Samsung steered the OTA update builds from One UI 3.0 to 3.1 for its older devices post the Samsung Galaxy S21 series launch. Initially, after rolling out its flagship tablets and smartphones, it has been updating the affordable devices(One Core UI 3.1).
The latest in line to get is the Samsung Galaxy M31s in India a week after Russia and Ukraine.
The Samsung Galaxy M31s recently received a price cut of ₹1,000 in India. Hence, if you are looking to buy a Samsung smartphone with the latest software, the Galaxy M31s could be your best bet. Anyway, the Galaxy M31s is getting an OTA update with firmware version M317FXXU2CUB1.
Weighing about 1.93GB, the update brings the latest One UI Core 3.1 version and not the 3.0 like Russia and Ukraine. Anyway, this update also bumps up the security patch of the Galaxy M31s to February 2021.
This new UI not just brings the latest Android 11 features but has UI improvements like revamped UI, Digital Wellbeing & parental controls, dedicated media player widget(in Quick Settings), improved stock apps and features to Samsung Keyboard, Samsung Internet, and more.
Do note that this is Samsung’s Core version of the One UI so don’t expect every feature that is on its flagship devices.
Besides, the report also says that Samsung has removed the microSD card access to its cloning feature ‘Dual Messenger’. It seems users will have to go to Gallery/My Files->Select file->Share via sharesheet->copy App.
That said, Indian users can update their device to the latest One UI 3.1 by navigating to Settings > Software update > Download and install. As usual, the rollout should be staggered and hence, take a few days to reach everyone.