THE Samsung is releasing the Android 11 for some Galaxy S20 cell phones in Brazil. The company offers the list of news from One UI 3.0 to S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra, including interface tweaks, privacy improvements and more customization options. In January, the update is expected to reach more phones, including the S10, Note 10 and Note 20.
Reports on Twitter point out that Brazilian users of the Galaxy S20 and S20 + started receiving Android 11 since Monday night (4). Reader Lucas Abreu sent the Tecnoblog a print of the update, which requires a download of 2.128,44 MB and includes the December 2020 patch.
According to the Samsung update schedule for Brazil, the next phones to be covered with Android 11 are Note 10, 10+ and Note 20; S10, S10 +, S10e and S10 Lite; in addition to the foldable Galaxy Fold, Z Flip and Z Fold 2.
What changes on the Galaxy S20 with Android 11 and One UI 3.0
The official changelog for the Galaxy S20 (SM-G980F), Galaxy S20 + (SM-G985F) and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988B) is the same. Samsung writes that One UI 3 “has perfected the places you visit most, like the Home screen and the Quick Dashboard, to reduce distractions, highlight important information and make your experience more consistent.”
In addition, One UI 3 promises better allocation of dynamic memory to aid performance; the company also promises to restrict background activities to make the battery last longer. We also have the news from Google for Android 11: for example, an application can be released to access your microphone, camera or location only once.
Samsung has a warning for those using Dual Messenger: due to some changes in the Android code, application copies (WhatsApp, Telegram) will not be able to directly access the phone files. Instead, you will need to select the file and use the Share function.
Wi-Fi Direct for sending files has been replaced by Nearby Share; and the Smart View app is no longer able to connect to Chromecast (this is possible with Google Home).
Fortunately, the list of news is much bigger than the removals, and you can check everything below in full.
One UI 3 update (Android 11)
We’ve updated the look of One UI 3 in a variety of ways, large and small, from new, more consistent icons to smarter organization of the Quick Dashboard and notifications. The movement is smoother and more natural than ever, with improved animations and tactile feedback for common interactions. And the interface is compatible with different screen sizes, to offer the best experience on any device, be it a phone, foldable or tablet.
We have optimized One UI 3 with improved dynamic memory allocation, so that applications run faster and perform better. We also restrict background activities to offer better performance and energy usage.
- New image categories have been added to the Dynamic Lock Screen, and you can select up to five categories at once.
- On the lock screen, you can add a widget to check your usage time.
- Get an interactive preview when setting a wallpaper.
- Adjusting the Always On Display screen and the Lock screen just got easier.
- Include a call background to display a photo or video when you make or receive a call.
- On Samsung Internet, you can rearrange and lock tabs.
- Bixby Routines has gained even more controls to help you automate your life.
- New Lock Screen icons and widgets make it easy to find and control your routines.
- Use digital well-being with a separate personal and work profile.
Home screen and lock screen
- Include widgets by tapping and holding an app on the Home screen.
- Turn off the screen by double tapping an empty space on the Home screen or Lock screen. (Configure in Settings> Advanced features> Movements and gestures.)
- On the lock screen, touch the clock area to view widgets like Calendar, Weather and Music.
Calls and conversations
- View conversations separately in the Notifications panel. Works with Messaging and your favorite chat apps.
- Easily remove duplicate contacts stored in the same account in Contacts. The storage period for deleted contacts has been extended from 15 days to 30 days.
- Ability to edit multiple linked contacts from a single added screen.
- Inclusion of the Recycle Bin in Messages, so that recently deleted messages are stored for 30 days.
Photos and videos
- Take photos faster with improved auto focus and auto exposure.
- Easily view, edit and share photos and videos from the Gallery.
- Find photos and videos faster with new features and search categories in the Gallery.
- Revert edited photos to their original versions at any time, even after you’ve saved them, so you never miss a photo.
- Settings got a new, simpler look. Your Samsung account is displayed at the top, and the Home screen settings are now easier to access.
- Find the settings you need more easily, with new Search features. You’ll get better results for synonyms and common misspellings, and you’ll be able to tap marks to see groups of related settings.
- The Quick Settings buttons have been reduced to offer only the most used features. You can also add buttons to create your own personalized Quick Dashboard.
- Increased number of input languages to 370.
- It is easier to paste images and verification codes copied from text messages.
- We include suggestions for emojis and stickers when you insert a text emoticon.
- We have improved the keyboard layout to offer a larger space bar when entering email addresses and websites.
- Keyboard settings reorganized for easy access to frequently used settings.
- New routines will be recommended based on your daily life and usage patterns.
- Bixby Routines offers the option to return everything to the way it was before the routine was executed.
- On the internet, you can hide the status and navigation bars for a more immersive experience and quickly translate web pages.
- You will receive a message to block web sites that send too many pop-ups or notifications.
- You can browse and select files from the cloud drive on the file selection screen in My Files.
- You can now delete cached files in My Files to easily free up storage space.
- Events with the same start time are displayed together in the list and month views in the Calendar.
- Use the look and feel of application icons on your phone or tablet on the Samsung DeX so you know where everything is. Open the touchpad from the navigation bar on your phone or tablet.
Easy media and device control
Media and device control is easier with the enhanced media panel for notifications. You can view recently used media applications and quickly change the player. You can also check Android Auto settings in the Advanced features menu under Settings.
Identifying and improving your digital habits
The enhanced digital wellness features make it easy to check how you’re using your phone or tablet and help you form good digital habits. Check your usage while driving or see weekly screen time changes by function quickly, using up-to-date weekly reports.
Accessibility for all
One UI 3 recommends accessibility features that are useful to you based on your usage. The improved Accessibility shortcut makes it easier to start and use accessibility features. You can use the Read keyboard input aloud feature to get voice feedback from your typing even when TalkBack is turned off.
Stronger privacy protection
You can now allow an application to access your microphone, camera, or location only once. Any permissions that an application has not used in a while will be automatically revoked. You can no longer give apps permission to always see your location in the normal permission pop-up. To allow applications to access your location when they are not in use, you need to access the location permissions page for the application in Settings.
- On the Clock, you can hear the alarm time and preset name aloud when an alarm sounds.
Some applications will need to be updated separately after upgrading One UI 3.
Application copies made using Dual Messenger can no longer directly access the files on the memory card. To share the files on the memory card in an application copy, select the files in Gallery or My Files, tap Share and select the application copy.
You can no longer use Wi-Fi Direct to send files to other devices. You can use Nearby Share instead. You can still receive files using Wi-Fi Direct.
You can no longer connect to Chromecast using Smart View. You can use Google Home instead.