The latest version of Samsung’s signature UI includes an array of advanced audiovisual functions that make it easy for any user to get the most out of their Galaxy device.
The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 owners were recently treated to Android 10 that boasts a swathe of improvements to get excited about.
So what exactly is new in One UI 2.0 based on Android 10? Here are the best new features for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Unlike Google’s Android 10, Samsung’s One UI 2.0 comes with a built-in screen recorder that’s incredibly useful if you ever want to capture video from your device.
It is accessible via the quick toggles above the notification tray, the feature not only allows you to capture your phone screen, but it can also record audio, too. Additionally, you can even annotate any screen captures by scribbling on the screen.
Samsung introduced dark mode in the original One UI based on Android 9 Pie, but the One UI 2.o takes it to the next level.
Previously, Samsung’s dark mode was limited to Samsung’s apps and some of the third-party apps. However, the dark mode in Android 10 is system-wide, meaning apps like Instagram, Gmail and YouTube will all get a gloomy makeover automatically when you turn it on.
You can turn on dark mode on your device in the settings app or by using tapping its quick toggle above the notification tray.
Google’s new gesture navigation method has arrived in Android 10. It means you can seamlessly move between apps and go back home with the flick of your finger.
It works very similarly to those introduced by Apple for the iPhone X back in 2017, meaning a swipe from the bottom of the display takes you home, a half swipe brings up your multitasking menu and flicking right from the bottom of the display switches between opened apps.
The new gestures are most notable because they rid of Android’s traditional back button in favor of an inward swipe from either the left or right-hand side of the display.
NOTIFICATIONS AND INCOMING CALLS:
Samsung said: “The clean and easy-to-use interface allows users to enjoy minimised pop-ups, embedded loading indicators and simplified button arrangements. The new One UI features a streamlined design where notifications take up less space, so users are kept up-to-date while being able to focus on the task at hand. You stay focused while enjoying your favourite content in full screen and never miss any essential information.”
In addition to minimizing pop-ups, Samsung is also giving users a range of new customization features that allow you to change their aesthetic.
For example, if you regularly receive a bunch of phone calls, you have the option to make the alert take up the entire display, a large portion of it or a small segment.
You can get to this setting by opening the Phone app, tapping the menu icon, then Settings and choosing Call display while using apps.
In Samsung One UI 2.0, Samsung has added a new ‘Quick panel layout’ which lets you turn off the media/devices panel and multi-SIM information. The overall layout of the Quick Settings also adjusted.
The One UI 2.0 also comes with the Live Transcribe feature. This feature will automatically put spoken words into a text form on the screen that live updates so users can follow along with a conversation straight from the palm of their hand.
Furthermore, users of Galaxy Note devices can harness the convenience of Screen Off memo and other S Pen features to quickly and easily write down what they wish to communicate in situations where the need arises.
If you are still waiting for the update and want to check for it manually, just go to “Settings,” then “Software update” to select the “Download and install” option. This will allow the software to update.