[Article first published on February 26, 2021]
Based on the Android operating system, Samsung One UI is the best ever custom skin among all the OEMs. From the Android 9-based One UI 1 to the latest Android 11-based One UI 3, the Korean tech giant introduced tons of new changes, features, and improvements with every iteration of the One UI.
Back in December 2020, the company has officially launched the third major generation of One UI – One UI 3. The One UI 3 is based on Google’s Android 11 (the eleventh major generation of the Android operating system). With this version, Samsung has totally modified the user interface and added several iconic functions.
At the same time, Samsung started releasing the stable Android 11-based One UI 3.0 software update for the Galaxy S20 series smartphones, as promised. After the S20 phones, the company delivered the major Android upgrade to every single flagship and numerous mid-range smartphones. Meanwhile, a large group of phones/tablets is waiting to get the Android 11 update.
Like every year, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the new Galaxy S series smartphones on January 14, 2021. The Galaxy S21 lineup exclusively comes pre-installed with Android 11-based One UI 3.1, a minor upgraded version of the One UI 3.0. The One UI 3.1 brings several new features, minor UI changes over the One UI 3.0 version.
One UI 3.5!
By taking a look at the history of One UIs, the OEM will also introduce another iteration of One UI 3 that will be the One UI 3.5. The One UI 3.5 will also be based on Android 11 and expected to exclusively come pre-installed with the upcoming Galaxy Note of Galaxy Fold smartphone. [One UI 3.5 Device List]
Google Android 12: Schedule
Google released the first Android 12 developer preview for Pixel phones on February 19, 2021. At the same time, the OEM published the schedule for the different developer previews, beta releases, and final releases. According to Google, it will deliver three developer previews, four public beta updates, while the stable release date is still unconfirmed.
Google Android 12: Features
Google will present several useful features with the twelfth major generation of Android OS. However, the Android 12 developer preview reveals that this version has a modified user interface, new gamepad vibration settings, restricted network mode, Wi-Fi password sharing through Nearby Share, app hibernation, and more.
What about One UI 4.0?
As Google has recently released the first Android 12 developer preview, every Samsung fan knows, the next generation of One UI will be called One UI 4.0. However, this iteration of One UI will be based on the Android 12 operating system. We can expect, just after the stable release of the Android 12, Samsung will announce the One UI 4.0 around September/October this year.
Samsung One UI 4.0: Release Date
The stable Android 12 may be launched in September 2021 for Google Pixels. Following this, Samsung will begin the One UI 4.0 beta program for developers. Besides, the Galaxy S21 flagships will be the first to be invited for the One UI 4.0 beta activity later this year. Moreover, the company may start delivering the stable One UI 4.0 to these phones from November/December this year.
Samsung One UI 4.0: Features
Following its impressive software development terms, Samsung will also bring an optimized user interface, added features, improvements, new functionalities with the One UI 4.0 over the previous generations.
[15/04/2021 ] The latest Android 12 features leak revealed several changes including:
- Native Scrolling Screenshot
- New App Pairs feature for Split Screen Multitasking
- Access Google Assistant through the power button
- New Quick Settings buttons
- Major optimizations for tablet
- Attractive design changes
- Read the full article HERE
Note: We will add the features of One UI 4.0 as soon as we get the authentic information.
Samsung One UI 4.0: Device List/Eligible Devices [Sammy Fans]
At the Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 series. At the event, the company announced its three years of Android upgrade guarantee for every flagship phone/tablet and select GalaxyA series devices. On the basis of Samsung’s latest Android update policy, our team prepared a list of the devices that are confirmed to get the upcoming Android 12 and One UI 4.0 over the air.
Samsung Galaxy Z Series:
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy Fold
- Galaxy Fold 5G
Samsung Galaxy S Series:
- Galaxy S21 5G
- Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 5G
- Galaxy S20 5G UW
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20+ 5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note Series:
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 5G
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10 5G
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Tab Series:
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7 5G
- Galaxy Tab S7+
- Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S6 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6
Samsung Galaxy A Series:
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy A32 5G
- Galaxy A32 4G
- Galaxy A52
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy M Series:
- Galaxy M12
- Galaxy M62
Samsung Galaxy F Series:
- Galaxy F41
- Galaxy F62
- Galaxy F12 – New
Samsung Galaxy XCover Series:
- Galaxy XCover 5
Note: Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z/S/Note/Tab/A series devices will also get the One UI 4.0 update.
Samsung One UI 4.0/Android 12: Latest News [Updated on April 20, 2021]
April 20, 2021: Automatic App Hibernation
Android 12 could automatically hibernate unused apps to decrease storage consumption. Source
April 17, 2021: Automatic App Translation
Android 12 to automatically translate the app’s UI to the user’s local language. Source
April 16, 2021: Recycle Bin feature coming with Android 12
Recently, our folks over at XDADevelopers found a code in the Google Files’ APK teardown in Android 12, which indicates Google is all set to add a global file recycle bin for Android users. Source
April 15, 2021: Big Android 12 Features Leak
The latest Android 12 features leak reveals redesigned UI, new charging animation, optimization for tablets, and more. Source
April 08, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 2.2
Google kicked off a new software update, which is technically named Android 12 Developer Preview 2.2. This new firmware brings the April 2021 security patch to increase the system security of Pixel phones as well as tons of bug fixes. Source
March 18, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 2
Google is now rolling out the Android 12 Developer Preview 2 which moves the Samsung Galaxy users one step closer to the next generation of One UI – One UI 4.0. This update brings plenty of new features as well as major system optimizations. Source
March 03, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 1 Update
After releasing the first Developer Preview of Android 12, Google is now rolling out a new firmware update version 1.1 that brings several bug fixes, to address crashes, reboots, and battery drain issues.
February 19, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 1
Google has recently pushed the first Android 12 Developer Preview which gives us an early look at the new changes and features of this Android OS.
Ahead of the stable release, Google also pushed the first Android 12 developer preview bak in February 2021. This activity lets developers (only Google Pixel users) understand and grow the Android 12 ecosystem.
* Original article published on February 26, 2021