In September, Samsung released the first beta of One UI 4.0 for its Galaxy S21 flagship series. The fourth iteration of the proprietary shell introduced a number of innovations and changes, but at the same time, it did not offer one of the features – the Material You design, which became a hallmark of Android 12. A little time passed and this shortcoming was fixed.
The company rolled out the second beta version of One UI 4.0, which is just endowed with such a feature as the adaptive color design of the shell with the wallpaper selected by the user. Among the innovations, it is also worth noting the function of RAM Plus, which has already received the Galaxy A52 / A52s and Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The updated animation of One UI 4.0 was also in the center of attention of the famous network insider Ice Universe, who posted a video on his Twitter page that demonstrates the smooth operation of animation when opening applications. The background also received a blurry and three-dimensional effect.
At this stage, the company continues to test the shell and how soon it will be ready to roll out its stable assembly, there is no reliable information. One can only speculate that the final One UI 4.0 update will appear in the Galaxy S22 family smartphones out of the box.
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New stable versions of Android were traditionally presented in September; but this year Google slightly delayed the release of the new platform. It was expected to premiere on October 5, but Android 12 developer got it a day early.
Although Google Pixel smartphones are usually the first to receive a stable build; this time the company first posted the source code on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Pixel models are reportedly getting new software in the next few weeks. It is possible that Pixel owners will have to wait until the release of the sixth version of the Google smartphone.
Since the code has appeared in the AOSP base; ROM developers will soon be able to publish their own firmware for various models based on Android 12. You can expect the first versions to appear in the developer community in the next few hours.
More serious players, including smartphone manufacturers, will release their own versions of Android in the coming months; including those with their own software shells. According to Google, smartphones Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo and Xiaomi will receive Android 12 later this year; while, as always, we are not talking about all smartphones – this only applies to models chosen by the companies themselves.
According to the latest rumors, Google is already preparing an extended version of Android 12.1 exclusively for Pixel smartphones; and the yet-to-be-released Pixel Foldable, at least for now. The new Android 12 operating system has a number of improvements over its predecessors, including an improved Material You interface.