The release of Android 12 is approaching. Google has made the latest beta of its operating system available to Pixel owners as Samsung and other manufacturers prepare for its big debut. Only the Korean manufacturer has announced the beta version of its One UI 4.0 customization in recent hours.
It is available in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, India, China, Poland, and South Korea. Italy is unfortunately not one of the countries concerned.
Only Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra smartphones can be upgraded, but the full list of One UI 4.0 compatible smartphones for the long term is much broader.
Samsung One UI 4.0 will not be an interface revolution. However, there are some interesting new features, including more customization options for the user, especially at the launch level with its new widgets.
The manufacturer announces that elements such as icons, backgrounds and emojis have been revised, with the possibility of alternative themes to customize the appearance of all these elements.
Samsung also wants to put more emphasis on privacy control. Applications that have access to components such as the camera, microphone or the location of the smartphone become easier to operate. The user also receives a notification when an app uses the camera or microphone.
A UI 4.0 is based on the new Android 12 features related to permissions management, but also displays a history of the last 7 days.
With the launch of this first beta, Samsung will be able to use user feedback to check the quality of its new software and be ready when Google officially launches Android 12.