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.
READ MORE: Samsung Android 12: Here’s when your Galaxy device will get Android 12 update
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.
Google Assistant is now adding two new US English voices
Google Assistant adds two new styles to its collection of US English voices, which are designed to bring more diversity to your current options. In addition, the virtual assistant has also made it easier to change the voice, thanks to the new command – “Hey Google, change your voice.”
According to the info, the two new US English voices that arrive for Google Assistant are called “Indigo” and “Lime.” These voices are designed to bring more diversity to the existing options, joining the 10 other US English options. The new voices are appearing at the left of the carousel.
- Voice samples are available here
Tips to make Google Assistant your own
In addition to the new voices, Google shared two additional tips so users can personalize their phone’s Google Assistant software. With new upgrades to the application, you can now set up Voice Match for easy recognition and get personal results.
Navigate to Assistant settings on your phone or say “Hey Google, set up Voice Match” on Assistant-enabled devices like earbuds and smart displays. Your Voice Match profile is stored only on the devices where you’ve turned it on, but it may be sent temporarily to Google servers so Assistant can recognize you.
Once you set up Voice Match, the Assistant can share more personal results and responses. It can notify you about upcoming events on your Google Calendar and play music from your favorite streaming service. Here are some other Assistant commands, which you can set up and try:
- Hey Google, play my summer playlist
- Hey Google, call Mom
- Hey Google, take me home
- Hey Google, show me my reminders
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Beta 3 takes Android 14 to Platform Stability: Stable release soon
Google is impressively running its Android 14 Beta Program for Pixel phones. Today, Google announced the Android 14 Beta 3 update, which takes the new operating system to Platform Stability. It’s a notable milestone, which Google reached as scheduled, taking the Stable release closer.
Platform Stability means that the developer APIs and all app-facing behaviors in the OS are now final, and won’t change until the mass market release. Now, third-party developers will work in robust mode to bring new features and user experience improvements to the applications.
Beta 3 allows the OS to support font scaling up to 200% by default, helping low-vision users with additional accessibility options. Moreover, the update makes it possible to grant partial access to the phone’s media library when an app requests any of the visual media permissions.
As showcased during the I/O 2023 Keynote, Google equipped Android 14’s Beta 3 with many new customization capabilities such as clock styles, enhanced always-on display, lock screen shortcuts, and new charging animation, along with several bug fixes.
Google Pixel users who are enrolled in the Android Beta Program, will get Beta 3 update over the air. If not, you can enroll over here with an eligible device. It’s worth mentioning that the company has also joined the Pixel 7a to Android 14’s Beta program.
As displayed in the roadmap, the US tech giant would release the Android 14 Beta 4 next month. Some users reported having severe issues like a broken fingerprint sensor so there’s a possibility of an incremental hotfix update in the coming days.
Expect a stable Android 14 release between late July and early August.
List of devices that are running the Android 14 Beta
On May 10, 2023, Google expanded Android 14 Beta to select non-Pixel flagship devices from partner brands. Samsung, as always, is skipping the Android Beta Program, while the new OS is available for select devices launched by iQOO, Lenovo, Nothing, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Tecno, vivo, and Xiaomi.
According to the roadmap, Android 14 may not get the third Beta in June 2023, along with hotfix updates. By the next month, Android’s version 14 will achieve the platform stability milestone, ensuring developers and OEMs that there won’t be major changes.
With Android 14, Google focussing on integrating Generative AI capabilities to Google Workspace services such as Messages and Gmail. The company teased a number of additions scheduled for release throughout the year, and the new OS will solidify stunning experiences.
The new OS adds an AI-powered Wallpaper feature, which will allow users to create walls through emojis as well as give a 3D effect. Most of the newly showcased features are already available for Samsung phones such as Cinematic Wallpaper is just a simple clone of Samsung’s Wonderland.
Moreover, the company revealed that it’s taking customization to the next level with the arrival of Android 14 later this year. There will be more new customization capabilities such as custom shortcuts and clock styles along with a new monochrome color theme.
Apart from this, there’s a lot in Google’s pipeline for the Android OS. It’s expected that the company may see the new version of AOSP by late July, meanwhile, the One UI 6 Beta is likely to begin this year early than the One UI 5 as Samsung is already testing it on Galaxy S23 internally.
These devices are running Android 14 Beta
- Pixel 4a 5G > Pixel 7 Pro
- Tab Extreme
- Find N2 Flip
- OnePlus 11
- Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro
- Xiaomi 12T
- Realme GT 2 Pro
- Vivo X90 Pro
- iQOO 11
- CAMON 20 Series
- Phone (1)