Samsung Galaxy S20 series starts receiving Android 11 update at Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S20 series starts receiving Android 11 update at Verizon
We know Samsung said the Galaxy S20 series will receive Android 11 in December, but we didn't expect a confirmation so early. It looks like Verizon did the unthinkable and started the Android 11 rollout to the entire Galaxy S20 family.

If you've bought your Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra from Verizon, you should be able to update it to Android 11 as early as today. The Big Red posted the changelogs on its support website and said the update should its Galaxy S20 series devices on December 2.

Expect important improvements to be included in the update, such as Bubbles (the option to pin conversations so they appear on top of other apps and screens), One UI 3.0 (Samsung's new UI for Quick Panel, Toolbars, Notifications, Settings, and more), new privacy controls, and a bunch of other visual tweaks. You can find below the highlights of the update and don't skip the screenshots that we've added at the bottom of the story:

Conversations

  • See, respond to and control your conversations across multiple messaging apps. All in the same spot. Then select people you always chat with. These priority conversations show up on your lock screen.

Bubbles

  • With Android 11, you can pin conversations so they always appear on top of other apps and screens. Bubbles keep the conversation going—while you stay focused on whatever else you're doing. Access the chat anytime or anywhere.

One UI 3.0

  • The new One UI 3.0 improves user interaction for Quick Panel, Toolbars, Notifications, Settings, and more.

Privacy Controls

  • One-time permissions – Give one-time permissions to apps that need your mic, camera or location. The next time the app needs access, it must ask for permission again.
  • Permissions auto-reset – If you haven't used an app in a while, you may not want it to keep accessing your data. So Android will reset permissions for your unused apps. You can always turn permissions back on.

Along with Android 11, Samsung included the latest security patch in the update. As always, give it a few days if you don't see the update showing on your Galaxy S20 today. Verizon is rolling out Android 11 in waves, so not everyone might get it on December 2.

Related phones

Galaxy S20
  • Display 6.2 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy S20+
  • Display 6.7 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Quad camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Display 6.9 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera) 40 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI

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