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Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 4.1 (Android 12) Update Status

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On January 14, Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 flagships at the first Galaxy Unpacked virtual event of 2021. This lineup consists of three different phones including the Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21 Plus 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

The Korean tech giant shipped the Galaxy S21 handsets with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 out of the box. However, the company is rapidly working to add another member in this range called the Galaxy S21 FE, which features Android 12-based One UI 4.0 out of the box.

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According to Samsung’s upgrade policy, the Galaxy S21 series devices are eligible for four generations of Android OS upgrades. To be mentioned, the upcoming Android 12-based One UI 4.0 was the first major Android switch of the flagship series.

In this story, we will cover every major and minor software update that will arrive for the Galaxy S21 series devices. Furthermore, you will get all the latest insights of Samsung’s Android 12 and One UI 4.1 update for the Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

Stay tuned here: Samsung One UI 4.1 Update Tracker

March 19

One UI 4.1 – Europe, T-Mobile US

Samsung is now rapidly expanding the One UI 4.1 features to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra in a handful of European countries and the US @ T-Mobile carrier.

 


 

March 16

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Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 4.1 released

Samsung is rolling out the One UI 4.1 software update for Galaxy S21 smartphone users in Canada. Along with the March 2022 security patch, the update several new features lifted from the Galaxy S22 series. [Read More]

  • Galaxy S21 – G991WVLU5CVBA
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996WVLU5CVBA
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998WVLU5CVBA

 


 

March 15

Samsung announces One UI 4.1 for Galaxy S21 

Samsung just launched the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 for older Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S21 series. The company also revealed the highlights of this new firmware for the Galaxy devices.

The new version enhances the capabilities of some existing features that are as follows:

  • Google Duo Live Sharing
  • Expert RAW
  • Object Eraser
  • Quick Share
  • Grammarly-Powered Keyboard

 


 

March 15

Upcoming One UI 4.1 Camera Features

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Samsung announced that select Camera features of the new Galaxy S22 series will be offered to the Galaxy S21 series phones with the One UI 4.1 update.

As per the info, the upcoming features are night portrait, pet recognition, lighting position editing, telephoto portrait mode, Director’s View, integrated Snapchat and more.

 


 

March 13

One UI 4.1 – Checkfirm

Fido is going to release the One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy S21 series on March 15, while Checkfirm just detected yet another new test build for the smartphones.

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March 05

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One UI 4.1 coming before March 15

Samsung Galaxy S21 Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, and Galaxy S21 FE devices will start getting the One UI 4.1 update at Fido in Canada starting March 15.

Accordingly, we can expect that the Korean tech giant will start releasing the One UI 4.1 update to international Galaxy S21 series sometime in next weeks. Read more

 


 

 

March 01

Verizon has not yet rolled out One UI 4.1 so far

Last month, it was reported that Verizon will release the One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy S21 series devices in late February.

However, the Verizon-branded Galaxy S21 phones have not yet received the new One UI 4.1 update so far.

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February 22

Verizon to roll out One UI 4.1 in late February

A Galaxy S21 user shared a screenshot of a chat with Verizon support regarding the One UI 4.1 release date.

The support rep. said that the One UI 4.1 update will start releasing in “this month ending” for the Galaxy S21 users in the US. Read more

 


 

January 22

One UI 4.1 coming in February

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Yesterday, 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 19

One UI 4.1 coming next month

Samsung rep. revealed that the company will roll out the One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy S21 Ultra in February 2022. In addition to the Galaxy S21 series, the same treatment will be given to the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones. Read more

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November 26

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Post Android 12 update

Samsung started releasing a new One UI 4.0-based firmware update to the Galaxy S21 series devices with regular improvements. Identified via PDA firmware version ending BUKG, the latest update is making its way to Germany. Read more

 


 

November 24

Verizon released new Android 12-based update

Verizon released a new One UI 4.0 update for the Galaxy S21 lineup in the US. The changelog mentions improvements to the system performance and enhancements to the device’s stability. Though, consumers claimed that it fixes the display refresh rate issue. Read more

 


 

November 23

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Expert RAW

Thanks to Expert RAW app that makes addition of Pro Mode in Telephoto lens of the Galaxy S21 Ultra possible. This function enables multi-frame-based raw shooting of all lenses (Wide/Tele/Ultrawide). Read more

