While there have been rumors about the possible delay of the One UI 5.0 Beta 2 update, Samsung ended up rolling out the third beta update for the Galaxy S22 series last night. Since it is the third beta update, one would be inclined to believe 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 the ending firmware version ZVI9. The update is rolling out in Europe and the UK and includes the September 2022 security patch.
New features in One UI 5.0 Beta 3
The new update brings the biggest redesign of the wallpapers section in the last few years. It looks like Samsung took a lot of inspiration from Apple’s iOS 16. You can long press the lock screen directly to change the wallpaper or edit the lock screen widgets. You can either select a single wallpaper or use a set of backgrounds. You can also change lock screen shortcuts, add contact information, add a clock and date widget, 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 select a custom solid color or gradient from the swatch or color spectrum. You can even set the clock widget to automatically adjust based on the wallpaper color (dark or light). To view notifications, you can either select icons only or notification icons with details. You can even set the transparency level and color of the text. There’s also a new smooth animation effect when the phone switches to and from Always On Display mode. Samsung has also categorized wallpapers (Colors, Gallery and Graphics), in the style of iOS 16.
Samsung has also tweaked 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 engaging. With the new software, you can disable the auto-optimization feature in the Device Care app. Samsung also fixed the problem with animations and transitions, and now they look much smoother.
Have you installed One UI 5.0 Beta 3 update based on Android 13 on your Galaxy S22 series smartphone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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