Samsung Android 12 update is here! Know how to get the One UI 4 update

    The Samsung Android 12 update is rolling out to Galaxy S21 users across the globe as part of the OneUI 4 update. Here are all the details.
    By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
    | Updated on Nov 16 2021, 10:48 AM IST
    The One UI 4 update based on Android 12 is currently heading to the Galaxy S21 series, which includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
    The One UI 4 update based on Android 12 is currently heading to the Galaxy S21 series, which includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. (Samsung)
    The One UI 4 update based on Android 12 is currently heading to the Galaxy S21 series, which includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
    The One UI 4 update based on Android 12 is currently heading to the Galaxy S21 series, which includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. (Samsung)

    They promised and they delivered! Samsung has started rolling out the Android 12 update for users of its 2021 flagship Galaxy S21 series now. The Android 12 update is part of the One UI 4 update that also brings notable visual enhancements, including a new theme engine, and some privacy enhancement features.

    The One UI 4 update based on Android 12 is currently heading to the Galaxy S21 series, which includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Samsung says this One UI 4 update will soon reach the older Galaxy S series devices, Galaxy Note devices, and the foldable Galaxy Z devices. The Galaxy A and tablets will also be getting the One UI 4 update.

    Android 12 based One UI 4 update is out 

    One UI 4 brings a dynamic theming engine seen on the Pixel devices lately with the Android 12 update. Hence, users will be able to paint icons and UI elements in accents from a variety of colours to compliment the wallpaper. There are several visual tweaks to the widgets and how they are handled.

    Galaxy S21 Ultra in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver.
    Galaxy S21 Ultra in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver. (Evan Blass/Twitter)
    Galaxy S21 Ultra in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver.
    Galaxy S21 Ultra in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver. (Evan Blass/Twitter)

    They promised and they delivered! Samsung has started rolling out the Android 12 update for users of its 2021 flagship Galaxy S21 series now. The Android 12 update is part of the One UI 4 update that also brings notable visual enhancements, including a new theme engine, and some privacy enhancement features.

    The One UI 4 update based on Android 12 is currently heading to the Galaxy S21 series, which includes the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Samsung says this One UI 4 update will soon reach the older Galaxy S series devices, Galaxy Note devices, and the foldable Galaxy Z devices. The Galaxy A and tablets will also be getting the One UI 4 update.

    Android 12 based One UI 4 update is out 

    One UI 4 brings a dynamic theming engine seen on the Pixel devices lately with the Android 12 update. Hence, users will be able to paint icons and UI elements in accents from a variety of colours to compliment the wallpaper. There are several visual tweaks to the widgets and how they are handled.

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    Android 12 on the Samsung One UI 4 also brings a Privacy Dashboard that will how you which apps and services accessed what sensors on your device at what time. “From alerting you to when an app is attempting to access your camera or microphone, to a new privacy dashboard that brings all your settings and controls into one convenient place, with One UI 4, monitoring and controlling your privacy settings is simple.”

    Samsung says it has worked closely with Google and other third-party services to integrate popular services better with the One UI 4 interface. Moreover, the foldable devices can now better adapt to these these apps while in Flex mode. Samsung also says that all its ecosystem devices will be able to connect better after the One UI 4 update.

    With the One UI 4 update out, Samsung becomes one of the first few Android OEMs to release a stable version of Android 12 to its mainstream models. Google is the only other OEM to release Android 12 for its Pixel devices. All other brands are still testing the beta versions of their Android 12 builds.

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    First Published Date: 16 Nov, 10:48 AM IST
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