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    Samsung Officially Unveils One UI 6 with Redesigned Quick Panel

    One UI 6 combines Android 14 with Samsung's own unique software features. Here are the some of the top new features heading to your Galaxy device.

    Samsung introduced the official One UI 6 at the annual Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Thursday, October 5.

    The conference marked its ninth year of bringing together developers and partners to explore the company's vast ecosystem of technologies and platforms.

    One UI 6, Samsung's custom skin based on Android 14, according to Samsung, promises to provide users with an array of personalised styles and new features. It comes with a revamped Quick panel with an intuitive look and grouped settings for easier access.

    Samsung also believes that the introduction of the One UI Sans typeface will improve readability on digital screens, and AI-driven photo analysis is also expected to suggest relevant editing tools for pictures. The Samsung Studio offers the ability to make multi-layered video edits, including text, stickers, and music.

    At the event, Samsung announced the second generation of the SmartTag. This new iteration promises extended battery life, lasting up to an impressive 700 days. It also comes with an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity.

    Samsung's digital assistant, Bixby, is now said to be more integrated with SmartThings — Samsung’s home automation system. It is expected to offer intuitive command control for multi-device environments. As per Samsung, even when multiple devices are connected in the same space, Bixby can discern the best-suited device for each command.

    Further, Samsung said it is expanding the reach of Tizen OS to more devices, including home appliances with a 7-inch screen. The incorporation of on-device AI and the Home AI Edge Hub could allows lower-computing-power appliances to request AI services from devices with stronger computing resources, making all devices in a home intelligent.

    Tizen is also powering Samsung's immersive gaming experiences, supporting 3,000 games on the cloud platform. It offers increased support for open-source semiconductor architecture RISC-V and the programming language RUST, along with the introduction of the Remote Test Lab to test apps and experiences on Samsung TV devices in the cloud.

    One UI Features and improvements

    The update redesigned the UI better than its previous version. New changes have occurred in quick settings, which include two options: battery as well subdivision known as Device Care. With this latest One UI update, users will get more attractive filters to modify their photos and videos. Also, they are eligible to put watermarks anywhere at their convenience on their photos and videos. 

    One UI 6.0 Video Player

    The third One UI 6.0 beta firmware enhances the video player layout with controls that are easier to access. The video player also comes with avant-garde speed controls that let users pick between multiple playback speeds from 0.25x to 2.0x.

    One UI 6.0 Lock screen customization:

    Samsung One UI 6.0 beta comes with more advanced lock screen customization, now offering you a variety of clock styles to choose from. Additionally, you can also change the font of the clock placed on your lock screen. Now when customizing the clock style, you move the clock format to the center, notification icons also align to the center. If you move it to the left, the notification icons also align to the left respectively.

    One UI 6.0 Media Player

     if the users access the notification area, then expand the media player, return to the home screen, or go to the lock screen and back to the notification area, the noticeable fact will appear, which indicates that the media player does not even collapse automatically. It keeps possessions of its previous state. 

    One UI 6.0 Bixby Text Calls:

    The One UI 5.1 version did not support this Bixby text call feature, but now, with One UI 6.0 you can switch to a text call in the middle of a call. Now when you make a call you will see the Bixby text call option. On tap, you can convert a voice call to a text call and vice versa. Plus, it now supports more languages than the previous version.

    One UI 6.0 Attractive Emojis & Weather

    This new offer not only brings significant changes but also adds small cute, and attractive emojis, which helps to convey messages in different ways and makes communication more fun. The weather application gets a new change now. It will display more metrics, such as moon phases, sunrise, and sunset. It will provide all the information regarding the weather; for instance, upcoming snowfall, rain, or other weather-related occurrence. It will offer a complete overview of the weather. 

    One UI 6.0 Dark Mode & Quick Panel

     Previously the Dark mode option and the eye comfort shield were previously present at the top, but now it appears at the bottom side with this update. The Quick Panel has a significant change with this update; now, two large cards for Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth, will appear; by swiping down, the users will get access to the quick panel, and another down swipe will hide the panel, along with swiping toward the left the notification bar will appear. The brightness and control bar now automatically appears in the small quick panel if the user swipes down from the top. 

    One UI 6.0 Font & Battery

    With this latest One UI 6.0 update, the users will get new default fonts. Pictures the users choose to send will show up at the top of the send panel, which they can quickly evaluate a second time, even before sharing. It enhanced battery settings and Smarter airplane mode; now, the apps and data are more secure because this update offers an extra layer of blocking security risks. 

    One UI 6.0 Calendar App:

    The Calendar app also gets enhanced features; it will offer the chronological order of the saved events without even opening the reminder app. Also, internet applications allow users to run their audio and video even after closing it. Similar to Samsung Dex, the tab list is personalized into two columns. The users can set an ideal location with the help of a magnified view. 

    Now it’s more accessible and quick to access the options the users use the most. They can get access to all the Quick panel settings by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen. 

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