Everything about Samsung One UI 3.0/One UI 3.1 – Eligible devices, features, and release date
After bringing stable Android 11/One UI 3.0 updates to the flagship devices, Samsung is rapidly working to deliver this major Android upgrade to the remaining/eligible phones and tablets as soon as possible.
Apart from this, the South Korean tech giant is also delivering the One UI 3.1 features via OTA to the compatible models. So far, a number of Galaxies including high-end and mid-range have received this version of One UI that was debuted with the Galaxy S21 series.
Samsung One UI 3.0 and One UI 3.1 version comes with some iconic features alongside all the bells and whistles of Google’s Android 11 operating system. You can check out all the coverage on One UI 3.1 by clicking HERE.
Samsung One UI 3.0 Features:
- Quick Settings/Notification Panel Redesign
- Volume Control
- Settings Menu
- Always on Display (AoD)
- Double Tap To Sleep
- Notification Type and History
- Redesigned Long Press application menu
- Home screen, App Drawer, Folders, Finder and Recents
- Device Care
- Video enhancer
- Gallery App
- Caller screen layout
Read the details of the complete features here.
Samsung has changed the color scheme of the quick settings panel and used a Gaussian-like blur effect on the background of the toggle buttons. Secondly, the volume adjustment panel now acts vertically rather than a horizontal list of the volume sliders. There are currently, no changes found in the home screen, lock screen, and the recent apps section.
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Stock Android 11 features include one-time permissions, device controls, quick access wallet, media controls in the quick settings, or Conversations in notifications and Samsung has tried to implement most of these features in One UI 3.0. However, some of the features including the device control are not part of One UI 3.0 because Samsung already has its own device control center.
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Additionally, there are some features from the miscellaneous section including the new minimal battery use mode, which applies a dark theme, a minimal home screen, and limits apps for maximum power saving. Also, it has a new enhanced processing mode that boosts performance and more.
Bixby routines getting a new upgrade that allows you to set a custom icon for each routine, what actions are reversed when a routine ends, toggle various accessibility features, trigger Bixby, use new conditions, and more. There are also some Digital Wellbeing improvements.
Furthermore, the One UI 3.0 beta also brought users a new look at its stock Samsung apps. Now, you can revert any edits you make, Samsung messages now adds a new bin to store deleted messages, and the Contact app helps you quickly delete similar contacts and even more.
Samsung Internet is also getting some new changes, that include the ability to lock/reorder tabs, block pages from hijacking the back button, warnings about malicious sites, hiding the status bar when scrolling, and more.
One UI launcher now has new changes in the context menu section with an option to place a related widget by long-pressing an app icon. There’s also a new feature called “double-tap to sleep” that lets you turn off your display by double-tapping on the display’s empty area.
Samsung keyboard now supports inline autofill suggestions and image copy-past. However, it doesn’t offer new Android 11 emojis.
These are some of the key new changes made into the One UI 3.0 but since it is a beta build, it’s possible that Samsung may add additional features before One UI 3.0 goes to the public.
Samsung One UI 3.0 device list
Samsung Galaxy S and Note series Android 11 device list:
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 5G
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Flip 5G
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7 5G
- Galaxy Tab S7+
- Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 5G
- Galaxy S20 5G UW
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20+ 5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Fold
- Galaxy Fold 5G
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10 5G
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy A-series Android 11 device list:
- Galaxy A01
- Galaxy A10
- Galaxy A10e
- Galaxy A10s
- Galaxy A11
- Galaxy A20
- Galaxy A20e
- Galaxy A20s
- Galaxy A21
- Galaxy A21s
- Galaxy A30
- Galaxy A30s
- Galaxy A31
- Galaxy A40
- Galaxy A41
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A50
- Galaxy A50s
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A51 5G UW
- Galaxy A60
- Galaxy A70
- Galaxy A70s
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A71 5G UW
- Galaxy A80
- Galaxy A8s
- Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy A Quantum
Samsung Galaxy M-series Android 11 device list:
- Galaxy M01
- Galaxy M01s
- Galaxy M02s
- Galaxy M11
- Galaxy M21
- Galaxy M21s
- Galaxy M30s
- Galaxy M31
- Galaxy M31s
- Galaxy M40
- Galaxy M51
- Galaxy M31 Prime
Samsung Galaxy F-series Android 11 device list:
- Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy Tab and other smartphones:
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 2020
- Galaxy Tab S5e
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy Tab S6 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
- Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019
- Galaxy Tab Active Pro
- Galaxy Xcover 4s (Probably)
- Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung One UI 3.0 Release Date
On December 03, 2020, Samsung officially released the third-generation of its self-developed custom skin – One UI 3.0 which is based on Google’s Android 11.
