Samsung has begun rolling out Android 11-based One UI 3 to a bunch of its devices, including the crop of its flagship phones. However, it looks like its flagship tablets, the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+, are being treated to the company’s latest version of the software – One UI 3.1. The Galaxy S21 series phones are the first ones to ship with that version of One UI out-of-the-box.
One UI 3.1 brings with it all the features and improvements shipped as part of Android 11 and One UI 3, including minor design improvements, new personalization features for the lock screen and wallpaper, performance improvements thanks to better memory allocation and management, and much more. The release also enables the head tracking features introduced by the Galaxy Buds Pro. These accompany the Android 11-based One UI 3 features such as updated in-box apps, a refreshed notification shade design, chat bubbles, improved system animations, and much more.
Guessing from user comments on the Samsung Community forums, it looks like the update currently is beginning to roll out to users in South Korea. The folks over at TizenHelp have posted the entire translated changelog of the update, which weighs in at around 2,442 MB in size and comes with the January security patch. Interestingly, the release schedule in the Samsung Members app for the Tab S7 series points at a February rollout, suggesting that the rollout has started early. However, it could be a while till the release propagates to more users across regions.
Additionally, it is not clear when the company plans on offering the update to older flagships such as the Galaxy S20 and Note20 series.