The last major update that Samsung pushed out for the Tizen operating system (OS) was Version 2.4, which started rolling out for the Samsung Z1 back in January. Since then, a handful of minor stability updates have been distributed, but we haven't seen a release that brings any new functionality to the OS. However, it looks like that's all about to change as the South Korean company has taken to its official Tizen Community Forum to detail a truckload of changes that it's bundled into the much-anticipated Version 220.127.116.11 upgrade that's expected to start being pushed out next month.
Thirteen fantastic new features will be making their way to Tizen 18.104.22.168, but we have a sneaky suspicion that they're all going welcomed with open arms seeing as they were created by the Research & Development team in response to the heaps of user feedback that Samsung receives from consumers on a daily basis. In my opinion, one of the best pieces of functionality that the firm has added is the facility to activate Outdoor Mode without having to unlock a device. All you have to do is pull down from the notification panel, then you're good to go.
Fortunately, Samsung has provided a breakdown of all of the new features, together with a short description of what they do, and so that you don't have to waste time surfing the Web to try and locate the pages where they're is detailed, we've decided to include them in this post:
1. SMS Delivery Report
Time to stop wondering whether your SMS got delivered to your friend or your boss. With our new user suggested feature, you can easily enable SMS delivery reports in your phone settings. So sit back and relax – your message delivery report is on the way.
2. Battery Status Reminders
How often do we try to keep our phone battery over say 50% while leaving work because there’s a long evening ahead? And how often do we actually remember to do so? With our battery charge reminders, set customized reminders to get notifications when your phone battery reaches a certain level. Want to get reminded when the phone battery is at 30%? Don’t worry. We will notify you. Simple, isn’t it?
3. Outdoor Mode
This superb feature enables you to easily access the outdoor mode setting without having to even unlock your device! Since you can’t see much on your screen, you should get the option to change the display settings upfront, right? So, here it is.
4. Colorful Memos
Now add color to your memos and personalize them to a whole new level. Express your emotions, voice your mood and code your memos with our exciting new color options.
5. Variable Torch Intensity
Don’t have enough battery to use torch on full intensity? Don’t want to wake your roommate while looking for something using your phone torch? Simply change torch intensity according to your need.
6. Custom App Shortcuts on Lock Screen
Many of us said we do not like specific apps showing up on the lock screen, some of us don’t want any app to show up at all, while some of us want to choose our app shortcuts. Now, you can easily set what app shortcuts you would like to see or not on your lock screen. Simple. Sweet.
7. Option to ‘Select All' in My Files
Want to move, share or delete all files on your device? Now this is possible with our new addition to quickly ‘select all’ files while performing a particular action.
8. Custom Ringtones
Don’t want to be a part of the crowd? Not being able to set your own custom ringtone? A very simple, upfront way to now add your own ringtone and personalize your phone to a whole new level! Isn’t it amazing?
9. Wider SMS Bubbles
Sometimes, the smallest of things can have a huge impact. This is one such thing. Thank you for suggesting this minute change that we are more than happy to fulfill. Now, there is better utilization of space in bubble view.
10. ‘Beauty Face' Mode in Camera
Do you feel you’re not photogenic? Or want to tweak your photo a little before putting it up on social networks? Made easy with the beauty mode option in the camera app, look great always!
11. Block Unwanted Messages
Tired of those annoying messages sent by applications/service providers? Want to block numbers you consider spam? Now do so easily right from your message view!
12. ACL in SD Card
Have been trying to shift ACL to SD card to save up on internal memory? Or want to switch from internal storage to external storage and vice versa as per your convenience? Yes, of course you can. Simply move the ACL to your desired storage type.
13. Quick Memo
Note down a piece of text instantly from browser and save it in memo quickly to be checked later.