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Samsung is Rolling Out Android 12 Beta to Galaxy S21 Owners

Samsung has announced that it’s rolling out a public beta of Android 12 for Galaxy S21 devices, to be officially available for the first time on Pixel phones.

Registration for the beta program will begin on September 14th. Users will need to register in the Samsung Members app to try it— and if Samsung repeats the past, the number of open slots will be eliminated. As of now, it’s only available in the U.S.

The beta is actually for Samsung’s One UI 4, its version of Android. On a Pixel phone, all the buttons are big and the colors change dynamically based on your wallpaper, a style Google’s calling “Material You.”

Samsungs rundown of what’s new in One UI 4 specifically calls out “theme options.” Here is Samsung’s official list:

  • A wealth of theme options let you adjust the look and functionality of your device, giving you tools to configure your home screen, icons, notifications, wallpapers, and much more.
  • Redesigned, upgraded widgets offer deep customization — from visibility to appearance.
  • You also get convenient access to a more robust and diverse array of emojis all in one place.

In related news, Samsung did also recently confirm a few details on the One UI 4.0 beta in the United States. In a community post, the company confirmed the beta would be headed to the US on the Galaxy S21 series, though only on unlocked or T-Mobile/Sprint devices.