Hello, I am writing this in the hopes that Samsung reads this in hopefully takes a couple of these suggestions to heart and implements them. The Samsung Galaxy phone lines are by far my favorite especially when it comes to the hardware. However, the software and the implementation of Samsung's version of Android leaves a lot to be desired in several places. A lot of users decide to go with Android because of the flexibilities of being able to adjust the phone setting and customizations for one's own purposes and what works best for the end user. Samsung not only prevents users from being able to fully customize their devices that they have purchased through several means I will list them below. End users being unable to uninstall certain applications that come upon purchase that are not necessary for the device itself to work. Some examples would include the Facebook app, Instagram app and the find my mobile application which was famously hacked last year if I remember correctly. These are either social media applications or Samsung software applications that are absolutely not necessary for the phone's ability to work however the end user does not have the ability to uninstall these applications, merely disable them. I will use the Facebook app as an example. It is clearly a social media application and not necessary for the phone's ability to work however it is listed as system application which is typically reserved for things that are needed for the phone to work such as the one UI software itself or anything along those lines. Same thing for the Instagram and find my mobile application. This is concerning from a privacy perspective as well as a frustration in terms of a resource utilization perspective. Being unable to customize the appearance of the one UI software. One of the things that an awful lot of Android users enjoy is being able to customize the appearance of their devices. Samsung allows this in a manner of speaking through their theme store and through their good lock plugins. however though I will mention them in this step I feel that it is not currently applicable because they are not available to us at this moment nor is there any time frame that is provided for us. The last beta the majority of the plugins were unavailable for several months even after the public release. Even then, when the plugins are available, there are some limitations. A great example of this is font. The only way one can adjust the fonts to one that they may find more appealing is either to use the ones that come pre-installed or purchase a different font on the Galaxy store. This seems such a poor decision for Samsung to make. You can get several hundred fonts for free with applications such as Microsoft word or on the Google play store. But if you do install the fonts from the Google play store you are not able to utilize them easily. The next example would be simple coloring, size and buttons of the nav bar. Yes you do have a good lock plug in but it is not available for one UI three at this time. The last beta it was not available until several months after the public release. I will list several and then move on to the next point. The AOD screen only has one schedule option, the overall coloring of the appearance for various applications, the coloring of icons though I believe that maybe a Google or Android limitation now etc. I hope you get the point here. ADS This is a hot button topic at the moment I believe and I will keep it short but I don't believe that ads have a place on operating system applications. And if there are ads for applications, there should be two options, one free with ads, one for a insignificant purchase price without ads. To force ads upon us regardless of our preferences in our settings is unconscionable. I have all of the settings set to not receive ads that are outlined both on the Samsung site as well as non Samsung sites and still receive ads and promotional notifications. The multi-window or recent apps/task changer screen This is the most impactful on my day-to-day usage of the phone for the beta currently for me personally. I absolutely loath The current implementation of the recent app screen and multi-windows. Prior to beta, when I hit the recents button, the current application that I was utilizing would stay almost as a background to the recent applications And if I chose another application to show up as a picture in picture pop up window it would not minimize all of the other applications and leave that one window that I chose for PIP but simply impose it upon the current application that I was using. Now when I do it it does not leave the application I am utilizing as a kind of background nor does it leave anything but the window I choose for PIP up once I choose one. This completely defeats the purpose of the PIP experience for many reasons. Once again yes there is a good lock plug in but once again it is not available. Forced to use Samsung's seemingly not fully developed software when other options (typically better) are available. Bixby is the best example of this. I am not trying to get into debate of what application is better or whatever. What I take exception to is the fact that there is a hardware button on my device that links specifically to a software that I do not use and I am unable to change what software it uses without an awful lot of work. There are plenty more things that I could list here and I'm sure others have plenty of feedback to provide and I hope that they do, but these are the main complaints I have had over the years. I have had Galaxy devices, almost all of them, since the very first Galaxy. As I said I absolutely love these phones and the software is not awful it just leaves either some polishing in some areas or a lot to be desired in others. I know this is quite lengthy and if you've made it to this point I definitely appreciate it and I certainly hope that Samsung takes some of this on board and makes real impactful changes that are good for the end users. Thank you.
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it also doesn't have any settings to change anything. if I try to go to a multiwindow, it closes all the other ones, completely defeating the purpose. It also does not keep the recent application as a sort of background till you choose the next app.(not sure if the same thing as what op was referring to or not) the multiwindow option bar is abysmal as well.
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