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 Galaxies ended their major OS upgrade support, and the same case is going to be with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to bring the 2023 version of Android has begun by Google with releasing the first public Beta. While Pixel users have started understanding the Android 14 OS, Samsung is not seeing that side. Simply put, it runs an independent One UI Beta Program.
This year, popular Samsung flagship smartphones including the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the upcoming One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, while another year of security patches are remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. At present, 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 has recently 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!
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iOS 17 Contact Posters is smart One UI Call Backgrounds clone
On June 5, Apple unveiled the iOS 17 software for iPhone models. As always, Apple has taken inspiration from Android and One UI to fuel new features into the next iOS iteration. Among the new entries, iOS 17 Contact Posters was spotted as a smartly cloned One UI Call Backgrounds feature.
One UI has always been inspirational for Google and Apple when it comes to innovative and useful features. Apple’s new iOS 17 comes with a Contact Posters feature, which is absolutely inspired by the Galaxy smartphone’s Call Backgrounds feature powered by One UI.
Using it, Galaxy users assign different images to stored contacts. The intelligent feature then showcases the assigned image when the specific caller makes a phone call. Similarly, Apple’s new software brings the caller background feature, featuring dynamic fonts, which makes it better at first sight.
As showcased at the WWDC23, iOS 17 Contact Posters will allow iPhone users to assign contacts an image or a sticker with additional font options. It is also possible to change the alignment of the caller name so the image doesn’t get a textual overlay. Contact Posters will also be available for third-party calling apps.
Apple says that the Phone app is central to the iPhone experience, and it receives a big update with personalized Contact Posters, providing a new way for users to express themselves. As iOS 17 is currently live on the Developer Preview channel, the stable update will release later this year.
Samsung launches Galaxy F54 in India with 4 OS updates, 108MP camera
Samsung’s new Galaxy F54 5G smartphone just went official in India. Compared to the Galaxy A54, it has some advantages at affordable pricing, which became possible because of ditching some premium features. For a limited period, the device can be grabbed through Samsung and Flipkart at just INR 27,999.
The new Galaxy F54 5G brings a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by Exynos 1380 processor, which is paired with 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage along with the facility to expand storage using a memory card.
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Out of the box, this device runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 and features major updates up to Android 17 as well as regular security patches for five years. It makes the Galaxy F54 the latest entry to Samsung’s chart of devices having unbeatable software support.
In terms of optics, the Galaxy F54 is equipped with a 108-megapixel primary camera with OIS and 4k video recording at 30fps. Besides, there’s an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2-megapixel macro sensor for stunning close-ups.
Similar to the A54, it uses a 32-megapixel selfie camera, which supports 4k video at 30fps. Apart from this, the device offers select flagship-grade features at affordable pricing such as Astrophoto, Fun Mode, Nightography, and Single Take.
Galaxy F54 is available in two color options Meteor Blue and Stardust Silver and is available for pre-order in India. The battery capacity is a 6,000mAh battery, which can be charged through a 25W fast charger, however, you need to purchase the adapter separately.
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Samsung launches Windows-powered Kiosk in South Korea
Samsung officially launched Samsung Kiosk, a smart ordering solution equipped with the Windows OS in South Korea. This is an all-in-one product capable of handling everything from product selection to ordering and payment and is used in restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, convenience stores, and marts.
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The new Samsung Kiosk is based on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and features a 24-inch touch display, 11th generation Intel Core processor boasting powerful performance and stability, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage. Besides, the CPU can be selected by the specification.
Moreover, this futuristic solution provides all the essential functions of a kiosk for content management and payment without a separate PC such as a Card reader, receipt printer, QR /barcode scanner, NFC (Near Field Communication), and Wi-Fi support.
It comes in three types: table type, stand type, and wall-mounted type, so it can be used in various store environments. In Korea, 1,000 new Samsung Kiosks will be supplied to Yanolja Cloud, which leads global travel solution technology innovation globally.
“Samsung kiosk has been supplied to more than 60 partners in 35 countries around the world and continues to expand its presence in the global market,” said Vice President Jung Hoon of Samsung Electronics Visual Display Business Department.
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