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One UI Watch 5-based WearOS 4: Material You, Golf Tracking, and Health Connect integration for Galaxy Watches

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WearOS 4 is the Big G Google’s upcoming smartwatch Operating System, which will amaze the Korean firm Samsung’s Galaxy Watch users as well. The Mountain giant has officially announced WearOS 4’s arrival in its Google I/O 2023 event. This upcoming smartwatch OS will be based on Google’s Android 13. It is obvious that the newer OS will bring an uncountable number of novelties with it. Let’s know about them. 

Informatively, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4, and Galaxy Watch 5 series devices are the only Samsung smartwatches that are eligible for the next WearOS 4. In today’s article, we will let you know what novelties and surprises the WearOS 4 will offer in eligible Galaxy Watches. As per the reports, WearOS 4 will make improvements in the health category, specifically in golf tracking, and will bring Material You to Galaxy Watches. 

WearOS 4: Golf tracking and integrated Health Connect

As per the reports, in WearOS 4, most of the changes can be seen in the health category. It has been said that this new OS will have improved golf tracking abilities. As a wearable device’s OS, it is beneficial to have health-related improvements as they will attract users towards smartwatches with this OS, including Galaxy Watch 4 & 5.

Notably, every smartwatch’s Health Services lets app developers access Wear OS sensor data in an easier and more consistent way. And in addition to the recent update, developers can access heart rate data more frequently. It also adds a new ability “automatically detect the number of golf shots.”

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The upcoming WearOS version will also let the Watch detect the size of the golf swing. And it has been possible only because of the Korean firm Samsung’s help. This is not enough for this upcoming OS, so it will introduce new permissions for accessing body sensors in the background as well. 

Besides Golf tracking abilities, another noticeable change is Health Connect’s integration to Android 14. Now, Health Connect will no longer be available as a standalone app; instead, it “will be a core part of Android.” One will be able to access it through the device’s Settings. 

WearOS 4: Material You for Galaxy Watches

If you are unaware, Samsung’s Galaxy Watches lack as developed Material You abilities as Galaxy Phones have. With the WearOS 4 update, the WearOS-booted Galaxy Watches will get Material You designs in them. It can be seen in the WearOS 4 Developer Preview as well that Google has brought the ultimate Material You touch in this smartwatch OS. 

Specifically, Google has added an accent color in WearOS 4 that especially can be seen in the quick settings section. It is also said that WearOS 4 will let the Watch Faces report their colors to the OS via Wear Watchface API. The appreciating thing is these colors can be used by the OS in different places like buttons, toggles, icons, and texts. 

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However, it seems that Material You still lacks complete implementation with the Operating System, but one thing is sure that the future update will make it Material You in WearOS even more enhanced and will allow accent colors to be changed based on the watch face.

Nota bene, as WearOS 4 will be the base of Samsung’s soon-to-be-launched One UI Wathc 5, the new Material You abilities will amaze the Galaxy Watches as well. However, only the Galaxy Watch 4, and Watch 5, upcoming Watch 6 devices can use it. As One UI itself has highly customizable abilities, WearOS 4 will add even more charm to it. 


Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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US Galaxy Z Fold 6 Leaks on Geekbench, Hints at Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

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Samsung appears close to introducing its sixth-generation foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6, in July at the Galaxy Unpacked Event. Now the Galaxy Z Fold 6 is spotted on the Geekbench database. Let’s take a closer look at the detailed information. 

Although the Galaxy Z Flip 6 is already spotted on the Geekbench database, Now, luckily, in development, its sibling’s forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 smartphone appeared on the Geekbench 6.3.0 benchmark database with the model number SM-F956U. 

The last letter ‘U’ in the model number points to the fact that this mode refers to a variant for the US market. It scored 1,964 points in the single-core round of the test and 6,619 points in the multi-core round. The listing reveals the existence of an octa-core processor with the codename pineapple, a 1+3+2+2 core configuration, and an Adreno 750 GPU. Apart from these, one chief core is clocked at 3.40 GHz, and the remaining three performance cores are at 3.15 GHz. 

This points out that Samsung could power the forthcoming Galaxy foldable with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3processor. The Geekbench database suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 will arrive with 12GB of RAM and Android 14. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 already appeared on the 3C certification website, which suggested support for 25W fast charging, and now it is expected that this device will also visit other certification websites soon. 

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Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 getting May 2024 Security update in the US

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Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 devices are counted as the top smartphones that grabbed the One UI 6.1 update in the first phase. Then,  the company introduced more software updates in the form of the April 2024 security patch and is continuing it now that these devices are getting the latest May 2024 security patch as well.

The unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are getting a May 2024 security patch

The unlocked variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are getting a May 2024 security patch update with the firmware version numbers F946U1UES3CXE3 and F731U1UES3CXE3, respectively. The latest software update for both of the devices comes under 500 MB. With the latest update, the company has only focused on providing some security enhancements.

For your information, the May 2024 security patch has brought some new changes under the system software, where it has grabbed more than 50 fixes. Google has introduced 31 patches to enhance the overall performance of the devices, while Samsung has also added 25 fixes that will improve the functionalities regarding the Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 may also bring some new features that may enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices. So if you are having any issues while using the devices related to One UI 6.1, then the update may help you get rid of the issues.

If you are using the Galaxy Z Fold 5 or Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the US, then you should start getting a new update notification, and by tapping on that, you can easily update your device. Alternatively, you can do it manually as well by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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Samsung Prioritizes Faster Charging in 2024 Smartphones

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The first quarter of 2024 is already over; during this interval, Samsung has introduced several Galaxy smartphones of particular belonging, such as the flagship Galaxy S24 series, the Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35, the mid-range ones, the Galaxy A15 and Galaxy F15, the budgetable ones, and many more. But the fact is, after being the latest smartphones, they have a lack of ‘charging speed.’ 

Undoubtedly, Samsung is leading the tech industry with its top-notch features, design, and larger batteries, as compared to other Android manufacturers, but despite all this, it has a massive lack of charging speed. Samsung usually attaches larger batteries to its Galaxy smartphones to enhance the users’ non-stop-using experience. But a larger battery isn’t worth it unless it has a good charging speed. 

On the other hand, Chinese manufacturers are equipping their smartphones with charging speeds north of 100W, whereas 45W is the maximum speed you can get on Galaxy smartphones. However, even 45W charging is quite rare among Galaxy phones. Samsung has launched most of the Galaxy devices in the last couple of years, including the flagship with support for 25W. 

Here we are making things easy for you if you are looking to buy a Galaxy smartphone that debuted in 2024 with the support of 45W charging speed by mentioning a list of devices: 


The list is quite short, even considering that the Galaxy F55, M55, and C55 are just rebranded variants of the same smartphone for different regions. Now Samsung is setting up to launch its next-generation foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, in July, but it is yet to be confirmed whether these devices will get a boost in charging speeds from 25W or not. 

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