Samsung introduces Android 12L for foldables, Wear OS 4.5 for watches

Samsung introduces Android 12L for foldables, Wear OS 4.5 for watches

Eric Zeman / Android Authority

tl; Dr

  • Samsung is starting to roll out Android 12L to all of its foldable phones.
  • The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 will be the first to get the software.
  • One UI 4.5 also goes back to the old Samsung Galaxy Watches.

The One UI 4.1.1 update based on Android 12L will roll out to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 starting today. It will add features like the new taskbar that lets you access and switch apps faster. You will also get new multitasking gestures.

The previous generation flip phones will see an upgrade to Quick Shot mode with the ability to preview photos. Samsung is bringing more functionalities to the cover screens of these devices, allowing users to make calls, dial back missed calls, answer texts and access quick settings directly from the small screen.

Samsung will also extend Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip and the original Galaxy Fold. However, users who own these devices may have to wait a bit longer to get their new excavator.

samsung galaxy watch update

Only the Galaxy Watch 4 series will get the full version of One UI Watch 4.5.

For its smartwatches, Samsung will be rolling out One UI Watch 4.5 firmware for the Galaxy Watch 4 series, Galaxy Watch 3 series and Galaxy Watch Active 2. However, only the Watch 4 series will get the full version of the software, while the rest of the devices on the list will selectively pick up the One UI Watch 4.5 feature, which includes two new watch faces and snore detection.

The Samsung Health Monitor app for measuring blood pressure and ECG will also be expanded to Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch Active 2 users in 24 new markets.


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