Samsung’s Android 12 and One UI 4 rollout begins today with the S21

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Samsung today announced the release of One UI 4, based on Android 12, for its current flagship phone. The update comes to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. It will also bring in Android 12 features like new wallpaper-powered themes and enhanced privacy features.

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,we Huh committed to Giving everyone access to the best possible mobile experiences, as soon as possible, junghyun Yoon, Executive Vice President President and Head of software platform Teaon it mobile communications business, Samsung Electronics said in a press release. ,One UI 4 keep that promise, equip Galaxy Smartphone Users with Latest customization and privacy features. But we will not stop here. Soon, other smarphone and tablet users can also benefit from thIs software updateI, to activate a more seamless Experience across our ecosystem. ,

One UI 4.0 featured on tablets, foldables and smartphones.

Samsung is one of the first manufacturers to release Android 12, which comes just a month after the operating system launched on the Pixel. The new release brings more personalization in the vein of Google’s Content You, but it won’t have the dynamic color themes associated with it — at least at first. Instead, Samsung is adding its own take on the feature. You’ll still have themes that take their color palette from your wallpaper, they’ll be far less pastel and won’t affect apps like Google Keep or Google Duo. Samsung is also adding a feature that’s a lot like Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen to its own native keyboard, allowing to create similar custom emoji on the go.


Apart from advanced customization, the major public feature of Android 12 was privacy. You’ll now know if an app is using your camera or microphone with a green indicator in the status bar, and a new dashboard showing you which apps accessed them and how often. It brings Android in line with iOS in this regard and strengthens the already fairly secure operating system.

Android 12 and One UI 4 are available on Samsung’s S21 phones starting today. The company says owners of previous flagships, foldables, tablets and A-series phones should keep an eye out soon. Beta testing of the S20 and Note 20 has just begun, so a December release would make sense at the current cadence. Samsung is also rolling out a new Galaxy Watch update today that adds new watch faces and improved health features.

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