Samsung rolls out Android 12L for foldables, Wear OS 4.5 for watches

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Eric Zeman / Android Authority

TL; DR

  • Samsung is starting to roll out Android 12L to all of its foldable phones.
  • The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 will be the first to receive the software.
  • One UI 4.5 is also heading to older Samsung Galaxy Watches.

One UI 4.1.1 update based on Android 12L will be rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 starting today. It will add features like the new taskbar that lets you access and switch apps faster. You’ll also get new multitasking gestures.

Previous-generation Flip phones will see an upgrade to Quick Shot mode with the ability to preview photos. Samsung is also bringing more features to the cover screen of these devices, so users can make calls, call back missed calls, reply to texts, and access quick settings right from the small screen.

Samsung will also extend Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, and the original Galaxy Fold. However, users who own these devices may have to wait a bit to get their new digs.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Updates

Only the Galaxy Watch 4 series will receive the full version of One UI Watch 4.5.

As for its smartwatches, Samsung will release One UI Watch 4.5 firmware to Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 series. However, only Watch 4 series will get the full version of the software, while other devices from the list will carry over selected features from One UI Watch 4.5, including two new watch faces and snore detection.

The Samsung Health Monitor app for measuring blood pressure and ECG will also be extended to Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch Active 2 users in 24 new markets.

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