Samsung has been painstakingly working on pushing the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 skin to the Galaxy phones. Initially, the company kicked-off the beta testing program for its 2021 flagship Galaxy S21 lineup, the device has already received a bunch of beta builds. Later, joins the 2021-foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3. And now there’s a news in the center that, the company has started recruiting Galaxy S20 users for One UI 4.0 beta program in the US. Read along to know more about Galaxy S20 series One UI 4.0 Beta Program.
Usually, the beta programs are available first in the Samsung’s mainland Korea, but for some reason, this time, the company has started testing from the USA. So, if you’re using the Unlocked variant of Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra, then you can now join the beta program and upgrade your phone to the newest One UI 4.0 (Android 12).
For the time being, the beta program is live on the Unlocked variant, it will also be available for the carrier variants in the coming days. At the moment, the beta program is live in the US, but it is also coming in the markets like India, UK, Germany, South Korea, and China in the coming days.
In terms of features, then the One UI 4 comes with a slew of useful features such as the new widgets, very smooth animations while opening and closing of apps, overhauled quick panel, automatic dark mode for wallpapers, icons, and illustrations, new charging animation, and much more. The third beta build knocked up the Galaxy S21 with a new weather app, removed ads from all apps including stock apps, and a few other changes. Now let’s take a look at how to get One UI 4 beta on Galaxy S20.
Update 1 [November 9]: The community manager of Samsung Members has mentioned that beta program is not live yet. However, there are some users who claim that they were seen the One UI 4 banner in the Samsung Members app. There’s a possibility that Samsung accidently released the beta program and then pulled it back. We’ll add more info, once available.
Update 2: Samsung has now expanded the One UI 4.0 beta program to the USA and this the beta build is available for S20 lineup for real. Obviously, it will be expanded to other regions in the coming days. The latest build is rolling live with ZUK7 build number and weighs a whopping 2.4GB of download size.
How to update Galaxy S20 to One UI 4 Beta
Samsung Galaxy S20 line users can now upgrade their phones to the newest One UI 4 beta. If you want to update, then you need to download the Samsung Members app, then tap on One UI beta program banner in the upper section of the app or in Notices section. Simply, tap on the banner and then hit the enroll button.
All done? Now your Galaxy S20 will receive the One UI 4.0 (Android 12) beta update via special OTA within a few minutes. In case you’ll not get the update notification, simply head over to the Settings app, navigate to Software updates and then download the newest software aka Android 12 beta.
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