The Galaxy Z Fold4, Samsung’s flagship smartphone, was revealed this week. It is now available for pre-order. Samsung claims that the foldable flagship smartphone comes with One UI 4.1.1 and a host of new features for multitasking, which were developed with partners.
While design, screens, and cameras were the main focus of the announcement, a significant novelty was overlooked. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 will be the first smartphone to ship with the Android 12L operating system.
Google introduced Android 12 L in October 2021. It was then brought up six months later. This operating system is optimized for large screens and can be used on foldable smartphones, tablets, or Chrome OS devices. Android 12L is compatible with all devices, but it’s optimized for multitasking and has apps for larger screens.
Google apps are laid out in two columns. This makes it easier to navigate the square display. Social media and productivity apps know when the device has been folded so they can switch to the normal orientation.
Android 12L is only available in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. The small Flip4 clamshells have received the standard version of Android 12.
We published an early morning comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (Microsoft Mix Fold 2)