Good news for Samsung Galaxy A20s users; smartphone to get OS update based on Android 11
Samsung is updating its affordable Galaxy A20s smartphone to One UI 3.1 based on Android 11; here’s what users will get after they upgrade.
Even as Google Pixel devices are already offering beta versions of Android 12, the next version of Android, Samsung is chugging along, pushing updates to Android 11 for its eligible devices – the latest device to receive the update is the Galaxy A20s, which was launched in 2019 with Android Pie (9.0) under the hood. This will be the last major Android update for the device, and brings the June 2021 security patch to the device.
One of the fastest smartphone manufacturers to update their devices to Android 11 this year, Samsung has pushed ahead of the competition updating a long roster of devices in the first half of the year. In fact, the manufacturer also updated several of its budget M series devices to Android 11 ahead of its more expensive A series devices like the Galaxy A71.
However, from being one of the slowest to pushing out updates, Samsung has now begun matching the Google Pixel devices when it comes to pushing out security updates on its high-end models too.
Who can download the Galaxy A20s Android 11 update?
The update is currently rolling out to devices in Malaysia at the moment as SamMobile reports, which means that other regions including India could be next in line to receive the update in the near future. Downloading the update on the Galaxy A20s will allow users to access all of the benefits of Android 11, including better permissions controls, chat bubbles, and improved performance. Meanwhile, the One UI 3.1 update will also add useful features like a new private sharing feature that strips location data from images before they are shared.
Samsung's update policy
Samsung usually provides two major operating system updates for its smartphones, which means that the A20s has officially received its final update with Android 11 after receiving Android 10 last year. The company recently changed its policy to update many of its existing devices with four years of security patches since they were launched, so it should continue receiving security patches in the future. The company also previously stated that its Galaxy S Series, Note Series and foldable devices would receive three major OS updates, along with a couple of A Series devices like the Galaxy A51 and the Galaxy A71.