Updated on November 24, 2020: Today Samsung started rolling November 2020 security patch for the Galaxy S10 Lite with build number G770FXXS3CTK1. The update is still based on Android 10, there is no info when this device will receive the Android 11 update yet. For more info, read the status below.
Starting off, the all-new Android 11 is the most latest and stable operating system for Android right now that has been released officially almost two months ago in September 2020. Though the latest iteration was initially available for Google Pixel devices, more & more non-Pixel device OEMs are enlisting their eligible device models in batches and Samsung is also one of them. After the huge success of two One UI editions, the company is aggressively heading towards pushing Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Android 11 (One UI 3.0) update.
To recall, the Galaxy S10 Lite was launched in Q1 2020 with Android 10 (One UI 2.5) out of the box apart from the flagship specs. Such as 6.7-inches Super AMOLED Plus HDR10+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, Adreno 640 GPU, 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/512GB onboard memory, 48MP+12MP+5MP triple rear cameras, a 32MP selfie camera, a 4500mAh battery (45W quick charge), etc. Meanwhile, the OEM has already announced that all the top-tier Galaxy models will receive three major Android OS updates for three years.
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What’s on Android 11?
Google has first-ever rolled out the Android 11 Developer Preview build for a couple of compatible devices in early this year (2020) and then a batch of DP updates as well as the Public Beta updates, later on, finished the line to the stable version in September. As this is a successor version of the last year’s Android 10, it has plenty of new features, system improvements, fixes stability issues, improves privacy & security concerns, much-improved user interface, other visual elements, and more. Now, let’s take a quick look at the features below.
Android 11 Features
- Scheduled Dark Theme
- ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
- Built-in Screen Recorder
- Pin Apps in the Share Menu
- Send Images in Notification Replies
- New APIs for 5G
- Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
- Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- Scrolling screenshots
- Bubble Notifications on by Default
- New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
- Show Refresh Rate
- Power Menu Toggles
- Quick Access Wallet
- New Permissions Options
- Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
- Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
- New Scoped Storage Permission
- New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
- New Notification History UI
- Increase Touch Sensitivity
- Better Back Sensitivity
- Mobile Drivers License Support
- Changes to BiometricPrompt API
- Improved Call Screening
- Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
- Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
- HDMI Low-Latency Mode
- Low Latency Video Decoding
- New Bluetooth Stack
- Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
- Music Player in Quick Settings
- Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
- Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock
What’s New in One UI 3.0?
As the name suggests, the One UI 3.0 (Android 11) is the successor version of the previous generation One UI 2.0 which was based on Android 10. One thing we need to mention that the One UI 3.0 skin brings all the native Android 11 features apart from some exclusive functions. Currently, Samsung has officially started pushing the early beta builds for testing purposes to its enlisted devices like Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S20 Series, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Fold 2, etc.
Though the Galaxy S10 Lite Android 11 (One UI 3.0) beta update is progressing in batches, we can expect that by the end of this year, almost every eligible Samsung Galaxy devices will run on the One UI 3.0 beta build. Now, talking about the One UI 3.0 changes or features, each and every aspect of the visual elements including the accessibility, stock apps, Bixby, etc has been improved a lot.
Here we’ve shared the features below.
- 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 (settings > advanced features > motions and gestures)
- Dynamic lock screen now has more categories, and you can select more than one.
- Lockscreen widgets are improved.
- See your conversations and media more conveniently in their own sections when you swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Always On Display widgets are improved.
- Get quick access to the most important accessibility settings during the 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 alerts when the doorbell rings or the baby is crying.
- 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.
- You can now connect to supported TVs wirelessly.
- New touchpad multi-gestures let you change screen zoom and font size more easily.
- 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 and Phone
- Added the ability to edit multiple linked contacts at one time.
- Added an option to help you quickly delete duplicate contacts.
- Enhanced the search experience.
- Extended the storage period for the Trash bin from 15 to 30 days.
- Added the ability to customize the call screen with your own pictures and videos.
- Created a Trash bin to store recently deleted messages.
Call and text on other devices
- Added the ability to turn calls and text on other devices on or off with Bixby Routines.
- Events with the same start time are now shown together in the month and agenda view.
- Reorganized options for adding and editing events.
- Improved layout for full-screen alerts.
- 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 your 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.
- Improved autofocus and auto-exposure functionality and usability.
- Improved stabilization when taking pictures of the moon at high zoom levels.
- Added the ability to revert edited pictures back to their original versions.
- 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.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Android 11 (One UI 3.0) Update Tracker
Well, the reports are coming out that Samsung has already started testing out the One UI 3.0 firmware version on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite model that can be spotted on the CheckFirm application dated October 24, 2020, for the UAE variant having the build number SM-G770F (XSG). So, it seems that the Galaxy S10 Lite users soon start receiving the One UI 3.0 developer/public beta update.
|November 11, 2020||One UI 3.0 is under development process for the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite model|
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