Samsung officially announced its latest software update, One UI 6, based on Android 14, at the recently concluded Samsung Developer Conference 2023 (SDC2023). The update brings a fresh new look and several improvements to the user interface, photo and video editing, and AI capabilities.
One UI 6 features a new system font, a redesigned notification panel, and a reorganized quick settings menu. The update also allows users to customize the clock widget and the media player on the lock screen.
One of the highlights of One UI 6 is the enhanced photo and video editing tools. Users can now apply various filters, stickers, text, and drawings to their photos and videos with ease. They can also adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, and other parameters with a simple slider. Additionally, One UI 6 improved the “Object Eraser” feature, which lets users remove unwanted objects from their photos with a few taps.
Moreover, Samsung is also upgrading its Samsung Health app, opening it up to a larger ecosystem. Samsung Health also offers various features such as sleep tracking, body composition measurement, and group challenges to help users stay healthy and motivated. Samsung Health is compatible with a wide range of devices, including Galaxy smartphones, tablets, watches, earbuds, and smart TVs2.
Samsung is also working on rebooting Tizen OS for its home devices, opening it up to a more comprehensive digital health ecosystem, such as allowing third party developers access to the BioActive sensor on Galaxy smartwatches through the Samsung Privileged Health SDK.
Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 6 beta to the Galaxy S23 series in select countries, including Germany, India, South Korea, and the US. The beta program will be expanded to other devices, such as the Galaxy A54 and A34, in the coming weeks. The stable version of One UI 6 is expected to be released in November.