It has come as a surprise but Samsung beaten all other Android device manufacturers this year (except Google of course) with their speed of updating their devices to Android 11. The company already updated all its flagships to the latest release, and also a handful of mid-range devices which have also received an early update to Samsung’s One UI 3. The latest device which has joined the ranks is the latest Galaxy M30s, which has just begun receiving the update.
The Android 11 update rolls out Google’s new improvements to the budget device, including Chat Bubbles, conversation-wise sorting in the notification area, one-time permissions, as well as other security and privacy improvements under the hood. Samsung’s One UI 3 update comes with new features and improvements to the system that include a redesigned system interface and apps.
The successor to Samsung’s popular Galaxy M30 smartphone, the Galaxy M30s was launched with the popular Exynos 9611 chipset that was a considerable upgrade over the Exynos 7904 in the M30. It should be mentioned here that Samsung found that the response to the Exynos 9611 was so positive that it went on to power more phones last year that include the Galaxy M31, M21, M31s, A50s, and A51.
It should be mentioned here that this could be one of the reasons why Samsung has been so successful at updating its midrange offerings this year. As a number of these midrange devices are powered by the same 10nm chipset, optimising the software for the processor is less work for Samsung once it is done for one device. Apart from this, the Samsung Galaxy M31 was the first budget device from the South Korean company that received the Android 11 platform upgrade, in January.
The Galaxy M51, A50, A21s, A31, A70, A80, A71 and Tab S6 and Tab S6 Lite is expected to be the next in line to receive the update according to Samsung’s update schedule.