Last week, Samsung has officially announced its new flagship phones, Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+. So far, we’ve already seen quite changes on the new South Korean phones, including its huge price drop.
One thing, however, that makes the series unique than ever, is its newest OS called Samsung One UI 3.0. This Android update was recently released on December 2020, but we might see more of its improvements with the new Galaxy series.
Widgets similarities and differences
As Samsung released the new flagship phones, an updated version of One UI 3.0 was also released.
Technically, One UI 3.0 can be accessed in all Samsung phones that have Android 11. But, what makes it unique? The answer: widgets.
“The launch of One UI 3 is just the beginning of our commitment to offering Galaxy consumers the best mobile experiences possible by giving them access to the latest OS innovation, as soon as it’s available,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “One UI 3 represents an integral part of our mission to continually create new innovative and intuitive experiences for our consumers throughout their device lifecycle. So when you have a Galaxy device, you have a gateway to new, unimagined experiences for years to come.”
In fact, if we compare—though Android was the first one to introduce customizable widgets–, One UI 3.0 is same with iOS 14 when it comes to how it improved the phone’s home screen—making it more organized and pleasing in the eyes.
What can you do with the updated Samsung One UI 3.0 widgets
In terms of widgets on the new One UI 3.0, a couple of things were changed.
At Samsung Unpacked, the company revealed new widgets for the lock screen. This means, even you lock your phone, you can still see these widgets without opening your phone:
- Bixby Routines
- screen time
- set it in a dark mode
- personalize your widgets down to size and level of transparency
- Message notifications
- Music apps shown in the lock screen
Apple iOS 14 widgets
In Apple iOS 14, widgets are probably the most-bragged feature. Compared to the older versions of the OS, users of this new OS can place important widgets on the home screen itself: weather, music, and fitness.
iOS users can use the OS Smart Stack widget on your home screen to put several app widgets. Anyone can download iOS 14 on any supported iPhones.
Samsung One UI 3.0 vs. Apple’s iOS 14, when it comes to widgets, does have major similarities with each other.
However, Samsung One UI 3.0 offers more access to users to edit the widgets. Meanwhile, in Apple’s iOS 14, it gives users more comfortability to use the home screen. Thus, both of them are surely beneficial, whether your Android or iOS user.