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Stable Android 12 rolling out to Samsung's new foldables (Update: US release)

One UI 4 is arriving on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 for Verizon users.
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December 29, 2021
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TL;DR
  • Samsung is rolling out stable Android 12 to its two flagship foldables.
  • The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are the second and third devices in Samsung’s lineup to gain the public One UI 4 update.
  • The US rollout has begun starting with Verizon users.

Update: December 29, 2021 (12:47 AM ET): After One UI 4 received its initial widespread release in South Korea earlier this month, the refreshed UI is now landing on Samsung’s new foldables in the US. Per SamMobile, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 owners on Verizon can now grab the stable update to Android 12. The patches are numbered as F926USQS1BUL6 for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and F711USQS2BUL6 for the Galaxy Z Flip 3.


Original article: December 6, 2021 (6:41 AM ET): In mid-November, Samsung launched its Android 12-based One UI 4 skin on the Galaxy S21 series. Now, it’s time for the firm’s foldables to see some love.

Spotted by SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is now gaining the public version of One UI 4, starting in South Korea. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is also receiving its update, reportedly starting with users in Serbia.

The rollout comes after the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 received their first beta builds at the end of October. It soon rolled out to the US in early November. Although the stable update doesn’t seem widely available right now, Samsung’s release calendar suggests the update should gain widespread availability within the month.

One UI 4 brings several optimizations to the foldables, including Android 12’s color palettes support, new widgets, and plenty of additional features.

See also: Hands-on with Samsung’s One UI 4 skin

If you own either foldable, you can check if the update’s available for you by heading to Settings > Software update. If there is a patch pending, hit Download and install or Download now to begin the update process.