Samsung releases Android 12L and One UI 4.1.1

Two big updates are coming to Galaxy devices starting this week: Samsung just announced Android 12L for its older foldable smartphones, and Wear OS 3.5 for the Galaxy Watch 4 series. Starting today, Android 12L is available on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The update is included with One UI 4.1.1, the software version that installs out of the box on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4. Beyond last year's foldable devices, this update will also be available on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip/5G, and the original Galaxy Fold.

Android 12L and One UI 4.1.1 bring an updated taskbar to Samsung's large-screen foldable device. Also added are new gestures for quickly launching multitasking modes and an improved ability to take selfies using a protective screen. As for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, One UI 4.1.1 brings improved camera controls on the home screen, as well as new quick settings and Direct Dial for specific contacts.

In addition, the Galaxy Watch 4 series is updated to Wear OS 3.5, which comes with the Samsung One UI Watch 4.5 update. Beta testing of this update for the Galaxy Watch 4 series has continued over the past few months. Added support for a full QWERTY keyboard in the built-in Samsung app. Samsung is also celebrating new watch faces that started rolling out some time ago. Samsung is also bringing some of these new features to its older Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch Active 2 with two new watch faces and better snore detection. 

Samsung says these updates will start rolling out this week, with them rolled out gradually around the world over the coming weeks.

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