Samsung has announced that its One UI 4 beta program will roll out on the morning of Tuesday, September 14 in select markets, essentially confirming the imminent arrival of the Android 12 operating system.
Samsung’s official press release promises it will feature “new and improved personalization and privacy capabilities.” This includes redesigned and upgraded widgets, access to a “more robust and diverse” range of emojis (cross your fingers for “the_horns”) and tools to let you customize your home screen, icons. , your notifications, your wallpapers and “all aspects” of the overall mobile experience.
Android 12’s update is also expected to include a new Quick Settings button, significant optimizations for Android tablets, and a host of new design changes, including a new start screen and an updated look for the elements of the app. user interface like volume slider.
This is a surprising reversal of fortune for the One UI 4 beta, which is rumored to be delayed until at least October. As late as Monday morning, many had speculated that Samsung would delay the open beta period for a few more weeks.
The source of much of this speculation appears to be an anonymous Korean blogger, who reported that undetected bugs would cause a week or more delay in the beta rollout, which just shows you can’t not trust all the rumors.
Now, with the beta of One UI 4 going live, this indicates that customers could get the new UI for their Samsung phones as early as next December. The last major rollout for Samsung saw the beta of One UI 3.0 begin in mid-September 2020, with the stable release arriving the following December. Of course, this assumes that the beta does not discover anything explosive about the new operating system that would force further delays.
Galaxy S21 smartphone owners will be able to sign up for the beta through their Samsung Members app at a currently unspecified time on the morning of September 14. Assuming your Members app is fully updated, you should be able to log into it with your Samsung account. details and select the sign-up option from the home banner or reviews page.
Other non-flagship Samsung smartphones – assuming this beta follows the previous one – should be eligible for testing at some point later this year.
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