It is already official, the update of One UI 4 based on Android 12 will arrive in September to the smartphones of the Samsung Galaxy S21 family, in beta form. The announcement is official and has been made by the firm itself in the South Korean forum of the user community, making it clear that this month is the one chosen for the owners of the top of the range of its catalog to test the new software.
This year, Google took a slightly different approach to its beta testing program compared to previous years. In fact, virtually all versions of Android 12 Beta were reserved for their Pixel phones. Previously, different models from other manufacturers were involved in various stages of the development of the Android update but with the new software things have changed slightly and we have had to wait longer than desired.
How to test One UI 4 on my Samsung?
The brand’s announcement only explains that the beta program will be available to a select number of users through the Samsung Members app. In recent weeks, the different versions of the Galaxy S21 had already been seen on GeekBench running Android 12 and now you will be the owners of the S21, S21 +, and S21 Ultra who will be able to test the One UI 4 beta based on this Google operating system.
Unfortunately, the company has not promised to give us a specific date and the beta will be available in principle in South Korea, although it should expand to other regions soon after. If you wish to join, you must wait for the “Join One UI Beta Program” banner to appear in the Samsung Members application. It is to be imagined that before the end of the year the possibility will open for users of the S21 First range, to reach the S20 family and Note 20 later.
There are high expectations surrounding this One UI 4 update. In the first place, because neither Samsung nor the rest of the manufacturers with their own personalization layer are not going to integrate all the new features introduced by Google. We do not even know if the Korean firm is going to bet on integrating the new Material You graphic style into its operating system since Samsung may want to offer a different experience in its own user interface. Furthermore, One UI 4 will also introduce its own changes and new features.
In any case, the Galaxy S21 will be the first mobile to benefit from One UI 4 with an update that will undoubtedly be rolled out globally by the end of 2021.