Samsung Galaxy S10: Samsung has dramatically improved how it delivers software updates over the last few years. It is undoubtedly one of the most responsive phone companies in terms of delivering the most recent Android updates, as evidenced by the immediate availability of Android 12-based One UI 4.
Samsung has opened One UI 4 beta trials for a variety of flagship devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 20 series, in addition to the Galaxy S21 series, which has already received stable One UI 4. The company has now announced beta tests for another flagship series, the Galaxy S10.
A post on Samsung Community announced the One UI 4 beta trials for the entire Galaxy S10 series, including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G. The trials are currently only available in South Korea, but we may expect them to expand to other nations in the coming days. If you live in South Korea, you can sign up for the beta trial in the Samsung Members app’s Notices or Announcements sections.
What’s new this time?
One UI 4 does not bring any significant visual changes over the previous version. The new privacy dashboard from Android 12 and a milder adaptation of the Material You theming feature on stock Android 12 are two areas where we see Samsung consciously changing its UI. Unlike Android 12, which uses the wallpaper to determine accent colors for the system UI and approved third-party apps, Samsung’s personalization capability is confined to a single color palette that must be manually selected. In addition, One UI 4 misses the new widgets seen in Android 12.
When will it arrive?
Samsung is anticipated to provide stable One UI 4 upgrades for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 in December, with the Galaxy S10 series receiving the update in February 2022.