Samsung’s digital key framework replaced by Google’s in One UI 6

Digital keys for Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia vehicles will now use Google’s framework instead of Samsung’s. This change marks the arrival of the One UI 6 beta 3 rollout, so from now on, not only Galaxy smartphones but the phones of other brands can also employ the feature. The same operations of a car key are carried out by a digital key using your smartphone. With Near Field Communication (NFC) or Ultra Wideband (UWB), you may start to lock, unlock, and do other things.

Hyundai, Kia digital keys switch to Google’s framework with One UI 6 update

With the debut of the Galaxy S21 series in 2021, Samsung followed Apple’s lead and added a digital key feature to the Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra. This functionality is exclusively available for selected flagship lineups. Only a few Hyundai, Genesis, and BMW car models are compatible with the Samsung Digital Key. Although Ford and Audi have also teamed with Samsung, If you drive a Genesis vehicle, you must use the current Genesis Connected Services app while the beta is in effect. The benefit of One UI 6 Beta 3 is that not only Galaxy smartphones but also other smartphones like iPhones and Pixels can now employ the functionality.

Earlier, digital keys were enabled by the users of Galaxy smartphones, but the shifting of the Google framework paved the way for other smartphone, iPhone, and Pixel owners. The Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra are now accessible through the One UI 6 Beta 3 rollout. Soon, other models will be made accessible for the One UI 6 Beta 3. After the stable version of the One UI 6 update, all the One UI 6 beta users can use the digital keys feature for their Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia cars through their respective smartphones with Bluetooth LE and UWB included.

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