Samsung in the starting blocks with One UI 3.0

With the official launch of Android 11, Samsung has launched its first dedicated developer beta. A first step towards updating its smartphones to One UI 3.0.

- Samsung in the starting blocks with One UI 3.0

Galaxy S20 family // Source: Frandroid

After several months of beta, Android 11 has finally reached its final form on some devices – primarily Google Pixels. As usual, it will take a few weeks to several months before seeing this update arrive on smartphones from third-party manufacturers: this is the time needed for them to be able to completely wear their proprietary interface and make some improvements. .

Samsung, often criticized on the subject despite a now rather correct reactivity – at least on its most premium phones – vis-à-vis the number of changes made by its interface, does not intend to be left behind this year and is already preparing for the after. We already knew, One UI 3.0, the update to Android 11 for Korean phones is already in development and developers can now get their hands on it with a first beta offered in Korea.

At this time, this beta is only available for Galaxy S20 series devices, but it is very likely that the Galaxy Note 20 line will join this program very soon. This follows the logic of Samsung which had already indicated that its flagships early in the year would be the first to receive Android 11, sometime in 2020.

Last year, Samsung launched a public beta of One UI 2.0 in October, while the final version was pushed in December in France on the Galaxy S10.

What's new for One UI 3.0?

Korean developers have yet to share what's new in One UI 3.0 yet, but we can already guess some of the new things to come.

First of all, this update should include the main improvements made by Android 11, such as better organization of notifications, bubble chats, wireless Android Auto, and even better privacy. We also know that Samsung is working on a new version of its in-house browser, more immersive when scrolling through pages and more secure.

For the rest of the novelties of One UI 3.0, it will be necessary to wait for the Korean developers to share their first findings, which should not delay.

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