Samsung is getting ready to show off the next version of One UI. The Android 11-based One UI 3.0 public beta is now live. One UI is Samsung’s own user interface based on Android that is loved by millions worldwide. It is one of the most popular custom ROMs for Android lovers. One UI includes various features such as theme support.
As we all know that Samsung is now rolling out the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta update for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series in some regions. And it is quite common that it will soon release an Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta update for the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A51 phones.
Samsung has a software policy of no matter what if a phone is a premium or budget, it will receive two major OS upgrades. But then after, these device holders definitely have a question that, “Will Samsung Galaxy A50 And Galaxy A51 phones receive Android 11?” and the answer is, “Yes, both devices are eligible for the Android 11 OS update.”
But, recently Samsung changed its software update policy and according to the new one, the company reinforced its commitment to offering the best mobile experiences possible for Galaxy users by supporting three generations of Android operating system (OS) upgrades on millions of Galaxy devices. As per this policy, the Galaxy A51 exists in its Eligible Galaxy devices list but Galaxy A50 does not.
The Galaxy A50 is the first device in the A50 series and was launched with Android 9 Pie and One UI skin over it. So, as per software policy, the Galaxy A50 may get updated to Android 11 with the latest One UI 3.0.
The Galaxy A51 was launched with Android 10 with One UI 2.1 out of the box. The device will surely get Android 11 with One UI 3.0 as the device hasn’t got a major OS upgrade once and still has two slots left.
One UI 3.0 Changelog
There are a ton of small additions that make Samsung’s skin even better.
- [Home screen]
- Touch and hold an app to add an associated widget
- Turn the screen off by double-tapping on an empty area of the Home screen. You can turn this on in Settings > Advanced features > – Motions and gestures.
- [Lock screen]
- Dynamic Lock screen now has more categories, and you can select more than one.
- Lock screen widgets are improved.
- [Quick panel]
- See your conversations and media more conveniently in their own sections when you swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Always On Display widgets are improved.
- Get quick access to the most important accessibility settings during device setup. – Get recommended accessibility features based on what you use.
- Set the Accessibility shortcut more easily in settings.
- Sound detectors now work with your Smart Things devices such as TVs and lights to give you more visible
- [Samsung Keyboard]
- You can find the keyboard settings more easily under General management in Settings, and the settings have been reorganized to put the most important ones first.
- [Samsung DeX]
- You can now connect to supported TVs wirelessly.
- New touchpad multi-gestures let you change screen zoom and font size more easily.
- Added ability to block websites from redirecting you when you tap the Back button.
- Added warnings and blocking options for websites that show too many pop-ups or notifications.
- Rearranged menus to make things easier to find. – Added several new add-ons, including one that translates websites.
- Added option to hide the status bar for a more immersive browsing experience.
- Increased maximum number of open tabs to 99.
- Added ability to lock and reorder tabs.
- Improved design for tab bar which is now supported on all devices.
- Ended support for Samsung Internet edge panel.
- [Contacts & Phone]
- Added an option to help you quickly delete duplicate contacts.
- Enhanced the search experience.
- [Phone/Call background]
- Added the ability to customize the call screen with your own pictures and videos.
- Created a Trash bin to store recently deleted messages.
- [Call & Text on other devices]
- Added the ability to turn Call & text on other devices on or off with Bixby Routines.
- Events with the same start time are now shown together in month and agenda view.
- Reorganized options for adding and editing events.
- Improved layout for full-screen alerts.
- [Digital wellbeing and Parental controls]
- Added trends to your weekly report. You can see how your usage has changed since the previous week and check your usage time for each feature.
- Added phone usage time while driving to the weekly report.
- Added a lock screen widget so you can check your screen time without unlocking your phone.
- Added separate profiles for personal and work modes so you can track your screen time separately.
- Improved auto-focus and auto-exposure functionality and usability.
- Improved stabilization when taking pictures of the moon at high zoom levels
- [Photo editor]
- Added the ability to revert edited pictures back to their original versions.
- [Bixby Routine]
- Grouped preset routines help you get started quickly and learn how to build your own routines quickly
- You can now see what actions are reversed when a routine ends.
- New conditions have been added, such as a specific start time, the disconnection of a Bluetooth device or Wi-Fi network, a call from a specific number, and more.
- New actions have been added, including talking to Bixby and accessibility actions.
- You can add a customized icon for each routine and add routines to the Lock screen for quick access.
Until now, no official list is out and few changes may or may not be made to the list. As per the previous software update track record and policy of Samsung, the devices Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A51 will probably get updated between January 2021 and February 2021.