Samsung One UI 3.1 Release Date
Alongside the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung also introduced the One UI 3.1 version on January 14, 2021.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 starts getting One UI 3.1 update in Canada. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup will start getting One UI 3.1 update in Canada next week. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung rolling out Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update for Galaxy A40. READ MORE HERE
- T-Mobile rolling out Samsung One UI 3.1 update for Galaxy S20 FE. READ MORE HERE
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S20 One UI 3.1 update rollout begins! READ MORE HERE
- Verizon releases Samsung One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy A71 5G UW. READ MORE HERE
- AT&T rolling out One UI 3.1 update to Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series. READ MORE HERE
- Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy A70. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy M51 One UI 3.1 Android 11 firmware update rolling out now. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite One UI 3.1 update rollout begins. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy A71 gets One UI 3.1 update along with Android 11 via OTA. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite gets One UI 3.1 update via OTA. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 One UI 3.1 Android 11 update is rolling out now!. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy S20 One UI 3.1 update now rolling out in the US. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy Fold receiving One UI 3.1 update. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 now provides a seamless experience with One UI 3.1. READ MORE HERE
- Samsung One UI 3.0/Android 11: Eligible Devices and Release Date [India]. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung Good Lock for Android 11/One UI 3.0 will come in February 2021. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung One UI 3.0 officially launched with redesigned UI, new features, and more. READ MORE HERE.
- Breaking: Samsung One UI 3.0/Android 11 stable is out for the Galaxy S20 series. READ MORE HERE.
- One UI Home launcher keeps crashing after One UI 3.0 beta installation on Galaxy Note 10. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10 Plus receiving One UI 3.0 beta in India, Korea, and the UK. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung ends One UI 3.0 first-round beta registration for Galaxy S10 devices. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung releases One UI 3.0 Beta 7 for the Galaxy S20 series. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung One UI 3.0 Beta 6 arrives at Galaxy S20 in the US, stable release may be near. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung fixes several bugs in the latest One UI 3.0 Beta 5 for the Galaxy S20. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung One UI 3.0 beta is now rolling out in Korea and UK for Galaxy Note 10 series. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung is now rolling out the 3rd One UI 3.0 beta for Galaxy Note 20 series in India. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung One UI 3.0 fourth beta rolling out for Galaxy S20 series. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series receiving second One UI 3.0 beta with November 2020 security patch. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 series is getting 3rd One UI 3.0 Beta with November 2020 security patch. READ MORE HERE.
- One UI 3.0 Beta 2 is now rolling out with several bug fixes for the Galaxy S20 series. READ MORE HERE.
- Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program is now available in China, Korea, the US, Germany, Poland, UK, and India. READ MORE HERE.
- Samsung is now rolling out a new hotfix for the One UI 3.0 beta 1 users. Read more information here.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 series getting a new One UI 3 beta update in the US for unlocked devices. Read more here.
Android 14 DP 2 sent Pixel 7 in Coma, One UI 6.0 excitement went dark
Samsung One UI 6.0 is the next major software update I am waiting for and the anticipation of this upcoming Android 14 based upgrade led my Pixel 7 into a state of Coma.
Let me explain.
Earlier this month, Google released Android 14 Develop Preview 2 for Pixel devices and Pixel 7 is in the front seat of eligible devices. As the latest dev beta brings a handful of features
I’ve installed DP2 right away and been operating quite well since then. Yesterday, I jumped into the photos app to share a screenshot via Bluetooth.
On the pairing screen, the phone flickered for the entire screen for once, and then it freezes to a frame. The update screen along with the home screen are semi-transparent to each other.
