Samsung has announced its own take on Android 13 by releasing the One UI 5 at its annual Samsung Developer Conference. The good news is that One UI 5 will be available in a stable build firmware update to different users in the upcoming weeks to Galaxy flagship phones such as the Z Fold4, ZFlip4, and Galaxy S22 series.
Some of the notable key features of the One UI 5 are:
- A new redesigned lock screen that is customizable.
- A wide set of clock faces
- A wide set of color palettes to choose from
- A video wallpaper that will allow you to place a short video on your lock screen.
Bixby Text Call has a new update that will also allow users to automate calls via text messages without having to place a call through the usual process of dialing a number or accessing their contacts. Bixby will be able to offer text-to-speech services. This will be possible when users text a message through Bixby then the text message being able to be transcribed to audio for the other person to hear out the message. The Bixby Text Call feature is currently available to users in South Korea with Samsung planning to release it in early 2023.
Samsung has also announced plans to add smart suggestions for widgets and apps offering suggestions based on the smartphone usage pattern. The new One UI will feature different recognition options which will help start automation. Modes are also a new feature that allows users to customize their devices by programming custom settings and app features for different modes such as work mode, and sleep mode.
The most notable feature which seems to be a copycat version of the ios15 and ios16 is the ability to extract text from images in the Samsung Gallery. The Samsung Gallery also has a new security feature that will warn users when they try to share photos that have sensitive information such as a bank card or a national identification card. Other notable securities and privacy include a dashboard that lets you view the connected devices menu as well as the privacy hub.