Samsung today confirmed that it has begun rolling its One UI 3 update with Android 11 to the public, one day after Verizon released the upgrade to its Galaxy S20 customers.
The One UI 3 update will begin rolling out to the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra today in the U.S., Korea, and most markets in Europe. Exact timing will vary by market and carrier.
Looking ahead, One UI 3 will be released to the Galaxy Note 20, Z Fold 2, Z Flip, Note 10, Galaxy Fold, and S10 series in the coming weeks. The upgrade will become available to Galaxy A phones in the first half of 2021.
Samsung also detailed several of the upgrades included with One UI 3 today. The lock screen has been redesigned and includes new widgets with media controls, calendar events, routines, and other important info, and the lock screen fade out looks cleaner. Message app alerts are grouped up top in your notification shade thanks to an Android 11 feature, making it easier to keep up with your ongoing chats.
The Quick Settings panel has been refined in One UI 3 and the share sheet has been upgraded to allow you to pin the apps you most commonly share to. You can now adjust the transparency of widgets on your home screen to give you further customization, and you can add video to the incoming and outgoing call screen to give your calls more personalization.
Other notable improvements of One UI 3 include edge-to-edge full screen video calls, camera upgrades like better AI-based zoom and improved autofocus and auto-exposure, organization categories in the Gallery app to help you more quickly find photos, and different profiles for work and personal to help you maintain a better balance.
Finally, One UI 3 includes the launch of Samsung Free. Available by swiping right from your home screen, Samsung Free is a channel with news headlines, games, and streaming media that's tailored to your interests.