Samsung today is certainly not the Samsung from just four or five years ago, a minimum of when it involves software updates. After being the foremost notorious, the corporate has become the champion of Android updates, rivaling even Google itself. Unlike within the past, it’s also now one of the earliest to let the general public test upcoming Android upgrades. It is usually even one among the primary to form it available. That diary was almost broken with the news of the One UI 4 Beta’s delay or maybe cancellation, but, as luck would have it, that’s not the case for Galaxy S21 owners.
There won’t be tons of things that users will get excited about in One UI 4. Of course, it brings Android 12 to Samsung’s smartphones, but most users won’t exactly see or feel that change. That’s mostly because Samsung still modifies the vanilla Android experience to suit its needs, and there isn’t as big a visible jump between One UI 3 and 4 as there is between Android 11 and 12.
A bit ironically, Android 12 does resemble One UI’s design language a touch, though it’s going to have gone overboard with the massive and spacious UI elements. One UI 4 does tweak its appearance touch to match that, but Samsung has long been using rounded corners and large boxes before Google switched to it. Like before, One UI 4 will give users the power to customize their experiences with themes and whatnot.
Like Android 12 itself, One UI 4 will put an important emphasis on privacy, but, in typical Samsung fashion, One UI 4 will roll in the hay in its way. For instance, it’ll have its version of the privacy dashboard but will still have indicators when the camera and mic are used. One UI 4 also gives users the power to look at their permissions history for the last seven days.
The One UI 4 with Android 12 Beta is available for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Samsung hasn’t given further details on which markets the program is out there in, but it’ll presumably undergo the standard channels, like through the Samsung Members app. Android 12 itself is predicted to launch in about three weeks publicly, but Galaxy S21 owners shouldn’t expect the ultimate One UI 4 release to be available that soon.