New updates are added at the bottom of this story â¦â¦.
The original story (published November 23, 2021) follows:
A few days ago, Samsung announced the official launch date of its next Android 12 based skin named One UI 4.0. Unsurprisingly, it’s available on the Galaxy S21 series.
The first phones that received the update include the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 +, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. As you might expect, the latest version brings several new features focused on personalization, privacy, and tighter integration with other Samsung products.
What’s surprising is that this time around, the release of One UI 4.0 doesn’t coincide with the launch of a new flagship phone. However, the company is already rolling out the stable version of One UI 4.0 to some devices.
Looking at the current state of affairs, we see that Samsung is a month ahead of the game compared to last year, which is a really good sign. Samsung has also confirmed that it will soon bring One UI 4.0 to the latest generation of Galaxy S and Note devices as well as the Galaxy Z, A series and tablets.
However, not all features may be available on all devices running One UI 4.0 due to hardware limitations. Despite this, One UI 4.0 is a significant upgrade over its predecessor as it picks up several new features such as Android 12’s Theme Engine.
That said, if you want to know which devices will receive One UI 4.0, be sure to check out our dedicated One UI 4.0 update tracker.
But, as is the case with every new software update, there are some bugs and issues that will need to be fixed in future releases. That being said, we’ll be keeping track of any bugs and issues that eventually show up on One UI 4.0.
We hope that Samsung recognizes and fixes these issues so that users can enjoy One UI 4.0 as they should be.
Update 1 (November 25)
IST 11:13: Samsung has now started to roll out another One UI 4 team update for the Galaxy S21, this time to fix lag issues.
IST 12:12: Some Galaxy S21 series users report not receiving any notifications for new incoming text messages. However, you can try this workaround to resolve the issue.
Update 2 (November 30)
IST 5:00 p.m .: If you are one of the few (1, 2) who are wondering why the media player notification has stopped changing color depending on the album art on One UI 4.0, you might be disappointed to know that this is a planned change in Android 12 as underlined by a report back in March.
Update 3 (December 03)
IST 5:00 p.m .: Samsung has launched the third beta of One UI 4.0 for the Galaxy S20 in South Korea and is making the following bug fixes, as pointed out by a report:
– Fixed fingerprint authentication issue in some apps
– Fixed issues that were not effective when choosing items from the quick panel
– Fixed data display errors on a volume monitor
– Gesture down when navigation bar gesture index On -> Off – Index bar error
– Fixed issue with screen brightness dimming after restart
– Fixed issue with resets when lock screen is not resolved quickly
– Fixed crashes on Galaxy Watch 4
– Fixed fast battery drain issue
– Improved disconnected operations regarding USB connection with Windows PC
– Fixed minor issues
Update 4 (December 08)
IST 12:11: New reports now indicate that Samsung no longer kills the Galaxy Z Fold 3 camera once the user has unlocked the bootloader. While this is still in beta, the team is expected to undergo the same change.
Update 5 (December 20)
IST 12:11: Some users who have updated their devices to One UI 4.0 report that the issue where VoLTE was not working during beta has been upgraded to stable. More on that here.
Update 6 (December 20)
IST 7:37 p.m .: Several Galaxy S21 users are now reporting an issue with the camera app. According to reports, users say that the camera’s viewfinder turns green when using portrait mode. More on that here.
Update 7 (December 22)
IST 12:02: New reports now indicate that there might be a catastrophic error with the Google Play system on some Samsung devices after updating to One UI 4 based on Android 12.
This lead to Samsung shuts down the deployment of this update.
NOTE: This issue / bug tracker will be continuously updated with the status of bugs and known issues.
|Channel||Device||description of the problem||Status|
|Stable||Galaxy S21 Series||Android 12 user interface lag||Fixed|
|Stable||Galaxy S21 Series||No vibration on notifications||Workaround|
|Stable||Galaxy S21 Series||No notification for new incoming SMS||Workaround|
|Stable||Galaxy S21 Series||Text size of notifications much too small||Workaround|
|Stable||Galaxy S21 Series||Apps keep crashing after update||Not recognized|
|Channel||Device||description of the problem||Status|
|Stable||Galaxy S21 and others||Media player notification color does not match album artwork||Expected behavior|
|Beta||Galaxy z fold 3||Unlocking the bootloader kills the camera||Fixed|
|Stable||Galaxy S21 Series||VoLTE is not working||Not recognized|
|Stable||Galaxy S21 Series||Camera viewfinder turns green when using portrait mode||Not recognized|
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