Samsung officially released Galaxy S20 Android 11 update in early December 2020 globally. Galaxy S20 owners in most regions will get the Android 11 update (One UI 3.0) by the end of 2020.
Of course, in a few regions, owners have to wait and will get the update in January or February 2021.
Galaxy S20 Android 11 update brings a refreshed One UI 3.0 with most (not all) Android 11 features. This Galaxy S20 guide explains the top 11 new features in the Galaxy S20 Android 11 update to help you jumpstart with the new UI and new features.
This guide applies to all Galaxy S20 models (Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra) because the new features and the new UI are almost identical on all these phones.
Please follow this guide to update Galaxy S20 to Android 11.
One UI 3.0 with a refreshed visual design
Samsung now updates One UI with each Android update. With Galaxy S20 Android 11 update, One UI was updated to version 3.0 with a refreshed visual design.
You will find One UI 3.0 offers generous space (empty region). But there are fewer wasted spaces compared to One UI 2 and One UI 2.5. So, most users will feel more relaxed when using the phone.
One UI 3.0 also introduced a few new visual effects to help you quickly focus on what matters most.
But they are controversial. Some owners probably will not like some of them. For example, the blurred effect for notifications may irritate some users depending on the wallpaper used. Unfortunately, Samsung did not offer the options to turn them off, at least, up to now.
Overall, aesthetic improvements in One UI 3.0 are obvious. They make the UI modern and stylish.
Please note, Samsung removed the feature of customising the app icon shapes in this Android 11 update.
Some major improvements and new features in Android 11 are notification related. They make notifications very convenient to use, intuitive and interactive.
Samsung implemented almost all of them and added a few of their own.
Sometimes, you may want to re-read a few notifications that were dismissed inadvertently. Or you may just want to check whether you missed any important notifications.
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