Android 11 arrives on Samsung Galaxy M21 starting in India.
Android 11 continues its landing on eligible devices in circulation, and Samsung is one of the manufacturers that is making more moves in this regard. Not long ago, we welcomed Android 11 onboard the Galaxy Tab S7 in the tablet line, or the Samsung Galaxy M31. It is now the turn of one of its siblings, the Galaxy M21.
Following the publication of the Android 11 update schedule, Samsung has been meeting the dates, even a few weeks ahead of what was originally planned. As it usually happens, One UI 3.0 began its journey through the highest range; With the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 as the main beneficiaries. And now it is coming the turn of the most content, such as the Samsung Galaxy M21. Android 11 started to arrive from India, as in other models of the M line.
Android 11 for the Galaxy M21 will come with the January security patch
There are no changes in the way of updating the Galaxy M21 concerning previous updates: The new layer and system version, One UI 3.0, has begun its initial deployment in a specific territory to then move to the rest of the markets where the Samsung Galaxy M21 was distributed. The update begins in India, the birthplace of a Galaxy M line that has subsequently also been international.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 gets the M215FXXU2BUAC software version, at least as far as India is concerned, weighing in at close to 2GB. It brings the January 2021 security patch apart from Android 11 and One UI 3.0; With the usual changes you get with evolution in software, such as improved smart replies, notification bubbles, Android 11 noticeably improves privacy with one-time permissions (for the microphone, camera, and location).
Samsung includes an aesthetic change with One UI 3.0 and also improves performance and battery drain.
It will probably take a week or so to reach Samsung Galaxy M21s outside Asia, which is usually the case. Still, if you have this model you can check if you have a new version available by going to the system settings and ‘Software Update‘. Click on ‘Download and install’ to have the phone crawl Samsung‘s servers.