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One UI 7 Beta Program: Gear up for the future of Galaxy (August 2024!)

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Android 15 entered the Public Beta testing phase on Pixel devices. Samsung will also adopt Android 15 for Galaxy devices, which will be available with One UI 7 later this year. Like all software development, Samsung’s One UI 7 will also launch a Beta Program.

One UI 7 Beta Program

Flagship Samsung devices will get early access to Android 15-based One UI 7 through the Beta Program. However, the Beta Program could be available in only 7 countries including the US. Mid-range and budget phones will start getting the major update around November this year.

One UI 7 Beta: When it’s coming?

Samsung is expected to launch its One UI 7 Beta in August this year. Android 15 Beta will expand to several Android flagships from different manufacturers by I/O 2024. However, the Galaxy maker won’t participate in Android’s native Beta activity.

As per Google’s roadmap, Android 15 Beta released in April, and Beta 2 will release in May followed by Beta 3 with Platform Stability in June and Beta 4 in July. Google Pixel phones are expected to get Stable Android 15 in late October this year.

One UI 7 Beta: Is your Galaxy eligible?

The Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra will receive One UI 7 Beta in the first phase. Later on, older flagships like Galaxy S23 and S22 series would join the party along with upcoming + current foldable phones. Some mid-rangers like Galaxy A55 and A35 could also be able to join Beta.

Beta Program is for a limited number of models, but Samsung conducts upgrade deployment on the largest scale internationally. This would begin around November, probably after Samsung holds this year’s Developer Conference event in October.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung boosts user safety with Emergency Sharing app update

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Samsung Emergency Sharing app update

May 2024 is going on and Samsung is sending a new update to its Emergency Sharing app with version 15.0.00.33. The update boosts user safety with enhanced functionalities and essential bug fixes.

The fresh update of the Samsung Emergency Sharing app is available on the Galaxy Store with version 4.29MB. This update provides a more reliable and user-friendly experience.

While the specific enhancements have not been disclosed, users can expect a smoother performance. The update also addresses previously reported issues, ensuring an error-free service.

If you have a Galaxy device, you can get this update from the Galaxy Store. Just go to the Menu, the Updates, and you can install the update from there. Also, you can sideload it from the third-party app link mentioned here.

Samsung Emergency Sharing

Samsung Emergency Sharing is a safety feature that allows you to share important information with your emergency contacts. It lets the automatic transmission of your location or a notification when your device’s battery is low.

To enable this feature, go to Settings, then Safety and Emergency, and select Emergency Sharing. Here, you can choose to include pictures or audio by enabling the respective options. Begin sharing by pressing Start twice, and the setup is complete.

Samsung Emergency Sharing app update

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Samsung hooks Snapdragon meaning no Exynos on Galaxy Z Flip 6, Fold 6

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy

Samsung may not expand Exynos chipset to its foldable phones this year. Authentic input indicates that Samsung has decided to go all Snapdragon for the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6. There were rumors of Exynos chip’s arrival on the Z Flip 6.

TheElec reports that Samsung partners are sure that the upcoming Z Flip 6 & Z Fold 6 will use Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor. Nevertheless, the company will continue to utilize its flagship Exynos chipset on its Galaxy S series smartphones over the years.

The reason behind sticking with Snapdragon is the previous strategy. The Korean tech giant only employed Snapdragon in its foldable segment so far. It’s a good decision as foldable phones are relatively more expensive than regular bar-like phones and must have top-notch specs.

This year’s Exynos has shown significant progress over its predecessors. There is no controversy created on the performance and efficiency of the Exynos 2400 used in the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus. Meanwhile, foldables should continue to feature Snapdragon SoCs.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy will power the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Fold 6, internationally. It’s the first Mobile Platform that implemented on-device AI capabilities. Performance and power efficiency are also up to the mark, gaining consumer satisfaction.

Samsung may be concerned about the decline in sales due to the utilization of Exynos in such premium handsets. Industry watchers look at it as a strategic judgment of the MX Business Division, considering factors such as the relationship with Qualcomm and cost savings.

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro users getting One UI 6.1 update

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro One UI 6.1 update

Samsung is enhancing the user experience of the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro smartphone with One UI 6.1 update. The company has begun rolling out the major update in Europe and will soon expand it to more countries.

One UI 6.1 update brings new features and improvements over the previous UI. This update adds new features to Gallery, Calendar, Widgets, Lock screen, Security, Clock, and more apps to provide a seamless and intuitive experience.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro users are getting One UI 6.1 update with build version G736BXXU5EXD5 and an installation package size of around 2GB. It updates security and apps to the latest version.

If you have received the notification of the update then install it now to get a bug-free experience. You can also check the update by visiting the Settings app on your smartphone and opening the Software Update section.

Now, click on the Download and install option. If any update is available, you can follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your Galaxy smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro One UI 6.1 update

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