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Original story (published on February 22, 2021) follows:
Samsung is doing one heck of a job with getting the latest Android version — Android 11 — to eligible devices.
But that’s not all. Samsung has even started rolling out the One UI 3.1 skin to several other eligible models. More on that here.
Having said that, we hope to see Samsung continue with its quick OS updates for the upcoming One UI 4.0 skin that would be based on Android 12 if past trends are to be taken into account.
The Developer Preview program will end in May after which Google will release the Android 12 beta to the public. The stable update should go live in the following months, most likely in September if not by the end of August.
Unlike some other Android vendors, Samsung does not partake in beta programs alongside Google. Instead, Samsung kick-starts its own beta program after Google rolls out the stable update.
Now, since the company announced last year that it will be rolling out 3 major OS updates to certain models, a handful of devices that wouldn’t have got the new update otherwise are now eligible for it.
This means that the company would be rolling out Android 12 to just about every phone that came with Android 10 pre-installed and some models that came with Android 9 pre-installed.
On that note, here’s a list of eligible devices from Samsung that we believe will get the update to Android 12 with the company’s One UI 4.0 skin on top.
– Samsung Galaxy S21
– Samsung Galaxy S21+
– Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy S20
– Samsung Galaxy S20+
– Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
– Samsung Galaxy S10
– Samsung Galaxy S10+
– Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
– Samsung Galaxy S10e
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
– Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
– Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
– Samsung Galaxy Fold
– Samsung Galaxy A71
– Samsung Galaxy A51
– Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A11
– Samsung Galaxy A21
– Samsung Galaxy A21s
– Samsung Galaxy A31
– Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A02s
– Samsung Galaxy A02
– Samsung Galaxy A01
– Samsung Galaxy A12
– Samsung Galaxy M01
– Samsung Galaxy M21
– Samsung Galaxy M21s
– Samsung Galaxy M31
– Samsung Galaxy M02s
– Samsung Galaxy M02
– Samsung Galaxy M12
– Samsung Galaxy M31s
– Samsung Galaxy M51
– Samsung Galaxy F41
– Samsung Galaxy F62
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A41 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A72 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A52 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy M62 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime Edition – NEW
Samsung Galaxy F02s – NEW
Samsung Galaxy F12 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 – NEW
Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) release date
Like we mentioned above, Samsung does not shake hands with Google to offer developer previews for its flagships ahead of the public rollout.
So unless the company plans to take things up a notch this year with Android 12, we don’t expect much to change.
Therefore, if Google seeds the stable version of Android 12 to the public in September, as it did with Android 11, Samsung users can expect to see the One UI 4.0 beta program for the Galaxy S21 series around a month later.
The beta program should soon expand to other flagships such as the upcoming Note 21 series and the company’s foldable phones that are expected to launch this year.
Finally, the stable update may go live for its 2021 flagships in December if not earlier and most other models will get the update within the next three to four months.
That said, while the One UI 4.0 update from Samsung is still far away, you can visit our dedicated tracker to know everything about Android 12.
Update 1 (May 19)
07:20 pm (IST): Samsung, as expected, isn’t joining Google in the Android 12 beta program. Hence, Samsung fans will have to wait for months before the company kick-starts its own beta program for Android 12 and One UI 4.0.
Update 2 (May 21)
04:45 pm (IST): Google might finally put a stop to Samsung and other OEMs from spamming your automatic Google Photos backup by throwing in screenshots and other unwanted stuff in the DCIM folder.
XDA Developers got a hold of the preliminary revision of the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) for Android 12 which clearly states that screenshots and recordings must be saved in a ‘Screenshots’ directory within the ‘Pictures’ folders.
Devices “MUST NOT” save these files in DCIM. If OEMs like Samsung don’t try finding methods to go around this, then you won’t have to worry about random screenshots being backed up in your Google Photos account after the Android 12 update.
Update 3 (June 19)
12:45 pm (IST): New developments indicate that Samsung has started the development of Android 12 (One UI 4.0) for the Galaxy S21 series. To know more, head here.
Update 4 (June 21)
03:55 pm (IST): Recently, a few screenshots said to be taken on a device running One UI 4.0 surfaced online. However, the screenshots are most likely fake since, upon closer inspection, they were taken on the Galaxy A50.
Considering that Samsung only just began developing Android 12 for the Galaxy S21 series, there’s no way it has a working Android 12 build for the Galaxy A50. More details here.
Update 5 (June 22)
02:40 pm (IST): As per recent reports, it is possible that the Samsung Developer Conference might be held this year where the much anticipated One UI 4.0 custom skin might be unveiled by the OEM.
Update 6 (June 24)
Update 7 (June 25)
02:16 pm (IST): As per recent reports, it is possible that the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update rollout might be quicker now that the One UI 3.5 update is allegedly not on the cards. More on that here.
Update 8 (July 03)
06:30 pm (IST): According to popular leaker, Ice Universe, Samsung might reveal the One UI 4.0 (Android 12) update development next week. Check out the complete coverage by heading here.
Update 9 (July 05)
05:00 pm (IST): A recent report suggests the One UI 4.0 rumor about the beta program starting as early as this week may not be true as Google itself is in the early stages of beta testing Android 12 on Pixel devices.
But, it goes without saying, the pattern Samsung has been following regarding updates lately, the rumor being proven correct may not be surprising.
Update 10 (July 07)
06:05 pm (IST): With Google expected to release a foldable Pixel this year or early next year, it’s highly likely Samsung will step up its software game with One UI 4.0, especially for its foldables.
