Samsung continues to defy expectations by releasing new Android updates for its vast catalog of devices. Over the past few months, the company has really pushed back its reputation for lagging behind with Android updates, bringing Android 11 with One UI 3.1 to more of its devices this week. And the company is back today with another update, bringing the updated software to the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy M51.
Galaxy M51 owners (via SamMobile) will feel especially good, because today’s version is the first major Android update for the device. When the handset launched last September, it came with Android 10 and One UI 2.1 out of the box, so the switch to One UI 3.1 should feel like a whole new device. The update, version M515FXXU2CUB7, also ships with the March 2021 security patch.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10 Lite (via SamMobile) receives an update to One UI 3.1. The device was already updated to Android 11 with One UI 3.0 late last year, with changes like an improved user interface and more. Samsung has already released the same update for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10e, so it’s nice to see the S10 Lite getting into the mix.
According to SamMobile, DeX wireless support is not included in the One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy S10 Lite. The feature was believed to be available on all devices with One UI 3.1, but it doesn’t appear to be.
As with any update, getting your hands on it right away can be tricky, depending on where you live. The update to Android 11 with One UI 3.1 is being rolled out on the Galaxy S10 Lite in Spain. Meanwhile, update to Android 11 with One UI 3.1 is available for Galaxy M51 in Russia. Both updates will likely be available in other regions in the coming days.
Check out our full review of One UI 3.1 to learn more about everything new in the latest version.