossless compression. The second stage, lossless compression, uses LZW encoding, which is a type of entropy encoding, similar to ZIP file compression without losing information easily. On the other hand, in lossy compression, information is lost in the first stage, resulting in a loss of quality.
GIF converts the colors of the input pixels to 8-bit 256 or smaller, a process called quantization. Images such as JPEG represent 16,777,216 colors at 24 bits per pixel, and the difference from the original image can cause noticeable discomfort when converted to GIF.
A process of hiding the discomfort caused by quantization error by adding artificial noise is sometimes implemented, called dithering. Dithering can make the boundaries between quantized regions smoother, but adding noise by rules can accidentally produce unpleasant noise.
One UI 5.1
How to customize One UI 5.1 Edge Panel on your Samsung Galaxy
One UI 5.1 offers different customization possibilities to meet the need of users. This operating system allows the smartphone’s interface to be configured in a few steps in a very practical way to combine the power of the Galaxy with the user’s lifestyle. Among the many options of One UI 5.1, the Samsung Edge Panel is a powerful ally for everyday usability.
Edge Panel is a sidebar that unfolds only when desired with a brief pulling movement towards the center. It allows you to access your favorite app with just two taps. This feature is not only easy to use but also powerful.
When did you think of measuring small things with your phone? This can be achieved with an edge panel ruler. In addition, you can also use a surface level to level objects and a compass to guide you in the right direction.
Enable Edge Panel
Firstly, find the handle of the Edge Panel which is basically located next to the volume buttons. Then drag to one side to scroll from right to left.
Now, tap on the Settings button in the lower right corner of the screen. From there you can choose which panel category to add. If you want widgets with animated messages, reminders, contacts, or tools for different purposes, just select the category to add an Edge Panel table with these settings.
Aside from this, you can also add this feature through Settings >> Display >> Edge Panels.
Also, you can visit Galaxy Store where you can choose from different free and paid options for Edge Panels templates such as Calendar, Reminders, Contacts, and more.
How to customize Samsung One UI 5.1 Edge Panel?
Along with editing preferences for shortcuts to be added to the Edge panel, you can also configure Edge’s design according to the user’s style, choosing colors, shades, and styles.
Once you’ve tapped on the setting, click the arrow next to Panels to open the column customization. The Edges panel can be activated or deactivated, and the edges can be re-selected.
To change the strap that initially activates when you open the panel, select the Handle option. By choosing this option, you can change the color, transparency, size, and position of it.
Edge panel customization is available on many Samsung Galaxy models including Galaxy S23 5G, S23+ 5G, S23 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S22 5G, S22+ 5G, S22 Ultra 5G, Z Fold4 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, Z Fold3 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G and Z Fold 2.
One UI 5.1
3 New Samsung One UI 5.1 Widgets
Samsung added new widgets with the One UI 5.1 update as well as improved some of the previous widgets and added new features to them. These new widgets were first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and are now available on a bunch of Samsung devices.
The newest version of Samsung’s custom skin One UI brought new widgets such as the Battery Widget and Dynamic Widget. Also, some older widgets like the Contacts and Smart Suggestions widgets have been improved.
So far, the Korean tech giant rolled out this major One UI update to several Galaxy devices including A series, S series, F series, Note series, M series, and Tab series in different regions. Along with this, more Galaxy users can now use new widgets.
Below you can see the details of the top 3 smart widgets that you must try on your Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 5.1.
3 New One UI 5.1 Widgets
Battery Widget allows you to check the battery of your Buds, smartwatches, and other connected devices effortlessly so you can check the information of the battery and charge them before they get discharged.
There are two formats of the battery widget, the first one that appears in circles and the second one that appears in the list form. You can choose and add it to your smartphone’s home screen.
Read more: How to add One UI 5.1 Battery widget on Galaxy phone’s lock screen
Dynamic Weather Widget
Samsung improved Dynamic Weather Widget with One UI 5.1. The new widget lets you view important information like the place, temperature, UN index, and day/night at a glance.
The company has also added animation to weather widgets with the One UI 5.1 update. These animations feature a person’s character, who walks in frames created for the occasion, to signify the weather.
Read more: Samsung One UI 5.1 Weather Widget
New Contacts Widget
With One UI 5.1, Samsung further enhances the Contacts widget feature by adding a new and useful widget type. Once you install the latest One UI version, you can contacts widgets on your smartphone’s home screen in four formats, whereas in One UI 5.0, you can add it in 3 formats.
The fourth one is Direct Dial, which allows you to add four contact numbers to call directly.
How to add a Widget?
You can easily add widgets of any app on your home screen just need to follow a few steps. First, tap and hold the blank space on your smartphone’s home screen >> tap on Widgets >> select any app or feature >> click on Add option and it is done. Your Galaxy device must be updated on One UI 5.1 or later versions.
One UI 5.1
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G starts receiving One UI 5.1 update [Expanding]
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G smartphone is getting One UI 5.1 update with a bunch of new features and improvements in Brazil. Users can identify the latest update through One UI build version A225MUBU5CWD1.
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G One UI 5.1 – Brazil pic.twitter.com/bpgVNoZR7a
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) May 5, 2023
We recommend you install this major update to enjoy new features on your Galaxy A22 smartphone. To download and install, open Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
March 28, 2023
Samsung recently released the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update for the Galaxy A23 smartphone and the company is now started pushing this major update for another A series smartphone – Galaxy A22 4G.
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G One UI 5.1 update comes with version A225FXXU4DWB8. The update is currently rolling out in different countries including India, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Romania, Baltic, Portugal, and Spain.
The update is rolling out initially so it may take some hours/days to reach all Galaxy A22 models. The company will soon release One UI 5.1 to all eligible devices.
Back in 2021, Samsung launched Galaxy A22 smartphone with Android 11 and the device is now receiving its last update which is Android 13-based One UI 5.1
One UI 5.1 Features for Galaxy A22 4G
One UI 5.1 update brings a host of new features and improvements to take your phone to the next level. This major update revamped the gallery image info display, now, when you swipe up while viewing a picture or video in your gallery you can see detailed information with a simple layout.
Samsung Galaxy A22 One UI 5.1 Update #Samsung #GalaxyA22 #oneUI pic.twitter.com/HPg1CHbacQ
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) March 28, 2023
In addition, the company also brings advanced multitasking features. You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu, just need to drag one of the corners. For split view, you’ll see categories for Recent apps and Most used apps, allowing you to quickly select apps for Split Screen.
Furthermore, the One UI 5.1 update adds new widgets to the Galaxy devices including a battery widget, a contacts widget, and a dynamic weather widget. Not only this, you can now select a video clip to use as your wallpaper through Open Wallpaper > Select a video from your Gallery > Trim recommends the best moment (15 seconds max). The best part of the video clip is recommended for editing.