Samsung One UI 3.0 pre-beta is now available to registered developers in South Korea and the U.S. Samsung is all set to roll out the Android 11 based One UI 3.0 public beta to more users in the coming weeks.

Initially, Samsung plans to make it’s One UI 3.0 beta available on the Galaxy S20 series across seven nations. OneUI is one of our favorite interfaces around which is also why its highlights have been adopted by many other Android OEMs. Let’s see what all has changed with the new iteration.

What’s new in One UI 3.0 beta?

Samsung One UI 3.0 brings subtle changes while keeping most of the aesthetic elements similar to One UI 2.5. The One UI 3.0 carries all the exciting Android 11 features like conversation notifications, media controls in quick settings, Smart devices control, and lot more. Not just Android 11 features, Samsung has made several of its own additions such a double-tap to lock on the Home Screen and phone calling background, etc.

Samsung One UI 3.0 | Image credit XDA Developers / Mishaal Rahman

Folks at the XDA Developers managed to obtain the One UI 3.0 beta changelog giving us an opportunity to learn everything thing out the Samsung’s new UI. Here’s the complete changelog:

Home screen

  • Touch and hold an app to add an associated widget
  • Turn the screen off by double-tapping on an empty area of the Home screen. You can turn this on in Settings > Advanced features > – Motions and gestures.

Lock screen

  • Dynamic Lock screen now has more categories, and you can select more than one.
  • Lock screen widgets are improved.

Quick panel

  • See your conversations and media more conveniently in their own sections when you swipe down from the top of the screen.

AOD

  • Always On Display widgets are improved.

Accessibility

  • Get quick access to the most important accessibility settings during device setup. – Get recommended accessibility features based on what you use.
  • Set the Accessibility shortcut more easily in settings.
  • Sound detectors now work with your SmartThings devices such as TVs and lights to give you more visible

Samsung Keyboard

  • You can find the keyboard settings more easily under General management in Settings, and the settings have been reorganized to put the most important ones first.

Samsung DeX

  • You can now connect to supported TVs wirelessly.
  • New touchpad multi-gestures let you change screen zoom and font size more easily.

Internet

  • Added ability to block websites from redirecting you when you tap the Back button. – Added warnings and blocking options for websites that show too many pop-ups or notifications.
  • Rearranged menus to make things easier to find. – Added several new add-ons, including one that translates websites.
  • Added option to hide the status bar for a more immersive browsing experience.
  • Increased maximum number of open tabs to 99.
  • Added ability to lock and reorder tabs.
  • Improved design for tab bar which is now supported on all devices.
  • Ended support for Samsung Internet edge panel.

Contacts & Phone

  • Added an option to help you quickly delete duplicate contacts.
  • Enhanced the search experience.

Phone/Call background

  • Added the ability to customize the call screen with your own pictures and videos.

Messages

  • Created a Trash bin to store recently deleted messages.

Call & Text on other devices

  • Added the ability to turn Call & text on other devices on or off with Bixby Routines.

Calendar

  • Events with the same start time are now shown together in month and agenda view.
  • Reorganized options for adding and editing events.
  • Improved layout for full-screen alerts.

Digital wellbeing and Parental controls

  • Added trends to your weekly report. You can see how your usage has changed since the previous week and check your usage time for each feature.
  • Added phone usage time while driving to the weekly report.
  • Added a lock screen widget so you can check your screen time without unlocking your phone.
  • Added separate profiles for personal and work modes so you can track your screen time separately.

Camera

  • Improved auto-focus and auto-exposure functionality and usability.
  • Improved stabilization when taking pictures of the moon at high zoom levels

Photo editor

  • Added the ability to revert edited pictures back to their original versions.

Bixby Routine

  • Grouped preset routines help you get started quickly and learn how to build your own routines quickly
  • You can now see what actions are reversed when a routine ends.
  • New conditions have been added, such as a specific start time, the disconnection of a Bluetooth device or Wi-Fi network, a call from a specific number, and more.
  • New actions have been added, including talking to Bixby and accessibility actions.
  • You can add a customized icon for each routine and add routines to the Lock screen for quick access.

Is the One UI 3.0 available for download now?

The One UI 3.0 pre-beta is available to registered developers in Korea and the U.S.Samsung has stopped taking pre-beta registration so if you are itching to try out One UI 3.0 you have to wait till the public beta becomes available.

When the One UI 3.0 beta becomes available in India?

Currently, the closed beta is only available in South Korea and the USA. Interestingly, both these countries get Snapdragon SoC based flagships. In the next phase, Samsung will offer One UI beta builds to Galaxy phone users in China, Germany, India, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

Phones that are eligible for One UI 3.0 Update in the future

Samsung is not very popular when it comes to software upgrades. However, in recent times it has made a conscious effort to fix this shortcoming. Samsung is yet to release the list of phones that will be eligible for One UI 3.0 update, but we expect it will be passed down to several devices including some popular A and M series phones as well. Of course, Galaxy Note and S phones will be first in line to receive Android 11 based One UI 3.0. Here’s the complete list of Samsung phones that are likely to receive One UI 3.0 update:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Flip 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Samsung Galaxy A50s
  • Samsung Galaxy A70
  • Samsung Galaxy A70s
  • Samsung Galaxy A60
  • Samsung Galaxy A80
  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M51
  • Samsung Galaxy M40
  • Samsung Galaxy M31s
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
  • Samsung Galaxy M30s

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