Google rolled out a stable Android 11 update back in September 2020 for the Pixel lineup. Soon, several third-party smartphone manufacturers stepped in and rolled out their own versions of Android 11 firmware. Some of these include Oxygen OS 11 by OnePlus, MIUI 12 by Xiaomi, Realme 2.0 by Realme, and ColorOS 11 by OPPO. Samsung also recently rolled out a One UI 3.0 beta update based on Android 11 for the Galaxy S20 series. Today, Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra devices join the Android 11 based One UI 3.0 beta program.
A community mod at the official Samsung forums posted about the OEM recruiting for One UI 3.0 beta testers for the newly launched Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra devices starting with the United States. However, the registration is only limited to devcies on T-Mobile and Sprint carriers. So basically the Snapdragon variants of the Note 20 series. The notice basically says, Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra users One UI 3 Beta with Android 11 coming soon. So users should start seeing the notice in their Samsung Members app anytime now.
If you don’t already know, One UI 3.0 is the next generation firmware update for Samsung devices based on Android 11. It brings many new changes to the table along with new features and stability improvements as well. You can checkout all the new One UI 3.0 features from this post.
List of eligible devices for One UI 3.0 Beta Program
Galaxy Note 20 series (Note 20/N20 Ultra 5G) (as of October 21, 2020)
|Country||Service Provider||Device Model|
|United States||Sprint / T-Mobile||Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N981U), Note 20 Ultra (SM-G986U)|
|United States||Unlocked||Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N981U1), Note 20 Ultra (SM-G986U1)|
How to apply for One UI 3.0 beta program?
There are two methods in enrolling into the One UI 3.0 beta program. One is the official Samsung members app where you should see a Notice for enrollment into the One UI 3.0 beta program. Once done, you will receive an OTA update.
Full tutorial: How to apply or Samsung’s One UI 3.0 (Android 11) beta program (post link)
While you can also go through the official method above, you can skip the Samsung Members app notice and immediately enroll in the One UI 3.0 beta program using the clickable links below. Simply open the links using your Samsung Galaxy S20 device. However, you will still need the Samsung Members app as the links open inside the app.
We will also list the OTA downloads as soon as they are available. So stay tuned!