Following its tradition, Samsung introduced a newer version of One UI 3 alongside the launch of the Galaxy S21 series flagships. These new premium smartphones come pre-installed with the latest Android 11-based One UI 3.1.
A few days ago, the Korean tech giant has provided the One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy Tab S7 lineup tablets over-the-air in its home country. Later on, the company started bringing this software update for the latest flagship tablets globally.
According to the new info, in the US, Verizon has begun sending the Android 11 update with One UI 3 for its network bounded Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G and Tab S7+ 5G.
However, the confusing update support page of Verizon shows that this is the One UI 3.0 update while we know that the Galaxy Tab S7 tabs directly getting the One UI 3.1 version (check One UI 3.1 features here).
Well, Google’s Android 11 brings some new impressive and improved features such as chat bubbles, notification history, better privacy controls, one-time permissions, permissions auto‑reset, and more.
On the other hand, Samsung One UI 3 itself equips a purely enhanced user interface, revamped system functions like Settings, app drawer, lock screen, and notification panel.
If you’ve owned a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 or Tab S7+ from Verizon, then check for the updates manually by jumping to the device Settings >> Software updates >> Download and install. If the update has arrived at you, you can identify it with firmware version T978USQU1BUA9/T878USQU1BUA9 which also carries the January 2021 security patch.
The January 2021 security bulletin of Samsung lists fixes for 47 high and 1 critical level of CVEs and exploits. However, Verizon has also revised the new security update and further improved it by itself.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ Android 11 Update Log:
- This software update brings the latest Android OS 11, with new features including Conversations, Bubbles, Categorized Notifications, and One UI 3.0.
- The latest Android security patch is also included in this update.
- Android OS 11 Update:
- Android OS 11 offers some of the newest ways to control your privacy, customize your phone, and get things done. It’s Android, just the way you want it.
- 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.
- 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.