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Science and TechnologySamsung Unleashes One UI 5.1.1 Update: A New Era for Foldable Phones, Tablets, and Watches

Samsung Unleashes One UI 5.1.1 Update: A New Era for Foldable Phones, Tablets, and Watches

Samsung's One UI 5.1.1 update brings groundbreaking enhancements to foldable phones, tablets, and smartwatches, setting a new standard in user experience and technological innovation

Seoul, South Korea (TEH) – Samsung’s innovation in the tech world takes another leap forward with the announcement of the One UI 5.1.1 update. This latest custom UI, sitting atop Android, is set to roll out soon, bringing enhancements from the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, Tab S9 series, and Watch 6 series to pre-2023 gear. The features will support most of Samsung’s foldable phones and its recent tablets and smartwatches, marking a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Foldable Phone Features

The One UI 5.1.1 update promises to make the user experience more seamless and personalized. One of the highlights is the enhancement of the Flex Mode Panel, allowing users to easily show or hide the controls appearing on the bottom half of the screen when the phone is semi-folded. Samsung’s statement elucidates, “When folding your phone in Flex Mode, the panel’s icon will float up the screen, allowing you easy access.” This update also includes a more prominent media play bar button, including 10-second fast forward and rewind buttons, making media control more efficient.

Tablet Multitasking Updates

Samsung’s focus on multitasking is evident in the new update, with features that make switching to multi-window from pop-up window modes easier. The two-handed drag and drop functionality is a game-changer, allowing users to share or store documents effortlessly. The Z Fold 4 and Tab S8’s taskbar will also be faster and include more recent apps, enabling lightning-fast task switching.

Smartwatch Enhancements

The One UI 5.1.1 update is not limited to phones and tablets; it also brings sleep-tracking upgrades and fitness updates to Samsung’s smartwatches. The addition of Sleep Score Factors, Sleep Consistency, and Sleep Animal Symbols, along with Sleep Coaching, offers users a more intuitive and personalized sleep tracking experience. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature and Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications, potentially life-saving additions.

The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro will also have access to a GPX File Database for downloading map data, and the Flip 4’s camera can be controlled with a paired Galaxy Watch. These features demonstrate Samsung’s commitment to integrating its devices for a cohesive and convenient user experience.

Samsung’s One UI 5.1.1 update is a testament to the company’s relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence. By extending features from its latest devices to pre-2023 gear, Samsung ensures that its customers continue to enjoy cutting-edge technology, regardless of the device’s release date. This update is a significant step in maintaining Samsung’s position as a leader in the tech industry, and it sets a precedent for other companies to follow.

The rollout is scheduled to reach the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 starting this month, with other devices receiving it sequentially later. The anticipation is high, and the tech world is abuzz with excitement over what this update means for the future of foldable phones, tablets, and smartwatches.


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