The premiere of Android 12 is just around the corner and this has caused other manufacturers to start taking action on it. One of the first has been Samsung with the launch of its open beta of One UI 4, its customization layer based on Android 12. This new version for Samsung devices is not a simple copy of Google’s operating system and here we are going to review its news.
This beta of Samsung’s One UI incorporates features that range from security aspects to new options on the lock screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 begins testing the beta of One UI 4
To start talking about this matter, we must start by commenting that the update points towards the Galaxy S21 series . Also, it is noteworthy that it is the first 3 major updates that Samsung plans to bring to its customization layer. In this first beta version of One UI 4 we have possibilities such as changing the appearance of the icons, the wallpaper, the initial screen and even customizing the widgets. However, for the moment it seems that the system will not be powered by the Material You graphic line.
On the other hand, with regard to security and privacy, One UI 4 in its beta version presents the privacy panel of Android 12. This function allows an analysis of the apps that access your camera, microphone and past location data 24 hours. In the case of One UI 4 the function is called Permission Manager and you will see the same thing but after 7 days. Additionally, the system will also have notification circles that indicate when the camera, microphone or clipboard are being used.
The lock screen also brings some new features in Samsung One UI 4 such as the ability to view a monthly calendar, have a sound recorder and decide if you want to use different sound output, in case you have speakers. It should be noted that, to obtain this beta of Samsung One UI 4, it will be necessary to sign up in the Samsung members application. However, so far it is available in China, Germany, Poland, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.