Want to know when One UI 3 comes to your Samsung smartphone? Here it is rollout plan. Read on below to learn about the new features that come with this update.
Few topics have had mobile phone users and media as united as Android OS fragmentation and refresh rate. Manufacturers’ custom overlays make things slower, and Samsung has often gotten the most flake in the past – it’s had one of the heavier skins / launchers / whatever you want to call it, plus it has a significant portfolio of devices and their users to take take into account . This has meant that updates to the latest Android version have never been among the fastest out there.
Well, Samsung still has more galaxies than most other manufacturers have of their own brand of models, and it still sells them at a glance, and the internal One UI is still one of the most remote removed from ‘stock’ Android, if it remains even one thing.
But OneUI 3, based on the latest Android 11, is already here in less than 4 months after Google’s latest OS release. Which, when you think about it, is about the same time frame that Samsung released Android 10 last year, so maybe the story of the late updates itself is outdated.
Yet it is predictably the advanced galaxies that will first get Android 11 and One UI 3 – the latest S20 and Note20 families, but also the previous generation S10 and Note10. Others will certainly follow at the right time.
We take a brief look at what’s new and what’s changed on our S20 + running One UI 3, and we keep the S20 FE on OneUI 2.5 for comparison. Okay, honestly 3 OTA has not come to it yet – otherwise we probably would have updated it too.