Samsung announced on December 3 that it will start rolling out Android 11 to Galaxy S20 phones. Just over a week later, Samsung has now also started the rollout of the One UI 3.0 update for the Note 20 (Ultra). Samsung Galaxy A devices will follow at a later time.
Update December 17: One UI 3 is now for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra available in Slovakia and will be coming to the Netherlands and Belgium soon. We have adapted and republished this article.
Update December 28: One UI 3 is now for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra available in the Netherlands. We have adapted and republished this article.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Android 11 update
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series was the first device series to get access to Android 11, along with Samsung’s new software layer, called One UI 3.0. Samsung previously announced that the Galaxy Note 20 would follow at a later time; presumably that moment is now. In the long term, all previous high-end devices will also follow, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Plus), the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and the S10e, the Galaxy Fold and Z Fold 2 and finally the Z Flip.
Although Samsung has not yet sent out an official message about the update, the rollout seems to have already started, it is confirmed via Reddit and Twitter. The update of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra for the carrier variant of the American AT&T has already started and the global rollout is now also starting. Sammobile reports that.
‘One UI 3.0 brings simplicity’
At the launch of the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra, the South Korean company announced that the update would bring even more ‘simplicity’ to its software shell. Functions such as the start screen, lock screen and the quick settings (notification panel) are ‘visually highlighted’ in One UI 3.0. The changes would make it easier to focus on the things you’re doing. One UI 3.0 brings further improvements to the Gallery app, helping you find the right image faster.
One UI 3.0 can also track your screen time, similar to Google’s Digital Wellbeing. The operating system will distinguish between normal use and the use of your phone while driving the car. Other changes in the ‘One UI 3.0 update’ are visual, or linked to the specific device or network to which the device is connected. All the aforementioned functions are available on all One UI 3.0 devices for clarity. Check out our overview of all the new features in Samsung’s One UI 3.0.
Android 11 rollout has started
Android 11 is now arriving on the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra purchased through Vodafone and T-Mobile. The update is available via SmartSwitch and in Belgium also via an OTA update (Over-the-Air). Should the update arrive, don’t forget to switch to Wi-Fi – the update reportedly weighs in at around 2.5GB, which would be a big drain on an average data bundle.
Check the settings menu under the heading ‘Software update’ to see if the update is ready for you. If it has not yet arrived, the update may not arrive at your device until a later time. Owners of other high-end Samsung phones, or Galaxy A devices, will have to wait for the One UI update for their device for the time being. Samsung Netherlands has in any case already announced how long these owners have to wait for the update. Have you already received the update on your Note 20? Let us know in the comments below this article.
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