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Samsung Galaxy S21 series Android 12 development begins, One UI 4.0 to launch in October

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Samsung is preparing to conclude the Android 11 distribution to the remaining eligible Galaxy devices as soon as it can as Google is going to launch its twelfth major generation of mobile operating system i.e. the Android 12 in September this year.

Meanwhile, Google has also started the Android 12 Beta program in which eligible phones from select OEMs are participating. The beta activity lets users taste the flavor of the upcoming Android version ahead of its stable release, however, it contains less stability and a lot of bugs.

Although we are months away from the public release of Android 12, it looks like Samsung has started the adoption process for Galaxy devices. According to reliable source Max Weinbach, the company has begun the development of Android 12 for the Galaxy S21 series.

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Recently, the Korean media reports suggested that Samsung is thinking to hold an in-person event in October or November this year. At the same time, the report pointed out that the company could introduce its upcoming software skin, the One UI 4.0 at the Samsung Developers Conference 2021.

Lastly, we are still waiting for an official confirmation from Samsung regarding its Android 12 rollout plan. If the history is any indication, the company could introduce the One UI 4.0 Beta just after the stable Android 12 release in September this year.

We will keep you updated on this matter, till then, stay tuned with us!

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How to download and install Android 12L Beta on eligible phones?

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After the announcement of Android 12L at the Android Dev Summit in October, the latest beta for this new version of Android has been available. Android 12L is a revamped version of Android that really focuses on foldables like Galaxy Z Fold 3 and other Android tablets.

Android 12L Beta 1 offers some improvements in functionality compared to the previous developer preview. It includes many bug fixes, optimizations and the latest Security Patch.

With Android 12L, Google says it will focus on improving the UI for devices with larger screens. Including notifications, quick settings, lock screen overview, home screen and more.

Android 12L Redesigned UI

Android 12L Beta – Eligible devices

  • Pixel 3a/XL
  • Pixel 4/XL
  • Pixel 4a/5G
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 5a
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6 Pro

[List] Samsung Android 12L Eligible Devices

Samsung Galaxy Z Series

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G [Confirmed]
  2. Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
  3. Galaxy Z Fold 2
  4. Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
  5. Galaxy Z Flip
  6. Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  7. Galaxy Fold
  8. Galaxy Fold 5G

Samsung Galaxy Tab Series:

  1. Galaxy Tab S7
  2. Galaxy Tab S7 5G
  3. Galaxy Tab S7+
  4. Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
  5. Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  6. Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  7. Galaxy Tab S6
  8. Galaxy Tab Active 3
  9. Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  10. Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

How to download/install Android 12L Beta?

Android 12L is available through Google’s easy-to-use Android beta program. You can sign up through the Google Website (XDA).

After making sure you have compatible devices, you can choose which programs to join.

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  • To register a device, click Opt-In.
  • Accept the terms and conditions, and then press Join Beta.

Once you have selected, it may take a few minutes to a few hours for your device to receive the update. Make sure you have any other updates installed before.

To manually check for Android 12 beta update, go to Settings> System> Advanced> System Update.

How to sideload Android 12L Beta

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To get started, you first need to download the necessary files to keep Android 12L on your device.

  1. You can install the Factory Image, wipe your phone and start everything from scratch.

You can download the beta OTA file from Google’s full OTA image hosting site. That site includes OTA downloads for side-loading various updates, so you need to scroll down to make sure you are downloading the file associated with your device.

Boot into Recovery mode

  • To do this, turn off your handset completely.
  • Next, hold down the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time until you come to the boot loader page.
  • Using your volume buttons, scroll down to Recovery mode.
  • Select it by clicking the power button.
  • Alternatively, if you are already connected to the computer with ADB, you can use the Reboot Recovery command.

Navigate to ADB sideload

Using the volume buttons, scroll down to Apply update from ADB and select it with the power button.

This step is important because it is the only way to transfer the downloaded OTA file to your handset. You need to keep ADB and Fastboot tools in a convenient location.

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Enter the sideload command

In Windows, make sure your command prompt is redirected to the ADB tools folder and type adb sideload. If you are on macOS or Linux, do the same in the terminal but type ./adb sideload.

Reboot your phone

Once OTA is installed, you will be taken back into recovery mode. The last step to move on to the new update is to select the Reboot Now option with your power button.

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[Update: All receiving] Samsung will roll out Android 12 One UI 4.0 to these Galaxy S, Note, Z, A and Tab devices

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One UI 4.0

The One UI 4.0 is Samsung’s fourth major generation of its Android OS-based custom software skin. Months after Beta testing activity, the company announced the stable One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 for several Galaxy devices on November 15.

Following the announcement, Samsung swiftly released the One UI 4.0 update to the Galaxy S21 series phones including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. At the same time, the company confirmed that older flagship Galaxy devices will also get this major s/w on a later date.

Below, you can check the list of Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Z, Galaxy A and Galaxy Tab devices that are officially confirmed to receive the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update.

