Samsung announced That its One UI 4 beta program will begin in select markets on the morning of Tuesday, September 14, essentially confirms the imminent arrival of the Android 12 operating system.
Samsung’s official press release promises it will feature “new and improved customization and privacy capabilities.” It also includes redesigned and upgraded widgets, access to a “more robust and diverse” array of emoji (fingers crossed for “the_horns”), and lets you customize your home screen, icons, notifications, wallpapers, and “every aspect of your home screen.” Includes tools to customize. Overall mobile experience.
The Android 12 update includes a slew of new design changes, including a new quick settings button, significant optimizations for Android tablets, and an updated look for UI elements like a new splash screen and volume slider.
It’s a surprising reversal of fate for the One UI 4 beta, which was previously rumor of delay At least until October. As recently as Monday morning, many were speculating that Samsung would pause the open beta period for a few more weeks.
The source of much of this speculation appears to be a anonymous korean blogger, who reported that uncapped bugs would be bound to delay the beta’s rollout by a week or more, which just goes to show that you can’t trust all rumours.
Now, with One UI 4 beta going live, it is a sign that customers may get the new UI for their Samsung phones as soon as December. One UI 3.0 beta, the last major rollout for Samsung, began in mid-September 2020, with stable versions arriving the following December. Of course, this assumes that the beta doesn’t discover anything explosive about the new OS that would force further delays.
Galaxy S21 smartphone owners will be able to register for the beta via their Samsung Members app at a currently unspecified time on the morning of September 14. Assuming that your member app is fully updated, you should be able to log in to it with your Samsung account. Select the Registration option from the Details and Home Banner or Notices page.
Other non-flagship Samsung smartphones — assuming this beta follows past precedent — should be eligible for testing at some point later this year.