On November 15, Samsung officially started the Android 12 update rollout for the Galaxy S21 series devices. However, the One UI 4.0 update has been expanded to several regions, it looks like the company has delayed this major s/w release due to compatibility issues with Google Play.
According to the latest info, the Samsung Community moderator in South Korea revealed that Google and Samsung working to resolve the issue related to Google Play. Accordingly, the Korean phone maker is rapidly working to fix that issue and resume the delayed Galaxy S21 Android 12 release ASAP.
Apart from the Galaxy S21 series, previously, Samsung had also delayed the stable Android 12 release for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in South Korea and Serbia. Following the major Android OS switch, the consumers of these latest foldable devices reported having multiple severe issues.
It’s worth mentioning that Samsung had also released new firmware to the Galaxy S21 series after the major Android 12 update in Germany and the US. Therefore, this Google Play issue seems to be limited to Korean consumers, thus Samsung suspended the release.
Are you also facing issues on your Galaxy S21 series phone after upgrading to the Android 12-based One UI 4.0? Let us know your concerns in the comments below.
One UI 4 Features:
- Samsung’s Android 12 update comes with tons of new features such as a redesigned user interface with revamped icons and Material You theming system.
- In addition, the One UI 4.0 enhances all of the stock apps, adds more lock screen widgets, quick settings toggles to turn off the camera and mic access and more.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be a perfect choice for Samsung S and Fold users: Tipster
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is coming on August 10. Ahead of the launch, we get familiar with multiple leaks and rumors that gives us an early look at the device’s specifications, design, as well as price.
In a recent development, the tipster Ice Universe revealed some important information about the Galaxy Z Fold 4. According to him, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will be a perfect choice if you are a fan of the Samsung S or Fold series.
It was earlier revealed that Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset, which will make the device smoother to use, and even better than this year’s high-end Galaxy S22 Ultra.
TSMC’s 4nm chipset further helps in power saving as well as low heating of the phone. However, the leakster also mentions that it is not as good as the Snapdragon 835 but is much better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
If you are a dual user of S and Fold, when you touch the Fold4, you may throw away your S22 Ultra, TSMC's 4nm Snapdragon 8+, low heat and power saving, although not as good as the previous Snapdragon 835, But much better than Snapdragon 8.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 2, 2022
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 four Android upgrades
You might be aware of Samsung’s new software update policy that says that all Galaxy flagship smartphones launched with Android 11 will get 4 major Android OS updates and five years of security patch updates.
The upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4 is one of the flagship Galaxy phones, which means it is compatible with Samsung’s new software update policy and will get major updates till Android 16 and One UI 8 (possibly). Read more
For more information, must visit our dedicated Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 tracker that carries every major and minor information about the device.
Samsung Gaming Hub reaches 2022 smart TVs and monitors to provide best gaming experience
Samsung has started rolling out its Gaming Hub to all 2022 Samsung Smart TVs to bring users the best game streaming content and game playing experiences with no additional hardware or downloads needed.
The service is now available with instant access to Xbox, Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Utomik, Twitch, YouTube, and Spotify. And, support for Amazon Luna will arrive at a later date.
Samsung first announced the Gaming Hub at CES 2022. It allows players to access their favorite games from popular game streaming services and permits them to even buy games from those services in a single place.
The Samsung Gaming Hub brings better, faster, and more convenient access to gaming within Samsung TVs including the 2022 Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K, QLEDs, and the 2022 Smart Monitor Series, combining Samsung’s expertise in hardware and software for an optimal gaming experience.
Furthermore, when it comes to 4K and 8K content, using AI Gaming technology, the new gaming hub also displays curated game recommendations on your TV’s home screen. Additionally, the service introduces faster decoding and optimized buffer control technology to reduce the input lag.
Aside from these, the company’s Gaming Hub offers support for accessories like Bluetooth controllers and wireless headsets to further bring users the ability to access a wide range of gaming services.
For more information, visit Samsung Newsroom.
Global smartphone sales declined below 100 million, 2nd time in 10 years
According to the Counterpoint Research report, the global monthly smartphone sales fell below 100 million for the second time in 10 years. The monthly report for May 2022 shows that the global smartphone market sold 96 million units, down 4% month-on-month and 10% year-on-year.
Notably, this is the second consecutive month-on-month decline and the 11th consecutive month of year-on-year declines. In the year 2022, it seems that mobile phones will not be able to sell.
In the meantime, Counterpoint Research also reveals that even after the fast recovery after the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, the smartphone market still hasn’t reached pre-pandemic levels. Over the past 2021, the smartphone market has not been optimistic due to tight supplies and the continuing impact of the new crown pandemic.
With the timing of 2022, things are not looking up for the smartphone market, which has been hit by a slump in demand due to various factors including inflation.t is an indisputable fact that overall smartphone sales are weak, but the decline in smartphone shipments in the second half of the year could improve.
As per the Counterpoint Macro Index, the negative impact is expected to continue into the summer, but will gradually improve in the second half of the year. In addition, relevant agencies said that the resistance of the mobile phone industry is expected to weaken in the second half of 2022, but the growth of the smartphone industry is expected to rebound to only 5% in 2023.