Along with new features from Android 11, One UI 3.0 also brings Samsung’s own enhancements and improvements. The One UI 3.0 update is currently only available to registered developers who are using the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + or Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, the company will roll it out in public beta testers in China, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, UK and the US in the coming weeks. Update (with firmware version) G986U1UEU1ZTI7 The file size for the Galaxy S20 + is 2507.68MB and comes with a September 2020 security patch.
Samsung notes that some apps, including calculators, 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 the theme with the final version of One UI 3.0. It has also replaced voice assistant with talkback.
A UI 3.0 Beta Official Changelog
Here are the new features and improvements Samsung is bringing with One UI 3.0:
Samsung has added quick access to the most important accessibility settings for the device setup process. In the Settings menu, accessibility shortcuts can be set more easily. Sound detectors work with smartthings devices such as Samsung Smart TVs and Lite.
Bixby routine and photo editor
You can use the preset Bixby routine to learn how to start using the feature and build them quickly. Samsung now lets you see what action happens when a routine ends. New functions and conditions have been added to the Bixby routine. New actions include accessibility action and talking to Bixby. New situations include disconnecting a Bluetooth device and Wi-Fi network, a specific time, calls from a specific number, and more. Samsung is also allowing you to customize the icon for each routine and access routine from the lock screen.
The company has added the ability to revert edits made to an image in the photo editor so that you can revert to the original version of an image.
The company claims that it has improved autofocus performance on the Galaxy S20 series and stabilization while capturing images of the moon at higher zoom levels.
Contact, Message and Phone
A UI 3.0 brings with it the option to quickly delete duplicate contacts. The search experience of the Contacts app has been improved, and the Trash Bin feature has been added to the Messages app. Call screens can be customized using individual images and videos. You can turn on or off the ‘Call and test on other devices’ feature using the Bixby routine.
Calendar and reminder
With the latest version of the Calendar app in One UI 3.0, the agenda and month views show events together with the same start and end times. The options for adding and editing events have been reorganized, and the layout has been improved for full-screen alerts from the Reminder app.
Digital Wellbeing and Parental Control
Samsung has added a trend to the weekly digital well-being report so you can see how your usage has changed compared to the previous week. You can also check your usage time for each feature. The company has also added a feature that lets you see how much time you spend on calls while driving. It has also added a lock screen widget that lets you check your screen time without unlocking the device. Now there are separate digital welling profiles for individual and work modes so that you can track screen time separately.
Home screen, lock screen, quick panel and AOD features
You can touch and hold an app to add Affiliate and close the screen by double-tapping an empty area on the home screen. Samsung has also added more dynamic lock screen options and better lock screen widgets. Conversation 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 firm’s Internet browser has received a bunch of improvements with One UI 3.0, including the ability to block websites from redirecting to another page when tapping the back button. The new version of Samsung Internet includes a restructured menu and several new add-ons, which can translate from one website to another. There is a new option to hide the status bar for more immersive web browsing. Now you can keep up to 99 open tabs, and even lock and reorder them. The tab bar design has also been improved. However, Samsung has ended support for the Samsung Internet Edge panel.
Samsung keyboard and wireless dx
Samsung keyboard settings can now be found more easily in the General Management section in the Settings menu. The company has reorganized the settings so that the most important people can be found more easily. Although the option to wirelessly connect Galaxy S20 series smartphones to the Wireless SX series was added to One UI 2.5, the feature is also listed in the One UI 3.0 changelog.
- Sample: SM-G985F
- Dimensions: Bar: 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
- Display: 6.7 in / 170.18 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
- CPU: Exynos 990
- Camera: 12MP