Samsung Electronics announced its One UI 5 open beta program which will be available on the Galaxy S22 series in the United States, Germany, and South Korea, with releases in other regions planned over the coming months.
One UI 5 brings a range of new customization, security, and accessibility features as part of Samsung’s ongoing commitment to delivering the latest mobile experiences to as many users as possible. The update introduces new ways for users to customize their smartphone experience, including an expanded set of color options for a more tailored look. Users now get up to 16 preset color themes based on their wallpaper and 12 more color options for their home screens, icons, and quick panels for a look and feel suited to their style. Users can further customize their home screens by stacking widgets of the same size in a single location saving space and creating a cleaner, more organized look.
The update streamlines the process of changing sound and vibration settings with reorganized menus that provide easy access to all ringtone volumes and vibration intensities. For the first time, Galaxy users can tailor their preferred language for their different apps. Whether they’re multi-lingual or just learning a new language, users can easily select which language will be used for each app in Settings.
Other new features include:-
- A new dashboard that lets users view the security status of their phone, shows whether there are security issues, and recommends ways to fix them.
- Capture high-quality photos and video with a new icon in Pro and Pro Video mode that offers useful tips and tricks on how to use the various lenses, features, and controls. Plus, a more responsive zoom bar means quicker close-ups and makes it easier to zoom in on the subject using only one hand.
- More accessibility options to make it easier for users to interact with their devices. The Magnifier feature enables users to better view and read on their devices, while different types of spoken assistance such as audio descriptions of videos and speaking keyboard input aloud help users navigate and use devices more seamlessly.