Samsung should emulate the Pixel screen recorder feature in One UI

Since Pixel smartphones have been running Android 14 for some time, Google has been working hard to bring new features to the Feature Drop upgrades that it publishes for Pixel devices on a bimonthly basis. And with the most recent Feature Drop, or at least the beta version of it, Google is giving the Android screen recorder a helpful new feature.

This new feature, which Google has been working on for some time, allows you to record just one app rather than the full user interface, and everything that occurs while recording is enabled. This implies that just the user interface (UI) of the standalone program and your actions within it will be captured when the screen recorder is turned on.

For a few years now, Samsung’s One UI has had a built-in screen recorder with some customization options. You may add a selfie feed from the front camera, adjust the recording resolution and quality, turn on audio recording for sounds picked up by the microphone and any media playing on the device, and turn on the ability to display touches on the screen while recording. With One UI 6.0, Samsung even introduced high-refresh rate screen recording.

Nevertheless, recording standalone apps is not a possibility. Furthermore, whereas Samsung lets you conceal the navigation buttons and status bar when taking screenshots, it doesn’t let you do the same when recording displays. Both of those features are now supported by the revised screen recorder on Android 14 for Pixel devices, and maybe Samsung will add a similar feature to its One UI 6 screen recorder as well.

If Samsung does plan to mimic the new screen recording functionality of Android 14, we will likely have to wait for something like the One UI 6.1 update or even Android 15/One UI 7 before that functionality appears on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Sadly, Samsung does not typically bring new features to existing devices with monthly or quarterly updates like Google does for Pixel phones.

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