Here’s what One UI 3/Android 11 beta brings for the Galaxy Note 10
Following the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 flagship, Samsung has started to rollout Android 11 based One UI 3.0 beta testing for the Note 10. Users of this lineup in selected countries can jump on the Samsung Members app and enroll themselves to test the beta build.
One UI 3 (Android 11) brings new changes in the user interface including the Home screen and quick panel. It also brings performance improvements to open apps quicker while spending less power on the tasks.
One UI 3.0 also increases that device security and allows you to control your device’s security with new privacy controls, one-time permissions, and enhanced Digital Wellbeing.
There’s a lot more than One UI 3.0 brings for the Galaxy Note 10 and you can check the complete change down below.
One UI 3.0 beta changelog for Samsung Galaxy Note 10:
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We’ve refreshed the look and feel of One UI 3 in lots of ways, big and small, from new, more consistent icons to smarter organization of the quick panel and notifications. Motion is smoother and more natural than ever, with improved animations and haptic feedback for common interactions. And the interface responds to different screen sizes to provide the best experience on any device, whether it’s a phone, foldable, or tablet.
We optimized One UI 3 with enhanced dynamic memory allocation, so apps run faster and perform better. We’ve also restricted background activities to provide better performance and power usage.
Home screen and Lock screen
• Add widgets by touching and holding an app icon on the Home screen.
• Turn off the screen by double tapping on an empty space on the Home or Lock screen. (Set it up in Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures.)
• On the Lock screen, tap the clock area to see widgets like calendar, weather, and music.
• New image categories have been added to Dynamic Lock screen, and you can select up to 5 categories at once.
• Get an interactive preview when setting a wallpaper.
• We’ve made it easier to edit the Always On Display and Lock screen.
Calls and chats
• See conversations separately in the notification panel. Works with Messages and your favorite chat apps.
• Add a call background to see a picture or video when you make or receive a call.
Pictures and videos
• Take pictures quicker with improved auto focus and auto exposure.
• View, edit, and share pictures and videos more easily from Gallery.
• Find pictures and videos quicker with new search features and categories in Gallery.
• Revert edited pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never lose a shot.
• Settings has a new simpler look and feel. Your Samsung account is shown at the top, and Home screen settings are now easier to access.
• Find the settings you need more easily with new Search features. You’ll get better results for synonyms and common misspellings, and you can tap on tags to see groups of related settings.
• Quick settings buttons have been reduced to provide only the most commonly used features. You can also add buttons to create your own customized quick panel.
• Increased the number of input languages to 370.
• Made it easier to paste copied images and verification codes from text messages.
• Added emoji and sticker suggestions when you enter a text-based emoticon.
• Improved the keyboard layout to provide a larger space bar when entering web and email addresses.
• Reorganized Keyboard settings so it’s easier to access frequently used settings.
Maintain a healthy balance between work and life by minimizing repetitive and complicated tasks and handling them efficiently.
• Bixby Routines has even more controls to help you automate your life, including a setting to return everything to the way it was before the routine ran.
• New routines will be recommended based on your daily life and usage patterns.
• New icons and Lock screen widgets make it easier to find and control your routines.
• In Internet, you can hide the status and navigation bars for a more immersive experience and quickly translate webpages.
• You’ll be prompted to block websites that send too many pop-ups or notifications.
• You can browse and select cloud drive files from the file selection screen in My Files.
• You can now delete cache files in My Files to easily free up storage space.
• Events with the same start time are displayed together in the month and list views in Calendar.
Easy media and device control
Media and device control is easier with the improved media panel in notifications. You can see recently used media apps and quickly change the playback device. You can also quick-launch Android Auto by selecting it from the Connections menu in Settings.
Identify and improve your digital habits
Improved Digital Wellbeing features make it easy to check how you’re using your phone or tablet and help you form good digital habits. Check your usage while driving or see weekly changes in your screen time by function at a glance through upgraded weekly reports. You can also use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.
Accessibility for everyone
One UI 3 recommends useful accessibility features for you based on your usage. The improved Accessibility shortcut makes accessibility features easier to start and use. You can use the Speak keyboard input aloud feature to get voice feedback of your typing even when TalkBack is turned off.
Stronger privacy protection
You can now let an app access to your microphone, camera, or location just one time. Any permissions that an app hasn’t used in a while will be automatically revoked. You can no longer give apps permission to always see your location in the regular permission popup. To let apps access your location when they’re not in use, you need to go to the location permission page for the app in Settings.
• In Clock, you can hear the time and preset name of the alarm read aloud when an alarm rings.
• Easily remove duplicate contacts stored in the same account in Contacts. The storage period for deleted contacts has been extended from 15 days to 30 days.
• You can view and edit the entire list of linked contacts in the integrated editing screen in Contacts.
• Added Trash in Messages so that recently deleted messages are stored for 30 days.
• Added Do not disturb for games so that you can focus on playing, as well as other improvements for enhanced performance.
Note: Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 3 update.
Warning! To participate in the One UI Beta Program, you must install the Beta software. Beta Software is intended for testing purposes only and may contain inaccuracies, errors, or cause unexpected performance. Some software features may be incomplete or unavailable. Beta software is provided “as is” and “as available” without any warranty of any kind by Samsung. Samsung expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied.
