With the Android 12 rollout beginning for the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung is now turning its focus on the likes of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Samsung has released the second Android 12 beta for its 2021 foldable devices, but instead of introducing a slew of new features, this update is more focused on squashing bugs.
The biggest “bug” that’s being fixed in this release is for the Cover Screen, as the first update broke the 120Hz refresh rate, which was one of the defining features of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. This update also includes the November Android Security update, along with a few other changes to the device.
Even if you are able to join the beta program for the Z Fold 3, you might want to hold off a bit longer. There are still some “known” bugs that are causing complications, with the following issues being listed in the changelog for the latest update:
- Camera > More > + > Add more than 2 modes in MORE and save > Camera app ends when moving by mode
- If there is an error in the Samsung Health app operation, please update to the latest version of Galaxy Store.
As for the rest of the changelog, here’s what Samsung has shared as being fixed in this update:
- Fixed an issue where photos are not moved between folders in gallery.
- Improved camera operation.
- Improved the operations of lockscreen such as pause, blur, and etc.
- Fixed WiFi automatic connection error
- Fixed errors that don’t work at adaptive refresh 120Hz
- Apply SW stabilization codes (Reboot, pause, and etc)
- Improved the operations of screen and errors when switching between the cover screen and the main screen
- Improved charging operations
This is a pretty big bug-fix update for Samsung, but it’s definitely a necessary one. A recent leak suggests that Samsung could be gearing up to release Android 12 for both the Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 as soon as December. So if you want to get a taste of Android 12 on foldable devices, you don’t have too much longer to wait.