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Samsung officially unpacks One UI 4 during its latest press event

One UI 4 is officially live. (Source: Samsung)
One UI 4 is officially live. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has formally unveiled One UI 4 today. The OEM has indicated that this new interface is intended for use across all devices a given user might have from its brand, from its accessories to its mobile devices or PCs. Accordingly, it contains the latest versions of features such as SmartThings Find and Quick Share.

Samsung's 2021 Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event was markedly light on new hardware, which may be unfortunate for those hoping for a successor to the Galaxy S20 FE. One UI 4 was formally introduced, at least. This latest iteration of Samsung's software is meant to be as cross-platform as possible, in an ostensible response to Apple's multi-device integration.

This involves features such as Quick Share between devices such as those of the S21 series and Galaxy Books, across which the user can transfer the results of new photo-editing features such as increasingly intelligent and accurate snipping of specific subjects or objects out of a given image to use in different projects.

One UI 4 also supports the latest forms of Google apps on Galaxy Watches, as well as Samsung Health Together, by which users can set up competitions with others, so groups can enter races to reach training or exercise goals.

The new update also expands SmartThings Find to things such as Galaxy Buds or even S Pens, leveraging up to 1.5 billion instances of data exchange between different Samsung devices in a network to help find a lost accessory. A user can also recruit friends or family to do the same.

One UI 4 based on Android 12 is currently available to Galaxy S21 devices as a beta right now, although the OEM never mentioned when the additional ecosystem features are to come online exactly.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-20 (Update: 2021-10-20)