Google is expected to release the stable version of Android 12 as early as October 4th. A number of smartphones, including Google Pixel devices, have been receiving test builds of the operating system for some time now. Previously, there were no Samsung devices among them, but from today the South Korean company is launching beta testing of One UI 4 based on Android 12 for owners of Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra.
Registration for the beta program opens today, September 14th, through Samsung Members. It should be noted that the number of places for participation in the testing program will be limited. In addition, it will only be available in South Korea, USA, UK, China, Germany and Poland, at least initially.
One UI 4 has undergone major changes compared to previous versions of Samsung’s proprietary shell. It gets tons of new skins, new configuration options for the home screen, revamped icons, fresh notification designs, resizable widgets, fresh AR emoticons, stickers, and more.
With One UI 4, Samsung has focused on privacy. The fresh skin has received new indicators in the notification bar that inform users if the application in use is using a camera or microphone.
The new firmware will bring a new experience for Samsung smartphone users. Unfortunately, the launch date of the final version of the new shell is still a mystery.