Samsung has launched the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta. Previously known as TouchWiz, the beta offers customers a chance to try out new features launching in the Galaxy ecosystem. Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in South Korea, the US, and UK can try the beta.
Samsung Experience 9.0 is based on the Android 8 user interface and Samsung said it will launch with its next flagship Galaxy device – expected to be the Galaxy S9.
“The beta period will allow Samsung to gather helpful insights and feedback from customers on their first impressions of the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta’s performance and usability,” said Samsung.
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Google’s developer beta of Android 8.1 features several new functions and placeholders. One of them is the option to SMS a Chromebook, according to a report by Ars Technica. A new APK called SMSConnectPrebuilt lets users set up “SMS Connect”.
“This is a feature that allows you to read and reply to text messages on your Chromebook,” stated the report.
It added that there is a Chromebook component to the setup, which can be accessed by typing “chrome://flags” into the browser address bar.
This lets you enable “Multidevice” features, including SMS Connect, but the function did not work when tested by Ars Technica.