Samsung surprises some Galaxy users with Android 11 update earlier than anyone expected


Samsung’s Android 11-packed One UI 3.0 update has finally started rolling out earlier this month, with devices like the flagship Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra the first to land this blockbuster upgrade. The release looks set to continue throughout 2020 with Samsung confirming that the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 20 are all getting the changes in January.

Now there’s more good news about this upgrade. Owners of the Galaxy S20 FE weren’t expected to get Android 11 until February, but reports are starting to surface which suggest things have actually started a little earlier.

Samsung-centric website SamMobile says some owners of the S20 FE have now begun seeing Android 11 appearing on their devices which could show that new features are arriving on these phones far earlier than first expected.

Admittedly, it seems this first release is only in Russia right now but it’s sure to spread to more areas in the coming weeks and that will please owners of the S20 FE who surely felt a little miffed by with the news that they were originally receiving this One UI 3.0 upgrade so much later than the more premium S20 and S20 Ultra.

When Android 11 does arrive on devices there’s certainly plenty to look forward to with Samsung recently revealing full details about this upgrade.

Once downloaded the first thing you’ll notice is a new look which should make things more appear less cluttered and easier on the eye.

Samsung says the design upgrades in One UI 3 have been created to bring more simplicity and elegance to the whole One UI experience.

New visual effects will help you quickly focus on what matters most, and redesigned widgets make sure your Home screen looks more organised and less of an app-filled mess.

There’s even a change when the screen is locked with redesigned widgets letting you control music, and see important information, like calendar events and routines, without having to swipe and unlock your device.

Of course, we’re spending way too much time staring at our screens and One UI 3 has been built to improve your digital habits.

Samsung has included quick ways to see usage information that reveals exactly how much screen time you’ve had. Other useful additions include a new way to customise the Quick Panel so you get the features you want where you want them.

Finally, there are some improvements to the camera with One UI 3 installed. Improved AI-based zoom on photos, and improved autofocus and auto-exposure help capture a great shot.

“The launch of One UI 3 is just the beginning of our commitment to offering Galaxy consumers the best mobile experiences possible by giving them access to the latest OS innovation, as soon as it’s available,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “One UI 3 represents an integral part of our mission to continually create new innovative and intuitive experiences for our consumers throughout their device lifecycle. So when you have a Galaxy device, you have a gateway to new, unimagined experiences for years to come.”


December 2020: Galaxy S20 • Galaxy S20+ • Galaxy S20 Ultra

January 2021: Galaxy Note 10 • Galaxy Note 10+ • Galaxy Note 20 • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra • Galaxy S10 • Galaxy S10+ • Galaxy S10 Lite • Galaxy Z Fold 2 • Galaxy Z Flip

February 2021: Galaxy Fold • S20 FE

March 2021: Galaxy A51 • Galaxy M21 •Galaxy M30s • Galaxy M31 • Galaxy Note 10 Lite • Galaxy Tab S7

April 2021: Galaxy A50 • Galaxy M51

Published at Tue, 22 Dec 2020 07:13:39 +0000

Samsung surprises some Galaxy users with Android 11 update earlier than anyone expected


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