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[Opinion] One UI 3.1.1 will help Samsung to boost Android 12 (One UI 4) rollout for Galaxy devices

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Samsung Android 12 One UI 4.0

Google’s Android 12 operating system is official and set to release for the world this September. As Samsung is the leading smartphone brand across the globe, it needs to re-imagine the stock Android and make it more powerful for Galaxy device owners than others.

Today, we’re talking about an interesting fact that’s going to help Samsung boost its Android 12 (One UI 4) development for the Galaxy devices. Since the birth of One UI, its custom Android skin, the company released three iterations of the same generation (also based on the same Android OS) including:

  • One UI 1.0, One UI 1.1 and One UI 1.5
  • One UI 2.0, One UI 2.1 and One UI 2.5
  • One UI 3.0, One UI 3.1 and One UI 3.5 (expected)

Samsung’s Android adoption and One UI development strategy

Sammy Fans are well known for the release plan of One UI versions and generations. The OEM runs its own Beta activity on every new Android generation to build a new One UI iteration for Galaxy devices. The company follows the below-mentioned strategy.

  1. Wait for the official/stable Android release
  2. Announcement for new Android OS-based One UI generation
  3. Developers Preview for Galaxy devices
  4. Public beta activity for general users (select phones)
  5. Stable release begins after a successful Beta trial.

After the official release of the new Android OS, Samsung announces One UI x.0 for developers, followed by a public beta and stable release. With the new Galaxy S flagships, it brings One UI x.1 pre-installed and later on rolls out this new version to other Galaxy owners.

In the third quarter, the Korean phone maker launches its new Galaxy Note flagship line that debuts another One UI variant i.e. the One UI x.5 out of the box. Following the same strategy, the company releases the changes of the x.5 version of One UI to eligible Galaxy phones and tablets.

Due to this heavy workout on the same Android generation, the Korean tech giant needs too much time to deliver the newer Android generation as we can take the Android 11 rollout as an example. However, Samsung is impressively upgrading Galaxies to Android 11, but it’s time to focus on Android 12.

And it looks like Samsung has finally decided to kill rivals with its Android 12 update as it’s going to not waste more time on Android 11-based another One UI 3 iteration. The company’s decision of One UI 3.5 cancellation itself a hint for the public that they are going to see a massive Android 12 distribution this year.

So, upcoming flagship Galaxies will also equip One UI 3.1?

No! As the One UI x.5 version comes along with new Galaxy Note phones, but they are not coming this year and are expected to make a come back in Q3 2022. It’s true, Samsung is going to not introduce the Android 11-based One UI 3.5 with its upcoming flagships, but they will be debuting with a new One UI 3 variant.

Following the future era and popularization of foldable screen smartphones, Samsung canceled its iconic Galaxy Note series this year and gambled its hope on the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 (with S Pen support) and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable flagships.

One UI 3.1.1, Samsung’s best try for robust Android 12 rollout

With the Android 11, Samsung is going to entirely change its One UI development as the next/final version will be the One UI 3.1.1, not One UI 3.5. The upcoming Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are coming with the One UI 3.1.1 (based on Android 11) out of the box.

One UI 3.1.1, leaked by Ice Universe and later on confirmed by Samsung, is going to help the Korean tech titan for a speedy Android 12 development and rollout as well. The version of this upcoming One UI itself hints that it’s a very minor upgrade over the One UI 3.1.

If we talk about its market debut, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Flip 3 rumored to be introduced at the company’s next Unpacked on August 11. Unlike the expected One UI 3.5, the One UI 3.1.1 might not bring noticeable changes and features, but it will highlight some foldable-focussed functionalities.

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It’s still unclear whether Samsung will distribute the One UI version 3.1.1 to the current Galaxy devices running One UI 3.1 or not. Meanwhile, the recent Good Lock Nice Catch update’s changelog dropped a hint of its arrival to more Galaxies other than the foldables.

Samsung Android 12 (One UI 4) Progress

Usually, Samsung starts the new Android OS adoption process just after its official release for general users. However, reliable sources revealed that the company is internally running the Android 12 development for the Galaxy S21 series.

Aside from this, sources claimed that the One UI 4 Beta will be released for the Galaxy S21 flagship lineup next week that’s too much ahead, compared to the last year’s One UI 3.0 Beta, which was introduced in September for developers, followed by the public (beta) in October.

Conclusion

That’s all folks and I think the arrival of One UI 3.1.1 and cancellation of One UI 3.5 will help Samsung for a speedy Android 12 (One UI 4) development and rollout for Galaxy devices. What do you think about the company’s decision? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Old is ‘not’ gold in Samsung, Galaxy S10 has less Android support than A53

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Android Support

Samsung is killing with its Android OS and regular security updates, however, it’s quite confusing that the Galaxy S10 has less support than the Galaxy A53. The former belongs to the flagship Samsung family, while the latter to the mid-range Galaxy A lineup, but the Android support is just the opposite between them.

The Galaxy S10 series was launched back in 2019, with Android 9-based One UI 1.1 out of the box. As per records, the Galaxy S10 is one of the company’s most selling smartphone lineup, which introduced the first 5G model as well in the range.

