The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the first Samsung smartphone to debut the Android 12L operating system, crafted by Google for large screen and foldable smartphones. The new OS introduces Taskbar, which is a feature letting users experience seamless multitasking with a PC-like bottom bar.
The Taskbar feature is currently available for various Samsung devices with the Android 12L software update. Meanwhile, it looks like, the Taskbar won’t be accessible on Samsung devices in case you use a third-party launcher, instead of the default One UI Home.
According to the info (via 9to5Google), the Android 12L’s Taskbar feature is automatically disabled if you use third-party launchers such as Nova Launcher or Niagara Launcher. Using any of the 3rd party launcher apps prevents you from accessing the settings section of the Taskbar feature.
Image: Samsung disabled Taskbar when third-party launcher in use
It’s worth mentioning that the Taskbar feature on Google Pixel smartphones running Android 12L or Android 13 doesn’t disable the Taskbar even when using a third-party launcher. Instead, the OS continues to let users access Taskbar with third-party launchers, however, the Taskbar’s icons don’t sync with those on the launcher’s dock.
Notably, you can still access the Taskbar settings menu when using a 3rd-party launcher by going to the system Settings > Display > Navigation bar and scrolling down to the “Looking for something else?” From here, you can force enable the Taskbar with 3rd party launcher (tested on Niagara Launcher).
However, when using the Galaxy Z Fold 4 with Niagara Launcher in unfolded form, you’ll notice the taskbar still shows on the multitasking menu, and often breaks, showing no apps at all, moreover, it randomly crashes, which should be fixed with future updates.
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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.