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Android 11-Backed OneUI 4.0 Beta
Update as of September 14: It is now official. Samsung is now releasing Android 12-backed OneUI 4.0 beta update on Samsung Galaxy S21 series consisting of vanilla Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra bearing version number ZUID/ZUID/BUI8 and weighing at 2422.17MB in size.
Samsung has shared a pretty extensive changelog bringing all the changes and features seen on the new Android 12-based OneUI 4.0 Beta w.r.t. Device Care, Samsung Health, Bixby Routines, Accessibility, Privacy among others. There’s a new AR Emoji that allows users to create 10 poses or expressions. There’s multitasking feature enables PiP mode and pop-up window. Therés new driving monitor on-board Digital Wellbeing app as well as new Calendar app layout, improved Search functionality in My Files as well as now get more suggestions on Samsung Internet and so on.
Android 12’s feature to show privacy indicators are available on OneUI 4.0 Beta apart from permissions history, resizable widgets to name a few.
Registration for the same has already started and in limited slots of users available via Samsung Members account for the users in China, the US, the UK, South Korea, Poland, and Germany. [Source]
Update as of September 9: Samsung was able to release OneUI 4.0 Beta update for Galaxy S21 series today i.e. September 9. However, it has been postponed and thus, Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra users will have to wait for the beta program to commence which is likely between September 9 to October 29 which also means a stable release will be carried on to eligible flagship models in early November.
Update as of September 8: We have received two new updates regarding the OneUI 4.0 based on Android 12. Turns out the Samsung Email app has received Android 12 support which takes us closer to the imminent launch of OneUI 4.0 Beta this month. The support has been added to Samsung Email app with v22.214.171.124. [Source]
Another update is concerned with the transparency of the lock screen as Android 12 will allow users to adjust the transparency of the lock screen notifications.
Update as of September 7: Samsung is certainly inching closer to OneUI 4.0 based on Android 12 as it has updated its Global Goals app with Android 12 support. It brings some UI changes as well. Android 12 is likely to be launched as a stable version this month or earlier next month. Post that, Samsung will unleash OneUI 4.0 beta on more models as it is currently testing it internally on some models in the S21 series. [Source]
Update as of September 3: As OneUI 4.0 Beta is believed to be released internally in China, information is being leaked out. Ice Universe has shared a screen grab showing a new charging animation as seen on OneUI 4.0 Beta. [Watch the video]
Update as of September 02: According to the latest info by leakster Ice Universe, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has already received Android 12-flavored OneUI 4.0 as an internal version in China. The update has a build number of ZUHI weighing at 2244.40MB. [Source]
Update as of August 27: Android 12-powered OneUI 4.0 is now arriving as a beta update to Samsung employees. This brought One Hand Question+ app to v4.7.31 with Android 12 hinting that the OneUI 4.0 beta is releasing soon.
Update as of August 26: A Geekbench listing has appeared online featuring Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra running on Android 12. The scores are 1122 and 3469 points on single-core and multi-core tests respectively. It is safe to assume that the OneUI 4.0 isn’t that far from arriving on Samsung devices.
OneUI 4.0 Beta Recruitment Is Open
Update as of July 28: Based on the latest update coming from Samsung, the South Korean giant has asked users to sign up for the Android 12-powered OneUI 4.0 beta program in the home country for Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Note that the actual date when the stable update will arrive is not yet revealed, however, given the fact that OneUI 3.0 arrived in mid-December while its open beta commenced in late October last year. This gives us roughly one and a half month approximately.
(2): Looks like Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+, and S8 Ultra along with the Galaxy S22 series will arrive with Android 12-backed OneUI 4.0 out-of-the-box as per a popular leakster Ice Universe. [Source]
Apart from that, Samsung is also developing OneUI 3.5 that is likely to arrive on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 once both the device’s debut.
Last year in 2020, Samsung has officially released its third-generation One UI lineup called One UI 3.0 which was based on Android 11. Additionally, Samsung has also announced that a bunch of eligible Galaxy lineup devices will receive three years of Android updates officially. Now, if you’re a user of Galaxy device’s from 2019 or later, you should know which Samsung device will get the One UI 4.0 based on Android 12.
As we’ve already mentioned above that Samsung has released One UI 3.0 last year on top of Android 11, the One UI 4.0 skin is on the way which will be based on Android 12. Needless to say that the next-gen skin will include more improved functionalities, visuals, all the native Android 12 features, etc.