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The standard variant of the Galaxy S10 series with the least storage option had priced at $899 in the United States, huh, we are getting nothing for it, right? Well, it’s not wholly true that Samsung didn’t do anything for Galaxy S10 consumers, but it’s not satisfactory seeing mid-rangers have similar and more Android support.

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Galaxy S10 Series

As mentioned above, the Korean tech giant launched the Galaxy S10 series with Android 9-based One UI 1.1. At the time of launch, Samsung was commented to offer up to two OS and three years of security updates. Later on, the vendor raised the OS support bar to three, up from the initial offering of two upgrades.

At the Galaxy Note 20 launch conference, Samsung confirmed an additional year of OS support for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series devices. According to the revised policy, both of these older flagship lineups became eligible for another yet final major switch in the form of Android 12-based One UI 4.

But, old is not gold in Samsung’s dictionary

In the same document, Samsung revealed that the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 mid-range smartphones will also be eligible for three generations of Android upgrades, which is exactly similar to the Galaxy S10, Note 10, and even the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 series.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Android Support

What’s the similarity between Galaxy flagships and mid-range smartphones as Samsung offers the same support to both? Yes, there’s nothing to match in between and the company understood it later on when consumers started criticizing and questioning over support, but,

“I’m still unsatisfied”

Samsung became the best Android support provider at the cheapest cost in the industry, but it seems “biasness”. The Galaxy S21 and later flagships now offer up to four major upgrades, but the company has decided to do the same with the Galaxy A53/A73 and select upcoming A series phones.

Is it right old is not gold in Samsung’s dictionary? Let us know through social media or the Twitter poll linked below.

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70 Galaxy Z Flip 4 color options are enough or not?

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 70 color options

Launched last year, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 became the most preferred smartphone by consumers, mainly women. After its first success, the company launched several versions of it. Now, the company is all set to launch Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in 70 different color options.

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A few days ago, the Korean tech giant officially confirmed the list of all color combinations of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 on Samsungā€™s insurance website in the UK. However, it is not yet known whether Samsung added this list by mistake or whether the company really wants to reveal it. whatever it is, it’s good for us.

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Ahead of the launch, we know in which color combination the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be available. So are you also thinking of buying Galaxy Z Flip 4? Even if you are not thinking then you can definitely see its amazing colors.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 70 color options

The information suggests that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will come in key colors like Blue, Bora Purple, Graphite, and Pink Gold. Coming to the bespoke edition, it will come in a combination of Green, Navy, Red, Yellow, and White colors with a black, silver, and gold frame. In the Bespoke edition, consumers can customize and choose different color options as per their preference.

Samsung is going to unveil over 70 color options for the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Are these colors enough for you? Do you still think colors should be available in this smartphone as well? If you think so, then tell us in the comment section, and also if you are going to buy it, then you can tell which color variant you are going to buy.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Expected Specs

Display: 6.7-inch screen

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

RAM: 8GB

Internal Storage: 256GB/ 512GB

Software: One UI 4.1.1 (Android 12L)

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Battery: 3, 700M mAh

Launch Date: August 10, 2022

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One UI 5.1 will be a better Samsung Android 13 version

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Samsung One UI 5.1 Version

Samsung is yet to unveil the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program, which will bring the One UI 5.0 Stable update to Galaxy devices. The official version of One UI 5.0 is likely to be arriving later this year, however, the One UI 5.1, which could debut with the Galaxy S23 series, will be a better Samsung Android 13 version.

As per the software system, Samsung manages to introduce three different One UI iterations per Android OS for the Galaxy devices. As the company is following the same strategy since the initial One UI debut in 2019, we can expect the One UI 5.1 will surely be debuting with the Galaxy S23 series next year.

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As soon as Samsung announces the Android 13 Beta program, the Galaxy S22 series devices will be the first to join the activity. After successful testing of the Beta firmware on various Galaxy flagships, the Korean tech giant will deliver the Stable One UI 5.0, starting later this year.

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Talking about the One UI 5.1, the upcoming Galaxy S flagship lineup is expected to feature this new version atop Android 13, similar to the One UI 5.0. The Galaxy S23 series will launch sometime in February or March next year, Samsung has enough time to make One UI 5.0 skin even better and present One UI 5.1.

New Features?

With the One UI 5.0, Samsung’s first aim is to adapt the new Android 13 operating system for Galaxy devices. It’s not true that the 5.0 version won’t bring any new features or changes, but the One UI 5.1 will be wholly amazing, I’m sure!

Last year, the company introduced the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 software, first to the Galaxy S21 series. The major OS upgrade delivered various new features and minor user interface tweaks, however, the One UI 4.1 arrived with a lot of user-friendly features, and of course with a big changelog.

Currently, we are not aware when Samsung will start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program, however, the Stable release timeline is almost confirmed to be later this year. What do you think about the One UI 5.1 version, will it really be better than the One UI 5.0? Feel free to share your thought with us through social media!

Samsung One UI 5.1 Version

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