Android 11 with Samsung's One UI skin.
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Android 11 got here out about three months in the past, and which means it is lastly time for Samsung to get its act collectively and begin transport the OS out. Samsung introduced on its firm weblog that the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Extremely would all begin getting Android 11 proper now, offered you are in “Korea, the US, and most markets in Europe.”

A 3-month delay on the most recent Android launch is on par with what Samsung did final yr for Android 10, which, on the time, was a file tempo for the corporate. After all, Samsung’s lineup is extra than simply the S20, and the corporate’s official timeline has the Note20, Z Fold 2, and Z Flip ready till January. Samsung’s best-selling devices are all from the midrange “Galaxy A” line, and people are getting up to date anyplace from March to June, so anyplace from six to 9 months after Android 11’s launch.

After the completely large Android 10 launch and a yr plagued with COVID points, Google did not pack an enormous quantity of adjustments into Android 11. The notification panel has a brand new persistent media participant, a historical past part, and assist for floating bubble notifications. There are new one-time permission approvals for the microphone, digital camera, and placement, new emojis, extra work towards modularity, and simpler autofill. After all, on a Samsung telephone, that is all getting paved over with a customized UI—Samsung’s “One UI”—and that pores and skin is getting up to date together with Android. Android Police has an excellent hands-on of the beta, exhibiting that a lot of the Android 11 options are intact, together with issues like a brand new quantity slider UI and some different mild touches.

As at all times, rollouts can take weeks to hit your gadget, so even when you’ve got a Galaxy S20, do not anticipate the replace instantly. It is rolling out now to a small inhabitants, which is able to slowly enhance whereas Samsung waits to listen to about any issues. If you do not have the replace notification but, maintain ready.


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