The Galaxy S20 begin to receive Android 11 with One UI 3.0

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The Galaxy S20 are high-end models with a great presence in Spain, and Samsung knows that it cannot neglect its prestige, both at the hardware and software level. In each new update, the South Korean manufacturer must demonstrate that, not only does it update at the maximum possible speed, but that they must also give the most of them with their One UI customization layer. Android 11 is already beginning to reach these mobiles.

The Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra begin to receive One UI 3.0 and Android 11

Just yesterday we learned about Samsung’s initial plans for its Android 11 and One UI 3.0 updates in an official list, a list in which there were not all the Spanish models (as it was the official list of Samsung Egypt) but that served us to make us an idea about the deployment dates of each update.

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In these plans, the Galaxy S20 was planned to be updated during the month of December, but without knowing if it would be at the beginning or end of the month. Well, we won’t have to wait long, since Samsung has started the official rollout of updates to Android 11 with One UI 3.0 in the United States.

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One of the main unknowns is the Galaxy S20 FE, a mobile that despite belonging to the S20 series, it may take a little longer to receive the update. Being a mobile that did not appear in the official list of Samsung Egypt, we will have to wait to receive news from Samsung Spain or wait a few days for it to surprise us.

If you are curious to know the changes that your Galaxy S20 will have with the new update, we have compiled all the news of One UI 3.0 and Android 11 that appeared during the beta version.

All One UI 3.0 changes seen in beta versions

  • Starting screen
    • Long-press on an app to add an associated widget.
    • Turn off the screen by double-tapping an empty area on the home screen. You can turn this on in Settings> Advanced features> Motion and gestures.
  • Lock screen
    • The dynamic lock screen now has more categories and you can select more than one.
    • Lock screen widgets have been improved.
  • Quick panel
    • View your conversations and media more conveniently in their own sections when you swipe down from the top of the screen.
  • Always On Display
    • The Always On Display widgets have been improved.
  • Accessibility
    • Get quick access to the most important accessibility settings during device setup.
    • Get recommended accessibility features based on what you use.
    • Configure Accessibility shortcut more easily in settings.
    • Sound detectors now work with your SmartThings devices, such as televisions and lights, to give you more visible alerts when the doorbell rings or a baby is crying.
  • Samsung keyboard
    • You can find the keyboard in settings more easily under General Management under Settings, and the settings have been rearranged to put the most important ones first.
  • Samsung DeX
    • Now you can connect to compatible TVs wirelessly.
    • New multiple touchpad gestures allow you to change screen zoom and font size more easily.
  • Internet
    • The ability to block websites from being redirected when you tap the back button has been added.
    • Added warnings and blocking options for websites that launched too many pop-ups or notifications.
    • Menus reorganized to facilitate searching.
    • Several new plugins were added, including one that translates websites.
    • The added option hides the status bar for a more immersive browsing experience.
    • The maximum number of open tabs has been increased to 99.
    • Added ability to lock and reorder tabs.
    • Improved tab bar design now compatible with all devices.
    • End of support for Samsung Internet Edge Panel.
  • Contacts and phone
    • Added ability to edit multiple linked contacts at once.
    • Added an option to help you quickly remove duplicate contacts.
    • Search experience improved.
    • The bin storage period was extended from 15 to 30 days.
  • Calls
    • Added ability to customize call screen with your own images and videos.
  • Messages
    • Created a trash can to store recently deleted messages.
  • Call and text on other devices
    • Added the ability to turn calls and texts on or off on other devices with Bixby Routines.
  • Calendar
    • Events with the same start time are now displayed together in month and agenda view.
    • Reorganized options for adding and editing events.
    • Improved layout for full screen alerts.
  • Reminders
    • Improved layout for full screen alerts.
  • Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls
    • Trends have been added to your weekly report. You can see how your usage has changed since the previous week, and check the usage time for each feature.
    • Added phone usage time while driving to weekly report.
    • Added a lock screen widget so you can check your screen time without unlocking your phone.
    • Separate profiles have been added for personal and work modes so you can track your screen time separately.
  • Camera
    • Improved functionality and usability of autofocus and auto exposure.
    • Improved stabilization when taking pictures of the moon at high zoom levels.
  • Photo editor
    • Added ability to revert edited images to their original versions.
  • Bixby routines
    • Grouped preset routines help you get started quickly and learn how to easily create your own routines.
    • Now you can see what actions are reversed when a routine ends.
    • New conditions have been added, such as a specific start time, disconnection from a Bluetooth device or Wi-Fi network, a call from a specific number, and more.
    • New actions have been added, including chat with Bixby and accessibility actions.
    • You can add a custom icon for each workout and add workouts to the lock screen for quick access.

Most relevant changes in Android 11

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  • Notifications:
    • Notification bubbles: Android now incorporates a native floating notification system similar to the Facebook Messenger bubbles, but much more efficient (so much so that even Facebook abandons its system in Android 11). Applications like Telegram are already experimenting with this system and it is to be hoped that it will also end up on WhatsApp.
    • Controls for multimedia applications are now part of the quick settings panel.
    • Now we will have a notification history for each application.
    • Grouped notifications have a cleaner and more visual appearance.
    • Priority notifications allow us to select more important contacts and receive personalized notifications with their avatar and able to bypass do not disturb mode.
  • After holding down the power button, we will not only have access to payment cards, but we also have the possibility of having control of the home automation.
  • Privacy:
    • Specific storage becomes a mandatory feature: From now on, applications that require the use of storage permissions will not be able to register your mobile in full, but only access the files necessary for their use.
      • An exception is made for file managers, which still need full access.
    • Automatic restoration of permissions: When we have not used an app for a long time, it will lose access to the permissions it already had.
    • One-time permissions for camera or microphone: Want to give an app permission to use the camera or microphone but don’t want to give it permission forever? Now you can allow them to use these elements once.

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