Samsung Galaxy S20 on Verizon is already getting updated to One UI 3 (Android 11)

Samsung Galaxy S20 on Verizon is already getting updated to One UI 3 (Android 11)

Verizon has today published new support pages for a software update rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, all of which detail the stable update to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. That makes the Verizon carrier models of the Galaxy S20 series the first devices from Samsung to receive the stable update to One UI 3.0.

Shortly after the support pages were published, a number of users on Reddit said their Galaxy S20 device has received the update, so the rollout from Verizon appears to be swift. The update to Android 11 from Samsung introduces several new features, including conversation bubbles, categorized notifications, and One UI 3.0, which itself comes with its own host of new features.

Samsung has detailed what’s new in One UI 3.0 on several occasions, so check out our previous coverage for a better understanding of what’s new. Basically, One UI 3.0 is all about providing users with an experience that’s simpler and more optimized. “It provides you with meaningful innovations and improves your everyday life, ensuring that you adapt in the ever0changing world,” Samsung previously said.

One of the most exciting new features in One UI 3.0 is the enhanced Quick Panel, which allows users to easily switch back and forth between their music and videos. Users also get more information at a glance thanks to an improved notification panel.

On Verizon’s support pages, the carrier also highlights some of the new features in Android 11, including the improved privacy controls. One of the changes Google introduced is one-time permissions, which allows users to give one-time permissions to apps that need your mic, camera, or location. The next time the app needs access to one of these three things, it must ask for permission.

As part of the update to Android 11, Verizon is also rolling out the November 2020 security patch. Verizon estimates that the download should take around 10 minutes. You can visit any of the support pages if need help preparing for the update.

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.