Samsung & # 39; s Android 10 update is called One UI 2, because this is the sequel to the Android 9-backed One UI last year. After their early 2019 update has finally shaken the stigma of TouchWiz, it is important that Samsung follows it up with an equally impactful update for 2020.
This update will soon be rolled out to the Galaxy S9, Note 9, Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Other devices can get it in the future, and the Galaxy S11 comes with this firmware. Suffice to say it's an important update, so let's see what's new.
1. Better screen recording
Samsung introduced a special screen recorder on the Note 1
Compared to one user interface, the Quick settings panel on one user interface shows more tiles for quick settings when fully expanded – 16 versus 12. To make this possible, the clock and date are at the top this menu is now left-justified and much smaller.
At the bottom of the Quick settings panel of One UI 2 you will find two new buttons: "Media" and "Devices". This gives you faster access to music and video & # 39; s along with external devices connected to your Galaxy. Of course you can choose to hide the buttons if you do not need them by turning off the "View media and devices" switch from the new "Quick panel layout" menu.
Previously, when your lock screen was set to display only notification icons, you did not only tap extended notifications on your lock screen, but it also (uselessly) revealed the Quick Settings panel. With One UI 2, Quick settings are no longer recalled for the same action – instead, only your warnings are displayed.
The lock screen has received a subtle update about One UI 2, which focuses on readability with different backgrounds. As seen in the images below, it automatically detects dark and light backgrounds and adjusts the text and icon colors to light or dark for better visibility.
Notifications are split into two categories on one UI 2, with all notifications you have turned off under the appropriate name & # 39; Silent notification & # 39; fall. Regular notifications such as incoming texts, missed calls and other app warnings appear above the new section.
One of the useful functions that emerged from a user interface was the ability to show incoming telephone calls as a pop-up card to reduce distraction during other things such as chatting or surfing on the web on your Galaxy. One user interface 2 further expands this function, and now lets you adjust the size to better meet your needs, which can be done on the "Caller display while using apps" page in the Phone app settings.
The & # 39; Find & # 39; function in Samsung Internet is a convenient way to search for specific words on a page, although access to the arrows to jump between results was a bit cumbersome because of their location. This is fixed on One UI 2, which moves the arrows in the lower right corner of the screen for considerably easier access.
In addition to the standard open-tab cards, One UI 2 now also offers you the option of setting open tabs to appear as smaller banners that appear as a vertical list in Samsung Internet for easier viewing. You can easily set "Map View" or "List View" by pressing the three-point menu button at the top right of the "Tabs" page and selecting one of the menu prompts.
One UI 2 has made the Camera app more streamlined. Compared to one user interface, the new camera interface has noticeably fewer controls and the camera has "Pro", "Panorama", "Food", "Night", "Super Slo-Mo", "Slow Motion" and "Hyperlapse" hidden modes , along with "Bixby Vision" and "AR Emoji" in the "More" section.
However, if you often use one of the now hidden camera modes, you can easily add it back to the main panel by long pressing the desired camera mode and dragging it to the bottom tab bar. You can also do the reverse to hide "Live Focus" and "Live Focus Video", but not for "Photo" and Video. "
The option to retrieve photos & # 39; s or videos & # 39; s from the Gallery or take new ones with the Camera in One The Messages app of the user interface was fairly hidden: you had to tap the " + " button in the text field and select your media app from there, which disappeared on one UI 2 – both the Gallery and the Camera now has their own special buttons for direct access.
A new photo making or video inside Samsung Messages was a bit complicated on one user interface, because the viewfinder of the camera only opened along the bottom half of the screen and you had to swipe to fully reveal it. Fortunately, this is solved on One UI 2 and you can now start the Camera app with full courtesy of the special camera button.
On one user interface 2, the Roaming Clock option that allows you to display multiple time zones is now displayed as a vertical list. This makes the feature more compact in appearance, and gives you more room to add more time zones, and easily compare times thanks to their vertical alignment.
Setting options for various elements such as the timer or stopwatch meant that you had to navigate to different tabs in the clock app on one user interface. This has been fixed in One UI 2 because all settings have been simplified and merged into one menu for a streamlined experience.
Jumping back or moving forward to a specific month or year in the Calendar app became considerably easier on One UI 2, thanks to the new menu prompt that clearly lists the months along with the year at the top. Now all you have to do is swipe the top of the card to go to the desired year and simply tap the target month to open the calendar immediately.
The Calculator app has been given a facelift on One UI 2 and now features rounded buttons to bring it closer to the rest of the system in design. Furthermore, the app also has a special scientific calculator button, along with a redesigned "Unit Converter" that removes the pop-up menu, so you can quickly choose between different units at the top without going back to the calculator's main interface.
The consent prompt did not get a love for one user interface and seems completely out of place with the rest of the Galaxy system. One user interface 2 has finally solved this and has not only given the prompt a makeover that combines it with the rest of the interface, but also makes it appear from the bottom of the screen.
location permission prompts now have a third option in addition to allow and deny: the ability to allow access only while using the app in question. But this is an Android 10 feature instead of a One UI 2.
On one UI 2, the "Battery" menu in "Device Maintenance" in Settings has a redesigned layout that is easier to understand i s. When you select the now prominent "Battery usage" tab, you will also be greeted with a more detailed summary page that shows usage statistics for the past seven days, as opposed to usage from the time it was last charged.
On one user interface, coloring system elements such as your folders on the home screen yielded a full RGB color wheel that often made color choice time-consuming. This process has been simplified on One UI 2 and the color wheel has been replaced with a more intuitive color table, along with a single shadow adjustment bar to make the process quick and easy.