It will be dishonest to say that Samsung has not stepped up its software support in the past year or more. Following the launch of Android 11, the Korean giant has updated practically all its flagship phones released in 2020 and has even begun to update those released in 2019. The latest devices to get the update now are the Galaxy S10 models.
The Galaxy S10 series include the Galaxy S10 itself, the Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10e, and if you own any of these devices, you should check for the update now and over the next few days. The Galaxy S10 Lite already received the update a few weeks ago.
According to XDA Developers, the update is already rolling out to users in Switzerland and the update brings with it not only a new Android version but a new user experience with One UI 3 and also January 2021’s security patch.
Android 11 brings new features such as conversation bubbles, new permission management features, built-in screen recording, and new media controls.
With One UI 3.0, you get a visually enhanced lock screen, home screen, notifications, and Quick Panel. Samsung says the motion effects and animation are smoother, button presses are more realistic, and toggles slide more smoothly.
Other customization features that the update brings include support for adjustable widget transparency, the ability to customize the clock on the lock screen or Always On Display, and the ability to add a video to the incoming and outgoing call screen.
One UI also brings upgrades to the camera such as improved autofocus and auto-exposure and better AI-based zoom to allow you to capture better photos. The gallery has also been re-organized to make it easy to easily find photos, Samsung says edited photos can even be reverted back to the original at any time even after saving.
Android 11 is the second major OS update for the Galaxy S10 series and going by Samsung’s promise to provide three years of updates for the phone, it is expected to get Android 12 too when it is released.
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