Android Planet keeps you up to date with all the news from the Android world on a daily basis. If you have not been able to follow everything last week, we will update in this news overview. This is the most important Android news of the past few days.
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Finally: Android Auto is officially coming to the Netherlands
The time has finally come: Android Auto will soon be officially coming to the Netherlands and Belgium. This means that you no longer have to use the car service via a detour. Google reports that Android Auto will bring to more countries in the coming months (including the Benelux). If you have a device with Android 10 or newer, you don’t have to do anything. For example, users with Android 9.0 (Pie) or older can download a separate Android Auto app from the Play Store.
→ Read more about the Dutch release of Android Auto
Download: Samsung Galaxy S20 gets Android 11 update
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus or S20 Ultra? Then we have good news for you: the Android 11 update is rolling out for your device. The One UI 3.0 update is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S20, which also includes the Samsung S20 Plus and Samsung S20 Ultra. One UI 3.0 is Samsung’s own Android ‘shell’ and based on Android 11, the latest version of the operating system. You will automatically receive a notification when the update is ready for your device. Unfortunately, the update is not (yet) available for the Galaxy S20 FE.
→ Read more about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Android 11 update
These are Google’s best and favorite Android apps of 2020
The year is coming to an end and that means that the time for overview lists has come. Google is also making a contribution and presents its list of the best Android apps and games of 2020. These are the winners. The editors of the Google Play Store have made a distinction between the best apps and games and you can find the lists in the Play Store app on your smartphone or tablet, or tap this link to view the complete overviews.
→ Read on about the best Android apps and games of 2020 according to Google
This is when your Samsung phone (approximately) gets an Android 11 update
Are you waiting for an Android 11 update for your Samsung smartphone? Then we have good news. Samsung Egypt has announced when which smartphones will be updated to Android 11. As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra will be next: these phones will receive an Android 11 update this month. The Note 20 and S10 devices will follow in January. Cheaper smartphones in the Galaxy A series will have to wait longer and will be updated from March 2021.
→ Read on about Samsung’s Android 11 plans
Spotify Wrapped 2020: this is how you view your musical annual overview
Every year, the Spotify music service registers every minute that you listen to music. This is neatly packaged at the end of the year in an annual overview, in which you can see what your favorite artists, songs and genres are. The music service presents Spotify Wrapped 2020 at the top of the app when you open it, but this is not (yet) for everyone. Fortunately, you can also view the annual overview in a different way via this link.
→ Read more about Spotify Wrapped 2020
‘OnePlus will also release the 9E in addition to OnePlus 9 (Pro)’
In addition to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, OnePlus may announce another new smartphone next year: the OnePlus 9E. It is probably a slightly cheaper device. In addition to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, we can also expect a completely new device: the OnePlus 9E. This reports the usually reliable smartphone insider Max J. on his Voice-page. Max J. more often shares information about unannounced OnePlus phones and often gets it right.
→ Read more about the possible announcement of the OnePlus 9E