Samsung has announced the start of its Android 11 betas with the One UI 3 customization layer for the Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra.
Yesterday the Samsung Unpacked was held, where we met the new Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 +, Galaxy Buds Live, the Galaxy Watch 3 watch and the new foldable, Z Fold 2. Beyond the launches, Samsung gave a knock on the table announcing 3 years of updates for not only its new models, but also for its high-end from last year.
3 years of updates for these Samsung: S10, S20, Note 10 and 20
Samsung has confirmed at the end of its Unpacked that its high-end (Galaxy S10, Note 10, Galaxy S20 and Note 20) will have three years of updates.
It seems that they will not only expand support, and it is that Samsung has advanced the launch of its first beta.
Samsung advances its upgrade plans
Samsung’s update policy has always been somewhat peculiar, and although the South Korean giant usually reports its update plans with clear and concise dates, the deadlines usually accompany a longer wait than usual.
When it comes to beta versions of Android, the first betas for Android 8 arrived in November, those for Android 9 in November, and Android 10 in October. With Android 11 they have stepped on the accelerator, and is that from today they are already available. Of course, this beta is less advanced than usual.
This beta has a bit of a trick, yes, and it is that Samsung defines it as a pre-beta for developers who are registered with Samsung. The beta is also closed to South Korea and the United States, with plans to be expanded to China, Germany, India, Poland and the United Kingdom when it goes to open beta status.
If you are a developer and you live in one of the two initial countries, you can apply from the developer portal by clicking on this link. Please note that this version is not valid for daily use and its sole purpose is that you can adapt your applications as soon as possible.
However, it is a great move by Samsung, since it is not usual for them to make their first betas public until October-November.