Samsung has expanded the rollout of Android 12-based One UI 4 to the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 phones. The rollout arrives on the back of the news that the tech giant successfully fixed several bugs and compatibility issues that previously arose.
Google officially launched Android 12 on 4 October 2021. Since then, Samsung device owners have been anxiously waiting for their chance to experience the revamped One UI.
After the completion of the public beta program back in September, the first official One UI 4 updates landed on several Galaxy devices. However, the happiness from this rollout didn’t last long enough, as the release was temporarily halted due to several bugs.
Google works closely with various OEMs to help them deploy the latest Android version as quickly as possible. Still, issues are bound to pop up from time to time. To address the compatibility issues, Google and Samsung collaborated to find a solution.
Now that Samsung has expanded the rollout, let’s delve deeper into the details with respect to the devices.
The stable One UI 4 update for the Galaxy S20 series is currently available to users in the AUT region – Samsung’s internal code for Switzerland. The new build is tagged as G98xxXXSCEUL7.
The build is meant for the global Exynos-powered version of the device and contains the December 2021 security patches.
Galaxy Note 20
The Galaxy Note 20 series has picked up the One UI 4 update in the form of software version N98xxXXS3EULF in Switzerland. Like the last beta build, this stable release features the December 2021 SPL.
Galaxy Z Fold 2
The build for Galaxy Z Fold 2 carries firmware version F916BXXS2FULE with the December 2021 security patchset.
The beta testing phase of the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s One UI 4 update was limited to South Korea. However, the first stable update has gone live in Europe. Samsung is expected to release the update in other markets in the coming weeks. Though no official information has been released yet.
What to Expect With the One UI 4 Update?
With the One UI 4 update, Samsung is allowing users to customize their widgets. The widget screen has been redesigned to allow users more options to modify widgets as they see fit. You can also customize your home screen, wallpapers, icons and notifications.
You can now change the audio output to a different device – like earphones or Bluetooth speakers – right from the lock screen. A new Voice Recorder widget for the lock screen lets you record voice memos without unlocking your phone.
When it comes to the quick panel, you can manage your notifications more comfortably with an enhanced layout. There’s also an integrated section of alert and silent notifications.
Users also get a plethora of advanced keyboard options. You can use your Samsung keyboard to combine two emojis, then add an animation. You can also use the new writing assistant to keep your grammar and spelling on point.
There are also plenty of AR emoji, gallery and camera improvements, among others.
How to Get the Update?
Keep in mind that the updates for the mentioned devices are rolling out in batches. That means you might have to wait for a few days before receiving the update notification.
In case you haven’t received the OTA prompt on your device yet, head over to the settings to check the update availability. You can also grab the stable One UI 4 release directly from the company’s Firmware Update Server (FUS) and flash it manually on your device.