Samsung releases Android 12-powered One UI 4 for Galaxy S21 phones

Samsung is making its One UI 4 software program replace accessible for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Extremely beginning immediately, the corporate has introduced. The replace is predicated on this 12 months’s Android 12, was launched in public beta in September, and provides new theming choices, keyboard tweaks, and privateness settings.

The brand new options coming with the most recent model of Samsung’s software program ought to look acquainted to anybody who’s been maintaining with Android 12’s upgrades. First up is a Materials You-style overhaul, together with the flexibility to change the operating system’s color scheme based mostly in your chosen wallpaper, and there are additionally redesigned widgets. New privacy-focused options embrace a Privateness Dashboard that retains observe of how typically apps are requesting delicate data out of your telephone, and there are additionally new indicators that present when the telephone’s digicam or microphone are in use.


The Privateness Dashboard reveals how typically apps are requesting delicate information.

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Different new options embrace a tweaked keyboard that provides extra animated emoji and stickers.

Though the One UI 4 replace is at present restricted to Samsung’s S21 collection, the corporate says it’ll be accessible “quickly” on a variety of its different units together with older Galaxy S, Galaxy Notice, and Galaxy A units, in addition to Samsung’s foldables, and tablets.

Though its press launch doesn’t give an official timeframe for the replace’s launch on these phones, a (*4*) within the Samsung Members app in Korea earlier immediately offers a greater concept of timings. Based on this discover, which was deleted shortly after being posted, the Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, S20 collection, Notice 20 collection, Z Fold 2, and Z Flip 5G may obtain their One UI 4 updates in December. Older foldables, in addition to Notice 10 and S10 units seem more likely to comply with in January, whereas Samsung’s tablets may begin receiving the replace from February, beginning with the Tab S7 and S7 Plus.

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