Samsung Electronics announced a new update on the One UI software for Galaxy devices, highlighting new personalized features and capabilities. Since its launch in 2018, the One UI has offered users an improved and well-organized design experience throughout multiple devices. By optimizing efficiency and convenience, the latest update provides users a simpler visual device interaction.
According to One UI designers, they applied four principles when developing the software, including focusing on the task at hand, interacting naturally, being comfortable to view, and making things responsive.
In January, Samsung introduced the One UI 3.1 update along with the Galaxy S21 Series launch. Following the increased electronic device usage, Samsung aimed to develop layouts, features, and functions optimized for various device types. According to Samsung, it aims to deliver up-to-date capabilities and features that improve users’ study and work productivity.
“Users might not be aware of all of the One UI design updates that have been made, but these improvements combined help users recognize and react to various features quicker and in a more direct manner,” said Choi Jeonggun, Principal UX Designer. “The One UI designers are going to continue coming up with designs that elevate our users’ happiness and satisfaction with Galaxy devices.”
Smart Multitasking and Camera Features
In line with the four principles, Samsung enhanced accessibility with the ‘Recommended for you’ function, which identifies specific user needs. Another One UI 3.1 property is to connect multiple devices, enabling users to switch from one device to another seamlessly. With the ‘Continue apps on other devices’ function, users can transfer and continue work from a smartphone to a tablet.
Users can simultaneously link their Book Cover Keyboards to a smartphone and a tablet with the ‘Wireless keyboard sharing’ feature. The update also contains the ‘Auto Switch,’ a function that automatically pairs Galaxy Buds to the device playing content. Additionally, the multiple-device connectivity feature works in smart TVs, allowing users to access smartphone content from a TV.
Aside from the multitasking-related updates, the One UI 3.1 also delivers new camera performance improvements. The camera update enables users to shoot professional-grade photos and videos and includes an enhanced ‘Single Take’ feature. In addition to the ‘object eraser’ tool, the update involves an upgraded ‘touch autofocus and autoexposure controller.’ The One UI 3.1 update is over 1 GB in size and is available across series, including Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Z Fold2, and Galaxy Z Flip.
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