Update (December 18, 2020, 9:15 a.m.): Samsung is currently rolling out the update to Android 11 and One UI 3.0 for the last model in the S20 series, reports SamMobile. In the first markets, users of a Galaxy S20 FE can download the new software version. Since Samsung is gradually distributing its updates, you should soon receive the long-awaited notification that Android 11 is also available for your mobile phone.
Update (December 3, 2020, 1:45 p.m.): As AllAboutSamsung announced, the update to Android 11 is now available for all users of the Galaxy S20, S20 + and the S20 Ultra in Germany. The update is approx. 2125 MB in size and is now available to you under “Software Update”. Just follow the installation instructions and you will soon have One UI 3.0 installed on your device.
Samsung has started rolling out its update to Android 11. After a beta test phase of several months, the first Galaxy S20 models are now getting the new One UI 3.0. We’ll tell you when you can expect the new user interface in Germany.
Because so far only American users have been lucky enough to equip their Galaxy S20 devices with the latest Android 11 update via the provider Verizon. This is still good news for us, because it officially means that the beta test is over and we can count on One UI 3.0 soon. Usually this does not take more than a few days, so that Android 11 Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra should soon reach Germany as well.
Android 11: The wait is over
Google itself released its latest Android version on September 9, 2020 and made it available immediately for its Pixel smartphones. It took Samsung three months to roll out the update for the first devices.
This has to do with Samsung’s own user interface, among other things. One UI 3.0 is based on Android 11, but offers various new features and its own design. So it takes time for the South Korean manufacturer to adapt Google’s new operating system for its devices.
Galaxy S20: The new update offers these features
In addition to the visual adaptation of the user interface, such as the overall appearance of first-party apps or the color tones of notifications, there will also be some practical new features. In the future, for example, it will be possible to switch off the screen of your Galaxy S20 with a double tap on the home screen.
You also get more filters for the camera and an improvement in the autofocus and automatic stabilization for single shots from the Galaxy S20.
First up are the models of the Galaxy S20 series. In January, the Note 10 and S10 series as well as Samsung’s foldable smartphones will get the big update. Older, but still very popular models such as the Galaxy A51 will then be delivered in March.