After the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung promised that it would soon release the One UI 4.1.1 update based on Android 12L for its older foldable phones and tablets. And the company keeps its promise. A few days ago, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Tab S7, and Galaxy Tab S8 received the Android 12L update. Now the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has started receiving the Android 12L update.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 Android 12L based One UI 4.1.1 update comes with firmware release F916BXXU2HVHA. The update is available in Germany right now, but we expect it to be available in more countries over the next few days. The new software also includes the September 2022 security patch which fixes two dozen security vulnerabilities.
If you own a Galaxy Z Fold 2 in Germany, you can install the new update by going to Settings » Software update and typing Download and install. You can also download the new firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually. Remember to back up all your important data before the manual firmware flashing process.
What’s new in the Galaxy Z Fold 2 Android 12L (One UI 4.1.1) update?
Android 12L brings One UI 4.1.1 and taskbar to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. This makes multitasking easier. You can pin your favorite apps and app pairs to the taskbar and easily switch between them. You can also drag apps from the taskbar and drop them on top to open them in full-screen or split-screen multitasking mode.
The visible window handle at the top of each app makes it easy to switch between full-screen, split-screen, and pop-up views. Samsung has also added a few multitouch gestures to easily launch the multitasking view. The new software allows the Galaxy Z Fold 2 to display app names in the Edge panel. With the Touchpad function in the updated Flex mode, you can use half of the inner foldable screen as a laptop touchpad when the phone is partially folded.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 can extract text from any image or even the stock camera app. Even the Samsung keyboard supports extracting text from the camera view. This extracted text can be copied, shared with other apps, or translated into other languages. Based on the extracted text, the phone recommends certain actions, such as dialing a number or visiting a link.
The One UI 4.1.1 update also allows setting a different call background for each contact. The Samsung keyboard is now more customizable and you can rearrange expression buttons (emojis, stickers, etc.) by touching and holding them. You can customize the spacebar line and enter kaomoji.
Samsung has improved file search in the My Files app. The app can now search for information even in files and images. Search results can be sorted (date, file size, name and file type) and also filtered. A set of wallpapers can be created as a collection of backgrounds for lock screen, and this collection can also be changed.
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