Samsung began rolling out the One UI 3.1 update to Galaxy Tab S7 users in South Korea last week, and today, the company has shared some of the improvements the update brings to its flagship tablets. The updates are focused on improvements to enable more seamless transitions from one device to the other to help with productivity.
First, there's the ability to continue apps on other devices, which is to say certain content is shared between Galaxy devices with the update. For instance, if you open a webpage on your phone using Samsung's internet browser, you can then find the browser in your recent apps screen on the Galaxy Tab S7, and opening will load the same page on the tablet. Clipboard content also flows between devices, so you can copy text or an image on the phone and paste it on the tablet.
The streamlining if the Galaxy ecosystem continues with support for sharing certain accessories more easily. If you have a Book Cover Keyboard for the Galaxy Tab S7 family, you can share it with a Galaxy phone and type on both devices without much hassle. Pressing the Cmd+Lang keys on the keyboard will switch between devices.
Samsung is also making it easier to use the Galaxy Buds Pro with multiple devices, so they will connect to whichever device has an active media source automatically. This should mean you can be watching a video on a tablet and take a call on the phone, for instance, without having to manually switch between the two devices.
The One UI 3 update for the Galaxy Tab S7 also includes the ability to use it as a second screen for a Windows 10 PC, which isn't too different from Apple's sidecar feature. For PCs that support wireless displays, you can connect to the Galaxy Tab S7 and use its screen as a second display for your PC, be it for duplicating or extending it.
The feature does require Windows 10 version 2004 (though Samsung refers to it as version 2005), and as mentioned above, support for wireless displays on the PC side.
Of course, some features are available on all Galaxy devices that get the update. You can check out some of our favorite changes in One UI 3 here.