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On May 18, 2021, Google introduced the twelfth major generation of its mobile operating system, Android 12. Unlike every version, the company has made countless noticeable changes with this version such as new design, bubbly buttons, shifting colors, smoother animations, and much more.

At the same time, Sameer Samat, VP of product management, Android and Google Play revealed that it is “the biggest design change in Android’s history.”

No doubt, Android has always been about personalization and allowing you to select the device, service, and experience that’s right for you from the beginning. Google’s mobile phone operating system has grown to over 3 billion active devices around the world by providing an open ecosystem that gives you choice.

However, the public beta program of Android 12 has already begun for select smartphones from several companies except for Samsung, but we get to see the new feature directly from the company. Let’s start exploring them, in detail, one by one!

A more personal experience

As Google official revealed during the I/O, Android 12 comes with the biggest design change in Android’s history. Starting the colors to the shape, light and motion, Google entirely revamped the experience. As result, Android 12 is more expressive, dynamic, and personal than ever before.


As always, every single change of the newer version of Android will be implemented on Google’s Pixel phones. At the conference, Google said that Pixel device owners will be able to completely personalize their phones with a custom color palette and redesigned widgets.

With the Android 12, you only have to choose your wallpaper and the system will automatically decide which colors are dominant, which ones just look great, and which ones are complementary. Later on, it applies those colors across the entire OS including notification shade, lock screen, volume controls, widgets, and much more.

Google did this work in deep collaboration between its software, hardware, and Material Design teams. Not that all, the company is unifying its software and hardware ecosystems under a single design language called Material You. The company confirmed that Material You comes first to Google Pixel this fall.

Fluid motion and animations

Google has also simplified interactions and recrafted the entire underlying system to make user’s experience more fluid and efficient. With Android 12, your Android device will be faster and more responsive with better power efficiency so you can use your device for longer without a charge.

Redesigned system spaces

Notification shade, quick settings and power button, are some of the most important spaces on your phone, which have impressively revamped in order to help you get things done.

The Notification Shade is more intuitive and playful, with a crisp, at-a-glance view of your app notifications, whatever you’re currently listening to or watching.

Quick Settings that allows you to control the entire operating system by just a swipe and a tap, is totally refreshed to include Google Pay and Home Controls. While it still lets you customize as per your own preference.

Power Button will now allow users to access the Google Assistant by long-pressing on it, you can easily take the help of Assistant to make a phone call, ask questions, open apps, play songs, and many more.

Private and secure by design

Google’s latest Android 12 operating system brings new features, which presents more transparency around which apps are accessing your data, and more controls so you can make informed choices about how much private information your apps can access.

Furthermore, the new Privacy Dashboard offers a single view into your permissions settings and what data is being accessed, how often and by which apps. Besides, it also enables you to easily revoke app permissions right from the dashboard.

According to Google, it has added a new indicator at the top right corner of the status bar that indicates users when an app is accessing the phone’s camera or microphone. While if you want to remove app access to these sensors for the entire system, Android 12 comes with two new toggles in Quick Settings.

Aside from this, Android 12 also highlights more control over how much information you share with apps. The search engine giant claimed that apps can be limited to seeing just your approximate location instead of a precise one with the new approximate location permissions.

Additional Features

In addition to the above-mentioned features, Android 12 packs several useful features such as improved accessibility features for people with impaired vision, scrolling screenshots, conversation widgets that bring your favorite people to the home screen, and ways for all your devices to work better together.

What about stable Android 12?

Last but not least, Google confirmed that there are more features coming later this year with the stable release of Android 12. However, the US tech giant has not announced the launch date of the stable Android 12, but it could happen somewhere in September this year.


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Android 12L/One UI 4.1.1 starts releasing for Galaxy Z Fold 3 – US [Carrier-locked]



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[Sep. 19] Update – the US (carrier locked)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable phone users are now receiving the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update in the US. I can be identified through PDA version number – F926USQS2DVHE and includes the latest September 2022 security patch as well.

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To install the update, visit the Settings of your phone followed by a Software update and Download and install options. Finally, hit on Download button >> Install now/Schedule install >> Restart.

[Sep. 15] Update – India

10 days after the initial rollout, Samsung has expanded the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphones in India. It comes with the August 2022 security patch and brings additional new features ahead of the major Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade.

