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Android 12 Tracker: MIUI 13, One UI 4, ColorOS 12, OxygenOS 12, RealMe UI 3

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Google Android 12 is the latest edition of the Android operating system for mobile devices. The Android 12 comes with a bunch of new features. Various Android-based OEM makers released a customized version of their software skins except for Huawei since it already decided to move forward with HarmonyOS operating system.

The list of Android OEM has customized Android 12 software skin-based software. There are some special ones listed below.

  • One UI 4 – Samsung
  • MIUI 13 – Xiaomi
  • ColorOS 12 – Oppo/OnePlus
  • OxygenOS 12 – OnePlus
  • Realme UI 3 – Real Me

This Android 12 tracker will bring you information regarding the latest Android version modified for different OEMs consisting of major ones – One UI 4, MIUI 13, ColorOS 12, Oxygen OS 12, Funtouch OS 12, Realme 3, and more. check the Android 12 tracker below.

Android 12 tracker

One UI 4.0 (Samsung): Features

Samsung’s One UI 4.0 based on Android 12, the tracker notes every detail for this latest One UI version for Galaxy Devices. One UI 4 for Samsung device brings new UI customization capabilities and privacy features that enhance on-the-go portability in different use cases.

There are new home screen customizations such including better home screen layout, icons, notifications, wallpapers as well as custom widgets to offer deep customization.

The Android 12 based One UI 4 enhances the One UI security features and provides a robust privacy and protection program. The latest privacy features have a new permission feature, as well as permission history from the past.ย 

One UI 4.0 Beta is currently open for Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra devices in China, India, Germany, Poland, South Korea, UK, and the US.

However, Sammyfans has brought us an expected device list that could potentially be receiving the next major version of One UI. These are:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 5G
  • Galaxy S20 5G UW
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 5G
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Fold 5G
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy M32
  • Galaxy A22 5G
  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy F52 5G
  • Galaxy M42 5G
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy M62
  • Galaxy F12
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy Quantum 2
  • Galaxy F42 5G
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy F22
  • Galaxy A52s
  • Galaxy M52 5G

MUI 13 – Xiaomi

The next version of MIUI has its flavor of enhancements and customizations over Android 12. The upcoming MIUI 13, comes with a new user interface that has a clean appearance.ย 

MIUI 13 will also introduce a new virtual RAM expansion feature for the Xiaomi devices. There are also other optimizations made to the UI in terms of Control Panel, icons, animations, and improved power management for extended use cases.

These could be the devices that are could upgrade over MIUI 13:

  • Mi 11 Ultra
  • Mi 11
  • Mi 11 Pro
  • Mi 11X
  • Mi 11X Pro
  • Mi 11 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 10
  • Redmi Note 10S
  • Redmi Note 10T
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
  • Redmi K40
  • Redmi K40 Pro
  • Redmi K40 Pro+
  • Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition
  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Redmi K30i 5G
  • Redmi K30 5G Racing
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Poco X3 NFC
  • Poco X3 (Non-NFC)
  • Poco X3 Pro
  • Poco F2 Pro/Poco X2 Pro
  • Poco C3
  • Poco M3 Pro 5G

ColorOS 12 – Oppo:

ColorOS 12 brings customization on top of Android 12. The latest version of Oppo’s custom Android brings a new UI style as well as redesigned icons, system animations, and emojis. These features are –ย FlexDrop, Smart Sidebar 2.0, Cross-Screen Interconnection feature, Car Screen Projection features, Omoji, Improved Animation, Improved privacy and security, Permissions reminder

This software is now will launch on October 11 for global users. The software is based on Android 12 and has already been released for the Chiese consumers on September 16, 2021.

Here are the ColorOS 12 Eligible Devices:

To be mentioned the company will have also included OnePlus under its ColorOS belt in China. (via RPRNA)

Early October 2021

  • Find X3 Pro
  • Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition
  • Find X3
  • OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 9 5G

November 2021

  • Find X2 Pro
  • Find X2 Pro Lamborghini Edition
  • Find X2
  • Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition
  • Reno6 Pro+ 5G
  • Reno6 Pro+ 5G Detective Conan Limited Edition
  • Reno6 Pro 5G
  • Reno6 5G

December 2021

  • Ace2
  • Ace2 EVA Limited Edition
  • Reno5 Pro+ 5G
  • Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition 5G
  • Reno5 Pro 5G
  • Reno5 5G
  • Reno5 K 5G
  • K9 5G
  • A95 5G
  • A93 5G

