The past generations of Samsung foldable smartphones and smartwatches will soon receive updated versions of the proprietary OneUI shell, which will bring them several new functions. In particular, Android 12L and OneUI 4.1.1 will add a new multitasking panel to the Fold smartphones, which debuted in Galaxy Fold4. When launching applications, the fixed row of applications will be minimized and placed next to the navigation keys. This will allow you to always have access to them and not make extra clicks to launch them.
In addition, now it is much faster to open applications in Split View mode – just drag the application from the new multitasking panel to the already open application.
But Flip owners will get additional options for interacting with an external display. For example, a new widget that allows you to call selected contacts when the smartphone is folded. The process of controlling the camera with the help of an additional screen will also be optimized.
The Galaxy Fold3, Galaxy Flip3, Galaxy Fold2, Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flip/5G models will receive the update. Samsung has already started rolling out the update for the third-generation Fold and Flip, so you can check your devices.
As for smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch4/Watch4 Classic should get the OneUI Watch 4.5 skin, which includes new watch faces and an updated QWERTY keyboard. Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 will also not be left without fresh firmware, but the list of innovations will be a little shorter.