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Original story (published on August 08, 2020) follows:
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra at a Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event on August 5. The event also welcomed the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Watch3, and Galaxy Buds Live, but one thing stood out for sure, at least for software update fans.
At the event, Samsung revealed that the Galaxy Note 20 will receive three Android OS updates all through to Android 13. That’s some feat coming from Samsung, which has been offering two OS updates to all Galaxy devices regardless of the price.
This changes going forward. And even better is that the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra aren’t alone. If you own any of the devices in the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 series, you are also guaranteed at least three Android OS updates.
Yes, this means OS updates for the Galaxy Note 10 and S10 series wont stop at Android 11, rather, Android 12 is also on the cards. But until then, lets talk about the latest offering from Samsung – the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11.
Regular PiunikaWeb readers probably have come across our list of Samsung Galaxy devices we think will receive the One UI 3.0 update. With new devices still expected in the near future, this list should keep growing.
But of course, not all eligible devices will be upgraded to Android 11 at the same time. Typically, premium models in the Galaxy S and Note series get the nod ahead of the midrange and budget devices in the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series.
In this article, we keep track of all Samsung Galaxy devices that have picked up the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 so far, beta or stable. As usual, we will keep this article updated with the latest news whenever a new Galaxy device bags the new OS.
Update 1 (August 18)
Samsung has now confirmed that the stable Android 11 update alongside One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy S20 line-up will be released later this year. As expected the S20 models will be the first Galaxy devices to bag the Android 11 update with others following soon. See more details here.
The company has now confirmed that a few devices from the Galaxy A series will be getting up to 3 major OS updates. Previously, it had only confirmed 3 OS updates for its flagship devices. According to the OEM the Galaxy A51, A51 5G, A71, A71 5G, and A90 5G will be the devices to bag 3 major OS updates.
Update 2 (September 07)
The latest development suggests that Android 11 is being tested on the Samsung Galaxy S20 series as well as the Galaxy M40 and A70S. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 3 (September 08)
IST 10:42 am: It appears that Samsung might be ready to release the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 soon. This is because a listing for the latest update to the Galaxy Wearable application shows something interesting in the changelog:
Support R OS.
Fix runtime exception.
Since Samsung has updated its app for wearables to add support for Android ‘R’, i.e., Android 11, it’s possible that the company may release the One UI 3.0 beta shortly.
Update 4 (September 09)
IST 08:10 pm: Samsung has kick-started the One UI 3.0 (Android 11) Developer Beta Program for the S20 lineup at least in Korea, and the registerations are now open even for the US region. Other regions may also get it soon.
Update 5 (September 14)
IST 02:15 pm: According to an announcement from Samsung, the Apps Panel feature will roll out to devices with the One UI 3.0/One UI 3.1 update. However, it will also be available on all Samsung phones with the One UI 2.5 update. Head here for more details.
Update 6 (September 15)
IST 11:30 am: Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 3.0 beta update based on Android 11 for the Galaxy S20 series. As expected, there are a bunch of new changes and improvements that One UI 3.0 brings to the table.
We’ve added the exhaustive changelog for the first beta update below:
– Touch and hold an app to add an associated widget
– Turn the screen off by double-tapping on an empty are of the Home screen. You can turn this on in Settings Advanced features Motion and gestures.
– Dynamic Lock screen now has more categories, and you can select more than one.
– Lock screen widgets are improved.
– See your conversations and media more conveniently in their own sections when you swipe down from the top of the screen.
– Always On Display widgets are improved.
– Get quick access to the most important accessibility settings during device setup.
– Get recommended accessibility features based on what you use.
– Set the Accessibility shortcut more easily in settings.
– Sound detectors now work with…