Use of Beta software is voluntary and at your own risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage resulting from your use of Beta, including loss of data. Samsung is not responsible for any damages resulting from or related to participation in the One UI Beta Program.
When will you get One UI 6.0 on your Samsung smartphone
At the annual Developers Conference 2022, Samsung officially introduced the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 version for Galaxy devices (smartphones, foldables, and tablets).
During the event, Samsung also announced the One UI 6.0 update rollout plan. Initially, the Android 13-based One UI 5 first arrived for the S22 series as an Open Beta program, later extended to older flagships.
One UI 6 – When it’s coming?
After Google, Samsung was the fastest Android 13 update distributor for Galaxy smartphones, beating rivals from China. Impressively, the company managed to deploy stable software update for all devices, setting an example for rivals that began rollout in hurry, such as OnePlus. Going back to the One UI 6.0 timeline, the company started Android 13 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series in early August 2022, which later expanded to Galaxy S21, Note 20, S20, and more.
For One UI 6, Samsung is likely to follow the same as it did with the One UI 5 last year. It means you can expect the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta program to start for the latest Galaxy S23 flagships by the last week of July or the first week of August. Do note that the Korean tech giant does not join Google for Android 14’s development.
Based on previous rollouts, and expected Android 14 development plan and Beta activities for Galaxy devices, Samsung would launch the One UI 6.0 at the 2023 Developers Conference later this year. However, Galaxy users having the latest flagship Galaxy device will be able to preview new design and features early.
Shortly after the announcement at Developers Conference, the South Korean tech giant may begin the One UI 6.0 Stable update rollout, first for Beta testers, followed by general users. Flagship Galaxy models are eligible for the early update, while the company may not take too much time to expand it to mid-range and budget phones, you can ensure your model’s eligibility in our list.
One UI 6.0 Roadmap
- Beta program – Late July or early August
- Stable/official – October 2023
You may have known that Google has already released Android 14 on the Beta channel. Back in February, the company rolled out two Developer Preview builds for supported Pixel smartphones, however, 3 more major Beta updates are expected before the official Android 14 debut.
Update: May 28 | Samsung may start the One UI Beta program early this year as new BWEE test firmware spotted on CheckFirm.
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Samsung’s Android 14-based One UI 6 update is not coming for some
In late October, Samsung released Android 13-based One UI 5.0, which expanded in November. Later on, the company introduced One UI 5.1, which inflated to Galaxy devices in mid-February. Meanwhile, we’ve compiled a list of Samsung devices that will not get the One UI 6.0 update, based on Android 14.
Back in February, Google released the Android 14 DP 1 (Beta 2 on May 10) to eligible Pixel phones. However, Samsung’s One UI 6 Beta testing is expected to start by the end of July or early August, followed by a Stable release later this year. Read more → Everything about One UI 6.0
The Galaxy flagships debuted after the S21 series are eligible for four major OS upgrades. At the same time, select mid-range phones, starting with Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A73, are also eligible to get up to four generations of Android upgrades and five years of patches.
The Galaxy S20 series and Note 20 series smartphones are no longer eligible for any major firmware upgrade. The same case is for the Galaxy Z Flip (LTE/5G), S20 FE (LTE/5G), Z Fold 2 5G, Note 10 Lite, S10 Lite, A51, and A71 devices.
It’s worth mentioning that all of the devices have received the Android 13-based One UI 5 as their third major update. As per the company’s software update policy, Samsung devices mentioned above (below in list format) won’t receive the next big Android update – Android 14.
- Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20 FE – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy A51 and A71
If you want to experience the upcoming Android 14-based One UI 6 software, upgrading to the Galaxy S23 is the best option for now. In the second half, Samsung will release the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 devices, which will also be getting One UI 6 in priority.
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Furthermore, the Korean community’s camera in charge also hinted that the Camera Assistant will be distributed to Galaxy A phones with One UI 6.0 in the second half.
Update, May 6:
Samsung’s collaboration with Google has resulted in a unified policy that it expects will create a more consistent and reliable UX for Galaxy users. Since One UI 6.0, foreground services of apps targeting Android 14 will be guaranteed to work as intended so long as they are developed according to the new foreground service API policy.
Samsung Galaxy users should use Super Steady Camera feature in these situations
Samsung offers a Super Steady feature to the camera app for Galaxy devices. This feature compensates for camera shake more powerfully than VDIS offered by Samsung smartphones. Here you can see in which situations you should use the Super steady feature to capture a perfect and high-resolution shake-free video through the Samsung Camera app.
During activities that cause camera shake and dynamic motion, still, pictures may be taken faster than when the VDIS option is active. Therefore, using Super Steady is effective in situations where the photographer moves a lot or in some situations where a steady shot cannot be captured due to the dynamic movement of the photographer.
However, this mode uses a large amount of correction margin to keep the camera shake extremely high. So in a still situation or in a low-light environment, the exposure time becomes longer to capture the light, and motion blur caused by camera movement is reduced.
Situations where Super Steady Feature is recommended.
- Situations where Dynamic movements occur
Situations to avoid using Super Steady
- When there is a little movement of the photographer
- When the light is dim
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How to enable it?
You can easily enable this feature, just need to open the Samsung Camera app >> Video Mode >> Tap on Palm shaped icon.