Samsung has officially released details and a plan to release Android 11 updates for its devices. The company starts shipping Android 11, along with One UI 3.0, via the Galaxy S20 series (S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra).
Users in most of Europe, South Korea and the US can expect the update to arrive over the next few weeks. Unlocked models of these phones will receive a software update as of today.
In addition to the S20 series, Samsung points out that the next models are in line to upgrade the Galaxy Note 20 / Ultra, Note 10, and S10. The Galaxy Z Flip, Z Fold 2, and Fold are also part of this wave and should start getting updates in the coming weeks. Samsung did not mention when Android 11 arrives on the Galaxy S20 FE, while Galaxy A devices will get it during the first half of 2021.
This update brings new native Android 11 features to Samsung phones, along with changes to Samsung’s One UI interface. There are more transparent effects, some application upgrades, and a lot of design changes.
When it comes to the interface, the functions used the most - such as the lock screen, home screen, notifications, Quick Panel - are visually enhanced to improve the visibility of essential information. There are also more fluid motion effects and animations for the One UI 3, and combined with the tactile response all of this makes navigation easy to use.