However, given that Samsung is yet to make any announcement surrounding the release of One UI 4.0, we’ll just have to wait and see what the South Korean giant is cooking up.
Update 11 (July 12)
06:40 pm (IST): Popular leaker, Ice Universe, in one of their recent Weibo post has said that the One UI 4.0 announcement will be delayed and may not be made this week. Find out more about the said announcement by heading here.
Update 12 (July 16)
04:12 pm (IST): Ice Universe — a popular leaker — claims that we might get more info about the One UI 4.0 update towards the end of the month. But it’s worth noting that the individual does not have a spotless track record. So we suggest taking the information with a pinch of salt.
Update 13 (July 28)
11:25 am (IST): Popular leaker, Ice Universe, has shared some details about the next entry in Samsung’s tablet flagship i.e. the Galaxy Tab S8.
As per Ice Universe, the Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will come alongside the Galaxy S22 and the devices will offer Android 12-based One UI 4.0 out of the box.
Tab S8+ SM-X806x 10090mAh
Tab S8 Ultra SM-X906x 11500mAh
Tab S8 + will be released with S22. SM8450, One UI 4.0，10090mAh battery. But this is not the best. There is “Ultra”. I won’t say it first. Let’s wait and see.
12:30 pm (IST): According to a recent report from the Samsung community, the One UI 4.0 beat update based on Android 12 is coming soon for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. More details here.
Update 14 (July 29)
10:25 am (IST): As Android 12 continues to take shape in its beta stages, some info is coming to light with regards to Samsung’s Android 12-based One UI 4.0. According to leaks, the new skin will have a lot of elements from Google’s Material You, along with better optimization for Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100, minor Knox updates.
Additionally, it is coming to light that the Beta builds for Galaxy S21 are expected sometime in August with the stable update slated to be available sometime in November with possible delays until the beginning of December.
10:59 am (IST): The Beta operations manager on Samsung’s Korean community forums has deleted the post which mentioned that the One UI 4.0 beta program will begin soon for the S21 series.
Update 15 (July 30)
IST 10:32 am: While Samsung’s One UI 4.0 is still a solid few months away, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating on when eligible devices are set to get updated. According to reports, we might see the Galaxy A52 bag an update to Android 12 sometime in early 2022. Again, these are merely speculative as we haven’t heard anything official.
Update 16 (August 05)
IST 04:00 pm: Ice Universe took to Twitter to share an image of what appears to be a device running on Android 12 with the One UI 4.0 skin, indicating that the update is just around the corner.
Update 17 (August 06)
IST 11:00 am: New reports now suggest that the Samsung Galaxy A50 will get updated to Android 12-based One UI 4. However, seeing as this is derived from a chat with Samsung Support, it might not amount to anything if these guys’ track record is anything to go by.
Many thanks to Matthew Reiter for the tip.
Update 18 (August 10)
IST 06:50 pm: Recent reports from the Samsung community indicate that the One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 might bring support for Sound Assistant to the DeX mode on tablets or all eligible Galaxy devices. More on that here.
Update 18 (August 20)
IST 10:16 am: A Samsung Ambassador has just confirmed that the Beta forums for One UI 4 is currently live and from the look of things, it appears as though the first wave of tests will be for the S21 series.
Update 19 (August 21)
IST 03:50 pm: Now that Samsung does not have to utilize any resources in pushing a major mid-year update such as One UI 3.1.1 or One UI 3.5, we hope to see the Android 12 or One UI 4.0 rollout to begin earlier.
Update 20 (August 26)
IST 01:19 pm: Reports surfacing indicate that a Geekbench listing has been sported showing a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra running Android 12.
Update 21 (August 27)
IST 10:10 am: According to popular leaker Ice Universe, Samsung might start rolling out the first One UI 4.0 beta update based on Android 12 to its employees. While similar claims were also made earlier, this time it might be true.
Update 22 (September 01)
IST 11:00 am: Samsung users can rejoice since it has finally been confirmed that the company will be rolling out the One UI 4.0 beta for the S21 series in September. We expect the beta to open up for more devices shortly after.
IST 05:20 pm: It appears that Samsung has already begun testing the Android 12 update with One UI 4.0 internally in China. Popular leaker — Ice Universe — posted a screenshot of the update page showing the build number ZUHI for the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Update 23 (September 03)
IST 12:10 pm: Renowned leakster Ice Universe has shared what is believed to be One UI 4.0 Beta new charging animation.
Exclusive: This is One UI 4.0 Beta new charging animation pic.twitter.com/i3zKraxL8r
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) September 2, 2021
Also, new reports now indicate that the Android 12 Beta will soon open in the US and Germany for the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra.
Update 24 (September 06)
IST 12:30 pm: Since Samsung is steadily moving ahead with its One UI 4.0 (Android 12) update, we created a dedicated tracker for the OS update for the OEM’s Galaxy A Series devices. Head here to know more.
IST 04:04 pm: Some of you may be disappointed to know that Samsung apparently isn’t bringing any icon design changes with the One UI 4.0 update. This news was revealed by a popular leaker — Ice Universe — on Twitter.
Update 25 (September 07)
IST 12:03 pm: Android 12 is slowly but steadily taking shape and soon, we will start seeing beta builds from various companies. Now, Samsung has updated the Global Goals with support for Android 12.
