Despite rumors about the possible delay of the One UI 5.0 Beta 2 update, Samsung finally released the third beta update for the Galaxy S22 series last night. Since this is the third beta update, one would tend to think that it will mostly bring bug fixes and minor feature additions. However, Samsung has added some major new features.
The latest One UI 5.0 beta update for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with an expired firmware version ZVI9. The update is rolling out in Europe and the UK, and features the September 2022 security patch.
New features in One UI 5.0 Beta 3
The new update brings the biggest redesign to the wallpapers section over the past few years. It looks like Samsung has taken a big inspiration from Apple’s iOS 16. You can long press the lock screen directly to change the wallpaper or edit the lock screen widget. You can choose a single wallpaper or use a set of backgrounds. You can also change lock screen shortcuts, add contact information, add clock and date widgets, and notifications.
You can further customize the lock screen clock widget with six fonts, five styles, and ten preset font colors (five solid colors and five gradients). You can even choose a solid color or a custom gradient from the color samples or spectrum. You can even set the clock widget to adjust automatically according to the wallpaper color (dark or light). For notification view, you can select icon only or notification icon with details. You can even adjust the transparency level and the color of the text. There’s also a new subtle animation effect when the phone switches to and from Always On Display mode. Samsung has also categorized wallpapers (Colors, Gallery and Graphics), in iOS 16 style.
Samsung has also changed the UI design of the fingerprint registration process. There is a green ring around the fingerprint registration area for better focus. The Color Palette has also been applied to the Stories section of the Gallery app, and the entire section is now more immersive. With the new software, you can turn off the Automatic Optimization feature in the Device Care app. Samsung has also fixed issues with animations and transitions, and they now look much smoother.
Have you installed the Android 13 based One UI 5.0 Beta 3 update on your Galaxy S22 series smartphone? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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