It looks like Samsung is running ahead of the time as the company starts rolling out the new One UI 3.0 beta update to its new Galaxy S20 devices. The company had released one update just a few days ago with November 2020 security patches. What’s surprising is that the new update comes with the security patch for December 2020, and the month is yet to come. This could be possible because Google notifies Android Partners of all Android framework and Linux kernel issues about a month before the public announcement. Recently, Samsung also joined Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended Program.
The new One UI beta update is already rolled out in the United Kingdom and Germany, and it will come to beta testers in other countries shortly. It fixes a bunch of known bugs and brings the security patch to December 2020. The list of bug fixes includes the fixed pop-up view when swiping edge lighting pop-up, expansion of the navigation gesture recognition area, and more.
New Samsung S20 One UI 3.0 Beta Update Details
The new beta update for Galaxy S20 comes with firmware version G98xxXXU5ZTKA, which fixes some known bugs as reported by the beta participants. As said above, it brings the Android security patch to December 2020 ahead of the time. Apart from a few bug fixes and security patches, the new One UI 3.0 beta update brings some camera improvements too. The company seems to be working on releasing the One UI 3.0 update for everyone as soon as possible. Even Samsung has previously said that its Galaxy S20 lineup will get the One UI 3.0 before the end of this year.
You should note that this is a beta channel update, and regular users will not receive it on their phones. It’s only available for beta testers in the UK and Germany as of now, and the beta participants from other countries should expect it to come in a few weeks. For regular users, it may take a while, and when Samsung rolls it for them, they will receive it as an OTA update.