Samsung has nevertheless released a test assembly of One UI 4.0 based on the Android 12 operating system for the flagship Galaxy S21 smartphones.
At the beginning of the month, the South Korean and German offices announced the imminent release of a test build of the software. The release was expected on September 9, but was postponed indefinitely for unknown reasons, and the company apologized.
On September 14, Samsung officially announced the launch of One UI 4.0 Beta on Android 12 for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Initially, only US residents could take part in the testing, but a little later the company allowed users from China, South Korea, India, Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland.
To get One UI 4.0 Beta with Android 12, you need to register with Samsung Members. There are several points in the official changelog:
- redesigned widgets;
- easy access to emoji;
- animated stickers;
- updated set of visual effects for recharging;
- improved Samsung Health app;
- advanced customization of the user interface.
The company separately notes the increased level of confidentiality. The system will notify the user when one of the applications accesses the microphone or camera. At the same time, One UI 4.0 will provide an opportunity to view the history of issuing permits for a day and a week.
The update for the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra will be rolling out in waves. The size is almost 2.5 GB. The update also brings the September operating system security patch.