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New Leak Shows off Samsung's One UI 2.0 — And It's Built on Android 10 – Digital Trends

June 16, 2024

Android 10 is on the way, and is expected to be released to the public in the near future. Samsung traditionally hasn’t been known for adopting new Android versions right away — but it looks like that could change with Android 10. Why? A new leak shows off Samsung’s One UI 2.0, and it’s built on Android 10.
Notably, the leak shows off the use of Android 10‘s new gesture-based navigation system — essentially meaning that Samsung has done away with the traditional navigation buttons, which it has held on to so far. This is good news for Google too — as it ensures some consistency between how users control different Android devices.
It’s important to note that it seems like the software allows users to choose between the gesture-based system or the classic navigation buttons — so you won’t necessarily have to make the switch if you don’t want to.
Another major change to One UI comes in the form of a new Quick Settings menu, which has been expanded to take up the whole screen. With full-screen quick settings, there are a ton of settings available — which not everyone may need. Still, it will be handy for power users who like to quickly access features in the Quick Settings menu.
Considering this beta version of the One UI software is running on the Galaxy Note 10, there are some Note 10-specific features that are showing up too. Notably, in the Quick Settings menu, there is a new Link to Windows option, which is one of the features that Samsung and Windows collaborated on for the Note 10. There’s also a new screen recorder feature, which is a nice touch.
Of course, it’s not yet known exactly when the new One UI might launch. Android 10 hasn’t even launched to the public yet, and while Samsung may want to be quick to adopt the new software, it’s doubtful that the new One UI 2.0 will launch at the same time. Instead, Samsung may launch a new developer program for One UI 2.0, and that will likely be at the next Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco in August.
You can check out the video showing off the new One UI 2.0 for yourself below. The video is in Portuguese.
It’s hard to tell sometimes if iPhone innovations inspire Android or the other way around. Google introduced Material You for Android 13, while Apple programmed iOS 16 with lock screen customization — giving their respective customers all the personalization power in the world. Now, it seems Samsung made lock screen customization on its phones look similar to that of iOS 16 in its latest One UI 5 beta.
Video creator and TechDroider founder Vaibhav Jain pointed out on Twitter that the lock screen interface for One UI 5 is a spitting image of the lock screen interface for iOS 16, but with some differences. Whereas iOS 16 gives users a selection of eight clock face designs, One UI 5 gives only five. The former also offers both built-in and third-party widgets (like Widgetable), while the latter only offers widget icons for notifications.
Samsung’s One UI 5 beta is beginning to roll out for select Galaxy S22 owners via the Samsung Members app. Today, Samsung announced the early rollout would be exclusive to Germany, South Korea, and the U.S. — but it quickly pulled the announcement from its website without a replacement (likely a sign that the post went up earlier than it should have). While Samsung works on getting its timing right, folks who’ve gotten early access to One UI 5 have taken to Twitter to show off the new features.
As expected, One UI 5 puts customization at the forefront of the update. Now, Galaxy users will have nearly endless options when it comes to how they want their UI to look. Early examples that we’ve seen on Twitter include things such as expanded color options, widget stacking, and more ways than ever before to customize notification settings. All of this was detailed in the pulled presser that Samsung officially posted earlier today, in addition to details regarding other new features coming with the update.
Samsung has been pretty tight-lipped about the upcoming One UI 5 update set to launch alongside Android 13. The company hasn’t officially said much about it yet; however, rumors about the update have begun to make the rounds, so it seems likely the software is deep in development.
There’s still time before One UI 5 officially drops, but Samsung fans are itching to learn all about it. Here’s everything we know so far about One UI 5, including its potential features, release date, and more.
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