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One UI 4.1.1 Features

As announced, the South Korean tech giant is bringing the Android 12L Taskbar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which takes the multitasking experience to a whole new level. Taskbar is a new feature that lets Galaxy fans switch between apps seamlessly as it provides you with a PC-like experience.

Aside from this, the One UI 4.1.1 brings Galaxy Z Fold 4’s Apps pair feature, which allows you to create a pair of apps opened in multi-window and save it to the Taskbar UI. Once done, you can reopen the same multitasking window with apps with just a single tap.

Camera Feature

One UI 4.1.1 activates Dual Preview so you and your subject can see the shot at the same time before it’s captured by displaying the image both on the Main and Cover Screen. Now, you can take high-resolution selfies with the main camera using Rear Cam Selfie with full control of the camera right on the Cover Screen.

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[Sep. 5] Original Articles…

Recently, Samsung announced that it’s bringing the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update to older Galaxy foldable devices with new features from the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4. Now, Samsung started to release the One UI 4.1.1 update based on Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphones in South Korea.

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Initially, the One UI 4.1.1 update rollout is happening for the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s Korean consumers, which is likely to expand in the coming hours/days. The major software update comes with plenty of new features and optimizations so you can take the most of your smartphone.

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Samsung Android 12L/One UI 4.1.1 now available for Galaxy Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite [U]



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Android 12L brings major optimization and new features, especially for foldable and large-screen devices. So far, Samsung released the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S7 series devices, which is now rolling out for the Galaxy Tab S6.

  • Update, Sep 14: The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is also receiving the One UI 4.1.1 update based on Samsung’s Android 12L in France. The new firmware P615XXU4EVI1 brings the latest September 2022 security patch as well, in order to increase the system’s security and stability.

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The major One UI 4.1.1 update is initially rolling out for the Galaxy Tab S6 LTE in Germany and bears version number – T865XXU5DVH2. Shortly after the initial rollout, Samsung will expand this firmware’s availability to more regions and countries.

In addition to new features inspired by Android 12L, the One UI 4.1.1 update brings the August 2022 security patch and new versions for a handful of stock apps including Samsung Kids, PENUP, Samsung Internet, SmartThings, Samsung Flow, Samsung Members, and Smart Switch.

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One UI 4.1.1 – What’s New

The One UI 4.1.1, based on Android 12L, comes with a new Taskbar feature, which advances your multitasking experiences. It appears after opening any app at the bottom bar, similar to the PC, to let you seamlessly switch across apps with just a tap.

Moreover, you can also create app pairs and add them to the Taskbar, so you can directly access the pre-defined apps in multi-window mode – with just a click. In addition to this, the One UI 4.1.1 update enhances the functional usability of the Smart View function so you can access it easily.

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[Update: Tab S7 FE too] Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Android 12L One UI 4.1.1 released in various regions



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Update 2: September 15…

In addition to the Galaxy Tab S7 series, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is also getting the big Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update. Samsung has begun the major update’s rollout from Germany, which will be expanded to more markets in near future. Software version – T733XXU1BVH4 | Via – RPRNA

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To for manual installation,visit the Settings of your phone followed by a Software update and Download and install options. Finally, hit on Download button >> Install now/Schedule install >> Restart.

Update 1: September 13…

Following the initial rollout in South Korea, Samsung has now expanded the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus tablets in the United States, Asia, Canada, and Europe. As it’s a big firmware update, we recommend you update using an unmetered connection.

Initial story…

After the Galaxy Tab S8 series, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus tablets are now receiving the latest Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 upgrade (via RPRNA). While the company is currently releasing it in the South Korean market, Europe and the US consumers will grab it soon.

The new One UI 4.1.1 is based on Android 12L and brings new features for large-screen devices alongside optimizations for various apps. While the Taskbar feature offers you a PC-like multitasking experience, the split screen view and app pair functions provide seamless access across apps.

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Using the Android 12L’s new Taskbar feature, Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus users can enjoy swifter, more intuitive app switching, more customizable layouts, frictionless multitasking and apps that render better than ever.

Moving ahead, the Split Screen View feature also supports up to three screens, the taskbar can be temporarily hidden for a more immersive screen view, notifications can be dragged straight into the split screen and all apps can be viewed in a grid-style layout.

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