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Samsung Galaxy S21 Series, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 Android 12 Update Rollout Resumes: Report

Samsung earlier suspended Android 12 rollout after many users reported issues with the update.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 Android 12 Update Rollout Resumes: Report

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series users reported compatibility issues with Google Play

Highlights
  • Samsung collaborated with Google to fix issues with Google Play
  • The update is bundled with December 2021 Android security patch
  • Samsung's latest One UI 4 update is reportedly rolling out globally

Samsung has reportedly resumed rolling out the stable version of the Android 12-based One UI 4 update. The update was recently paused when many users reported issues regarding compatibility with Google Play. The One UI 4 update was rolled out for Samsung Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphones. Samsung has also mentioned that it has collaborated with Google in order to eliminate the issues faced by users. The update for the aforementioned Samsung Galaxy smartphones is now said to be rolling out globally.

As per a report by XDA Developers, Samsung is finally resuming the rollout of the stable version of Android 12-based One UI 4 for Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. As mentioned earlier, Samsung said (via a moderator on its forum) that it has collaborated with Google to resolve the compatibility issues between its One UI 4 update and Google Play.

The firmware version for the Galaxy S21 series' One UI 4 update is G99xBXXS3BULC and G99xNKSS3BULC for the global and South Korean markets, respectively, as per the report. Galaxy Z Fold 3's firmware version is said to be F926xxxS1BUL6, while Galaxy Z Flip 3's firmware version is said to be F711xxxS2BUL6. Bundled with the update, the smartphones are reportedly getting the December 2021 Android security patch.

The revised over-the-air (OTA) update for the Samsung Galaxy smartphones should arrive automatically. However, keen users can manually check for the update by heading to Settings > Software update > Download and install.

Issues with the Android 12-based One UI 4 update for Samsung Galaxy S21 series were reported last week where users experienced compatibility issues related to Google Play. At the time, the South Korean tech giant did not comment on the reported issues in the update. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 users reported issues like slow performance, applications not working, screen flickering, poor audio quality, and more earlier this month.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Compact
  • Good performance
  • Capable cameras
  • Bad
  • Polycarbonate back
  • Average battery life
  • No bundled charger
Display 6.20-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 2100
Front Camera 10-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 64-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Large, vibrant folding display
  • Intuitive software for multitasking
  • Top-tier performance
  • Great-sounding speakers
  • Water-resistant design
  • Bad
  • Average battery life
  • Cameras could do better in low light
  • Heavy, bulky when folded
  • Expensive
Display (Primary) 7.60-inch
Processor octa-core
Front Camera 10-megapixel + 4-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4400mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 2208x1768 pixels
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Vibrant folding display
  • Very good build quality, easily pocketable
  • Top-tier performance
  • Water-resistant design
  • Bad
  • Main screen washes out under sunlight
  • Cover screen could be more functional
  • Weak battery life, slow charging
  • Low-light video could be better
Display (Primary) 6.70-inch
Processor octa-core
Front Camera 10-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 1080x2640 pixels
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