According to the rumors, Samsung is already busy with the preparations for the Galaxy S23 series. When it comes to the software department, things might be even busier with the imminent rollout of One UI 5.0. As per the rumors, the official launch of the Android 13-based One UI 5 will begin in October. While that does not happen, the company will keep updating some of its devices with the latest One UI 4.1.1 flavor. Today, the brand is rolling out the Android 12L branch of One UI 4.1.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 from 2020.
If you forgot, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 was the first Android device to launch with Android 12L straight out of the box. The “L” tier is an incremental upgrade with a bunch of improvements for large devices and foldable smartphones. After introducing its Android 12L-based software, Samsung started to expand availability to existing devices. The Galaxy Z Fold3, Z Flip3, and Tab S8 series already got the update. Now, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 joins the gang while it waits for the future Android 13 update.
One UI 4.1.1 with Android 12L is rolling out for the Z Fold2 in Germany
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is getting the update with the F916BXXU2HVHA build number. The update is reaching customers in Germany. However, we expect more regions to join the rollout soon. Worth noting, that the update also bumps the phone to the September security patch level, which is the latest available.
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When it comes to the features, the One UI 4.1.1 highlight is the taskbar. It boosts the multi-tasking capabilities making the experience seamless. Users can pin their favorite apps and easily jump between them. Moreover, there is a new window resizing feature that improves the multitasking experience.
Users can also use a two-finger multi-touch gesture to launch the multitasking view. The update for the Galaxy Z Fold2 also brings new extract text feature for the stock camera app. There are more customization options for the Samsung Keyboard. Improvements also reach My Files with improvements for file search. Last but not least, there are new wallpaper customization options.
When will Android 13 and One UI 5.0 reach this smartphone?
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is eligible for Android 13 with One UI 5.0. However, this update may take a few months to reach the 2020 flagship. Samsung will likely begin with 2022 flagships, then move back to 2021, and then to the 2020 group.
It’s natural to see the Galaxy Z Fold2 getting one more major update. But worth noting that Samsung has been revamping the level of support for flagships. Devices released in the last year, for example, will get up to four major Android updates. The security updates will reach them for one more year. The company is also the fastest among Android OEMs to roll out updates nowadays. That was a massive evolution for Samsung. After all, a few years back, it was one of the culprits for Android fragmentation.