Although the Galaxy Z Flip3’s external display is much larger than that of its predecessor, it has certainly been used little by Samsung. Even with the update to Android 12 with One UI 4, it is only possible to display a clock that is always active, widely customizable, not very detailed notifications and a limited amount of widgets, made specifically. Basically this is an interface similar to the one used on the Galaxy Watch 4.
In recent months, a decidedly cumbersome solution has been tested, through an app called SamSprung Launcher, which allowed all apps installed and adapted to the size of the small display to be used, but the limitations were such – uninstall S Health, remove the screen lock, etc. – to make it almost completely useless.
Finally, a solution seems to have arrived, again from third parties, which will allow to expand the possibilities of this small display without too many sacrifices. coverscreen OS is a new app that allows you to get more information from notifications, additional quick toggles, native widgets, an app drawer, navigation gestures and even a sort of task manager that allows you to quickly switch between the last two recently opened apps.
Also in this case, as in the previous solution, all the apps that will be resized but still usable can be started. In those where it is necessary to enter text, Google voice recognition will be automatically activated.
As mentioned, the limitations are not too many but there are. To make it possible to use CoverScreen OS, in fact, it is necessary to log in with a Gmail account, grant some permissions (overlay, bluetooth and control) and configure the side key with a long press.
CoverScreen OS is available for free on the Play Store (in-app payments are still foreseen for other features). The evolution of the development of this app can be followed in the thread on XDA (link in SOURCE), but the works are currently paused as the developer broke the display of his Galaxy Z Flip3, evidently too stressed during the tests .
- CoverScreen OS | Android | Google Play Store, Free
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available online from eBay at 749 euros.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available onto 750 euros.