Samsung continues timely deployment of Android 12 with the unexpected arrival of an update based on One UI 4 for the Galaxy Note 10 and the first Galaxy Fold smartphones.
After upgrading the Galaxy S10 operating system this week, the Korean company is stepping up its efforts to have more people using the latest software before the New Year.
Considering that updates to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Fold weren’t supposed to start earlier than next month, Samsung is ahead of schedule here. The rollout reportedly includes the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G, but the Note 10 Lite is not yet available.
SamMobile reports (via 9to5GoogleNote that 10 users in Switzerland have started seeing the update and more countries are expected in the coming weeks, while France appears to be among the countries to see the 2019 Galaxy Fold rollout.
It represents a worthy Samsung effort to bring the Material You-toting update to millions of smartphone users, but at times the company’s ambition hasn’t resulted in a better overall experience for early adopters.
Just before Christmas, Samsung paused Android 12 after discovering a compatibility issue with Google Play services in a new update that was then rolled out to the Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.
In the translated comments, a spokesperson wrote: “After the Android 12 (One UI 4) update, very few devices experienced an error phenomenon due to compatibility issues with the Google Play system on some devices, so the update was paused for a while. Google takes action after analyzing the content. When Google’s actions are complete, One UI 4 will be distributed. We are working hard to release One UI 4 as soon as possible.
“We plan to distribute FOTA after correcting related errors and preparing countermeasures to ensure the stability of the terminal and reduce the inconvenience of consumers and meet the needs of customers.”
Let’s hope that all the problems remained with Samsung.