Samsung Electronics will most likely begin public testing of Android 11 on its smartphones before Google releases the first stable version for its Pixel-branded smartphones.
This was reported by SamMobile website after a member of the community of XDA Developers noticed references to Android 11 in the latest Galaxy S20 Ultra firmware on the official website for tracking Samsung firmware and suggested that early development had already begun.
Last year, stable Android 10 became available to the general public in early September. While Samsung only launched the Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 in mid-October.
Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy smartphones will be accompanied by a new proprietary One UI 3.0 interface. Before the release of One UI 3.0, the Korean manufacturer will still have time to release a major functional update to One UI 2.5.
One UI 2.5 will debut with the launch of the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Tab S7. The Galaxy S20 is likely to get One UI 2.5 before moving to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11.
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There is bad news for Samsung users. One UI 2.5, which will be official with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 family and the Galaxy Fold 2 will bring ads to the stock Samsung apps.
We will meet the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Plus/Ultra with Galaxy Fold 2 models on August 5. In this event, we expect to see One UI 2.5 interface. The next release of the Samsung user interface may arrive with many new features but will unfortunately also bring ads.
It is stated that these ads will appear on the lock screen also. For now, the process may only include low-cost devices. These ads will not be available in every market. However, this development is already getting a big reaction. As you may know, Xiaomi received great criticism on this subject and made serious changes in the process. Almost all users do not want to see advertisements on their phones.
The official report only talks about a novelty: the integration of Google gestures for third-party launchers. This is something that is not present in One UI 2.0 or 2.1. We will see it in One UI 2.5. Beyond this detail, we do not know any other news.
Regarding the devices that will receive One UI 2.5, there could be several. This include all the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy A models launched in the summer. We also expect that the Galaxy S20 gets the update a few days after the arrival of the Note 20 with the features of One UI 2.5.