Hello Dear Friends welcome back to resultcorner in this article we are talking about In this article we are talking about The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is great, but its Android 12L I really love. Measured diagonally, Galaxy Z Fold4’s Main Screen size is 7.6″ in the full rectangle and 7.4″ accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is starting to get the new Android 12L update in South Korea. Samsung has already promised that the update will roll out in all markets soon so might not have to wait long to get it. As per SamMobile, the firmware is numbered F926NKSU1DVH9 and carries One UI version 4.1. 1.
The Z Fold 4 comes with an IPX8 rating, which means it is water-resistant – so no, it is not wateproof. However, the phone can be submerged in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes.
While the Flip 4 is more of a style statement, the Fold 4 is a productivity powerhouse. You can use the large 7.6-inch main display to run three apps at once in split-screen mode and use the new taskbar feature that imitates the taskbar on Windows laptops to quickly open apps.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is great, but its Android 12L I really love
Android 12L on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 lives and dies by the taskbar on the bottom edge. Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but it goes a long way in making the 7.6-inch display more manageable. It fills a role similar to the taskbar found on a Mac or PC, saving you from thumb yoga rather than giving your mouse pointer a break.
Not only is the taskbar easy to reach, but it practically begs you to multitask. It stacks a few must-have apps for everyday use next to some of your personal favorites, making it easy to jump from one focus to the next.
Once you get into the weeds of multitasking, you’ll also start to see some of your go-to combinations pop up to the far right of the taskbar. One of mine is a combination of Chrome and Google Maps — a perfect mix for navigating to a restaurant and reading a menu simultaneously.
Samsung’s version of the taskbar in One UI 4.1.1 sits at the bottom of the screen and lets you quickly access your favorite as well as most used apps. You can also launch up to 3 apps on the screen at once.
The App Pairs feature is there as well, allowing you to set up your favorite two or three windows and launch them all with just one tap. The whole UI experience seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Office apps, which means you can use the Galaxy Z Fold 4 as a replacement for your PC.
Even though the Galaxy Z Flip series remains the foldable of choice for the masses, largely because of its more accessible price point, the Galaxy Z Fold has always been better suited to those who need a true productivity behemoth.
Android 12L, the big-screen updated version of Android 12, went live as part of Google’s March Feature Drop for its Pixel smartphones. Nonetheless, we’ve been waiting to see it come to devices where it might actually make a difference.
Apart from bumping the SDK level, most of the changes in the Android 12L codebase were meant to address issues larger devices face when running Android. That includes UI tweaks, such as a two-column interface for the notification shade and a dedicated taskbar UI for improved multitasking.
For example, opening a video on YouTube can take on any number of layouts. It works fine with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 fully open, whether in landscape or portrait, full screen or not. However, the minute you try to watch a full-screen video with the display partly folded, you get the horror above.
Instead of shrinking the video and pushing it above or below the fold, it stays smack in the middle, where you can only see half of what you’re watching. Never mind the thick black bars — though they’re more due to the square aspect ratio than Android 12L.
Despite the quirky layouts, Android 12L is the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s biggest step in the right direction. Thankfully, Google promised to keep developing the software as long as Samsung keeps pushing foldables, so there’s still hope that some of the flaws get ironed out.
After all, the software keeps me coming back to a phone that every fiber of my being wants to believe is too big. My fibers aren’t wrong. It’s a behemoth, but a behemoth that proves its worth on my busiest days.
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