Firmware

Samsung Z1 update brings ‘double press home to launch camera’ shortcut

With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung introduced a novel way of letting users quickly launch the camera app by pressing the home button twice. This shortcut works from everywhere in the UI and also when the screen is off, and without a dedicated camera shutter key, it’s a great use of a button that has become a staple of Samsung smartphones and tablets. We’ve seen this feature on cheaper devices like the Galaxy A8, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, and it has now made its way to Samsung’s one and only Tizen smartphone.

The Samsung Z1 is getting a 67 MB update over the air, which adds the quick launch option in the camera settings. The option is enabled by default and works pretty well; the camera app launched quickly the numerous times we tried the shortcut, and it’s possible the phone is now keeping the camera process in memory at all times, similar to the company’s latest Android devices.

The update’s build number is Z130HDDU0BOH1 and it is currently available in India. You should be getting a notification on your Z1 for the update’s availability; if you’re not seeing it already, you can head into the Settings » About device » Software update and hit the Update button to start downloading. The firmware is also available in our firmware database for a manual flash using Samsung’s Odin tool.

Firmware Details:

ModelSM-Z130H
Model nameZ1
CountryIndia
VersionTizen 2.3.0.1
Changelist0
Build dateN/A
Product codeINS
PDAZ130HDDU0BOH1
CSCZ130HODD0BOH1

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jayraj
jayraj

Please add theme and theme store feature in note3 n900

adolf88
adolf88

I installed Nova launcher on my Note 2 and very happy with it – very customisable (you can set 5 icons in row for example in home screen which is impossible with samsung default touchwiz), and with it you can also set home button as camera launching thing. Awesome. Nova launcher even works faster than samsungs default touchwiz.

Radu27
Radu27

Sammobile please correct Android 2.3.0.1 with Tizen. I don’t understand Samsung why they release functions like this for non flagship phone and they forget devices like: S5,S4,Note 4, Note 3…

Mawty
Mawty

Hey sammobile will Samsung launch Tizen OS to its Note and S series. And Tizen OS better than and faster than android?

NoteLove
NoteLove

Another reason Samsung stay taking “L’s” as they say. This non flagship can get this feature but better spec devices with more power namely Note 4/3 S5 and Alpha etc can’t get this update.

When I decided to purchase another phone Samsung might not be getting my hard olearned cash.

Great camera’s on some flagships but after that support is non existent