 


 

November 15

Galaxy S21 gets official One UI 4.0

Samsung officially launched the stable One UI 4.0 software system based on Android 12 operating system. The company said that the One UI 4.0 update rollout will begin for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra phones from now on. Read more

 


 

November 12, 2021

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According to the news, Samsung won’t release any new One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S21 series phones. On the other hand, the company confirmed that it’s rapidly working to fix all the bugs and issues of the fourth Beta build and start the rollout of stable One UI 4.0 update globally. Read more

 


 

November 09, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S21 gets the second One UI 4 Beta update in China with Android 12 Material You. Read more

November 05, 2021

Here’s everything new with One UI 4 Beta 4 for Samsung Galaxy S21 (Android 12). Read more

November 04, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S21 receiving latest One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) in India, includes several bug fixes. Read more

November 02, 2021

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Samsung expanding November 2021 security update for the Galaxy S21 series devices in more regions. Read more

October 29, 2021

Stable Galaxy S21 Android 12 to come soon as Samsung ended One UI 4 Beta program. Read more

October 26, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S21 at T-Mobile US gets October 2021 security patch. Read more

October 25, 2021

Samsung One UI 4 Beta 3 Hotfix update (Android 12) released for Galaxy S21. Read more

October 22, 2021

Here’s everything new with One UI 4 Beta 3 update for Samsung Galaxy S21 (Android 12). Read more

October 21, 2021

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Samsung November 2021 security patch debuts with One UI 4 Beta 3 for Galaxy S21. Read more

October 20, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 4 Beta 3 update released with Android 12 AOSP and several bug fixes. Read more

Galaxy S21 Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta has no Samsung Bixby vibration feedback for some. Read more

October 18, 2021

Samsung Android 12 Material You bug fix coming to Galaxy S21 with One UI 4 Beta 3. Read more

New leak emerged but Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch still remains a mystery. Read more

October 16, 2021

Samsung One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) begins in China, first update (ZUJ3) released to Galaxy S21. Read more

[Coming soon] Samsung One UI 4 Beta 3 will bring new widget animation to Galaxy S21 users. Read more

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October 10, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S21 with One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) getting hot on Camera uses. Read more

October 06, 2021

Samsung launched its Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S21 series consumers in India, followed by the United Kingdom (UK). Read more

October 06, 2021

Google said Samsung phones will get stable Android 12 (One UI 4.0) later this year. Read more

October 05, 2021

The Galaxy S21 series started getting the One UI 4 Beta 2 based on Google’s Android 12 operating system in Germany. Read more

October 05, 2021

Samsung has begun sending the latest Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta update with 2nd build to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Read more

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October 05, 2021

Samsung acknowledged the consumers’ feedbacks, as result, they are now experiencing highly improved animations on the entire One UI software system after One UI 4 Beta 2. Read more

September 28, 2021

Samsung has already started releasing the latest October 2021 security patch for the Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in Germany and Philippines. You can check the latest PDA release numbers below.

Firmware Versions:

  1. G991BXXU3AUIE – Galaxy S21
  2. G996BXXU3AUIE – Galaxy S21 Plus
  3. G998BXXU3AUIE – Galaxy S21 Ultra

September 05, 2021

Samsung started sending September 2021 security update to the Galaxy S21 series flagship devices ahead of the One UI 4 Beta release. To be mentioned, the September security patch is initially rolling out in the European market, mainly in Germany (DBT region).

Firmware Versions:

  1. G991BXXS3AUHD – Galaxy S21
  2. G996BXXS3AUHD – Galaxy S21 Plus
  3. G998BXXS3AUHD – Galaxy S21 Ultra

August 31, 2021

Samsung has officially re-launched the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta program for the Galaxy S21 series!

*Article will be updated regularly!*

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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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Samsung Android 12

Back in October 2021, Google launched the new version of its mobile operating system that is Android 12. Inspired by Google’s Android 12 OS, One UI 4.0 has various new features and changes for all eligible Samsung phones.

The South Korean tech giant delivered Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 updates to almost every eligible Galaxy device. However, several phones and tabs are now outdated when it comes to software upgrade support.

