Oct 07, 2020 News
Samsung has finally started rolling out its One UI 3.0 Android 11 beta to the general public in the US and South Korea. The update incorporates Android 11’s new features alongside some Samsung-specific improvements and soon should also reach Europe, India, and China.
This update should deliver the One UI 3.0 public beta and Android 11 to all the T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S20 and Note20 devices in the next few weeks. For now, the software is not available for the Galaxy S20 though we hope this will change at some point. In addition, we are hopeful that the beta program may be available to older devices such as Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.
Some of the major highlights of this update include improved performance, a refreshed UI with new icons, a revamped Settings menu, new Bixby Routines, weekly usage trends in Digital Wellbeing, call screen customization, and more. There are minor UI tweaks like being able to touch and hold an app to quickly access its widgets, or double-tapping the home screen to turn off the phone’s display.
If you’ve got a supported device, you can enroll in the beta via the Samsung Members app. All you need to do is open the mentioned app and tap on the One UI 3.0 beta banner. Once you sign up, go to Settings > Software update > Download and install the first build. It is to be noed that the beta is not free of bugs so be weary of that and make sure to back up your data first.