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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gains usability improvements with One UI 4.1.1 and Android 12L

One UI 4.1.1 and Android 12L should make the Galaxy Z Fold2 more usable when opened. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
One UI 4.1.1 and Android 12L should make the Galaxy Z Fold2 more usable when opened. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
Samsung has released Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold2. Rolling out as One UI 4.1.1, the update arrives as F916BXXU2HVHA. Not only does One UI 4.1.1 contain a taskbar, but it also features a revised notification shade and a two-column layout in apps that are Android 12L-optimised.

Samsung has started rolling out One UI 4.1.1 to the Galaxy Z Fold2, the latest Galaxy Fold to receive the interim update before One UI 5 arrives. Seemingly, Samsung is gradually bringing One UI 4.1.1 to all Galaxy Fold models, with the original Galaxy Fold the last in line to receive the update. As always, it could take Samsung a few days to release the update to all eligible smartphones; currently, the update has reached some European countries, including Germany.

Rolling out as F916BXXU2HVHA, One UI 4.1.1 brings Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold2, a long-awaited update that contains several usability improvements over the regular Android 12. Announced last year, Android 12L features a touch bar for simpler navigation when multitasking, as well as a two-column layout in the notification shade. Additionally, the latter extends to apps that are Android 12L-optimised, including Settings.

Moreover, Samsung allows the pinning of app pairings to the taskbar, such as a web browser and an email client. Upon clicking the app pairing, the Galaxy Z Fold2 should launch both apps in a split-screen view. Also, One UI 4.1.1 includes improved window resizing and Flex mode, which puts a trackpad on the foldable display's lower half when you have the smartphone half open. Furthermore, Samsung has integrated superior optical character recognition (OCR), meaning that you can pull text directly from a photo. You can discover the full One UI 4.1.1 changelog on Samsung's dedicated support document.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-09-16 (Update: 2022-09-16)