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Samsung's One UI 4.0 beta coming to the US just hours from now (Updated)

Update: Fire up your Galaxy S21 and grab the Samsung Members app, because One UI 4 beta is here.

Published onSeptember 13, 2021

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  • The Samsung One UI 4.0 beta is officially landing in the United States tomorrow.
  • Starting the morning of September 14, 2021, the beta will be available for Galaxy S21 devices.
  • More devices and more areas will see support eventually.

Update, September 14, 2021 (12:19 AM ET): Samsung’s One UI 4 beta is now live. The beta program will be available in China, India, Germany, Poland, South Korea, UK, and the US. Samsung says the release date can vary by each market. However, users in the aforementioned countries can now check the Samsung Members app to register for the beta. You can head here to know more about the One UI 4 beta and its new features.

Original article: September 13, 2021 (9 PM ET): If you’ve been waiting patiently to give Android 12 a shot on your Samsung phone, the time is nigh! Samsung just revealed to Android Authority that the first beta of the new operating system will roll out in the United States starting in just a few hours.

The first Samsung One UI 4.0 beta will land on Samsung Galaxy S21 phones here in the US starting the morning of September 14. This will be the first official taste of Android 12 on Samsung phones.

Related: All the Android 12 features confirmed so far

As with previous years, you’ll need the Samsung Members app on your Galaxy S21. Within that app, a banner ad will appear promoting the One UI beta program. Tap that, follow the instructions, and you’ll be on your way to giving the new software a shot.

If you don’t see the banner ad, you’ll need to keep checking. Samsung purposefully limits the beta program, so not everyone will have the opportunity to test out Samsung One UI 4.0.

Eventually, though, One UI 4.0 will come to more Samsung phones and more areas of the world. Samsung just likes to start out simple.

We don’t know if the new One UI will feature a similar design overhaul as we’ve seen with Android 12 itself. However, Samsung hinted at as much when it told us the beta will have “a wealth of theme options” that will “let you adjust the look and functionality of your device.”

Stay tuned for more info on Samsung One UI 4.0!

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