Samsung has surprised us by opening up access to the developer beta for One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. Samsung users with Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are eligible for the beta program.
Recently Samsung has launched the new Galaxy Note 20 Series, Galaxy Tab S7 Series, Xbox Game Pass, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy watch 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 2. Alongside with these Samsung has also opened One UI Beta Program for One UI 3.0. The Beta Program is an opprtunity to try One UI’s features before their official releases.
You have to head and apply to be a partner developer if you aren’t one already. The company will accept applications on the basis of need and eligibility. But, you will at least gain access to the lates One UI 3.0 features before anyone else.
One UI 3.0 is going to be Samsungs’s major update for its software and it will be based on the latest Android – Android 11. Many samsung devices are currently running the One Ui 2.5 that rolled out in May earlier this year.
Can you try out OneUI 3.0 beta build in India? As per the official blog post, “the One UI Beta Program is open to participants in China, Germany, India, Poland, [South Korea] the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.” It means you will get access to the One UI beta eventually but the pre-beta roll out is limited to developers from South Korea and the United States. Samsung hasn’t shared the public beta release date or timeline just yet.
Apart from the One UI 3.0 developer pre-beta, Samsung made another announcement that may take you by surprise. The company now promises ‘OS updates up to three generations’ and this includes every device launched after 2018. This means if you buy a Galaxy Note 20 with Android 10, it will receive updates up to Android 13 down the road. Samsung is now matching the Google Pixel lineup in terms of the number of updates.