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Samsung One UI 6 may adopt these Android 14 features



Samsung owns one of the heaviest and most-reliable User Interfaces- One UI. It has launched five generations of One UI, and the 6th one is on its way. However, One UI 6 will take a few months to launch, and the company still hasn’t shared a word regarding it. Notably, this new software will be based on Android 14, which means many of this new OS’ novelties will make their way to One UI 6 as well. Let’s know some of them. 

Let us inform you as the One UI gets the base of Android, it is obvious that Galaxy device users get the benefit of both Samsung and Google’s incredibilities, as the search engine giant owns Android and One UI is Samsung’s. In today’s article, we will talk about some such Android 14 features, which may be included in One UI 6 as well. All of these features are listed below. 

Back arrow for gesture navigation

We have seen this feature in Android 14 Beta 1; in this feature, a back arrow under a bubble appears on the screen’s edge whenever we perform the back gesture operation. Google believes that it will help to improve the understanding and usefulness of the back gesture. The good thing is, it won’t look odd from your device’s theme as it supports the Material You are theming as well. 

Android 14’s consistent and superior sharing nature

In Android 14, the search engine giant has provided the ability to app developers so they can add various custom actions in the sharing menu. Besides, the OS will determine the ranking of sharing actions, and the sharing menu will show options according to these rankings. In simpler words, the action you use most will appear first; then the one used rarely. 

Per-app language preference

With Android 13, Google introduced the ability to choose different languages for individual apps, but with Android 1, this feature will be even more improved with some new dynamic customization settings. For example, in Android 14, the keyboard will show the same language that you have chosen for the running app. 

Securer accessibility service

In Android 14, accessibility services will be limited to certain views only that too only if they claim that they are helping users with disabilities. It will be a more secure way to prevent any critical action from unauthorized services. 

Ability to choose whether you want to show weather info on the lock screen or not

Now this feature specifically looks tailored to Pixels phones, as weather information on the lock screen is a part of the stock Android 13 UI. In the newer version, you will be able to choose whether you want it on the lock screen or not. We are currently unsure whether this device will make it to One UI 6 or not; we should wait till its launch to know. 

Transparent navigation bar for all applications

Besides usability, it is more like a theme-based ability. Specifically, in Android 4, app developers will be able to change the color of the navigation bar so that it can match the application’s theme. Besides, you can also make it look transparent. To enable the transparent navigation bar, the user can go through the Developer Options menu. 

A dedicated Nearby Share option

Nearby Share is no more an unknown service. Still, if you don’t know, it is Android’s custom-sharing service with which we can share files wirelessly and locally. However, to use it, we need to go through a long procedure- select the desired file, click on the share option, and then choose Nearby Share. 

Now with Android 14, this option will appear directly on the Sharing Menu. Besides screenshots will also be shared via this service from the preview menu right after they are taken. 

Nota bene, these are some features of Android 14 that we are expecting to come in One UI 6 as well. Informatively, the search engine giant will make Android 14 available for AOSP after its final release, then other manufacturers like Samsung will layer their UI on top of it. It is possible that the One UI 6 update will be launched by the quarter 4th of this year, most probably in August or September. 

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Galaxy S22 started receiving One UI 6.1 update with Galaxy AI features




Last month, Samsung officially confirmed the One UI 6.1 update for the 2022 models. Now, keeping its promise, the company has started rolling out the major update for the Galaxy S22 series. 

The Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S22 series is live in South Korea. Users who own the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers S901NKSU3EXDC, S906NKSU3EXDC, and S908NKSU3EXDC, respectively.

Samsung has released several Galaxy AI features with the One UI 6.1 update that will help you provide a better communication experience and take advantage of the ability to quickly understand information.

For your information, the Galaxy S22 series device will get the benefit of all the important Galaxy AI features, including Circle to Search, Live Translate, Generative Edit, Note Assist, Transcript Script, Chat Assist, and many more.

Apart from the Galaxy AI feature, the device will also get some important additions on the customization side, where users will get several new changes related to wallpaper, lock screen, alarm, calendar, and many more.

To check the latest update on your device, navigate to the settings, then select the software update option here. Tap on the download and install option. Wait until it finishes searching to see if the update is available, then tap on the install button.

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Galaxy XCover5 camera breaks after Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update




Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is one of the rugged smartphones that is dedicatedly made for using it in any weather condition. It is worth noticing that the company hasn’t limited it to giving tough hardware but also keeps it up to date with its fresh software. In the last major update, Android 14, it has grabbed some new features, and unfortunately, it has also got an issue with the camera, which is causing inconvenience to the users.

Galaxy XCover5 getting a camera issue after Android 14

The Galaxy XCover 5 has received Android 14 and One UI 6.0, and after installing them, users have started reporting about the camera issue. In the reports, the consumers have pointed out that they are not able to use the camera focus like before. Since the camera is the most frequently used feature of the smartphone, its malfunction is significantly affecting the overall performance of the devices.

Due to the malfunctioning of the autofocus, users are also having difficulty making payments due to the autofocus malfunction. When they open the QR code scanner, they are unable to do so because the camera is not focusing on the code.

However, the Korean giant hasn’t yet released a statement regarding the issue’s resolution, despite the fact that the issue surfaced after the last update, suggesting a software update-related problem. Hopefully, Samsung could release a proper update that will update it to the latest version.


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Google Get Inspired By Samsung; As It Copies Secure Folder Feature Housed In Galaxy Phones




Is Google following Samsung? With the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, it offers a new option for private space, which Samsung already offers with the title Secure Folder. 

Google released Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 in November 2023, which introduced a feature called ‘Private Space’ already housed in Samsung devices as Secure Folder. Since reports have been around for several days that the latest iteration of Android 15 will be dedicated to more security and will bring tons of new features to enhance users’ secure experiences,  one of the awaiting features is Private Space. 

The upcoming Private Space feature will allow the user to install the application in a separate, locked profile, which they can hide at any time. Although this feature has been in the development phase for a long time, it has not yet gone live. Let’s take a closer look. 

The new feature named ‘Lock private space automatically’ will allow users to configure the feature to automatically lock the protected space depending on one of the two sub-options they select in it, which are ‘Every time device lock’ and ‘After 5 minutes of inactivity.’ While choosing the first, the feature will lock Privact Space instantly after they lock the device. 

But here’s the catchable fact: Secure Folder, available on Galaxy devices, already offers this feature, so somewhere it seems like Google got inspired by Samsung. 

The reports are also saying that when users set up Private Space, the feature now recommends them to create a dedicated Google account for using it to’stop data appearing outside private space; for instance, ‘Synced photos, files, emails, contacts, calendar events, and other data,’ and many more. This suggestion and the option to automatically lock the protected space further enhance the privacy and security of private space. 

Upcoming Private Space will offer a redesign setup flow to deliver a better idea of the feature. Since this feature initially appeared in Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 and then Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, it is expected that Android 15 will bring this feature to enhance the secure experience. 


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