The first half of 2022

  • OnePlus 9R 5G
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • Reno Ace
  • Reno Ace Gundam Edition
  • Reno 10x zoom version
  • Reno Barcelona Custom Edition
  • Reno4 Pro 5G
  • Reno4 Pro 5G 2020 Summer Custom Edition
  • Reno4 Pro 5G Artist Limited Edition
  • Reno4 5G
  • Reno4 SE 5G
  • Reno3 Pro 5G
  • Reno3 Pro 5G Classic Blue Custom Edition
  • Reno3 5G
  • Reno3 vitality version
  • K9 Pro 5G
  • K7
  • K7x
  • A93s 5G
  • A92s 5G
  • A72 5G
  • A55 5G
  • A53 5G

OxygenOS 12: OnePlus

The OnePlus device owners are now testing the OxygenOS 12 beta first hand in the global market. Despite its new inheritance of Oppo.

Currently, the Android 12 beta for the OnePlus device is limited to the OnePlus 9 series and may soon expand for global consumers on other OnePlus models.

Below you can check all of the OnePlus Android 12 beta features followed by known issues and their eligible devices. (via RPRNA)

Here are the OxygenOS 12 Features:

System:

  • Optimized the auto-brightness algorithm to adapt screen brightness to more scenes for a comfortable screen reading experience
  • Optimized the mistouch prevention algorithm for curved screens to reduce accidental touches

New design

  • Added widgets that show key information of apps and provide instant access to functions
  • Optimized the page layout and the presentation of text and color to make key information stand out

Convenience & efficiency

  • Added swiftly switch floated windows, make operation more convenient
    Games
  • Optimized the frame rate performance under heavy-used scenes

Camera

  • Added the feature that supported customize the display order of camera mode
  • Optimized the zoom experience, make it zoom more smoothly

Performance

  • Added the form of chart to display battery usage
  • Newly supported pre-loading the apps that frequently used, to switch them on quickly
  • Improved the response speed of turning on or off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and NFC

Realme UI 3: Realme

Next in line is the fastest-growing Chinese smartphone brand – Realme and its new Realme UI 3 based on Android 12. This new Realme software will unveil on October 13 officially but there’s already a set of features that has been appeared.

Realme UI 3.0 comes with a new user interface and a spaced UI similar to the ColorOS 12. The widgets have a sense of information but the quick settings panel as well seems a copy of EMUI 11.

Realme UI is likely to fall under the following devices. However, it’s not a piece of official information.

Realme Narzo devices:

  • Realme Narzo 50A
  • Realme Narzo 50i
  • Realme Narzo 30 5G
  • Realme Narzo 30
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
  • Realme Narzo 20 Pro

Note: Above devices are confirmed to receive the next major update, while the below devices are unconfirmed.

  • Realme Narzo 30A
  • Realme Narzo 20A
  • Realme Narzo 20
  • Realme Narzo 10
  • Realme Narzo 10A

Realme GT devices:

  • Realme GT Neo 2
  • Realme GT Master Explorer
  • Realme GT Master
  • Realme GT Neo Flash
  • Realme GT Neo
  • Realmeย GT 5G

Realme X-series devices:

  • Realme X7 Max 5G
  • Realme X7 Pro Ultra
  • Realme X7
  • Realme X7 Pro
  • Realme X3
  • Realme X3 SuperZoom
  • Realme X50 Pro Player
  • Realme X50m 5G
  • Realme X50 Pro 5G
  • Realme X50 5G

Realme Q-series devices:

  • Realme Q3 Pro Carnival
  • Realme Q3 Pro 5G
  • Realme Q3 5G
  • Realme Q3i 5G

Note: Above devices are confirmed to receive the next major update, while the below devices are unconfirmed.

  • Realme Q2 Pro
  • Realme Q2

Realme V-series devices:

  • Realme V11s 5G
  • Realme V13 5G
  • Realme V11 5G
  • Realme V15 5G

Android 12 Tracker:

October 12, 2021: ColorOS 12 Launched

On October 11, 2021: Oppo launched ColorOS 12, for global users, following its launch in the Chinese market in September. The Beta-testing for devices will begin with Oppo Find X3 and will expand from November to the second half of 2022. (via RPRNA)

October 11, 2021: Android 12 Rootless theme

XDA reports that there’s a lot that’s new in Android 12 including an addition to resource overlays called Fabricated Overlays, which helps the system to manage the dynamic changes used in Material You and monet, to take a better shape in Android 13, which will be introduced next year.

October 12, 2021: Android 12 At a glance reappearing

Android 12 users are waking up to weather At a Glance. According to 9to5Google, this feature is now rolling out via a server-side and cannot be manually triggered, but hopefully, wider availability is coming sooner than later.

