Samsung has started testing the One UI 3.0 user interface based on Android 11. The first to receive the new software were the owners of the Galaxy S20 series from South Korea. The G986U1UEU1ZTI7 firmware for the Galaxy S20 + is 2,507 GB in size and includes the September security patch and a long list of changes.
Separately, the user must update a number of standard applications, such as Calculator, Samsung Health, Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes and Samsung Pay. We have attached the changelog below, but for now, we will point out the most important thing: double-clicking on an empty area of the desktop turns off the screen, long-pressing the application icon lets you customize it, improved autofocus, auto exposure and better overall camera experience, as well as stabilization when shooting the moon at a high zoom level, in the photo editor you can now restore the results of unsuccessful image work to their original values.
It is expected that in the near future the program One UI 3 Beta will be open in other areas. Including the United States, China and several European countries. You do not have to wait for it beta version. Therefore, it is better to focus on the final release, which should take place before the end of autumn.
An official changelog of a UI 3.0 Beta
Here are the new features and enhancements that Samsung offers with One UI 3.0:
Samsung has added quick access to the most important accessibility settings in the device setup process. In the Settings menu, accessibility shortcuts can be configured more easily. Audio detectors work with SmartThings devices, such as Samsung Smart TVs and lights.
Bixby Routines and Photo Editor
You can use grouped predefined Bixby Routines to start using the feature and learn how to create them quickly. Samsung now lets you see what actions are reversed when a routine ends. New actions and conditions have been added to Bixby Routines. And new features include accessibility and chat with Bixby. New conditions include disconnecting a Bluetooth device and Wi-Fi networks, a specific time, a call from a specific number, and more. Samsung also lets you customize the icon for each routine and access routines from the lock screen.
The company has added the ability to restore changes made to an image in Photo Editor so you can go back to the original version of an image.
The company claims to have improved autofocus performance on the Galaxy S20 series and improved stabilization while capturing moon images at high zoom levels.
Contacts, messages and phone
A UI 3.0 provides the option to quickly delete duplicate contacts. The contact experience of the Contacts application has been improved and the Trash feature has been added to the Messages application. The call screen can be customized using personal pictures and videos. You can enable or disable the “Call and try on other devices” feature using Bixby Routines.
Calendar and reminders
With the latest version of the Calendar app in One UI 3.0, events with the same start and end time are displayed together in the Agenda and Month views. The options for adding and editing events have been reorganized and the layout for full screen notifications has been improved by the Reminders application.
Digital prosperity and parental controls
Samsung has added trends to its Digital Wellbeing weekly report so you can see how your usage has changed from last week. You can even control the usage time for each function. The company has also added a feature that lets you see how much time you have spent on calls while driving. It has also added a lock screen widget that lets you control the time of your screen without unlocking the device. There are now separate Digital Prosperity profiles for personal and functional modes, so you can track screen time separately.
Home screen, screen lock, quick panel and AOD functions
You can touch and hold an app to add an associated one and turn off the screen by double-tapping an empty area on the home screen. Samsung has also added more Dynamic Lock display options and enhanced lock screen widgets. Chat and media player widgets now have their own sections in the Quick Panel. The company has also improved the graphics always on the screen.
The South Korean company’s web browser has received many improvements with One UI 3.0, including the ability to block sites from being redirected to another page when you press the back button. The new version of Samsung Internet gets a redesigned menu and many new add-ons. including one that can translate sites from one language to another. There is a new option to hide the status bar for more exciting web browsing. You can now keep up to 99 open tabs, even locking and rearranging them. The design of the tab bar has also been improved. However, Samsung has terminated support for the Samsung Internet edge panel.
Samsung and Wireless DeX keyboard
Samsung keyboard settings can now be more easily found in the General Management section of the Settings menu. The company has reorganized the settings so that the most important ones are easier to find. Although the Galaxy S20 series wireless option with compatible TVs in Wireless DeX mode has been added to One UI 2.5, the feature is also included in the One UI 3.0 changelog.