During the Samsung Developer Conference 22 (SDC22) event this Wednesday (12), Samsung Officially announced the new One UI 5 based on Android 13. The update was being tested on some mobile phones of the company and will now start rolling out to users of compatible Galaxy mobiles.
According to Samsung, One UI 5 will start rolling out to smartphones in the Galaxy S22 series later this month.
Among the news, One UI 5 has smoother animations, more customization functions for the interface and improved widgets among new features. The update also brings new Routine modes and a more dynamic lock screen to the device, as well as greater integration with the Bixby virtual assistant.
For example, you can use photos or even videos as wallpaper on the lock screen. Samsung is also bringing more widget options as well as an option called “Dynamic Lock Screen” that customizes the screen periodically.
With the update, you’ll be able to use tools like Bixby Text Call from Bixby Voice, which according to Samsung will “answer calls on your behalf and share text messages with the caller by speaking aloud as if you’ve answered them.”
Another innovation in One UI 5 is integration with the smart watches of the Galaxy Watch series. In the update, Samsung is rolling out the Privileged Health SDK, which allows developers to use the BioActive sensor of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 smartwatches.
Which Samsung phones will get One UI 5?
One UI 5 also brings new security and privacy tools such as: a new panel showing diagnostics on device status. You can also share specific permissions for each app, giving you more control over what those permissions can access. It also has a more responsive zoom bar for the camera and Pro modes for photos and videos with new usage tips.
As in previous years, the company’s latest smartphones will receive Android 13 with One UI 5 first. The official list of compatible devices has not yet been announced.
*This is an ongoing story and will be updated with new information.
Source: Tec Mundo