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Google will let users disable Android’s new background app limits to Android 13

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Although Android 12 adds with it a long list of new features that will enhance the operating system, it also brings some controversial features to the table. One of them is related to the “Phantom Processes” that manages the background app processes. With future Android releases, we are now aware of a possible change to the Google-themed app policy.

It could potentially interfere with Android terminal emulator apps like PhantomProcessKiller Termux in Android 12. Google recognized this problem by introducing a new patch to AOSP. This patch adds a new toggle in Developer Options to disable Phantom processes monitoring. Revealed from Mishal Rehman with reporting from XDA.

Google unplanned background app policy to Android 13

PhantomProcesskiller is designed for forked child processes, which require a lot of CPU usage and boot through apps. Originally introduced with Android 12, this feature only allows a maximum of 32 child processes.

As expected, this impedes the ability of the app to execute many background operations. While it’s good news that Google has finally released the toggle to disable this, it looks like developers will have to wait until Android 13 launches at the end of 2022.

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Phantom processes can be disabled through the “Power Users” and Developers settings – Developer settings – feature flags. When the toggle is off, the limit of 32 child processes is ignored and forked child processes are run without any restrictions. Note that this exception does not apply to major app processes.

Although there is now speculation that the feature will only be available with Android 13, it is unlikely to be bundled with Android 12L. If you do not know, Android 12L is for devices with tablets, foldables and large screens.

Android 13 is still months away from coming. Most importantly, the world does not yet fully understand Android 12 and its bugs.  Separately, Samsung recently had to turn off the One UI 4 Android 12 update for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3. However, it probably has more to do with Samsung than Google.

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Samsung Android 12: Galaxy S21, Note 20, S20, Note 10 and S10 One UI 4.1 Update Info

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Since 2019, Samsung launched five flagship lineups: Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, and Galaxy S21. Among them, the Galaxy S line includes three models, and the Note range consists of two models, although every lineup (except for Note 20 and S21) includes an affordable variant as well.

Samsung confirmed that all of the above-mentioned series phones are eligible for the Android 12 update. Swiftly, the company has rolled out the One UI 4.0 update to all of its flagships, however, consumers are now wondering about the One UI 4.1.

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If you own a Galaxy flagship and are interested to get the latest news on Samsung Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 for your device, you should regularly check this article. You can directly head to the specific lineup tracker by clicking on the links below.

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One UI 4.0 Update Roadmap:

On November 15, Samsung officially released the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update roadmap for the Galaxy devices. The rollout plan revealed the One UI 4.0 update release timeline for various Galaxy phones and tablets in Brazil. You can check it by clicking the link below:

Galaxy S21 Android 12 One UI 4.1 Update Tracker

Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra ship with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 pre-installed. Starting Android 12, these models will get major upgrades up to Android 14.

Samsung rolled out the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra devices in various regions. You can check the current rollout status here.

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January 24, 2022

  • Samsung officially confirmed that the Galaxy S22 series will be introduced at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 in February. Along with the Galaxy S22 series, the company will also launch the new version of One UI that will be the One UI 4.1.

 

December 28, 2021

  • Breaking: Samsung resumes Galaxy S21 Android 12 One UI 4.0 update rollout! Read more

 

December 21, 2021

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  • Samsung delayed Galaxy S21 Android 12 One UI 4.0 rollout due to Google Play issue. Read more

 

December 19, 2021

  • Samsung will release One UI 4.1 in February 2022, starting Galaxy S21, Note 20. Read more

 

November 23, 2021

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets Pro Mode for Telephoto lens with Expert RAW app, thanks to Android 12/One UI 4.0. Read more

Galaxy Note 20 Android 12 One UI 4.1 Update Tracker

The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are the premium Note flagships from Samsung. The company had shipped these phones with One UI 2.5 on top of Android 10. Currently, these models running the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 and eligible to get Android 12 and Android 13 upgrades.

 

January 24, 2022

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  • The One UI 4.1, based on Android 12, will launch in February 2022 alongside the Galaxy S22 series flagships, Samsung officially confirmed.

 

December 30, 2021

  • Samsung released official Android 12 One UI 4.0 to Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Read more

 

December 19, 2021

  • Samsung will release One UI 4.1 in February 2022, starting Galaxy S21, Note 20. Read more

 

Galaxy S20 Android 12 One UI 4.1 Update Tracker

The last year’s Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and S20 FE came with Android 10 and One UI 2.x version out of the box and upgraded to the Android 11 last year. All of these devices are eligible to get platform updates up to Android 13.

 

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January 24, 2022

  • The One UI 4.1, based on Android 12, will launch in February 2022 alongside the Galaxy S22 series flagships, Samsung officially confirmed.

 

December 29, 2021

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 gets official Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update. Read more

Galaxy Note 10 Android 12 One UI 4.1 Update Tracker

The Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G are the older Note flagships, which were shipped Android 9 and received two major Android updates so far. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite launched with Android 10 and all of these handsets are compatible with three Android upgrades.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series Android 12 One UI 4.0 Update Status

 

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January 24, 2022

  • The One UI 4.1, based on Android 12, will launch in February 2022 alongside the Galaxy S22 series flagships, Samsung officially confirmed.

 

December 30, 2021

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 gets official Android 12 One UI 4.0 update. Read more

 

Galaxy S10 Android 12 One UI 4.0 Update Tracker

Samsung’s Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G were shipped the Android 9 while the Galaxy S10 Lite ships with Android 10. It means, the Android 12 is going to be the last major update for the Galaxy S10 flagships, but the Galaxy S10 Lite will also get the Android 13.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Android 12 One UI 4.0 Update Status

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January 24, 2022

  • The One UI 4.1, based on Android 12, will launch in February 2022 alongside the Galaxy S22 series flagships, Samsung officially confirmed.

 

December 30, 2021

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (5G too) One UI 4.0 Android 12 rollout begins! Read more

This article will be updated regularly!

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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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