One UI 4.0 Device List [Confirmed]

Galaxy S series

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
    • Stable releasing…

 

  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
    • Stable releasing…
  • Galaxy S20 FE
    • Stable releasing…

 

  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10 5G
    • Stable releasing…

Galaxy Note series

  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
    • Stable releasing…

 

  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
    • Stable releasing…

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Fold
    • Stable releasing…
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
    • Stable releasing…
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
    • Stable releasing
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
    • Stable releasing…

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A82 5G – Quantum 2
    • Stable releasing…
  • Galaxy A72
    • Stable releasing…
  • Galaxy A52
    • Stable releasing…
  • Galaxy A52 5G
    • Stable releasing…
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
    • Stable releasing…
  • Galaxy A42 5G
    • Stable releasing…

Galaxy Tab series

  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
    • Stable releasing…

In case your Galaxy device is not mentioned in the list above, head to our Samsung One UI 4.0 Eligible Device List page.

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Samsung One UI 4.1: Latest News, Eligible Devices, Features and Release Date

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One UI 4.1

Samsung introduced the official version of Android 12 based One UI 4.0 software system on November 15, 2021. At the same time, the company has started to release this major update to the Galaxy S21 series. Well, here, we are talking about eligible devices and release date of the next One UI version that will be the One UI 4.1.

One UI 4.1 Release Date

If the history is any indication, Samsung will introduce the next Galaxy flagship phones with a new One UI software system that should be the One UI 4.1. Just like the One UI 4.0, the expected One UI 4.1 version will be based on the Android 12 OS, however, it will have additional improvements.

  • The Galaxy S22 series release date is rumored to be February 8, 2022. [Source]

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One UI 4.1 Eligible Devices

The Galaxy S22 series will come pre-installed with the latest Android 12-based One UI 4.1 operating system, however, the company will expand the availability of this new One UI iteration to more Galaxy devices in next few weeks after the official launch.

Samsung Galaxy S Series:

  1. Galaxy S22 5G, Galaxy S22+ 5G, and Galaxy S22 Ultra/Note [Pre-installed]
  2. Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  3. Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  4. Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW
  5. Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Note Series:

  1. Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  2. Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Note 10 5G and Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Z Series:

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
  2. Galaxy Z Fold 2
  3. Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  4. Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Fold 5G

Note: Samsung has not yet confirmed the Galaxy S22 series and One UI 4.1 so far. We took previous rollouts as the base to compile this expected One UI 4.1 device list. Read more here

  • These devices may directly get One UI 4.1 with Android 12 update – Check here

One UI 4.1

One UI 4.1 Features

Similarly, One UI 4.1 could add some polish to One UI 4.0 once it debuts with the Galaxy S22 series in February. We’re hoping for things like better virtual RAM management, better wallpaper-based color theme integration with Google apps, and more.

As the One UI 4.1 will be a minor upgraded version over the One UI 4.0, which will be introduced along with the Galaxy S22 series. However, there’s no authentic information available regarding the One UI 4.1 features but it could introduce:

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  • Better virtual RAM management
  • Enhanced wallpaper-based color theme integration
  • Improved system and camera performance
  • Extended battery life
  • New and powerful S Pen features

 

Update 2: Jan 10, 2022

More One UI 4.1 features tipped

  • Additional features over 4.0
  • More significant than the x.5 and x.1.1 version
  • Improved animations
  • Better optimized software.

 

Update 1: Dec 27, 2021

Some of the One UI 4.1 features leaked

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  • Color Palette
  • Vibration pattern
  • MultiStar x Focus Mode
  • Smart Recommendation
  • Improved Director’s View

 

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One UI 4.1 Latest News

  • January 23

On January 20, Samsung officially confirmed that the Galaxy S22 series flagship will be launched in February 2022. Therefore, the One UI 4.1 will surely be introduced alongside the upcoming smartphones. Source

 

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  • January 15

It looks like T-Mobile is working on the One UI 4.1 update development on the Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone, as per the new One UI test build detected by Checkfirm.

 

  • January 11

Tipster TheGalox claimed that the One UI 4.1 update will introduce several new features to the Galaxy devices upgraded to Android 12 and One UI version 4.0. Also, it’s said that the 4.1 build will feature improved animations and overall software performance.

 

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  • January 10

It looks like Samsung is preparing to introduce the upgraded variant of the One UI 4.0 – One UI 4.1 very soon. While exploring more and more about the One UI 4.1, senior member of our team spotted that Samsung has updated the Title of the official One UI 4 page to One UI 4.1.

One UI 4.1 Tab Title

 

 

  • December 27

Samsung One UI 4.1 features are here – Advanced Color Palette, Focus Mode, AI, Director’s View and more. Read more here

 

  • December 20

Samsung will roll out the One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy S21 Ultra in February 2022. In addition to the Galaxy S21 series, the same treatment will be given to the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones.

A Samsung rep. informed a consumer that the “Galaxy S21 Ultra product One UI 4.1 software has February 2022 release date.

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Currently, Galaxy S21, Note 20 series One UI 4.1 update is in progress, and we ask for your kind understanding as it is difficult to guide One UI 4.1 progress and schedule.”

One UI 4.1 Update

 

  • December 17

Tipster TheGalox claimed that the One UI 4.1, based on Android 12, will bring major camera improvements alongside added features for S Pen. At the same time, the upcoming One UI software is said to introduce a better and refined user experience.

 

  • November 23

Samsung Galaxy S22 to launch on February 18, pre-orders from 8th

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