It’s also worth mentioning that Samsung is doing a great job in terms of pushing continuous software updates to its devices. As Google has already released the Android 12 Developer Preview build for its eligible Pixel devices, more & more OEMs will start developing their own skin based on it. Samsung is one of them and we’ll start seeing beta releases around October 2021.
What is One UI 4.0?
The One UI 4.0 is the successor version of the last generation’s One UI 3.0 skin. The One UI 3.0 skin was running on Android 11 officially and the next-gen One UI 4.0 skin will run on the Android 12 stable version officially. Apart from the Android 12’s native features, Samsung is also known for including its own sort of functionalities, visual elements, icons, themes, shortcuts, etc in the One UI skin.
Whereas One UI was actually introduced by Samsung to improve the user experience on bigger display devices of Galaxy lineup. As the smartphone generation has moved towards higher aspect ratio screens, lesser notch or chin area, foldable displays, dual displays, etc, Samsung is more focused on one-handed operations with the One UI skin.
Android 12 – Overview
As we’ve already mentioned above that Google has released the Android 12 Developer Preview build for its eligible Pixel models. This also indicates that Google is allowing other OEMs to start developing and testing their builds for the upcoming Android version to optimizing the UI & apps.
Android 12 official stable version will gonna release in September 2021 just like previous the trend. Although we haven’t received anything definitive info yet from Google, we’re expecting the following features in the Android 12 official stable version. Here we’ve mentioned some of the Android 12 top features which are expected:
- Faster Notifications
- AVIF image support
- Improvements to Picture-in-Picture windows
- One-handed mode
- HEVC and HDR transcoding
- Haptic effects from audio
- iOS-like Stack Widgets
- Improved Notification UI
- Improved Settings UI
- Floating gaming toolbar
- Privacy enhancements
- Dynamic Wallpaper and Themes
- New emojis
- Holding Power button to open up Google Assistant
- Dual panel home screen for tablets
- Improved quick setting tile
- New volume panel UI
Expected Galaxy Device List to receive Android 12
Although Samsung hasn’t mentioned the particular Galaxy models to receive the official Android 12 stable update in the near future, we’re expecting the following models should gonna receive the same. Meanwhile, three years of Android OS update and four years of security patch update announcement have turned on the heat for sure.
Please Note: This isn’t official yet. So, the mentioned device list may change without any prior notice whenever Samsung officially announces the One UI 4.0 eligible device list.
Samsung Galaxy S21
Update as of September 14: Samsung Galaxy S21 is now taking up registrations for OneUI 4.0 Beta based on Android 12 in the US, UK, China, South Korea, Germany, and Poland. [Source]
Samsung Galaxy S21+
Update as of September 14: Samsung Galaxy S21+ is now up for registrations for Android 12-backed OneUI 4.0 Beta in South Korea, the UK, the US, Germany, China, and Poland. [Source]
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Update as of September 14: The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is now picking up Android 12-powered OneUI 4.0 Beta in China, Poland, South Korea, the US, the UK, and Germany. [Source]
Other Samsung Devices That Will Get Android 12-Powered OneUI 4.0
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy M62
- Samsung Galaxy M51
- Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
- Samsung Galaxy M32 5G
- Samsung Galaxy M32s
- Samsung Galaxy M31, M31 Prime Edition, Galaxy M31s
- Samsung Galaxy M21, Galaxy M21s, M21 2021 Edition
- Samsung Galaxy M12
- Samsung Galaxy M02, Galaxy M02s
- Samsung Galaxy M02
- Samsung Galaxy M01
- Samsung Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A41
- Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A31
- Samsung Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A21, A21s
- Samsung Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s
- Samsung Galaxy A01
- Samsung Galaxy F62
- Samsung Galaxy F52 5G
- Samsung Galaxy F22
- Samsung Galaxy F12
- Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 5G, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 FE
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
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One UI 4.0 Release Date
This year we can expect that Samsung will release its One UI 4.0 early beta build around October 2021 after the stable release of Android 12 officially. Whereas if the beta version seems smooth enough, Samsung should start pushing the stable version in November or December 2021 expectedly.
Samsung is also known for pushing the latest Android OS version with the latest One UI skin to its eligible devices across all regions quite faster than other OEMs in the past couple of years. We hope Samsung will continue this trend more efficiently.
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