Samsung’s next major mobile UI update is expected to see the company transition to the big screen-friendly Android 12L operating system.
The Sammy Fans website discovered the changelog for Samsung’s One Hand Operation+ app related to One UI 4.1.1, which mentions it’s built on Android 12L (via Android Police) .
Android 12L was announced late last year as part of Google’s efforts to create a more tablet-friendly version of Android with large and foldable screens.
The news that Samsung is making the transition is good news for Galaxy Z Fold 3 owners and even better news for those interested in the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which will launch later this year. That device will run Android 12L pre-installed.
Android 12L offers an improved multitasking and split-screen experience across the board. Google is adding a dock at the base of the display, which will make it easier to add drag-and-drop apps to dual-monitor mode.
“In 12L, we’ve tweaked the user interface to make Android more beautiful and easier to use on screens larger than 600dp – across notifications, quick settings, lock screen, overview, home screen and more,” Google said on its Android 12L developer page.
Google adds: “Running apps in split-screen mode is a popular way to multitask, and in 12L we’ve made split-screen easier than ever to explore and use. use. Users can now drag and drop their favorite apps onto split screen directly from the taskbar, or they can also use the new “Split” action in the overview to start editing. split screen with one tap. “
The foldable Samsung will also benefit from a range of first- and third-party apps optimized for the larger, tablet-shaped display announced at Google I/O as part of Android. 13. More than 20 apps available including YouTube Music (which keeps artists front and center), Messages (multi-column view) and Maps (faster access to pertinent information) are now available. launched.