Just a few weeks after Google released the update for its Pixel smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series recently received the company’s One UI 4 update based on Android 11. Despite being the first manufacturer to release Android 12 for compatible devices after Google, Samsung has suspended the release of an update for its flagship Galaxy S21 series in South Korea, following an issue with compatibility with Google Play System. The Android 12 update reports for the Galaxy S21 come just days after the update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.
The One UI 4 update for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series of smartphones in South Korea has been suspended due to incompatibility with Google Play, according to a report by Tizen Help. The report also cites a response from a Samsung forums reviewer (translated from Korean) that a compatibility issue was found on a few devices after the Android 12 update.
Although the reviewer’s post did not shed light on what the issue is with Google Play on the Galaxy S21 smartphones in South Korea, it says that Google is trying to fix the issue on the affected devices. As soon as Google takes action on these issues, the company plans to release the One UI 4 update to users based on the Android 12 update.
The One UI4 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 has reportedly been discontinued in South Korea a few days later. Users in South Korea have complained that the update “broke” their smartphones, while others say their phones went into recovery mode after the update. Others are said to have encountered issues such as screen blinking, slow performance, audio not working and apps not working.
Samsung’s update for the Android 12 based One UI 4 for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones was announced on November 15, and includes the company’s Galaxy Watch series, including the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active. 2, and Galaxy Watch 3. The One UI 4 update brings new customization options, better privacy and security features, and the company has previously unveiled the roadmap for releasing the update on its other smartphones in the coming year.