Samsung has unveiled the One UI 4 Beta based on Android 12
As we approach the expected October 4 stable release of Google’s Android 12, smartphone OEMs are slowly pushing their first public beta to consumers. Samsung has officially launched its One UI 4 based on Android 12 and is now available for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra owners.
Registration opens today, September 14th, and people curious about trying out the beta will need to register through their Samsung member account and open spaces are going to be limited. The beta program is going to be available within the following countries: South Korea, USA, UK, China, Germany, and Poland.
Major changes with One UI 4 begin with a plethora of customization options, including many new themes, home screen configuration options, icons, notifications, as well as new wallpapers. There are many resized widgets, new AR emojis, and stickers.
Another area of privacy improvement for UI 4 is that new notifications in the notification bar shows you if an app is using your camera and/or microphone. There are toggles to turn off the two sensors completely.
A UI 4 also brings a permission history tab that tracks users’ choices for up to a week. There is also an option to check data usage for permissions and apps separately.