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Samsung One UI 4 rollout paused to fix Google Play bugs (Update: Resumed)

After a minor delay, Android 12 should be hitting your Samsung flagship shortly.
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December 28, 2021
Samsung One UI 4 beta 5
Luke Pollack / Android Authority
TL;DR
  • Samsung has now resumed the rollout of One UI 4 rollout for its Galaxy phones.
  • The rollout was initially paused after “compatibility issues with the Google Play system” were noted on some devices.
  • Owners of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 3, or Galaxy Z Flip 3 can now check for their respective updates.

Update: December 28, 2021 (12:30 AM ET): Samsung has now resumed its Android 12-based One UI 4 rollout after several issues relating to Google Play were discovered. According to XDA-Developers, Samsung is rolling out the revised update to Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices across the world.

To check if the new update is available for you, head to Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install.

Original article: December 23, 2021 (11:23 AM ET): Samsung isn’t having much luck updating its Galaxy lineup of phones to the new One UI 4 skin based on Android 12. Today, a post on South Korea’s Samsung community forums (via TizenHelp) indicates that the One UI 4 rollout has been paused in Korea for the time being.

According to the post, some Galaxy devices that received the One UI 4 update had experienced “compatibility issues with the Google Play system.” In response, Samsung paused the update rollout. As of right now, there’s no word as to when it might begin again. Android Authority has reached out to Samsung for comment on the issue.

There’s also no word on whether South Korea’s pause will affect the US One UI 4 rollout. It started in November, with the public version rolling out to the Galaxy S21 series. The foldable phones from the company, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, have received the update in South Korea and were supposed to get the update in the US this month. Android Authority has reached out to Samsung for comment on the issue and will update this article as we learn more.