After announcing the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 series last month, Samsung released the new software to registered developers in South Korea and the United States last week. Now the official changelog for the One UI 3.0 beta update has appeared and explains the changes and improvements that Samsung is bringing with its new software.
Along with the new features from Android 11, One UI 3.0 also brings Samsung’s own enhancements and enhancements. The One UI 3.0 update is currently only available for registered developers using Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + or Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, the company will roll it out to public beta testers in China, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, the UK and the US in the coming weeks. The update (with firmware version G986U1
Samsung notes that some apps, including Calculator, Samsung Health, Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, and Samsung Pay, need to be updated individually after the operating system update is installed. In addition, themes cannot be used in the beta version of One UI 3.0. However, Samsung will add support for themes with the final version of One UI 3.0. It has also replaced Voice Assistant with Talkback.
And UI 3.0 Beta official changelog
Here are the new features and enhancements that Samsung brings with One UI 3.0:
Samsung has added quick access to the most important accessibility options to the device’s installation process. In the Settings menu, accessibility shortcuts can be set more easily. Sound detectors work with SmartThings devices such as a Samsung Smart TV and lights.
Bixby Routines and Photo Editor
You can use grouped Bixby preset routines to start using the feature and learn how to build them quickly. Samsung now lets you see what actions are reversed when a routine ends. New actions and conditions have been added to Bixby Routines. New actions include accessibility actions and talking to Bixby. New features include disconnecting a Bluetooth device and Wi-Fi network, a specific time, a call from a specific number, and more. Samsung also allows you to customize the icon to each routine and access routines from the lock screen.
The company has added the ability to restore edits of an image in Photo Editor so you can go back to the original version of an image.
The company claims that it has improved the autofocus performance of the Galaxy S20 series and improved the stabilization while taking pictures of the moon at high zoom levels.
Contacts, messages and phone
A user interface 3.0 brings the ability to quickly delete duplicate contacts. The Contacts app’s search experience is enhanced and the Trash is added to the Messages app. The call screen can be customized using personal photos and videos. You can turn the “Call and test on other devices” feature on or off using Bixby Routines.
Calendar and reminders
With the latest version of the Calendar app in One UI 3.0, events with the same start and end times are displayed together in the agenda and the month view. The options for adding and editing events have been reorganized, and the layout for full-screen alerts from the Reminders app has been improved.
Digital well-being and parental control
Samsung has added trends to the weekly Digital Wellbeing report so you can see how your spending has changed compared to the previous week. You can even control your usage time for each feature. The company has also added a feature that lets you see how much time you have spent on calls while driving. It has also added a lock screen widget that lets you control your screen time without unlocking the device. There are now separate Digital Wellbeing profiles for personal and work modes, so you can track screen time separately.
Home screen, lock screen, quick panel and AOD functions
You can touch and hold an app to add an associated one and turn off the screen by double-tapping an empty area on the Home screen. Samsung has also added more dynamic lock screen settings and enhanced lock screen widgets. Conversations and media playback widgets now have their own sections in the quick panel. The company has also improved Always On Display widgets.
The South Korean company’s Internet browser has received a number of enhancements with One UI 3.0, including the ability to block sites to redirect to another page when you press the back button. The new version of Samsung Internet gets a reorganized menu and several new additions, including the one that can translate websites from one language to another. There is a new option to hide the status bar for more in-depth browsing. You can now hold up to 99 open tabs and even lock and rearrange them. The design of the tab has also been improved. However, Samsung has completed support for the Samsung Internet edge panel.
Samsung keyboard and DeX wireless
Samsung keyboard settings can now be found more easily in the General Control section of the Settings menu. The company has reorganized the settings so that the most important ones can be found more easily. Although the ability to wirelessly connect Galaxy S20 series smartphones to compatible TVs in Wireless DeX mode was added in One UI 2.5, the feature is also listed in the One UI 3.0 change log.
- Model: SM-G985F
- Dimensions: Rod: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
- Screen: 6.7 inch / 170.18 mm dynamic AMOLED 2X
- CPU: Exynos 990
- Camera: 12MP