A mere few days ago, Samsung announced OneUI 4.5 beta program to join for Galaxy Watch 4 series, and now it’s live. Samsung provides users with a beta program to test and try out the new features themselves and point out flaws, bugs, glitches, etc. This way, Samsung gains first-hand user experience.
After the firmware was released in S.Korea, the Beta program went live in the US as several users posted screenshots after downloading the firmware update. The US firmware for OneUI 4.5 Beta can be identified with build serial no. R970XXU1ZVE7/R8700XM1ZVE7 for Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic weighs 796.83 MB.
Users can download it after registering with Samsung, but they must have a Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 4 Classic, which works on Google Wear OS, a Galaxy smartphone, and a Samsung member account. Keep in mind users can’t roll back after downloading the update. Samsung advises keeping a backup of data; beta programs are not stable builds, and users may or may not experience bugs or glitches. After all, it’s not a stable build, and beta programs are meant for testing by users.
With these things cleared, let’s talk about what’s new and why users are excited about this update. It seems that Samsung listens to its users, and new features such as a keyboard with a qwerty layout to support the board, improved handwriting experience, voice input, and gestures are reflections of that. According to the changelog,
Agif: Agif can now be played after receiving messages(continuous image play).
Subtext support: Additional information can be viewed on the screen.
Alarm settings Improved: Now, users can add dates, alarm names, and notifications to the alarm.
Qwerty support: Adds continuous input and matches Gboard layout with handwriting and voice input; draft function added.
Dual Sim function: ability to connect to carrier network through E-Sim.
Also, the watch plugin and Samsung health are updated; the new update allows you to connect your Galaxy Watch 4 with your smartphone more securely and smoothly. The One UI 4.5 fixes runtime exceptions and more security from several bugs and viruses. This usually indicates a problem that the application cannot handle. It will protect your application from several bugs and viruses. , single Unicode Emoticon zoom, new watch screens, improvement and functionality, call, contacts upgraded, and new UI added. We’ll have to see how this turns out to be.