October 13, 2021: Realme UI 3.0 launched

Realme has launched its latest custom software skin – Realme UI 3.0 based on the Android 12 operating system. It comes with a bunch of new features and will be available for Realme devices.

October 18, 2021:

Google Calculator app is a prominent place to get your queries to sort out in seconds and it’s the first Android app that is receiving its first post Material You design update. (Via AndroidPolice)

October 19, 2021:

Google officially announced Android 12 for the public, starting today Google Pixel 3 and above devices are eligible to upgrade over the latest Android 12 and can enjoy the latest features offered by this new operating system (via Google)

Android 12 features

October 19, 2021:

Google has launched the Android 12 officially for global consumers but it’ll now gradually upgrade the stock system apps to inherit the Material You Design theme. In the latest edition, Google has changed the Sound app on Pixel phones and adopted the latest design schema. (via – Xda)

Android 12 Sound App Material You

October 21, 2021:

Samsung is rolling out the fourth One UI 4.0 beta update for the Galaxy devices, which brings a number of new changes, including fixes for issues where some menus were partially untranslated right after an update, Google AOSP reflected, overscroll effect changed from existing glow to stretch form. Furthermore. This One UI 4.0 beta also applies pet lighting effect, stabilizes color theme effect fixes keyboard shortcut issue, adds fixes for calling and texting on other devices.

Bixby not being called on the lock screen, fixes system UI forced shutdown, and many others apply improvements. (via – Sammy fans)

October 21, 2021:

Well-known Weibo tipster – Digitalchatstation confirmed that Xiaomi MIUI 13 has been improved a lot and many parts of the user interface have also been changed with the new user experience. The base software is Android 11 and 12 versions.

MIUI 13 changed a lot

On November 12, 2021:

OnePlus has opened Android 12 based OxygenOS 12 beta testing for OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 series users around the globe. This is a closed beta test and the corresponding users will be able to test the latest software features ahead of public release. (via OnePlus)

Note: This Android 12 tracker will be updated continuously.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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First Android 14 Developer Beta announced, launch around HarmonyOS 4

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Android 14 HarmonyOS 4

Android 14 is the next software version for the Android ecosystem. On February 8, Google stepped ahead to begin the development of this major upgrade with the first developer beta.

Google has released the roadmap for the development, beta testing, platform stability, and the final release of Android 14, which reveals meet the launch of Huawei HarmonyOS 4 later in the second half of 2023.

The first developer preview is already out for the Pixel devices. However, Google could open early access to other smartphone makers such as OnePlus by April when the open beta campaign kicks off.

As mentioned by the Android company, Android 14 is projected to reach platform stability by the end of July. But there’s still a possibility of these milestone timelines to delay, similar to last year.

Android 14 development milestone

For your information, the Android 14 developer preview will be a very useful and early gift to the developer community. It will pave a way for the app devs to know more about the upcoming APIs and app features ahead of the final launch.

Looking into the developer preview features, Android 14 promises to improve productivity, enhances performance, improvements to security, and privacy, and bring new customizations.

Yes, there are new tweaks and changes made over Android 12, while there are more that will be visible as the development progress further. Throughout this phase, these developers (and later users) will help to fix bugs and make improvements to the Android 14 source code.

HarmonyOS 4:

Aside from the Android 14 developer beta, Huawei is preparing for the HarmonyOS 3.1 rollout but the company is working on HarmonyOS 4 as a major release for the next generation of Huawei devices. For now, there’s no official launch date available but we are likely to hear more on this at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2023 event.

HarmonyOS 4 promises big upgrades over HarmonyOS 3 and a major restructure in the user interface (UI). Nonetheless, we’ll keep you posted.

Android 14 HarmonyOS 4

(source – Android)

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Despite being an Android babyface, Samsung failed to understand dynamic theme in 2022

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Samsung

2022 is the year of Android 13 and Android phone makers spotted sending this software update with improved dynamic theme options, but as a babyface, it seems like Samsung still has not learned the core concepts of the dynamic theme.

Introduced with Android 12, the Material You powered dyanamic theme brings brand new settings to tweak the user interface. Instead of being just a feature, the dynamic theme became a part of Android’s soul. With Android 13, Google further polished the dynamic theme so it could be adapted to all Android devices.

Dynamic Theme (Simple version): Once you apply a new wallpaper, the phone generates a range of colors based on that wallpaper. The set of colors is called a color palette and it is then applied throughout the user interface.

Following the decline of Huawei, Samsung is enjoying unlimited Android prowess. It’s projected as a major Android promoter and a babyface. And why not? After all, the South Korean phone maker keeps on posting new mobile shipment records.

