Samsung has a range of Fan Edition devices in the pipeline, which could be released soon. The company will launch a new FE smartphone, tablets, and earbuds in the near future. A new leak talks about color variants, pricing, and speaker specifications of the Galaxy Buds FE.
A reliable industry source revealed that the Galaxy Buds FE could be available in Graphite/White color options. It features 12mm speakers tuned by AKG, similar to other Samsung earbuds. Additionally, the source mentioned that the earbuds may cost $99.99 (MSRP).
The South Korean tech giant is expected to launch the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE series alongside the Galaxy Buds FE later this year. It appears to be a new strategy of debuting affordable variants of previously released flagship products.
Samsung Galaxy Buds FE:
graphite or white
12mm AKG tuned speaker
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) September 15, 2023
Samsung Galaxy Watch’s Universal Gestures Feature – What is it and how to use
Samsung officially details Galaxy Watch’s Universal Gestures feature. The company has always been committed to delivering a consistent experience for all Samsung users. To recall, the Universal Gestures was introduced as part of the One UI 5 Watch update.
Universal Gestures feature offers users a valuable alternative to the interactions needed to operate the device. With four distinct gestures – Make Fist, Make Fist Twice, Pinch, and Double Pinch – users can navigate their Galaxy Watch in ways that work best for them.
How to Turn On Universal Gestures
To activate Universal Gestures on the Galaxy Watch, follow these simple steps:
Once the Universal Gestures feature is enabled, your Galaxy Watch will indicate it with a customizable colored outline, allowing you to utilize this intuitive mode for a tailored and accessible experience.
Make Fist to Open Action Menu and Select
Within Universal Gestures, the Make Fist gesture simplifies the process of selecting and opening items on the Galaxy Watch.
Make Fist Twice gesture unveils the Action menu, which is an array of convenient options accessible right from your wrist. Imagine this menu as a toolbox packed with essential tools, such as opening the apps menu, going to the previous screen and displaying recent apps.
The Action menu is also dynamic, adjusting its content based on whichever screen is currently open when the user activates the Action menu. When you are ready to select the item, simply make a fist.
Pinch to Navigate Back and Forth
The Pinch and Double Pinch gestures on the Galaxy Watch offer new touch-free ways for users to interact with their Galaxy Watch, which are especially beneficial for individuals facing mobility limitations. With these two gestures, you can navigate from one item to another or go back to the previous item.
Scroll through your messages, browse your calendar items or peruse your photo album – these are all made possible with the Pinch gesture.
Accessibility is about removing barriers and delivering seamless experiences to everyone. For instance, Galaxy users can easily change any of the actions of these four gestures, further personalizing their device to better serve their needs.
Another Notable Galaxy Watch Control Feature
The Galaxy Watch’s Gestures, located within Advanced features, is another standout feature that offers a convenient shortcut for actions — answering calls, dismissing alerts or swiftly launching apps — all achievable through simple hand and arm motions.
Samsung’s Universal Gestures of Galaxy Watch detailed
Thanks to the One UI Watch’s Universal Gestures, Samsung Galaxy Watch models are suitable for everyone. The feature enhances accessibility and allows you to navigate without having to touch the display or the rotating bezel (or the virtual bezel) at all.
Users of Samsung Galaxy Watch can activate the Universal Gestures through the Accessibility sub-menu under Settings. The “make a fist” gesture selects an item while making a fist twice opens up the Action menu, or activates Universal gestures.
The pinch moves to the next highlighted item while a double pinch returns to highlight the previous item. The Action menu showcases different available actions based on the active app or menu. Interestingly, users having no disabilities would also find the Universal Gestures feature useful.
Verizon rolling out November 2023 update to Galaxy Watch 6 with trimmed Samsung app names
November 2023 update for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic can be identified through the build version ending with AWK4 in the US. This update is already available in Korea.
The latest update improves the stability and performance of the device. According to the release notes, the company has simplified the names of some stock apps by removing “Samsung” from them. These apps are:
- Samsung Health > Health
- Samsung Pay > Pay
- Samsung Wallet > Wallet
- Samsung Global Goals > Global Goals
To install the latest update, you just need to open the Galaxy wearable app on a connected Android phone and navigate to Watch Settings>> Watch software update >> Download and install. If an update is available, tap the “Update now” option, and on the Watch software update’ screen, tap “Install now”.