Samsung’s latest One UI builds for phones and smartwatches, labeled as version 4.1.1 on mobile (launched on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4) and 4.5 on wearables (launched on the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro), is now headed out to last year’s devices. This is a common Samsung “W” move, bringing all of the new software features to its older phones. Hate it or love it, you expect nothing less from the King of Android Updates.
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According to Samsung’s announcement, the software updates will start with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 beginning this week and will roll out gradually across the globe. One UI 4.1.1 will also get out to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, and original Z Flip and Z Fold. For watch lovers, One UI Watch 4.5 will be supported on Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. For older devices like Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, the company says that, “users will be able to enjoy a software update that delivers selected features from the One UI Watch 4.5.”
As for what’s inside, it’s not a small list. The foldable phones are getting plenty of new goodies, most notably the new Taskbar on the Galaxy Z Fold line, plus smartwatches are getting treated to the updated QWERTY keyboard, further watch face customization, as well as blood pressure and ECG (electrocardiogram) monitoring. That’s solid.
For a full rundown of what’s inside, follow the link below.