Samsung’s Android 12 release for Galaxy S21 humbles all other OEMs

Last updated: November 15th, 2021 at 21:36 UTC+01:00

We were hoping for One UI 4.0 to launch in November after a Samsung Community Manager hinted at a possible early release, and sure enough, the update went live today for the Galaxy S21 series worldwide. The One UI 4.0 update introduces new customization options, new privacy settings, as well as other refinements to the user experience and the UI. But aside from the update’s content, what really impressed us this time around was Samsung’s fantastic firmware support and the speed with which it released the first One UI 4.0 public build.

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Samsung officially starts rolling out One UI 4 with Android 12 for the Galaxy S21 family

Over the past few weeks Samsung has been testing the update to One UI 4 based on Android 12 in public on members of its Galaxy S21 flagship smartphone family, and today is finally the day you’ve all been waiting for. The company has announced that it’s officially rolling out One UI 4 to the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra. This comes mere hours after an inadvertently posted rollout schedule first revealed that these handsets would get the update this month.

As usual with such things, while the rollout starts today, expect it to take a few weeks to

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Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Which Android phone wins?

A Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Galaxy S21 Ultra comparison is just what you need if you’re trying to decide which is the best Android phone for you — especially if you prefer a big screen.

As you’ll see in our Google Pixel 6 Pro review, this $899 flagship is all about value. The 6.7-inch Pixel 6 Pro also delivers stellar cameras, thanks in part to its Tensor chip. And you get special features like Magic Eraser and new Google Assistant powers.

Meanwhile, our Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review shows that this $1,199 big-screen phone is an absolute beast.

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