Google released the Android 12L builds for its Pixel devices weeks ago. After knowing its features and functionalities, you might also want to use it on your phone, whether it is Samsung One UI, Xiaomi MIUI, or any other Android device.
While the US company will take more time to release the Android 12L for non-Pixel devices, Descendant and Pixel Experience project maintainers are here with these builds for your Android smartphone (via XDA Developers).
Descendant Android 12L
Descendant is a different take on Android that aims to remold Google’s Android AOSP experience with multiple unique features. In late 2021, the Descendant developers delivered the first Android 12-based official builds and kept updating them until February this year.
Now after a short break, the team has again appeared with Android 12L-based Descendant 12.1, which brings various bug fixes as well as multiple new features and functionalities for your Android device.
Aside from bringing the April 2022 security patch, one of the most prominent changes that you will notice in these builds is Descendant recovery, it’s a tailor-made minimalistic custom recovery, which is now available for most of the supported devices.
Other than this, the Face Unlock is now integrated into the ROM, and the weather app has been added with feed support. The Quick Settings panel, fingerprint processes, Gestures Magic operativity, and more have been improved as well.
You can check the complete changelog below to know more about the builds.
- Solved an issue that was causing a collision between Sony’s styled clock and the weather
- Solved an issue that was causing wrong scaling for vibration icon in volume bar
- Solved an issue that was preventing Sony’s styled clock from correctly updating time
- Solved a typo in Settings for the word “lock screen” in the English localization
- Improved fingerprint processes haptic feedback
- Improved Gestures Magic operativity on a clean install
- Improved the amount of available apps tinted icon for the launcher
- Brightness bar transition from unexpanded Quick Settings Panel to fully expanded Quick
- The settings panel has been improved
- Face Unlock has been added
- Fullscreen gestures, added in : Settings > System > Gestures > System navigation > Gesture navigation (gear icon)
- What’s new can now check and notify for Descendant system updates
- Weather app has been added and will feed weather info to the system and users
Security patches level
- April 2022
Pixel Experience Android 12L
Pixel Experience is an Android AOSP-based ROM, which includes Google apps and all the Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpaper, icons, fonts, boot animation, etc.). This too has also released the Android 12-based build in December last year.
Since its users were demanding a separate ‘Plus’ variant with added some new features, the developers are ready to provide Pixel Experience Plus. It comes with the April 2022 security patch, Hide Notch support, StatusBar shortcuts, Network Traffic monitor, and more.
The complete changelog is as follows.
- April security patch
- Fixed charging animation not appearing
- Fixed unlock sound playing repeatedly
- Updated translations
- Others fixes
- LiveDisplay (color profile, display mode, reading mode, color calibration)
- Hide Notch support
- StatusBar shortcuts
- Rotation settings
- Lock screen display (media cover, music visualizer, power menu)
- Per-app volume settings
- Increasing ring volume
- Different gestures
- Power and Volume button customizations
- Network traffic monitor
- Brightness (brightness slider, auto-brightness, brightness control)
- Quick settings (quick pulldown, title visibility, vibrate on touch, rows, columns)
Samsung Galaxy A71, A51, A41, A31, A21, A11 and A01 One UI 4.1.1 Update Info (2022)
Samsung has rolled out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0/One UI 4.1 updates to many eligible devices. And now that Samsung’s new custom software update – One UI 4.1.1 is coming, the attention of users has shifted in that direction.
Alongside many flagships and new smartphones, Samsung Galaxy A71, A51, A41, A31, A21, A11, and A01 are also officially confirmed to get the One UI 4.1.1 update, on the basis of Samsung’s Android upgrade policy.
If you own a Galaxy A series smartphone and are interested to get connected with the latest news on Samsung Android 12 and One UI 4.1.1 development for your device, you should bookmark this article as it will be updated regularly with new and authentic information.
One UI 4.1.1 Release Plan:
Last year, Samsung brought the One UI 3.1.1 custom software update for its Galaxy device owners alongside the release of the Galaxy Z Foldable lineup. This year, the company seems to be following the same plan.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are expected to enter the markets sometime in August this year. The new foldable will bring a new iteration of the One UI software system which is One UI 4.1.1.
Galaxy A71 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
April 30, 2022 – Android 12 based One UI 4.1 update released
The Galaxy A71 smartphone owners have started getting the Android 12 One UI 4.1 update. The comes with revamped color palette, the ability to turn off GOS, object and shadow eraser, Smart Calendar, Galaxy S22-inspired camera modes, Grammarly-powered keyboard, and much more.
March 10, 2022 – Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update released
Finally, Samsung has started releasing the One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 for Galaxy A71 users. This major firmware update is available for the Galaxy A71 consumers in Hong Kong. Read more here.
January 29, 2022 – Checkfirm detected One UI 4.0 test build
A few days ago, the One UI test build detection app – Checkfirm spotted a new One UI update build that had been tested on the Galaxy A71. Read more
As you can see in the screenshots below, a new One UI update firmware has been tested on the Galaxy A71 LTE bearing PDA build number – A715FXXU8CVA5.
December 8, 2021 – One UI 4.0 to release in April 2022
Recently, a Galaxy A71 owner reached Samsung support, virtually, to know when will the company release a new software update as it has not received any in the last three months.
