At a time when Android phone users are waiting for the Android 11 update, as Android 11 has already been out for months, Samsung is rolling out a major new update for the Galaxy M31. The M31 is receiving the OneUI 2.5 update. However, OneUI 2.5 is still based on the outdated Android 10 and for now it seems there is no Android 11 update in store for Galaxy M31 users.
It is worth noting that Galaxy M31 is one of the most popular Samsung phones in India. However, the popularity doesn’t mean that it will get special treatment from Samsung when it comes to its software update. While the company is preparing to launch OneUI 3.0, based on Android 11, on some of the high-end Galaxy phones, most notably the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra which are powered by Snapdragon 865, it has not yet specified any Android 11 upgrade plan for phones like the Galaxy M31 or M21.
As for OneUI 2.5, it brings some bug fixes and optimized features. The latest OneUI update for M31 comes with firmware version M315FXXU2ATJ9. Mostly it adds some security patches and functionality for Samsung keyboard and messages to the phone. As for the keyboard, OneUI 2.5 will allow users to add or delete new languages in a better way. It will also allow you to use the Keyboard app in split mode when your phone is in landscape orientation. In Messages, OneUI 2.5 adds a feature to send SOS location sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours. There are also some updates to the camera app which, according to the OneUI 2.5 update note, improve camera performance.
In other words, there isn’t much in the OneUI 2.5 update for the Galaxy M31. It’s also a bit odd to see a company like Samsung pushing a major upgrade of nearly 1GB to one of its most popular phones in India with cosmetic changes as consumers wait for Android 11.
Samsung has OneUI 3.0 with Android 11 in the works. It is currently in beta and is expected to arrive on the Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra this year. However, given Samsung’s software update record, it’s likely OneUI 3.0 will never make it to phones like the M31. And if the launch of Android 11 happens for the M31, it is likely to happen with a significant delay.
At a time when users are waiting for Android 11 updates, Samsung has updated the Galaxy M31 with OneUI 2.5 software, based on Android 10 a year and a half.
- The Samsung Galaxy M31 is receiving the OneUI 2.5 software update.
- The latest software update still keeps Android 10 on the Galaxy M31.
- Samsung’s Android 11 update is in OneUI 3.0 although it may never make it to M31.