Earlier this year, Google launched the Android 12L operating system, especially for the big screen and foldable smartphones. After all the eligible Pixel phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 becomes the first Samsung device to offer the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 software.
Inspired by the Android 12L, the Samsung One UI 4.1.1 activates its stellar taskbar on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which will soon come to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 as well. Using the new OS, the Korean tech giant has further extended the usability of its next-gen foldable devices.
Samsung Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 software brings “The Taskbar,” which appears alongside the general navigation buttons or gestures and can be accessible by pulling from the bottom row of your homescreen as well as select recent apps.
As soon as you go to the homescreen, the Taskbar disappears and makes a comeback when you open up any apps. It also lets you pull apps from the Taskbar to both sides of the screen for seamless multitasking, making it quick and easy, and you can simply tap on one of the app icons to move back and forth between them.
Here’s what Samsung said about Taskbar:
“The new Taskbar provides a layout similar to your PC, offering access to your favorite and recent apps. Multitasking is also more intuitive, thanks to new swipe gestures. Instantly switch full-screen apps to pop-up windows or split your screen in half for more ways to multitask.”
According to 9to5Google, Samsung confirmed to bring the Android 12L operating system for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone with the new One UI 4.1.1 software. Surely, it will bring all the new features and optimizations alongside the Taskbar function.
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— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) August 10, 2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip 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.
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.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 18.104.22.168 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!