12 October 2020
Update: October 7, 2020
First, the beta version of the One UI 3.0 is rolling out to the Galaxy S20 family as mentioned before. The rollout is first happening in South Korea and if you want to participate in the beta program then head over to the Samsung Members app and login with the required credentials. Users of SIM-free phones and those on the major carriers (SKT, KT, and LGU+) can join.
This custom skin version brings many new features alongside the Android 11-specific ones. Some Samsung-specific improvements include the DeX stock app, Bixby updates, and more. The update also includes Android’s latest security patch from October 2020. There are some known issues also available which you can check by following this link.
According to SamMobile’s report, the One UI 3.0 will come to China, Germany, India, Poland, and the United Kingdom as well.
UPDATE (September 30th, 2020):
The release of One UI 3.0 beta for the Galaxy S20 lineup is finally getting closer. A community manager in South Korea has shared a poster confirming that the latest version will land on Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra very soon. An exact release date or timeline is still missing but it is undoubtedly closer than ever.
Original (August 6th, 2020)
Samsung has officially announced One UI 3.0 beta for the Galaxy S20 series devices. This new One UI iteration is based on Google's latest Android 11 and the beta is currently meant only for developers. It is essentially a closed beta which is officially being referred to as "Pre-beta" build. The supported devices include Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Since it is a closed developer beta, a user will need to apply and wait for the approval. The first step is to become a Samsung partner developer and only then, there is a probability you might get selected as one of the beta testers. The beta testing is currently limited to the United States and South Korea.
The Galaxy S20 series users in the U.S. will need to have either unlocked or Sprint/T-Mobile variant. For South Korean users, they will need to have either unlocked or KT/LGU+/SKT carrier-locked variants. If you fulfill all these criteria, you could be one of the selected beta testers of the program.
As of now, Samsung has not said anything about public beta testing yet. We are expecting it to begin a little while after Samsung collected valuable feedback through the closed beta testing. Nevertheless, we will keep you posted on all the new developments.
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