Have your Android, eat your Apple, too

Preorders are underway for the Samsung Galaxy S23 sequence, however a good variety of owners-to-be are nonetheless ready eagerly for stuff they do not know all about — simply bits and items from all these leaks up to now months. One such element coming from One UI 5.1 must be a brand new battery widget, giving machine homeowners a fast look on the battery ranges of all their linked gadgets, akin to their Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds, plus “different supported gadgets.” We’re now getting a first-hand glimpse at Samsung’s dual-pronged method to this function.


As you’ll be able to see in our screenshots beneath, one of many battery widget variations on One UI 5.1 highlights data inside circles with every together with a diagram of the machine and the present battery degree — it is very like how iOS 16 performs the identical operate, however Apple chooses to show the share determine beneath the circle for higher visibility.

We additionally get take a look at the settings web page for Samsung’s widget with toggles for customers to indicate or conceal gadgets, regulate the background colour, and to match your system’s gentle and darkish mode settings.

The oldsters at TechDroider posted a side-by-side illustration of the Samsung and Apple battery widgets, offering a greater concept concerning the similarities and variations between the 2 widgets.

Right here, we see Samsung’s second format for the battery widget: a listing with full-length meters for every gadget, just like the Android 12-native battery widget.

Along with the battery indicator widget, One UI 5.1 additionally introduces a ton of latest options, akin to the flexibility to collaborate with different Galaxy machine customers on Samsung Notes content material throughout a Google Meet name. That function will likely be restricted to the Galaxy S23 Extremely at launch, however Samsung is anticipating on spreading it to different gadgets in future updates. The corporate is presently taking preorders for the brand new flagships till they’re formally accessible beginning February 16.

Final yr’s flagships, such because the Galaxy S22 sequence in addition to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4, ought to get the One UI 5.1 replace within the coming weeks, however there is not any mounted timeline to mark on our calendars simply but. Moreover, the producer will seemingly roll out the replace to a few of its extra standard mid-range and funds handsets.

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