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Samsung starts recruiting One UI 4 beta testers for last year's foldables

Samsung is making quick work of the Android 12 update

What you need to know

  • Samsung has opened its One UI 4 beta program for Z Fold 2 and Flip 5G owners.
  • The update is available in select markets at first.
  • You'll still need to sign up through the Samsung Members app to join.

Just this week, Samsung published its official One UI 4.0 roadmap, providing a better idea as to when your favorite Galaxy device will receive Android 12. The update has already landed for Galaxy S21 owners, while Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 owners are enjoying the beta. Now, Samsung is opening the One UI 4.0 beta program for those who are using the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G (via SamMobile).

This also comes after Samsung opened its beta program to owners of the Galaxy Note 20 and S20. It's clear that Samsung is trying to make swift work of providing timely updates for some of the best Android phones to be released in 2020. The Z Fold 2 and Flip 5G beta program will likely arrive soon in South Korea, China, Germany, India, the U.K., and the U.S.

While One UI 4 does not explicitely use Google's Material You theming engine, Samsung has implemented a theming engine of its own. This, combined with the greatly-improved widget design language, aim to provide one of the most personalized experiences without needing to do much work yourself.

In order to sign up for the One UI 4.0 Beta on your eligible device, it's much easier than you might expect. Simply download the Samsung Members app on your phone, sign in with your Samsung ID, and then tap the One UI 4.0 banner that should appear. Then, follow the on-screen steps and await the arrival of the first beta release. Based on how the beta program progressed for the Galaxy S21 series, users should expect to see multiple beta releases before the final version is made available.

The best foldable

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

$1,600 at Amazon $1,800 at Best Buy $1,800 at Samsung

Enjoy a more durable foldable phone

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is arguably the best phone to be released in 2021, and Samsung has already released the One UI 4 (Android 12) beta for the device.

Source: androidcentral

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