Samsung Electronics has begun to distribute a stable version of its proprietary One UI 3.0 user interface based on the fresh Android 11 operating system for users of the flagship Galaxy Note 20 smartphones.
Previously, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G users around the world received a similar update; and now it is the turn of the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
At least US users have already reported receiving the update. The update with firmware number N98xUSQU1CTL2 has an impressive size of 2.5 GB. So it would be wise to use Wi-Fi for downloading.
As promised by Samsung, the distribution of the news user interface for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Z Flip, Note 10, Fold and S10 will also begin soon. In the first half of 2021, there will be an update for the more affordable Galaxy A series smartphones.
Samsung plans to upgrade many smartphones and tablets to One UI 3.0
Samsung is one of those companies that make so many different smartphone models. The source reports that the South Korean manufacturer plans to upgrade to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 as many as 90 models of smartphones and tablets.
The list includes popular devices such as the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Tab S7 series smartphones. It also lists entry-level phones such as the Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core; as well as several mid-range smartphones including the Galaxy A40, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A90 5G and several Galaxy M series devices.
Since Samsung has not yet officially announced the list of devices for which the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 is planned; this list should be treated with caution for now.
Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi topped the smartphone market in Q3 2020
Analytical agency Gartner has published another report on the smartphone market. As it turned out, in the third quarter of this year, 366 million smartphones were sold worldwide; which is 5.7% less than in the same period last year. And although the drop is noticeable, it is less than 20%; which the market fell by in the first half of the year.
Samsung is still the leader with 80.82 million units sold and 22% of the market. In general, of the Top 5 manufacturers, only Samsung and Xiaomi were able to increase sales – by 2.2% and 34.9%, respectively. Huawei is in second place with 51.83 million smartphones sold – its market share is 14.4%. Xiaomi sold 44.41 million smartphones – equivalent to a market share of 12.1%.
Apple is in fourth place. Between July and September, the company sold 40.6 million smartphones – its market share was 11.1%. Interestingly, Oppo is not far from Apple. In the third quarter, it sold 29.89 million smartphones (the market share of this company is 8.2%).