Android 12 was made official earlier this week and many smartphone brands announced their version of custom skin based on the latest iteration of Android. While OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, and Oppo announced their version of Android 12, Samsung is now rolling out the second OneUI Beta 4 for the Galaxy S21 series with some new features. The update also brings Virtual RAM feature. Let’s take a look at all the eligible features and new features that the Samsung OneUI 4 brings to the table.
OneUI 4 Beta eligible devices
For now, the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup of phones are eligible for the OneUI 4 Beta which is based on Android 12. The new beta update to the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra also bring RAM Plus features which is Samsung’s term for Virtual RAM. With this update, the Galaxy S21 series users can use up to 4GB of Virtual RAM.
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Apart from the Virtual RAM feature, the update also brings a new theme engine that is said to adapt Material You wallpaper based theming. Based on the wallpaper you choose, the theme engine will match the system UI colour including notification shade, lock screen, and more. Apart from that, you also get a bunch of customization options for icons, wallpapers, settings, and more.
Widgets, which is another big upgrade on Android 12 is also being updated with OneUI 4 as Samsung has updated its widgets. There’s also a new privacy dashboard that offers in-depth detail of the permission granted for microphone, cameras, and much more. Lastly, the update brings improved performance, bug fixes, and overall improvements.
The update is rolling out to eligible devices in many regions. For now, only three devices are eligible for the OneUI 4.0 beta program and the stable version of OneUI 4 based on Android 12 will be rolled out to over 80 phones and tablets from Samsung. You can check the complete list of eligible phones here.
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