A week ago, Samsung started rolling out the stable Android 11 One UI 3.0 update for Galaxy Z Fold 2. Now, the Verizon carrier variant owners of this $2,000 device have confirmed the reception of the update.
Notably, Samsung began beta testing the One UI 3.0 update back in November for the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Later it started rolling out for the carrier unlocked variants in Germany.
As of now, users in India, the UK, and Telus carrier users in Canada have also grabbed the Android 11 One UI 3.0 update on their Galaxy Z Fold 2 devices.
However, it is now that the Verizon owners in the US are grabbing this feature-full update. Verizon is also the first US carrier to push the One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 units.
The official Verizon software update page for the Z Fold 2 is yet to be updated. But one of our friends at Android Central has received the new update on his Verizon Galaxy Z Fold 2 unit.
Talking about Android 11 features, it brings chat bubbles, a conversation section in the notifications area, a one-time permissions option, dedicated media playback widget, etc.
Moreover, the update also bundles the features of Samsung’s One UI 3.0. For instance, AOD, lock screen tweaks, redesigned volume controls, Samsung Free, improved Single Take feature, and much more.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 Android 11 update arrives with firmware version F916USQU1CTLL
The Android 11 update for the Verizon variant of the device packs all the goodies of Android 11 for the Galaxy Z Fold 2. But we are not sure whether this new update bumps the security patch level to the latest January 2021 or not.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 One UI 3.0 update arrives with firmware version F916USQU1CTLL. The changelog of the update is also pretty simple.
It simply mentions that it brings Android 11 and updates the user experience. Since the update has been pushed via OTA in batches, it will take some time before hitting all the Verizon Galaxy Z Fold 2 units.
Good thing is that if you haven’t received the update then, you can manually check for it on your phone. In order to that, you need to head over to the “Settings” menu.
Then navigate to “System updates.” From there, tap the “Download and install” option. Your phone will then start checking for the new update.
You can proceed with downloading and installation of the update on your phone if your device detects a new update. Note that it may be possible that the update won’t be available straight away. So, you need to wait for the rollout to expand for more users.