For a few minutes, the device was responding to my touch interactions and the screens were overlapping each other. For example, if you unlock the device, the phone shows only the home screen but you can’t operate it further.
This includes app interactions as well as other essential actions throughout the interface.
In around 10 minutes, my Android 14 loaded Google Pixel 7 smartphone went into a coma, which was taking and responding to touches but it failed to render those changes on screen.
I tried the home screen, touches, and gestures, but none would work, while the phone is keeping me connected via vibration feedback. Moreover, the lock/unlock button is working totally fine, and waking up and locking down the device accurately.
But the device’s software screen is numb, as it crashed all along. Also, the phone is responding to the double tap to wake feature but once again, nothing is working after the device comes to consciousness.
The biggest disappointment comes as the phone is not turning off using the physical key. Also, there’s no solution to the issue found on the internet either. Check the video below.
Pixel 7 went into Coma after Android 14 DP 2, anticipation for One UI 6.0 lead to this @Android @Google #Android14 #OneUI6 pic.twitter.com/tmSkXOkweB
— Sammy Fans (@thesammyfans) March 21, 2023
Rejoice: Android 14 copies One UI’s volume control panel
Samsung One UI software is way too intelligent. Google further solidifies the smartness of One UI by copying its volume control panel for the upcoming Android 14 operating system. This move comes after stealing a number of One UI features for the next version of Android.
According to the information, Android 14 could let Pixel phone users access new notification and ringtone volume control panel, which is already available in One UI. With the next OS, Pixel users will be able to set different volume levels for ringtone and notifications.
Earlier, Google enabled the separate volume and notification sliders on Pixel phones running Android 14 Developer Preview. But within a short time, the company pulled the new adjustment panel from Android and everything turned back to the previous.
Several users are reporting that the "ring & notification volume" sliders have been suddenly split into "ring volume" and "notification volume" in Android 14 DP2.
This is WITHOUT them flipping any flags, which was previously required to enable separate ring/notification volume. pic.twitter.com/eTTsnZI61K
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 17, 2023
Esper’s Mishaal Rahman quotes that the company has been working on separating the notification and ringtone volume since the Android 13 QPR2 beta. While the ringtone and notification sliders are not linked, both are muted if you put your phone on vibrate.
Since the feature seems to be under development, Pixel smartphones are eagerly waiting for this basic One UI feature on Google’s Android OS. It’s likely that the Stable version or future Public Beta builds may eventually add separate volume control sliders.
One UI Vs Android 13
It’s worth mentioning that the One UI already allows Galaxy users to turn notifications sound to silent, keeping the ringtone sound loud, or vice versa. And as far as the report is concerned, Pixel users might enjoy another One UI feature on the next version of Android later this year.
Apart from the volume panel, Android 14 reportedly brings screen flash notifications, and Auto confirm unlock features, inspired by One UI software. It isn’t true that the One UI is perfect, but Google’s features collection for Android 14 is highly inspired by Samsung’s Android skin.
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List of Samsung devices affected by Exynos modem vulnerabilities
Google’s Project Zero team has recently discovered severe 0-day vulnerabilities in Samsung Exynos modems. Due to affected modems, a number of Samsung devices are in danger as one of the flaws can let hackers get access to your device with just a phone number.
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In order to meet your expectations and continue to keep Galaxy devices secure, Samsung releases security updates through various channels. The company confirmed that regular firmware updates include patches for Android OS-related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for SVEs.
However, Samsung semiconductor reportedly responded that “at the end of last year, we received a security issue notification for Google project zero, and Samsung has provided all customers with a patch version for this vulnerability, and the related issues have now been resolved.”
Samsung Semiconductor (January 2023) data reveals that Exynos Modem 5123, Exynos Modem 5300, Exynos 980, Exynos 1080, and Exynos Auto T5123 are affected chipsets. According, Google gathered which devices are possibly in danger due to these vulnerabilities.
Google compiled a list of likely affected products:
- S22 series
- A04 series
- Watch 4 series
- Watch 5 series
Google (fixed with March patch)
- Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
- Pixel 6a
- Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
- X30 series
- Any wearables that use the Exynos W920 chipset
- Any vehicles that use the Exynos Auto T5123 chipset