So, the schedule of the most awaited Android 11 based One UI 3.0 update for each eligible Samsung smartphone is finally arrived. Starting this month, the latest version of Samsung’s One UI will be released to various Galaxy devices until later next year.
Here, we’re talking about the older flagship smartphones of the Galaxy Note lineup, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. These smartphones are listed to receive the eleventh generation of Android from January next year. Samsung’s One UI 3.0 is built on Android 11 OS which brings several new features and improvements.
Meanwhile, the South Korea tech giant releases every single update to its Galaxy devices in several batches, so it is early to confirm the exact date for each smartphone market. However, it is confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10 series users will start grabbing the One UI 3.0 update starting January 2021.
As we know, the One UI 3.0 is already available as a testing version for various Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S20, Note 20, S10, and Note 10 series devices. Adding to this, Samsung has also provided a chance to its foldable devices such as Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series smartphones have got two One UI 3.0 betas in South Korea while the users of India and UK received the first One UI 3.0 beta update. Meanwhile, the company has yet to announce the One UI 3.0 beta testing program for the remaining eligible regions including the US, Germany, Poland, and China.
Under the One UI 3.0 beta testing program, users can test the latest features and improvements before its stable release. Similar to any other beta trial, users of the Galaxy Note 10 devices also face different kinds of bugs and issues.
As per the previous reports, Samsung Galaxy S20 models will become the first to get the latest features and improvements with the Android 11 based One UI 3.0 version. Beginning from the Galaxy S20 series, the One UI 3.0 will hit the Galaxy Note 20 series then it will arrive for the Galaxy Note 10 smartphones.
With the One UI 3.0, your phone’s user interface will be completely redesigned. Aside from the UI changes, it also brings a set of latest features, improvements for the old ones, and optimizations to the system.
You can check the entire update schedule and eligible Galaxy device via the attached article below.
Try Galaxy: Experience the Galaxy S24 series’ AI and camera features on all Android and iOS devices
If you are interested in the new AI-powered features and advanced camera tools of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, you can now try them out on your device with the updated Try Galaxy app. The app, which was previously only available for iOS users, is now compatible with all Android devices, including Galaxy models.
The Try Galaxy app allows you to enjoy the look and feel of the Galaxy S24 home screen and One UI 6.1 interface. You can access tutorials and interactive content to learn how to use the new features, such as Live Translate, Note Assist, Chat Assist, Photo Assist, and Circle to Search with Google.
Moreover, you can also watch amazing videos of the Galaxy S24 series’ camera capabilities, such as Nightography Zoom, Super Steady, and Portrait mode.
Furthermore, the app introduces you to the Galaxy ecosystem, including the new Galaxy Themes, the Samsung Health app, and the latest foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5.
Notably, the app is available on supported Android OS smartphones with the latest version of Chrome, but may not be perfectly optimized depending on device model, setting, screen size, etc. It also runs on Safari, on iPhone 7 and above with iOS 14 or higher.
The Try Galaxy app supports 20 languages in 120 countries and has over 18 million downloads worldwide. You can download the app by scanning a QR code or visiting trygalaxy.com.
Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series laptops will release in the US on February 26
After the initial unveiling in South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series laptops will now be released in the US on February 26, 2024. Notably, the lineup consists of three models Galaxy Book 4 Ultra, Galaxy Book 4 Pro, and Galaxy Book 4 Pro 360 that deliver an intelligent and powerful experience.
The Galaxy Book 4 Pro features Intel Core Ultra 5 and Ultra 7 processors, an Intel Arc graphics, and runs on Windows 11. It boasts a 14-inch and 16-inch AMOLED display, a backlit keyboard, a 2-megapixel webcam, and AKG quad speakers with Dolby Atmos.
While, the Galaxy Book 4 Pro 360 includes a 360-degree hinge for tablet use, a 16-inch AMOLED touch display, and comes with S-Pen support. It shares the same processors and graphics as the Pro model and features Dolby Atmos and a backlit keyboard.
Furthermore, the Ultra model of the Galaxy Book 4 series is equipped with the new Intel Core Ultra 9 and 7 Processor, combining a CPU, GPU, and a newly added NPU into a single package. It also offers enhanced security with a new discrete Samsung Knox security chip.
Connectivity options of Galaxy Book 4 series laptops include WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, multiple ports, and substantial batteries with USB-C charging. Overall, all three laptops come with several sophisticated features and capabilities to provide users with a robust performance.
However, the Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series will be available in the US and some other markets starting February 26, so if you were planning to switch to a new device, that meets all your requirements, then any of these models can be a great option for you.
Pixel boost crucial for Android, Google Search as Samsung, Huawei loom large: Source
Samsung may have made Google its biggest rival in the smartphone market. Previously, Samsung considered replacing Google with Microsoft’s Bing as the default search engine on Galaxy devices. This attempt by Samsung may have triggered Google to seek Pixel boost for Android and Search.
According to a report, Google managed to achieve a milestone of selling 10 million Pixel devices in 2023. The company sets an ambitious target to exceed 10 million Pixel sales target this year as well. There are multiple motives for Google apart from expanding the smartphone business.
A source with direct knowledge told Nikkei Asia that keeping Google’s Pixel phone business thriving is important for the sustainability of its search engine and mobile operating system ecosystem when Huawei’s HarmonyOS user base is growing and Samsung attempted to switch default search engine.
HarmonyOS is a direct competitor to Google’s Android, which is growing rapidly. Whereas, Samsung is becoming a big threat to Google’s hold on its OS due to the highest number of shipments. We are also seeing Galaxy-exclusive Android features launching over the past two years.
Apart from this, the US tech giant has also told suppliers to start making its Pixel smartphones in India by the next quarter at the earliest to further diversify its supply chain away from China and capture the booming Indian smartphone market.