[Updated] Samsung One UI 3.0 (Android 11) early look in video; One UI 2.5 released for Galaxy Note 10 series in India & wider Europe

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on September 16, 2020) follows:

Samsung’s custom skin on top of Android, One UI, has received so many positive reviews since its debut. The current edition, One UI 2.5, remains one of the most comprehensive Android experiences you can get from any device today.

We have seen the new skin steadily roll out to eligible devices since it debuted with the Galaxy Note 20 series of devices back in August. In line with that, we have a well-maintained dedicated tracker to keep tabs on the rollout of One UI 2.5.

Galaxy Note 10
Galaxy Note 10

The outgoing generation of Galaxy Note devices, the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus, are eligible for an update to One UI 2.5. We have seen the Note 10 and Note 10+ bag this update in Germany. The Note 10+ 5G has also received this update in Switzerland.

Well, reports coming in suggest that Samsung is further expanding the rollout of One UI 2.5 to the Galaxy Note 10 devices in more regions. According to user reports, the same has been sported by users of the Note 10 (SM-N975F) in India and Mexico. This update weighs in at a little over 1GB and brings with it the September 2020 security patch.

note 10 one ui 2.5 india

The same One UI 2.5 update is also being rolled out to more Note 10 devices all across Europe following the initial rollout in Switzerland. The update has been reported by users in regions such as Spain, Southeast Europe, Switzerland, Netherlands among others.

It is impressive to see just how fast Samsung is able to roll out these updates. We can only hope to see the same going out to more eligible devices in the coming weeks.

Even as that happens, development of One UI 3.0 seems to be kicking into high gear and today, thanks to a YouTube video by the Jimmy is Promo Channel, we get an in-depth look at some of the features that are coming to devices that are eligible for this Android 11-based update.

Some of these features include double-tap to wake, a redesigned sound/volume panel, a customizable in-call UI, a number of camera UI improvements, better power-saving management options, and a slightly reorganized settings menu.

As this is a pretty early build of One UI 3.0 and Android 11, we can expect the list of changes to increase over time and more issues to get ironed out as the launch-dates approach.

Samsung has come a long way in terms of rolling out updates to its devices. From the classic example of what is wrong with Android during the era of TouchWiz to what we’re seeing today. We can only hope to see other Android phone-makers aping this commendable trend.

Update 1 (September 16)

IST 01:41 pm: It seems that the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 10 series and a few other devices has brought over the Live Caption feature. To use the feature you simply need to play audio and tap on the Live Caption toggle and you’ll be able to see the text appear on the screen.


Update 2 (September 22)

IST 05:20 pm: Fresh reports suggest that the One UI 2.5 update based on Android 10 is now rolling out for the Galaxy Note 10 in Brazil. Of course, this also means that the Note 10+ might also be receiving One UI 2.5 in the country.


Update 3 (September 23)

IST 01:14 pm: New reports suggest that the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 10 series has begun rolling out in the U.S. Users are claiming that the update is available on certain carrier-branded models including ones from AT&T & Sprint.

Update 4 (September 28)

IST 04:34 pm: It now appears that Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for unlocked variants of the Galaxy Note 10 series in the U.S. A user on Reddit has also confirmed receiving the new software.

Update 5 (September 29)

IST 01:11 pm: We’re now seeing reports of the One UI 2.5 update rolling out for T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy Note 10 series in the U.S. The new update is available with build number CTI6.

Update 6 (September 30)

IST 02:11 pm: New reports from users on Reddit (1, 2) suggest that Verizon has begun rolling out the Android 10-based One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 10 series in the U.S. Verizon is yet to update its official software page for the devices with the information.

IST 05:40 pm: Users are now beginning to report that the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 10 series has begun rolling out in Malaysia for unlocked models and in New Zealand on models from Skinny Mobile.

Update 7 (October 06)

IST 12:14 pm: T-Mobile has finally begun rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ in the U.S., says a report. The update carries build number DTH7 and should be available on your device soon if it isn’t already.

Update 8 (October 08)

IST 04:41 pm: The One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 10 series seems to have started rolling out for Telstra unlocked models in Australia. A Galaxy Note 10+ user has confirmed receiving the update on Reddit.

Update 9 (October 21)

IST 04:49 pm: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G users in Australia are now beginning to receive the Android 10-based One UI 2.5 update. A user has also confirmed the same on Reddit.

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