According to a Samsung rep., the Galaxy A71 will get a major software update in April 2022, which will be the Android 12-based One UI 4.0. Read more here
Galaxy A51 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
March 31, 2022 – One UI 4.1, Android 12
While the Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone users have already received the One UI 4.1 update in some countries, Verizon is rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for the device in the United States. Read more
March 28, 2022 – One UI 4.1, Android 12
Samsung has started to release the most-awaited Android 12 update to the Galaxy A51 smartphone users. Initially, the update rollout has begun in India, while the company has included both the One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 versions as well as the February 2022 security patch. Read more
Galaxy A41 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
May 18, 2022 – Android 12 One UI 4.1 update
Samsung started rolling out the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy A41 smartphone users. The update rollout is currently happening in the Russian market, sporting firmware version – A415FXXU1DVDB. Read more
Galaxy A31 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
May 11, 2022 – Android 12 One UI 4.1 update
Samsung released the One UI 4.1 custom software update based on Android 12 OS in February. So far, many Galaxy device owners have received this update while the Galaxy A31 is the latest to grab it in Russia. Read more
Galaxy A21/A21s Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
July 05, 2022 – Android 12 One UI 4.1
Samsung has begun releasing the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy A21s smartphone users in Russia. It comes with June 2022 security patch as well, in order to keep your device secure against threats and viruses. Read more
Galaxy A11 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
Samsung released the January 2022 security update to the Galaxy A11 smartphone users. The update fixes numerous privacy and security-related vulnerabilities including 2 critical, 36 high, and 5 moderate levels of CVEs. Read more
Galaxy A01 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
- To be added!
This article will be updated regularly!
Samsung Galaxy A21s users can now enjoy Android 12 One UI 4.1
As part of beginning the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program later this month, Samsung is regularly providing the last year’s One UI 4 based on Android 12 upgrade to the remaining Galaxy devices. The Galaxy M11 and Galaxy A02s have recently got access to Android 12, while the Galaxy A21s is the most recent entry.
The Galaxy A21s smartphone users can now enjoy the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 features as Samsung has just begun the upgrade rollout with firmware version A217FXXU8DVF6. Starting in Russia, it’s likely to expand to more consumers in other regions and markets in the coming days/weeks.
Besides new features, the latest Galaxy A21s upgrade installs June 2022 Android security patches for better system stability and security. It’s worth mentioning that the June 2022 patch brings fixes to over 60 bugs and viruses in order to maintain the system’s security.
Last year, Google launched the Android 12 operating system, which brings radical design changes to the user interface. However, Samsung didn’t use whole new changes of the new OS for its One UI 4.1 software, while including significant upgrades compared to the 3.1.
One UI 4.1 is based on Android 12 OS, bringing a lot of new features and minor UI changes to Galaxy consumers. It adds Google’s Material You Dynamic Theming that paints the entire UI with a dominant color picked from the homescreen wallpaper set up by the user… continue reading
Samsung Android 12: Galaxy M51, M31, M21, M11 and M01 One UI 4.0/4.1 Update Info
Launched back in 2020, Samsung Galaxy M51, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M01 came pre-installed with the Android 10-based One UI 2.x out of the box. All of the Samsung Galaxy M devices are eligible for the major Android 12 upgrade, as the company promised last August.
Starting last year, Samsung upgraded all of these devices to the new Android 11-based One UI 3.x version. Moving ahead, the company has started delivering the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to the eligible Galaxy devices from November 2021 and One UI 4.1 from March 2022.
As expected, the Korean tech giant has offered the Android 12 to the flagship devices, however, remaining mid-range and budget phones will get this major update until the third quarter of this year. Also, it’s expected that several Galaxy phones may directly get the One UI 4.1 with Android 12 OS upgrade.
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:
One UI 4 Features: Samsung’s Android 12 update brings a number of new features including a modified user interface with renewed icons and a Material You theming system. In addition, the One UI 4.0 also improves all of the stock apps, adds more lock screen widgets, quick settings toggles to turn off the camera and mic access, and more.
If you have a Galaxy M series smartphone and are interested to get connected with the latest news on Samsung Android 12 and One UI 4 development, you should bookmark this page as it will be updated regularly with new and authentic information.
Samsung Galaxy M Android 12 Tracker
It seems that Samsung may soon start rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 or One UI 4.1 upgrade to the remaining Galaxy devices. However, there’s no official confirmation regarding the update expansion, but a long halt in upgrade release suggests the same.
Galaxy M51 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
April 24, 2022
Samsung has dispatched the Android 12-based Oen UI 4.1 update for the Galaxy M51 smartphones that brings Color palette, improved privacy settings, Samsung Keyboard with Grammarly, new smart widgets, the ability to record voice without unlocking your phone, new camera modes, Quick Share feature, extra dim mode, customizable RAM plus, and many more.
Galaxy M31 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
April 13, 2022
Samsung has started rolling out the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for Galaxy M31 device owners in India. This update brings a wide range of new features and enhancements to your smartphone as well as improves its performance. Read More
March 14, 2022
Samsung just announced the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta program for the Galaxy M31 smartphone users in India. Consumers can now enroll for the One UI 4 Beta activity via the Samsung Members app to get the Android 12 upgrade ahead of its stable release. Read more
Galaxy M21 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
April 21, 2022
Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update has started rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy M21 smartphone users. Google Android 12 brings a bunch of new and improved features to your device. Meanwhile, the Samsung One UI 4.1 aims to make your Galaxy experience more intuitive, more fun, more secure, and easier than ever. Read More
Galaxy M11 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
July 2, 2022
Samsung Galaxy M11 smartphone users have started getting the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update. This update comes with multiple new features, lots of improvements, and customization options to provide users with a more intuitive, more secure, and easier experience. Read more
Galaxy M01 Android 12 One UI 4 Update Tracker
- To be added!
This article will be updated regularly!