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EXCLUSIVE: Samsung working on a new One UI 4.0 (Android 12) build, including Google patch



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A couple of weeks after beginning the One UI 4 Beta program for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung released the stable Android 12 update for these devices. However, the company did everything in the rush that eventually proved its decision wrong as the stable rollout is suspended for all Galaxy phones.

While Samsung had already halted the stable Android 12 update rollout for the Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, a community moderator confirmed that a new One UI 4.0 software is under preparation, which includes a patch from Google as well.

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According to the information disclosed by the community moderator, Samsung had found compatibility issues with the Google Play system on some Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices, therefore, the One UI 4.0 update has been halted until the issues get fixed.

What’s inside the statement:

After the One UI 4 update, a problem was found due to compatibility issues with the Google Play system on some devices, so the One UI 4 update has been put on hold for a while.

We are currently taking action after analyzing the content with Google.

We plan to redistribute the One UI 4 update after securing the stability of the device and completely solving consumer inconvenience and errors.

We are currently preparing a revised version of the software, including a Google patch that improves compatibility issues, and testing is in progress.

We will do our best so that stable software can be distributed by completing it as quickly as possible.

Adding to this, the official confirmed that Samsung One UI staff is rapidly working and analyzing the content with Google as part of fixing the issues. In addition, it’s scheduled that the distribution of the new One UI 4.0 update will begin after securing the stability of the device.

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Last but not least, the Korean tech giant is working on the development of a revised One UI 4.0 software, based on Android 12 OS, which also includes a Google patch. This patch from Google reportedly improves compatibility issues on Galaxy devices, however, the testing is under development.

  • We can expect, the new One UI 4.0 Official version will be rolled out alongside the January 2022 security patch.

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.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues 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.


Tenstorrent to use Samsung’s advanced 4nm process to produce the chips



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AI chip startup Tenstorrent recently announced that it will cooperate with Samsung to produce the next generation of AI chipsets, which will be manufactured using the 4nm SF4X process.

Tenstorrent praises the Samsung team as “known for its expertise in silicon manufacturing.” The chipsets will be manufactured using Samsung’s advanced SF4X process, which boasts an impressive 4nm architecture.

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The company has built powerful RISC-V CPUs and AI acceleration chips, aiming to break through the computing boundaries of multiple industries such as data centers, automobiles, and robots.

These chipsets are designed to deliver scalable power from milliwatts to megawatts for a wide range of applications from edge devices to data centers.

Previous report reveals that Tenstorrent completed a new round of financing of $100 million in August this year, with participation from Hyundai Motor Group and Samsung Catalyst Fund, a venture capital company owned by Samsung.


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Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP



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Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.

According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.

Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.

Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console



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Samsung is not only planning to unveil the Galaxy Tab A9 in India next month but there will be a Plus variant too. In a recent development, the Galaxy Tab A9+ has been spotted on Google Play Console.

Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.

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Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.


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