When it comes to providing the latest security and software updates, Samsung has been doing a decent job lately. While the Korean manufacturer was very lethargic in rolling out updates, a couple of mid-rangers received an OTA update from Samsung even before they could make set a foot in the market. As the title of this article says – ‘Samsung Brings Android 11 to Galaxy devices’, we will be discussing devices that currently run on Android 11.
Android 11 made its way to Samsung devices earlier last month, in the form on OneUI 3.0 (Samsung’s OS). The latest version of Google’s operating system includes subtle yet crucial improvements. For instance, new and refined ways to interact with notification. You can now reply to a WhatsApp or Instagram tile directly from the notification bar. The bubble messaging helps in accessing messages right from the home screen.
Samsung Brings Android 11 to These Galaxy Devices
Galaxy S20 series
Samsung’s most powerful flagships, the S20 series got hands-on Android 11 on December 2. The update rolled out on both US and international models.
Galaxy S20 FE
The S20 FE got the latest OneUI 3.0 on December 18 for major markets like US, UK, Germany and India.
The elder brother from the same line-up, Note 20 received the update on December 14.
Galaxy Z Flip and Flip 5G
Samsung used to be very slow when it comes to bringing foldable devices on its latest operating system. However, Galaxy Z Flip 5G broke that trend, as it got the latest Android update. For some reason, only the devices in Switzerland can access this update. Indian users can download a 2GB update for their Galaxy Z Flip.
Galaxy S10 Lite
A little surprising, as the Galaxy S10 was one of the most popular smartphone series on the planet. Samsung has yet not released Android 11 for the S10 devices out there. Out of the 3 phones, S10 Lite picked up the latest OS in Spain and India.
I recently upgraded to a Samsung device – Galaxy M51. Just when I was setting up the device, I received 2 OTA updates. They were focussed on performance, camera improvements, with the addition of Samsung’s Secure Folder feature. The security patch was updated to November 2020, which is analogous to what the current flagships run on. However, the OneUI 3.0, based on Android 11 is not yet available on my device.