Samsung seems to have finally started pushing the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to a global audience, following its debut in the US on AT&T’s network last week. As we write this, the update is rolling out to the two phones in Slovakia with firmware version N98xxXXU1CTL5. Other markets will likely be joining the party soon, if the Galaxy S20’s One UI 3.0 release is anything to go by.
Of course, that doesn’t mean everyone will get the update within the next few hours. We’re likely to see the rollout extend into the new year, as revealed through Samsung’s One UI 3.0 roadmaps posted in various countries, though the company will hopefully have brought every device up-to-date ahead of the Galaxy S21 launch, which is set to take place on January 14. Speaking of the Galaxy S21, Samsung’s new flagship will run version 3.1 of One UI out of the box, and we expect it to come to the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 lineups a few weeks later.
If you own a Galaxy Note 20 or Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the process of downloading the Android 11 update is the same as with every other update. Just open the Settings app on the phone, select Software update, and tap Download and install. You will also find full system images for the new firmware in our archives that can be used for manually upgrading to One UI 3.0 via a Windows PC.