Samsung opens One UI 4.0 Android 12 beta program starting with Galaxy S21 series

After teasers, Samsung just announced that it has opened its One UI 4 Beta Program for Samsung Galaxy S21 series that includes Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. This is based on Android 12 that brings new and improved customization and privacy capabilities. This also brings simplified and streamlined interactions and a clean and elegant design. Samsung said that some of the new features might not be supported when the beta program is open.

One UI 4 brings new theme options to configure home screens, icons, notifications, wallpapers and much more. Redesigned, upgraded widgets offer deep customization — from visibility to appearance. There are a robust and diverse array of emojis.

One UI 4 brings enhanced privacy and protection functions that lets users customize their settings and deliver a more personalized mobile experience. Indicators alert users to app camera and microphone usage, so they can instantly disable permissions if they don’t want to grant access. There is also an option to view permissions history from the last seven days, option to check the current data usage of both permissions and the apps.

How to join One UI 4 Beta Program?

The One UI 4 Beta Program is available for Samsung Galaxy S21 series owners in China, India, Germany, Poland, South Korea, UK, and US, and the roll out might vary depending on the market. You can register for the beta program via the Samsung Members app. We can expect the beta roll out for Galaxy Note series and A series phones soon.

Participants will be able to preview the One UI 4 design and new features and submit feedbacks. Samsung said that it will use the information gathered from the beta program to fine-tune the One UI 4 user experience before delivering a final, optimized upgrade later this year.

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