We recently saw Samsung start rolling out the One UI 3.0 update to accredited developers, but the full changelog has been released online so we can get an idea of what to expect.
Updates for Samsung devices are always eagerly awaited – the One UI 3.0 update is no different. However, Android 11 is more of a refinement than a redefinition of the world’s most popular operating system. There have been a ton of changes on Samsung smartphones for some time now that have made their way to Pixel devices. An upgrade is not that important, but we are sure that a lot of people will be played up for this update.
A screenshot of the @SamsungRydah approved developer build of One UI 3.0 has an extensive changelog screenshot that turns out to be a long, long read. For your convenience, see the entire list of changes ̵
A UI 3.0 update changelog
A user interface 3 brings you Android 11 with exciting new features from Samsung and Google based on feedback from users like you.
- Touch and hold an app to add a related widget
- Turn off the screen by double-tapping an empty space on the home screen. You can enable this in Settings> Advanced Features> Motion and Gestures.
- The Dynamic Lock screen now has multiple categories and you can select more than one.
- Lock screen widgets have been improved.
- It’s more convenient to see your conversations and media in their own sections by swiping down from the top of the screen.
- Always-displayed widgets are improved.
- Get quick access to the most important accessibility settings during device configuration.
- Get recommended accessibility based on your usage.
- It’s easier to set the link for accessibility in the settings.
- Sound detectors now work with your SmartThings devices like TVs and lights to make you more visible when the doorbell rings or a baby is crying.
- You can find the keyboard more easily in Settings under General Management in Settings. The settings have been reorganized so that the most important ones come first.
- You can now wirelessly connect to supported TVs.
- With the new touchpad multi-gestures, you can change the screen zoom and font size more easily.
- Added the ability to prevent websites from redirecting you when you tap the Back button.
- Alerts and blocking options have been added for websites with too many popups or notifications.
- Reorganized menus to make it easier to find.
- Several new add-ons have been added, including one that translates websites.
- Added option to hide the status bar for a more immersive browsing experience.
- The maximum number of open tabs has been increased to 99.
- Added ability to lock and rearrange tabs.
- Improved tab bar design that is now supported on all devices.
- Ended support for Samsung Internet Edge Panel.
Contacts & phone
- The ability to edit multiple linked contacts at the same time has been added.
- An option has been added that allows you to quickly delete duplicate contacts.
- Improved the search experience.
- The storage time of the recycle bin has been extended from 15 to 30 days.
Phone / call background
- The ability to customize the call screen with your own pictures and videos has been added.
- Creates a recycle bin to store recently deleted messages.
Call & Text on other devices
- The ability to turn call and text on or off on other devices with Bixby routines has been added.
- Events with the same start time are now shown together in the Month and Agenda views.
- Reorganized options for adding and editing events.
- Improved layout for full screen warnings.
- Improved layout for full screen warnings
Digital wellbeing and parental controls
- Trends added to your weekly report. You can see how your usage has changed since the last week and check your usage time for each feature.
- Added phone usage time while driving to weekly report.
- A lock screen widget has been added that allows you to check screen time without unlocking your phone.
- Separate personal and work mode profiles have been added so you can keep track of your screen time separately.
- Improved autofocus and exposure functions and usability.
- Improved stabilization when photographing the moon at high zoom levels.
- The ability to reset edited images to their original versions has been added.
- Grouped preset routines help you get started quickly and easily create your own routines.
- You can now see what actions will be undone when a routine ends.
- New conditions have been added, e.g. For example, a specific start time, disconnection of a Bluetooth device or a Wi-Fi network, a call from a specific number, and much more.
- New promotions have been added, including conversations with Bixby and accessibility promotions.
- You can add a custom icon for each routine and add routines to the lock screen for quick access.
The actual OTA file weighs a whopping 2.5 GB and comes with the security patch from September 2020. Given that Samsung has confirmed that the One UI 3.0 will have a public beta, you may see a slightly modified changelog when it becomes generally available. Currently, in addition to the limitation of the developer account, only the hardware of the Galaxy S20 series can install the first beta version of One UI 3.0.
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