Samsung kicks off One UI 3.0 (Android 11) beta program for the Galaxy S20 series
What you need to know
- The Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program is now open for Samsung's Galaxy S20 series.
- The public beta program is now live in South Korea and will soon be available in the U.S. and a few other markets.
- Aside from the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung is likely to soon launch a public One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy Note 20 series as well.
Last month, Samsung rolled out a One UI 3.0 developer beta program, allowing developers to test out its Android 11-based custom skin before the public release. A month later, Samsung has now opened up the One 3.0 beta program to the public. As reported by the folks at SamMobile, the One UI 3.0 beta program is now open for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra users in South Korea. The Galaxy S20 FE, which is one of the best Android phones the company has released this year, isn't part of the beta program yet.
In the coming weeks, the beta program is likely to expand to the U.S., Germany, Poland, India, the U.K, and a few other countries. Samsung is also expected to soon launch the first One UI 3.0 beta for the Galaxy Note 20 series. Seeing how Samsung opened up the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta program to the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 phones last year, there is a good chance that the company will release the One UI 3.0 public beta to the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series as well.
In addition to the all the new Android 11 features, One UI 3.0 also includes new Bixby Routines, weekly device usage trends in Digital Wellbeing, more dynamic lock screen options, improved autofocus performance, and more call screen customization options.
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