However, the handling of the dynamic theme in One UI 5 (which is based on Android 13) shows that Samsung wasn’t serious about being an Android babyface in 2022.

You may want to know, how I reached this conclusion and why Samsung is a failure when it comes to precise work. Let’s find out together.

Appearance:

The user interface is all about appearance, and so does the dynamic theme. Using the dynamic theme on Samsung One UI 5 is different from stock Android 13.

Note: I’ve used the same pixel wallpaper on both Samsung and Pixel devices. So, we can keep the comparison on the same level.

Home Screen:

Below is the home screen, which looks as usual on both One UI 5 and stock Android 13.

home screen

Quick Settings:

Both of the quick settings are using Material You in elements, such as quick access icons and sliders. However, the background on stock Android 13 is solid and remains black. On the other hand,ย  Samsung uses a translucent background in the quick settings, which has not changed even with the Android 13. It is Samsung’s way of implementing features. While in some scenarios, this way obstructs the viewing experience.

Quick settings

For example, the translucent background is now reflecting the colors of the app opened in the background. It also compromises the look and feel of the quick settings icons and the whole quick settings UI. But it becomes subtle when used on top of the Settings menu.

Below you can check the example of the quick settings opened over the following screens.

(Left – on top of home screen wallpaper, on top of Play Store, on top of Settings menu).

Quick Settings

Settings:

The setting is an important part of UI, which we access at least once a day. The layout, font, and elements are different in these two softwares. But Samsung used a slight proportion of the color palette in the Settings’ background and remain neutral for applying to the rest of the user interface.

Settings menu

Themed Icons:

I love themed icons because it brings a new look to the app icons. However, Samsung’s way of doing things is a little more disappointing than what it actually looks.

Below you can check Samsung One UI icons painted with color pallets alongside stock android icons. The use and management of contrast in the background and tint on the shape (size too) are super lazy on One UI app icons.

On the flip side, stock Android gets these things done in the best way possible.

themed icons

There’s further inspection on this available, apply Dark Mode and see the change.

dark mode

Verdict:

We don’t need to explain the results. But It is certainly not nice to implement the dynamic theme for the Android babyface Samsung in 2022.

What could’ve happened?

If possible, Samsung should’ve to blend more into the material rather than bleed into the material. Improve icons, and check visibility levels of the UI elements and the current issues may resolve to an extent.

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MagicOS 7/Android 13 beta rolling out for Honor phones

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Honor MagicOS 7 eligible devices

Last month, Honor announced Android 13 based MagicOS 7 and its beta is now rolling out for several models. The rollout is confirmed on various models mentioned in the official roadmap.

According to the information, Honor MagicOS 7 is released for closed beta testers and selected participants will move to public beta in the next phase. After completing the beta test, Honor will send stable MagicOS 7.

Let’s look into the models and their corresponding Honor MagicOS 7/Android 13 beta versions:

Honor Magic V:

The phone is receiving MagicOS 7.0.0.101 upgrading from Magic UI 6.0.0.185.

Honor Magic v Android 13 magicos 7

Honor Magic 3 Series:

Honor Magic 3, Magic 3 Pro, and Magic 3 Supreme Edition are receiving MagicOS 7.0.0.107 upgrading from Magic UI 6.0.0.139.

honor magic 3

Honor Magic 4 Series:

Honor Magic 4, Magic 4 Pro, and Magic 4 Supreme Edition getting MagicOS 7 version 7.0.0.108 version upgrading from Magic UI 6.0.0.178.

Honor magic 4

Honor V40:

Honor V40 series is also eligible to download MagicOS 7 closed beta with version 7.0.0.121 users will have to download Magic UI 4.0.0.201 and 205 to participate in the beta activity.

honor v40

MagicOS 7:

Honor MagicOS 7.0 is a people-centered intelligent interconnection ecosystem, it continues to improve AI Services. The software is also released with a personalized OS, protects privacy and security proactively, and updated the accessibility operation.

honor magicos 7

Beta:

It’s noted that the active rollout is spreading as Log and Nolog software packages.

Global:

Currently, Honor is conducting these beta activities in China and it may soon open for global users of these devices.

Notes:

  • All of the eligible Honor smartphone owners must have to download the required firmware version before upgrading to MagicOS 7 closed beta.
  • During the closed beta testing, users are recommended to join the software user experience improvement program. You can report or suggest features to support closed beta testing environments.
  • This software update won’t erase your data but it’s recommended for you to make a backup of important files.
  • Users are suggested to update system apps to meet the compatibility.

(source – Honor 1, 2, 3, Reddit)

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