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Samsung smartwatches could use some fresh Material You customization features

Since its introduction in One UI 4.0 (Android 12), the color palette feature has become a staple of Samsung’s user interface. Over time, Samsung has made significant upgrades to the color palette tool in subsequent versions like One UI 5.0 and 5.1. Now, with Android 14 on the horizon, One UI 6.0 is expected to bring another substantial update to the Material You color palette.

While Galaxy phone and tablet users have embraced these color palette additions, providing them with a greater level of customization, Galaxy smartwatch users have been left wanting. It’s high time for a change.

Currently, Samsung Galaxy smartwatches running Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5 offer highly customizable watch faces, but that’s where the customization options end. Users cannot customize app icons in the app drawer, the One UI Watch settings menu, or the quick toggle panel. Apart from the watch faces themselves, there are no options to personalize the UI color scheme on Galaxy smartwatches.

This discrepancy in customization features between Galaxy phones/tablets and smartwatches is noticeable and presents an opportunity for Samsung to address this limitation. With the increasing popularity of smartwatches and their integration into users’ daily lives, it is crucial for Samsung to provide consistent and comprehensive customization options across all its devices.

By introducing more customization capabilities for the UI color scheme on Galaxy smartwatches, Samsung can enhance the user experience and align it with the level of personalization available on their other devices. This move would not only attract more users but also create a seamless and cohesive ecosystem for Samsung customers.

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