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.
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
November 12, 2021
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
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
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
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
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.
- G991BXXU3AUIE – Galaxy S21
- G996BXXU3AUIE – Galaxy S21 Plus
- 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).
- G991BXXS3AUHD – Galaxy S21
- G996BXXS3AUHD – Galaxy S21 Plus
- 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!
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Android 12L/One UI 4.1.1 starts releasing for Galaxy Z Fold 3 – US [Carrier-locked]
[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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) September 5, 2022
Samsung Android 12L/One UI 4.1.1 now available for Galaxy Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite [U]
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.
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.
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.
[Update: Tab S7 FE too] Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Android 12L One UI 4.1.1 released in various regions
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
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) September 15, 2022
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.
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.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) September 5, 2022
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.