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You can still enjoy all the Android 12 features and improvements by installing a custom ROM on your Samsung smartphone or tablet, unofficially. Thanks to XDA, we have several Android 12 Custom ROM for Samsung phones and tablets.

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You can download the Android 12 custom ROM for your smartphone and do manually flash it to install the latest OS and get its features. Notably, the unofficial ROM may have some issues with the phone’s functionality, so read the developer’s instructions first.

Note: Manual flashing causes personal data loss, make a backup before installing custom ROM.

Samsung:

 

LineageOS 19 [Android 12L]

  • Supported phones – Galaxy S10e, S10 & S10+

 

Descendant 12.1 [Android 12L]

  • For various devices

 

Pixel Experience 12, 12 Plus [Android 12L]

  • For various devices

Noble ROM 2.1 (One UI 4.1) for Galaxy S9, Note 9

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Check Noble ROM 2.1 Changelog here.

 

Noble ROM 2.0 Android 12 to Galaxy S9 and Note 9

Download Links:

  • One UI 4.0/Noble ROM 2.0 for Galaxy S9|S9 Plus –Download Link
  • One UI 4.0/Noble ROM 2.0 for Galaxy Note 9– Download Link

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These Samsung devices could get Taskbar feature with Android 12L

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Samsung Android 12L Taskbar Eligible Devices

Samsung introduced the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 software with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone. Following this, other Galaxy device users started wondering about the eligible devices for the stellar Samsung Android 12L Taskbar feature.

According to the information, Samsung promised to bring the Android 12L software upgrade to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone, which could be released anytime from now on. Besides, we are guessing Android 12L update with Taskbar feature could roll out to Galaxy tablets as well, so what about eligible devices?

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Samsung Taskbar Eligible Devices

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 – Uncertain
  • Galaxy Fold – Uncertain
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ – Uncertain
  • Galaxy Tab S7

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Samsung Android 12L Taskbar Eligible Devices

Android 12L

Google says Android 12L is a special feature drop, which makes the Android OS 12 even better on large screens. The company has further polished and optimized the system user interface for large screens, making multitasking more powerful and intuitive.

Taskbar

The Android 12L OS comes with a new taskbar, which makes multitasking even easier than before. Gestures make using the taskbar even faster, with drag and drop to enter split-screen mode and swipe up to go home. On Samsung Fold 4, the taskbar is smarter as it appears and disappears as per the usage.

Created by the South Korean tech giant, the One UI 4.1.1 is based on the Android 12L OS, which could introduce the new Taskbar feature on big-screen and foldable Galaxy devices after the initial debut on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 at August Unpacked.

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Here is the Samsung Android 12L Taskbar feature

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Samsung Android 12L Taskbar features

Samsung One UI 4.1.1 is based on Google’s Android 12L operating system, which is ready to activate the starry Taskbar feature on big-screen and foldable Galaxy devices after the initial debut on the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Inspired by the Android 12L OS, the One UI 4.1.1 brings the Taskbar feature to the latest Samsung foldable smartphone in order to take consumers’ multitasking experience to a whole new level.

The newly debuted Taskbar feature allows you to access and switch between your most used apps, seamlessly. The layout and functionality of this feature are almost similar to your Windows-powered Galaxy Book devices.

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Samsung Android 12L Taskbar features

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Samsung Taskbar feature lets you instantly switch full-screen apps to pop-up windows or split their screen in half by just simple swipe gestures, which elevates new possibilities of multitasking on mobile phones.

The company crafted the user interface with brilliant minds, resulting, in Taskbar only appears when you are using an application or two or three. It automatically disappears when you are on the homescreen of your foldable phone.

As soon as you open any app, the Taskbar activates at the bottom alongside the navigation buttons, letting you seamlessly switch between apps that are already available in the Taskbar area.

You can enable multi-windows now even easier by just pressing and holding app icons and bringing them to the screen area. As you can see in the video clips below, how three apps are working on a single screen, simultaneously.

Another interesting feature is that you can make a group of apps. For example, if you are using three apps at the same time, you can add a group of them and store them in Taskbar, once pressed, all three windows will be activated.

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