- Samsung has announced a beta program for One UI 3.0 based on Android 11.
- It is currently only available to developers using Galaxy S20 series phones.
- Public trials of One UI 3.0 are also expected to begin shortly.
Samsung has just released Galaxy Note 20 phones running the latest One UI 2.5 software. While the company hasn’t announced details of a wider rollout of One UI 2.5, it has opened a beta program for One UI 3.0 based on Android 11.
A 3.0 user interface for the Galaxy S20 series is currently in pre-beta phase (h / t: XDA Developers). It is currently only available to developers in the United States and South Korea. Samsung wants developers to make sure their apps are compatible with the latest beta software before opening it to the public. That’s why entering the beta program will require Samsung’s approval right now, and regular Galaxy S20 users won’t be able to install One UI 3.0 just yet.
When public trials open, all beta users of One UI in China, India, US, UK, Poland, South Korea, and Germany will be able to test the new software.
Currently, the LTE and 5G variants of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are eligible to receive the One UI 3.0 beta update in the United States. Samsung also included the unlocked models as well as the Sprint / T-Mobile Galaxy S20 models in the trial.
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Samsung hasn’t revealed any features of One UI 3.0 yet, but you can expect to hear about it as soon as developer previews are released. Interested developers can go here to register for One UI 3.0.
We’ll update this article when Samsung opens public access to its new Android 11-based software. In the meantime, you can find out all about the best upcoming Android 11 features here. Google is expected to release the final version of Android 11 in September. Meanwhile, many smartphone makers are already offering public beta trials for the software. Here is a complete list of all Android 11 beta phones.
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