[Update: June 25] Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) update tracker: List of eligible/supported devices, release date & more

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on February 22, 2021) follows:

Samsung is doing one heck of a job with getting the latest Android version — Android 11 — to eligible devices.

Within a couple of months, the OEM has pushed the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update to a bunch of smartphones including some mid-rangers such as the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy M21.

But that’s not all. Samsung has even started rolling out the One UI 3.1 skin to several other eligible models. More on that here.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

Having said that, we hope to see Samsung continue with its quick OS updates for the upcoming One UI 4.0 skin that would be based on Android 12 if past trends are to be taken into account.

Speaking of which, Google recently rolled out the Android 12 Developer Preview for the Pixels to allow developers to start optimizing their apps for the upcoming Android version.

The Developer Preview program will end in May after which Google will release the Android 12 beta to the public. The stable update should go live in the following months, most likely in September if not by the end of August.

Android 12 release schedule

Unlike some other Android vendors, Samsung does not partake in beta programs alongside Google. Instead, Samsung kick-starts its own beta program after Google rolls out the stable update.

Now, since the company announced last year that it will be rolling out 3 major OS updates to certain models, a handful of devices that wouldn’t have got the new update otherwise are now eligible for it.

This means that the company would be rolling out Android 12 to just about every phone that came with Android 10 pre-installed and some models that came with Android 9 pre-installed.

On that note, here’s a list of eligible devices from Samsung that we believe will get the update to Android 12 with the company’s One UI 4.0 skin on top.

– Samsung Galaxy S21
– Samsung Galaxy S21+
– Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy S20
– Samsung Galaxy S20+

– Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
– Samsung Galaxy S10
– Samsung Galaxy S10+
– Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

– Samsung Galaxy S10e
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

– Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
– Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
– Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
– Samsung Galaxy Fold
– Samsung Galaxy A71

– Samsung Galaxy A51
– Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A11
– Samsung Galaxy A21
– Samsung Galaxy A21s

– Samsung Galaxy A31
– Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A02s
– Samsung Galaxy A02
– Samsung Galaxy A01

– Samsung Galaxy A12
– Samsung Galaxy M01
– Samsung Galaxy M21
– Samsung Galaxy M21s
– Samsung Galaxy M31

– Samsung Galaxy M02s
– Samsung Galaxy M02
– Samsung Galaxy M12
– Samsung Galaxy M31s
– Samsung Galaxy M51

– Samsung Galaxy F41
– Samsung Galaxy F62
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Galaxy A Quantum – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A41 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A72 – NEW

Samsung Galaxy A52 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G – NEW

Samsung Galaxy M62 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime Edition – NEW
Samsung Galaxy F02s – NEW
Samsung Galaxy F12 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro – NEW

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 – NEW
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 – NEW

  • This list was updated on May 22 to reflect additional devices that should be eligible for the update to Android 12. Devices marked with the NEW tag have been added today.
  • Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) release date

    Like we mentioned above, Samsung does not shake hands with Google to offer developer previews for its flagships ahead of the public rollout.

    So unless the company plans to take things up a notch this year with Android 12, we don’t expect much to change.

    Samsung Galaxy S21 & Galaxy S21+

    Therefore, if Google seeds the stable version of Android 12 to the public in September, as it did with Android 11, Samsung users can expect to see the One UI 4.0 beta program for the Galaxy S21 series around a month later.

    The beta program should soon expand to other flagships such as the upcoming Note 21 series and the company’s foldable phones that are expected to launch this year.

    Finally, the stable update may go live for its 2021 flagships in December if not earlier and most other models will get the update within the next three to four months.

    That said, while the One UI 4.0 update from Samsung is still far away, you can visit our dedicated tracker to know everything about Android 12.

    Update 1 (May 19)

    07:20 pm (IST): Samsung, as expected, isn’t joining Google in the Android 12 beta program. Hence, Samsung fans will have to wait for months before the company kick-starts its own beta program for Android 12 and One UI 4.0.

    Update 2 (May 21)

    04:45 pm (IST): Google might finally put a stop to Samsung and other OEMs from spamming your automatic Google Photos backup by throwing in screenshots and other unwanted stuff in the DCIM folder.

    XDA Developers got a hold of the preliminary revision of the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) for Android 12 which clearly states that screenshots and recordings must be saved in a ‘Screenshots’ directory within the ‘Pictures’ folders.

    Devices “MUST NOT” save these files in DCIM. If OEMs like Samsung don’t try finding methods to go around this, then you won’t have to worry about random screenshots being backed up in your Google Photos account after the Android 12 update.

    Update 3 (June 19)

    12:45 pm (IST): New developments indicate that Samsung has started the development of Android 12 (One UI 4.0) for the Galaxy S21 series. To know more, head here.

    Update 4 (June 21)

    03:55 pm (IST): Recently, a few screenshots said to be taken on a device running One UI 4.0 surfaced online. However, the screenshots are most likely fake since, upon closer inspection, they were taken on the Galaxy A50.

    Considering that Samsung only just began developing Android 12 for the Galaxy S21 series, there’s no way it has a working Android 12 build for the Galaxy A50. More details here.

    Update 5 (June 22)

    02:40 pm (IST): As per recent reports, it is possible that the Samsung Developer Conference might be held this year where the much anticipated One UI 4.0 custom skin might be unveiled by the OEM.

    Update 6 (June 24)

    03:45 pm (IST): According to recent reports, Samsung has assigned the codename “Palette” to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update project.

    Update 7 (June 25)

    02:16 pm (IST): As per recent reports, it is possible that the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update rollout might be quicker now that the One UI 3.5 update is allegedly not on the cards. More on that here.

    Note: We’ll add the tracker table to this article once Samsung seeds the Android 12/One UI 4.0 beta or stable update to any device.

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