Android 13 did not receive noticeable changes in the design of the system. But this does not prevent individual manufacturers of Android smartphones from adding features to their own launchers. Same was done by Samsung with OneUI 5.
One of the biggest changes to the system will be the lock screen. Here you will find a new look for the clock widget, video wallpapers, and more. What’s more, editing can be done directly “on the spot”, and not through general settings. Apple implemented something similar in iOS 16.
Another quite similar element was widget stacks. Several widgets can be pinned to one place on the desktop, which can be scrolled for further interaction. Thus, at a certain moment, the user will be able to choose the desired widget, without it taking up space at another time.
The Smart suggestions feature is interesting, which can study user behavior and suggest the necessary widgets on its own.
In the same way, OneUI will allow you to customize several options for the behavior of the smartphone and the appearance of the system for different “life situations”. This is done using the Modes and Routines functions.
“For example, while you’re exercising, your priority might be to mute notifications in order to stay in the zone and playing music. Alternatively, when it’s time for bed, turning off sounds and turning on Dark mode can help you wind down,” the company said in a press release.
Notifications have also undergone minor visual changes.
Of course, these are not all additions to OneUI. But this time, the company emphasizes personalization the most. Some users of the Samsung Galaxy S22 line of smartphones are already starting to receive the update, although the company says that the update should be expected in the coming weeks.