Update 26 (September 08)
IST 10:03 am: Ahead of the much-awaited Samsung One UI 4.0 Beta program, now reports have it that the Samsung Email app has been updated to add support for Android 12.
The new version 18.104.22.168’s changelog mentions support (updated logic) for Android 12 and a new security patch that addresses potential weaknesses.
IST 02:50 pm: As per a recent report from popular leaker Ice Universe, the One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 might have the adjustable lock screen notifications transparency feature.
One UI 4.0 Beta allows you to adjust the transparency of the UI of the lock screen notification and music.
Update 27 (September 09)
IST 10:53 am: The Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S21 that was expected to start today in Korea has been reportedly postponed. No reasons have been cited for this move.
Update 28 (September 10)
IST 11:57 am: While it’s been pretty obvious that the Beta builds have been delayed, now a Beta Operation Manager has come out to officially communicate this.
Hello, this is Beta Operations Manager.
Unfortunately, there is no beta today.
Please understand that we cannot inform you of the schedule until the beta opening is confirmed.
Update 29 (September 14)
IST 2:30 pm: Samsung has kickstarted the One UI 4.0 Beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S21 with the rollout of the first build in the US. More on that here.
This build brings with it theming tools and the company also adds that the stable build Android 12-based One UI 4.0 will roll out before the end of 2021.
Update 30 (September 15)
IST 6:30 pm: Samsung has confirmed that the One UI 4.0 beta is now open in China, Germany, India, Poland, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
So Galaxy S21 series users in the aforementioned countries can go ahead and try out the beta to have a glimpse at what’s coming.
Update 31 (September 16)
IST 11:30 am: One UI 4 Beta is out for Galaxy S21 users in the US and now, it is coming to light that this build adds support for e-SIM.
Update 32 (September 17)
IST 02:43 pm: While Samsung’s One UI 4.0 beta recently went live for the S21 series, this opinion piece touches upon one feature that most users would want to see with Samsung’s new skin, and that is the Google Discover integration with all models eligible for the update.
Given the fact that Samsung usually adds features from its latest smartphones to older devices, this isn’t that much of a long shot. So we’ll just have to wait and see if this becomes a reality or dies as a wish.
Update 33 (September 22)
IST 10:53 am: Samsung’s One UI 4.0 comes with a bunch of changes including an interface change that just makes sense for the average consumer and you can learn more on that here.
Update 34 (September 29)
IST 10:53 am: Popular leakster, Ice Universe, now alleges that Samsung’s internal One UI 4 has reached the Beta 9 version, and many bugs have been added.
Update 35 (September 30)
IST 12:19 pm: Samsung Health has received a new update, version number 6.18.8.005, that brings a more refined design along with more gender options. Get it on the Google Play Store here.
Update 36 (October 01)
IST 03:20 pm: The second One UI 4.0 beta for the S21 lineup may land next week as reportedly hinted by the company’s beta operations manager on the community forums.
The update was expected to go live this week, however, was delayed due to unknown reasons.
Update 37 (October 02)
IST 10:00 am: While it’s pretty obvious, T-Mobile has officially confirmed that Android 12 is under development for the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra.
Update 38 (October 05)
IST 10:32 am: While announcing the release of Android 12 AOSP, Google says that devices from Samsung and other OEMs should start getting the Android 12 update later this year.
IST 06:00 pm: Samsung has reportedly begun rolling out the One UI 4.0 beta 2 update for the Galaxy S21 series. The new update brings Material You color themes. Hence, users can change their device theme based on the wallpaper.
Update 39 (October 06)
IST 05:33 pm: Popular leaker, Ice Universe, has taken to Twitter to claim that the next One UI 4.0 beta update will bring with it a “pet portrait mode”. We’ll just have to wait and see if this turns out to be true.
Update 40 (October 07)
IST 10:22 am: Samsung is alleged to be testing Android 12 for the Galaxy S20 series of devices internally as a new build with build number EUI3 has been spotted.
Seeing as the current stable build bears software build number DUH5, this new build signifies a major update. We shall continue to follow this development and report with new info as we get it.
Many thanks to Onur for the tip!
Update 41 (October 09)
IST 12:32 pm: Notable leaker — Ice Universe — claims that the upcoming One UI 4.0 beta 3 update will showcase top-level animations for Samsung’s widgets.
The animations that came with the first beta update left a lot to be desired.
After several optimizations, Samsung’s widget animation has reached the top level of the industry.
You will see the new animation in One UI 4 Beta 3. (Source)
Update 42 (October 11)
IST 11:12 am: Reports now have it that Samsung’s Android 12 quest is picking up pace as the Korean company is close to the Open Beta stages for Android 12-based One UI 4.0 for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Series.
Update 43 (October 14)
IST 09:55 am: Samsung’s Galaxy S community manager has replied to one of user’s query and said that the final version of Android 12-based One UI 4.0 is likely to be released by December this year.
So, we can expect the stable One UI 4.0 to start rolling out in December. More on that here.
Update 44 (October 15)
IST 10:55 am: Popular Samsung leakster, Ice Universe, has come out to shed some more light on the upcoming Android 11-based One UI 4.
In a tweet, he notes that Samsung China’s One UI 4 Beta has been postponed yet again to October 18.
Update 45 (October 18)
IST 12:55 pm: Ice Universe now notes that the Galaxy S21 Chinese version of One UI 4 Beta is now open and the build comes with version number UJ3. Still unclear is whether this is Beta2 or Beta3.
Update 46 (October 19)
IST 12:22 pm: There is a new weather widget in One UI 4. The company calls it the Dynamic Weather widget. This one stands out for its colorful background and attractive animations.
Both the background color and the animations are adapted to the current weather. For example, if weather is cloudy, the background is light blue. The widget also displays current location and the last time the info was refreshed.
One UI 4 brings richer animations and that is reflected here too. As expected, we can also change its size according to our liking.
Update 47 (October 20)
IST 11:22 am: Now, reports indicate that Samsung might have started testing out Android 12-based One UI 4.0 for users of the Samsung Galaxy S10+.
As this is a pretty young stage, we still have no idea when the Beta program will start. Stay tuned for more. Many thanks to Onur for the tip.
IST 12:14 pm: New reports now indicate that One UI 4 Beta 3rd version is scheduled for this week.
IST 12:42 pm: Following the Galaxy S10 Plus Android 12 testing reports, it is now coming to light that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is also undergoing the same treatment.
According to sources, Galaxy Z Fold 2 Android 12 tests started and so far, the update has been reviewed 2 times. Again, no word on when the Beta program will start. Thanks to Onur for the tip
Update 48 (October 21)
IST 11:03 am:Following the rollout of Stable Android 12 to Google’s Pixel devices, Samsung is seemingly stepping up its One UI 4 efforts.
This, as reports now indicate that the Korean company is pushing out One UI 4 Beta 3 to its S21 devices.
Update 49 (October 22)
IST 11:03 am: Ice Universe has come out to note that Samsung China plans to start One UI 4 Beta testing for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the near future.
Update 50 (October 23)
IST 10:45 am: One UI 4.0 Beta 3 for Samsung Galaxy S21 series is now available in more countries. This beta update was initially released in South Korea a few days ago.
The new beta mainly comes with bug fixes and you can also notice some added new tweaks. One UI 4 Beta 3 also includes November 2021 security patch. More on that here.
IST 11:10 am: Samsung released a hotfix update for Samsung Galaxy S21 series running One UI 4 Beta 3 that brings a bunch of bug fixes. This update is currently rolling out in South Korea. More on that here.
Update 51 (October 26)
IST 01:13 pm: Samsung has announced that it will be seeding the One UI 4.0 beta based on Android 12 for the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 soon.
Update 52 (October 27)
IST 09:40 am: Samsung highlights key visuals of One UI 4 in a two-part video series showing all the latest components of its Android 12 based One UI. You can take a tour of Samsung’s One UI 4 from the videos linked below.
Update 53 (October 28)
IST 12:33 pm: Now, reports indicate that Samsung is done with the beta program for Android 12-based One UI 4 for the Galaxy S21 devices. This means that the next update should be the stable release.
Update 54 (October 29)
IST 10:33 am: Samsung is reportedly calling on owners of the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold 3 who would like to take part in the OneUI 4 Beta to register.
Update 55 (October 30)
IST 10:33 am: Samsung One UI 4.0 Beta program is reportedly live for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in India.
Update 56 (November 01)
IST 09:33 am: Now, reports indicate that Samsung might have started testing out Android 12-based One UI 4.0 for users of the Samsung Galaxy S10.
However, we still have no idea when the Beta program will start. Stay tuned for more. Many thanks to Grim Oak for the tip.
IST 2:52 pm: It is now coming to light that the external screen on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 does not support 120Hz, at least in the current latest Beta. This will be fixed in the next Beta.
Update 57 (November 02)
IST 10:47 am: One UI 4 Beta is now open for users of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the USA.
IST 11:02 am: Reports now indicate that Samsung’s One UI 4 will finally let you set your wallpaper from Google Photos.
Update 58 (November 03)
IST 12:47 pm: Samsung is reportedly rolling out Android 12 -based One UI 4 Beta 4 to users of the S21 series of devices.
This comes with build number G998BXXU3ZUK1 / G998BOXM3ZUK1 / G99xBXXU3ZUK1. More on that here.
Update 59 (November 05)
IST 12:02 pm: Ice Universe now notes that the One UI 4 Beta 4 update is rolling out to users in China with UK2 version number over the UK1.
This is the highest version number yet, which means that some bugs have been solved compared with UK1.
Update 60 (November 06)
IST 01:23 pm: An individual took to Twitter to highlight that the latest beta fixed the issue where the brightness on the lockscreen and homescreen wasn’t the same.
Update 61 (November 08)
IST 01:23 pm: According to Ice universe, a reliable leaker, streching animations will return in One UI Beta 5. This feature had been lost in the latest versions of One UI.
For those who don’t know, stretching animations are the ‘rubber band’ effect that appears when you reach the beginning or end of a menu/list.
Update 62 (November 09)
IST 10:23 am: Samsung is reportedly rolling out Android 12-based One UI 4.0 beta update to the Galaxy S20 in the US.
Update 63 (November 10)
IST 10:25 am: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are also reportedly receiving One UI 4 beta in the United Kingdom. The ROM is identified with the software version N98xxXXU3ZUK1
Update 64 (November 11)
IST 10:21 am: Fido now claims that the Galaxy A12 is slated to get updated to Android 12 come November 16. How true these claims are remains to be seen but this could very well be an error.
IST 1:36 pm: New reports now have it that the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 Beta program for S21 devices has concluded and as such, the next step is the stable release.
Update 65 (November 13)
IST 11:00 pm: TELUS will reportedly release Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update for Galaxy S21 series on November 23 in Canada.
Update 66 (November 15)
IST 1:54 pm: Ice Universe now notes that the Chinese version of One UI 4 Beta 3 is rolling out. This,he adds, is equivalent to the international version of One UI Beta 5.
IST 3:10 pm: Lates One UI 4 Beta reportedly fixed the video freezing while audio keeps playing on Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.
The fix will arrive for everyone in the next stable update.
IST 4:54 pm: Samsung has announced that it will start rolling out the One UI 4.0 update for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra starting today. The update will make its way over to users across the globe over the next few days or weeks.
Update 67 (November 16)
IST 9:54 am: Now, Samsung has released its One UI 4 Android 12 rollout plan detailing how it plans to push out the update to eligible devices. Note that this is subject to change.
Update 68 (November 17)
IST 10:47 am: Samsung is now rolling out the second One UI 4 beta based on Android 12 for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3.
IST 11:10 am: The T-Mobile locked variant of the Galaxy S21 devices are getting updated to Android 12-based One UI 4.
IST 1:24 pm: Samsung has just shared their rollout plan for India and the US, outlining how they plan to push out the update to eligible devices. Here’s when the US Samsung users will get updated to Android 12.
– Galaxy S21 series
– Galaxy Z Fold 3,
– Galaxy Z Flip 3
– Galaxy S20 Plus,
– Galaxy S20 Ultra,
– Galaxy S20 FE,
– Galaxy Note 10 series,
– Galaxy Note 20 series,
– Galaxy Z Flip/5G,
– Galaxy Fold,
– Galaxy Z Fold 2
– Galaxy S20,
– Galaxy S10 series,
– Galaxy A52 5G,
– Galaxy Tab S7 main series
– Galaxy Tab S7 FE
– Galaxy A51/5G,
– Galaxy A71 5G,
– Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G,
– Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
– Galaxy A32 5G,
– Galaxy A42 5G,
– Galaxy Tab S6,
– Galaxy Tab A7 (2020),
– Galaxy Tab Active 3
– Galaxy XCover Pro,
– Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Galaxy A21, Galaxy A12
– Galaxy A02s,
– Galaxy A01,
– Galaxy A11
For users of eligible Samsung devices in India, this is how the company plans to rollout Android 12-based One UI 4.
– Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
– Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
– Galaxy S21 5G
– Galaxy S21+ 5G
– Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
– Galaxy Fold
– Galaxy S10e
– Galaxy S10
– Galaxy S10+
– Galaxy Note10
– Galaxy Note10+
– Galaxy S10 Lite
– Galaxy Z Flip
– Galaxy S20
– Galaxy S20+
– Note10 Lite
– Galaxy Note20
– Galaxy S20 FE
– Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
– Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
– Galaxy Z Fold2 5G/LTE
– Galaxy S20 FE 5G
– Galaxy Tab S7+ (Feb22)
– Galaxy Tab S7 (Feb22)
– Galaxy A52 (Feb22)
– Galaxy A52s 5G (Feb22)
– Galaxy A72 (Feb22)
– Galaxy Tab S6 (Apr22)
– Galaxy A71 (Apr22)
– Galaxy A51 (Apr22)
– Galaxy A32 (Apr22)
– Galaxy F62 (Apr22)
– Galaxy Tab S7 FE (Apr22)
– Galaxy Tab S6 (May22)
– Galaxy A31 (May22)
– Galaxy M31 (May22)
– Galaxy M21 (May22)
– Galaxy M31s (May22)
– Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (May22)
– Galaxy A22 5G (May22)
– Galaxy F22 (May22)
– Galaxy F42 5G (May22)
– Galaxy M21 2021 Edition (May22)
– Galaxy M32 (May22)
– Galaxy M32 5G (May22)
– Galaxy M42 5G (May22)
– Galaxy M52 5G (May22)
– Galaxy A21s (Jun22)
– Galaxy M51 (Jun22)
– Galaxy Tab A7(2020) (Jun22)
– Galaxy F41 (Jun22)
– Galaxy A22 (Jun22)
– Galaxy F12 (Jun22)
– Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Jun22)
– Galaxy M11 (Jul22)
– Galaxy MO1 (Jul22)
– Galaxy Al 2 (Jul22)
– Galaxy F02s (Jul22)
– Galaxy MO2s (Jul22)
– Galaxy MO2 (Jul22)
– Galaxy A03s (Jul22)
– Galaxy M12 (Jul22)
Update 69 (November 18)
IST 1:05 pm: A Samsung Care Ambassador now notes that the Android 12 Beta is out for the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 line of phones.
IST 1:32 pm: Registration for the Beta program for Android 12-based One UI 4 for the US Unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is now open.
IST 2:03 pm: Theme Park with the Android 12-based One UI 4 update is said to be enabling Play Store custom icon packs on the default launcher.
IST 2:23 pm: Samsung is said to be recruiting Android 12 One UI 4.0 beta testers for Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 2.
Update 70 (November 19)
IST 11:54 am: Samsung is pushing out the Android 12-based One UI 4 update to more and more users of the S21 devices in more regions.
So far, reports have it that the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand, Tunisia, Panama, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Libya, and Israel, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa, France, Spain, Portugal, and O2 UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and many more have bagged this update.
Update 71 (November 22)
IST 12:54 pm: Samsung has made the Good Lock modules available for its devices running Android 12-based One UI 4. These include:
– Good Lock
– Home Up (APK coming soon)
– Keys Cafe
– Theme Park
– Nice Catch
– One Hand Operation +
– SoundAssistant (APK coming soon)
IST 1:23 pm: Samsung is reportedly pushing out the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta 3 update to users of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold3.
Update 72 (November 23)
IST 04:40 pm: Samsung has begun rolling out the second One UI 4.0 beta update for the Note 20 series in the UK. The update carries the build number ZUKA and weighs 681.72 MB. It also brings the December patch.
Update 73 (November 24)
IST 12:43 pm: Samsung is reportedly launching a new app dubbed the Expert Raw camera app. This camera app is meant to take full advantage of the S21 Ultra’s excellent optics.
It offers a variety of pro camera functions, along with multi-frame RAW support for this S21 Ultra, and for now, it is only available on the Galaxy S21 Ultra running Android 12.
Update 74 (November 25)
IST 09:49 pm: The second One UI 4.0 beta is also live for the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra in India. The update bears the build number ZUKA and weighs 715.29 MB. The December patch also tags along.
A user confirmed receiving the update via a post on Reddit.
IST 11:26 am: Samsung Canada has officially announced One UI 4 with e-sim support coming to the Galaxy S21 series on December 6th, 2021 in Canada.
IST 11:32 am: Reports now indicate that Samsung is soon set to open the Android 12 beta program for the Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy Note 10.
Update 75 (November 26)
IST 12:10 pm: T-Mobile has updated its Android 12 tracker to reflect the current status of its eligible devices and while some devices like the S21 series have bagged the stable build, many remain under development.
The S20 Series, Tab S7 series, Note 20 series and the A52 are under development while the Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G are undergoing testing. More on that in our own tracker.
Update 76 (November 27)
IST 05:23 pm: The One UI 4.0 stable update for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Fold 3 will allegedly go live in the first week of December according to a popular tipster.
Fold3/Flip3 One UI 4 Stable expected on first week of December. If delayed, a week later. (Source)
Update 77 (November 29)
IST 10:53 am: Reports now have it that the One UI 4 Beta build for the Galaxy Note 10 series is right around the corner.
Update 78 (November 30)
IST 04:00 pm: The Expert RAW application that’s officially meant for the S21 Ultra on Android 12 can be downloaded for other devices such as the S21 and S21+ as well from here (APK).
Update 79 (December 01)
IST 05:05 pm: The stable One UI 4.0 release for the S20 series might be around the corner as the beta recruitment for the update has reportedly come to an end. Thus, anyone who didn’t apply for the beta earlier will have to wait until the stable version goes live.
Update 80 (December 02)
IST 05:15 pm: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ users can rejoice as the company has opened up recruitments for the One UI 4.0 beta in South Korea. We can expect the beta program to kick-start elsewhere soon.
Update 81 (December 03)
IST 1:15 pm: Reports now have it that the Samsung Galaxy S20 is getting the third One UI 4 Beta (Android 12) update in South Korea. This build fixes severe issues with the device.
Also, Samsung’s 2019 Galaxy S10 series of devices are getting the Android 12-based One UI 4 beta.
Update 82 (December 04)
IST 10:55 am: As per reports, Samsung is now rolling out third One UI 4.0 beta for Galaxy Note 20 series in the US and South Korea.
Also, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly releasing One UI 4.0 beta 3 for Galaxy Z Fold 2 in South Korea with various bug fixes.
Update 83 (December 06)
The update is live for the Z Flip 3 in Serbia whereas the Z Fold 3 is getting it in South Korea.
Update 84 (December 07)
IST 04:40 pm: Samsung has begun seeding the One UI 4.0 update to Galaxy S21 models in Canada as expected. The update is rolling out to carrier models and unlocked units with the firmware version G99xWVLU4BUKF.
Many thanks for the tip, Grim Oak!
Update 85 (December 08)
IST 12:11 pm: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 users are a frustrated bunch as the Android 12 update seems to have brought with it a number of bugs. According to users, they can’t take screenshots, watch content on Netflix or YouTube, and more.
Check out our dedicated bug tracker for more.
Update 86 (December 10)
IST 04:40 pm: If you’re a parent and own a Samsung phone eligible for the One UI 4.0 update, you might be pleased to know that the company has overhauled the Kids mode with its new skin.
You can now change the background color, adjust what’s displayed on the main screen, activate Kids mode with a single tap via the toggle in the Quick panel, set a screen time goal, and more as highlighted by the folks over at XDA.
Update 87 (December 11)
IST 12:44 pm: Samsung has reportedly seeded the second One UI 4.0 beta to Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 devices. This beta build comes with several bug fixes. More on that here.
Update 88 (December 13)
IST 11:15 am: Samsung releases fourth One UI 4.0 beta for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3. This beta can be identified with firmware version ZUL4 and brings fixes for issues found in the stable build. More on that here.
Update 89 (December 15)
IST 01:58 pm: In case you’ve got the One UI 4.0 update on your Samsung device or are just looking to see what’s new with the skin, then here’s a great list of the 5 best One UI 4.0 features.
One of the most notable changes is the Material You theming (Samsung’s implementation) as well as the new widgets.
Update 89 (December 16)
IST 03:42 pm: Samsung is now rolling out fourth One UI 4.0 beta for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The latest beta can be identified with version ZULB and it brings some bug fixes. More on that here.
IST 04:56 pm: Samsung may have begun testing the One UI 4.0 update for the Galaxy A51 internally if the latest test build spotted on the CheckFirm app is anything to go by. More details here.
Update 90 (December 17)
10:48 pm (IST):After releasing One UI 4.0 Beta 4, Samsung has again started rolling out One UI 4.0 stable update for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Update 91 (December 18)
05:04 pm (IST): A beta operation manager on the Samsung community confirmed that the Galaxy Z Fold Thom Browne Edition won’t be included in One UI 4.0 beta testing.
Update 92 (December 20)
09:43 pm (IST): Turkey’s Android 12-based One UI 4 rollout plan is out and it looks a lot similar to the other regions. In the roadmap, these devices should get updated this December.
– Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
– Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
– Galaxy Z Fold 2
– Galaxy Z Flip
– Galaxy Note20
– Galaxy Note20 Ultra
– Galaxy S20
– Galaxy S20 Ultra
– Galaxy S20 FE
– Galaxy S10e
– Galaxy S10
– Galaxy S10+
– Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
– Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
– Galaxy Z Fold2
– Galaxy Note20
– Galaxy Note20 Ultra
– Galaxy S20
– Galaxy S20+
– Galaxy S20 Ultra
– Galaxy S10 Lite
– Galaxy S20 FE
– Galaxy S20 FE
– Galaxy S10e
– Galaxy S10
– Galaxy S10+
– Galaxy Note10
– Galaxy Note10+
– Galaxy Note10 Lite
– Galaxy A52
– Galaxy A72
– Galaxy A52s 5G
– Galaxy Tab S7
– Galaxy Tab S7+
Update 93 (December 22)
11:44 am (IST): The rollout of Android 12-based OneUI 4 update has reportedly been suspended. This, according to a moderator, is because of compatibility issues with the Google Play system on some devices.
Update 94 (December 24)
10:48 am (IST): Reports now indicate that the My Files app on One UI 4 does have a rather capable search engine. It is said that this new version is capable of recognizing typos and phonetic spelling.
Update 95 (December 25)
10:53 am (IST): The beta operation manager on the Samsung Community recently said that they are not planning to release another One UI 4.0 beta for the Galaxy S20 series since the stable version will be out soon.
The same day, another mod who is in charge of the Galaxy S lineup said that while they have no ETA on when the update will be released, but it isn’t coming for another week or so. More on that here.
05:30 am (IST): A moderator on the Samsung forum confirms that the third One UI 4.0 beta for Galaxy Note 10 series is under preparation. However, there is no ETA as to when it will be released.
Also, a beta operation manager assured Galaxy S10 users that they will try to release Android 12 based One UI 4.0 third beta until next week.
06:30 pm (IST): A moderator In charge of Galaxy Note_FOLD said that Samsung is currently analyzing the content of One UI 4.0 with Google following the issues.
Moreover, they are preparing a revised version of the software, including a Google patch to improve compatibility issues. And the company will release a new version soon.
Update 96 (December 28)
10:16 am (IST): After the halted rollout of Android 12-based One UI 4 to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 devices, reports have it that the Korean tech giant is set to resume this rollout. This, after implementing critical patch from Google.
12:32 pm (IST): Samsung is reportedly rolling out the third Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta build to users of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.
06:25 pm (IST): The Galaxy Z Fold 2 users can now experience the latest Android 12 as Samsung releases the stable One UI 4.0 update for these handsets.
The new update comes with software version F916BXXS2FULE and is currently rolling out in Europe. In addition,it also brings December 2021 security patch. More on that here.
Update 97 (December 29)
11:16 am (IST): The rollout of Android 12-based One UI 4 is fully back on track as now, after the South Korea rollout for Z Fold 2, users of the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note 20 devices are getting this build on their devices in Switzerland.
1:45 pm (IST): Users of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra are an excited bunch as their devices are now bagging stable Android 12-based One UI 4.
Hey guys. Great news. Just got the OTA update to android 12 on my s21+. Was approximately 2.5gb! Wasn’t expecting it til next year!
03:44 pm (IST): Samsung has reportedly released the stable One UI 4.0 update for Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 FE.
The Galaxy S10 family is getting the One UI 4.0 update in Switzerland and Germany, while Galaxy S20 FE users are getting stable Android 12 in Switzerland. More on that here.
Moreover, Verizon locked Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are now getting stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in the US.
The latest update for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with versions F926USQS1BUL6 and F711USQS2BUL6 respectively. In addition, it also brings December 2021 security patch.
05:20 (IST): Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are receiving stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update. The update seems to be rolling out in bunch of regions including Germany, UK, and more.
Update 98 (December 30)
10:02 am (IST): New reports now have it that the Android 12-based One UI 4 update for the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series of devices might get a little delayed and rolled out next week, at least in Korea.
Samsung attributes this to the Google Play compatibility issues that recently caused the rollout to get halted.
You inquired about the release schedule of the Android official software version of the Note20 series.
The Android official software version distribution of the Note20 series was in progress with the goal of releasing within December. However, a compatibility issue with the Google Play system has recently been discovered, and we are preparing an additional software version that improves the issue and testing this version.
If the inspection process is successfully completed according to the planned schedule, it is expected to be distributed to the market during the next week.
IST 1:09 pm: Samsung is now rolling out the stable One UI 4.0 update with Android 12 to users of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus.
Update 99 (December 31)
10:18 am (IST): Samsung is reportedly rolling out stable Android 12-based One UI 4 to users of the Galaxy Note 10 series of devices as N97xxXXU7GULD along with users of the Galaxy Fold as F900FXXU6GUL9.
One UI (Android 12) upgrade notice in Members has been updated today.
Please understand that the status of a specific task may not be reflected in real time as it is being conducted for all tasks that are scheduled to be upgraded.
Efforts are being made to distribute the updated version based on the announced schedule, but the
version that changes the OS and One UI version has a high possibility of unexpected situations as there are many changes, so it is difficult to predict until verification is complete.
We will do our best to provide a stable version.
Update 100 (January 01)
12:51 pm (IST): Samsung is now rolling out Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update to Galaxy S10 5G in Switzerland. It comes with version G977BXXUBGULB and will be available for more units in the coming days.
Also, the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update has reached Galaxy S21 units in China. It can be identified with software version G99x0ZCU2BUL3.
07:46 pm (IST): AT&T responded to a user’s query regarding the Android 12 update for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and said that they do not have any advance knowledge of the rollout.
We do not have advance knowledge of the update but learn of the software update at the same time it is made available to customers. (Source)
Update 101 (January 03)
11:54 pm (IST): A YouTuber has somehow managed to get an early build of Android 12 based One UI 4.0 for Galaxy A52. However, the official update by Samsung is yet to be released for this handset.
Update 102 (January 04)
09:46 am (IST): Samsung is seemingly widening the rollout of Android 12 to users of the Galaxy S20 as now reports have it that South Korea users are getting the update.
12:56 pm (IST): A moderator on the Samsung community confirmed that the One UI 4.0 inspection for Galaxy Note 20 series is completed and the software is again ready for rollout again in South Korea.
Hello. I am in charge of Galaxy Note_Fold SW. Inspection for Note20 KT has been completed. Terminals for KT operators are scheduled to open on January 4th. thank you. (Source)
Moreover, the company has also resumed the One UI 4.0 rollout for the Galaxy S20 series in South Korea. The latest update can be identified with FUL9 (baseband version FUKE).
Update 103 (January 05)
11:08 am (IST): Users of the Samsung Galaxy A72 are reportedly getting updated to the stable version of Android 12-based One UI 4.
12:07 pm (IST): The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is said to be getting the stable Android 12 update (One UI 4.0).
Update 104 (January 06)
12:48 pm (IST): Samsung is now rolling out Android 12 based One UI 4.0 update for the Exynos variant of Galaxy S20 FE. The update comes with version G780FXXS8DUL6 and also brings December 2021 security patch.
Update 105 (January 07)
10:35 am (IST): Samsung is doubling down with the rollout of Android 12-based One UI 4 as now, reports have it that these devices are bagging the update.
Update 106 (January 08)
Samsung released stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series in December. However, being a staged rollout, the update will take some time to reach every device.
Samsung S20 LTE Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Romania, Italy, Hungary, Vietnam, UK, Ireland, Greece, Czech Republic, Spain, Austria,
Australia, Slovenia, Netherlands, UAE, Switzerland, Baltic Countries, Southeast European Countries, Germany, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Portugal
Samsung S20 5G Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Austria, UK, Ireland, Slovenia, Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Spain, Korea, Luxembourg, Germany, Romania
Samsung S20+ LTE Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Slovenia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Austria, Southeast European Countries, Greece, Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam, UAE, Switzerland, Panama, Colombia, Slovakia
Samsung S20+ 5G Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Spain, UK, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Australia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Baltic Countries, Sweden, UAE, Switzerland, Korea, Romania, Germany, Portugal
Samsung S20 Ultra Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Spain, Austria, UK, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece, Sweden, Baltic Countries, Italy, Czech Republic, UAE, Hungary, Netherlands, Vietnam, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Germany, Luxembourg, Panama, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, Portugal
Samsung S20 FE LTE Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Russia, Malaysia, Turkey
Samsung S20 FE 5G Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Austria, France, Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Baltic Countries, Nordic Countries, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, UAE, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Israel
Samsung Note 20 LTE Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Croatia, Russia, Panama, Slovenia, France, Chile, Poland, Colombia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Trinidad and Tobago, Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria, Luxembourg, Uzbekistan, Netherlands, Caucasus Countries, Slovakia, Switzerland, Baltic, Southeast European Countries, Nordic Countries, UAE, Israel, Vietnam
Samsung Note 20 5G Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Slovenia, France, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Austria, Switzerland, Korea, Nordic Countries, USA, UAE, Luxembourg
Samsung Note 20 Ultra LTE Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
Israel, UAE, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Caucasus Countries, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Southeast European Countries, Colombia, Chile, Vietnam, Russia
Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G Android 12/One UI 4.0 released in:
UAE, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Austria, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, France, Italy, Poland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Baltic, Korea, Nordic Countries, USA, Israel, Russia, Australia, Philippines, Thailand
05:32 pm (IST): Verizon locked Samsung Galaxy S20 series including the Galaxy S20 FE is getting Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in the US.
Update 107 (January 10)
12:20 pm (IST): Samsung is now rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for Galaxy W22 5G, the Chinese version of Galaxy Z Fold 3.
04:52 pm (IST): The carrier-locked Galaxy Z Flip 3 has started receiving Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update in the US. It is currently available for Sprint and will soon roll out for more carriers.
05:45 pm (IST): If Samsung’s last year’s rollout is something to go by, it is expected that the company may skip the One UI 4.0 update and directly upgrade them to One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. Check more on that here.
NOTE: This table is being updated regularly.
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