The Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event took place yesterday, and it seemed to focus more on Samsung’s software than anything else. No new devices were announced, instead the One UI 4 user interface was officially revealed.
The latest version of the user interface has been a huge hit with cross-platform interoperability, with great features like quick sharing that enables seamless transfer between Galaxy devices.
Quick Share allows photos and other files to be transferred between devices such as the S21 series and Galaxy Book. New photo editing tools can help crop an object from an image, and that object can be moved quite easily to another device, making the feature effectively synced between devices.
Samsung also demonstrated One UI’s ability to set health goals with others using the Samsung Health Together app, so that groups can compete in completing workouts or exercise goals.
Similar to Apple’s Lost Mode, the new One UI update also extends the SmartThings Find feature to things like Galaxy Buds and S Pens, taking advantage of up to 1.5 billion instances of data exchange between Samsung devices in the network to help locate the accessory. the lost.
Last but not least, Samsung showcased the Material You app for One UI by showing how a simple change in the background can set new interface colors, giving it a whole new look. This has been paired with additional support for Android 12 widgets, complete with new animations and rounded corners.
One UI 4 is based on Android 12 and is currently in beta testing. It is restricted to users from China, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The selected devices currently eligible for the interface are the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra.