A Samsung released the open beta of OneUi 4.0, the Android 12 interface for Galaxy S21 devices. Despite the update, the feature may frustrate some users by not using the “Material You” visual package, bringing the experience closer to the menus that already exist on Android 11.

Samsung is the only one among the big Android smartphone makers not to be part of Google's new system launch package. While companies such as Xioami, Oppo and Motorola prepare for the arrival of Android 12 in October, the Korean manufacturer opted for a separate release, adopting its own look for the menus and screens of the new system. Due to these changes, last week the company announced that the arrival of the new OS must be delayed for most of your smartphones.


Despite the visual changes, as well as the pure version of Android 12, OneUi 4.0 will place great emphasis on privacy, adopting mechanisms that alert the user when the device's camera and microphone are in use, in addition to having a history of accessed permissions by the applications in the last seven days.

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Android 12 on the Galaxy line

According to Samsung, due to the development of OneUi 4.0, Android 12 will gradually come to smartphones in the Galaxy line. Distribution will not happen globally. For now, the interface is available to users from China, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States. Brazil should receive the new system in a second wave, scheduled between November and December 2021.

According to the manufacturer, the system will come first to the Galaxy S21 and later to the other branded devices. Android 12 is expected to be made official in the coming weeks, along with the arrival of the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, in early October.

To become a beta user of OneUi 4, the owner must register in the app Samsung Members, on the Galaxy Store. Then a new system update will be available in the device settings. Remember that as this is a testing phase, some features may fail during use.

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