As this comes as a suprise, Samsung has begun rolling out the newest OneUI update for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship handsets. This new update weighs in around 1.7GB’s and is also available as an OTA update for any users to download, according to reports from SamMobile. This update is only being made available to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ units in Germany currently.
As per this special report, the OneUI update is available for both units with a stable Android Oreo OS and the Android Pie beta users. Various users have also confirmed to SamMobile that the OneUI update brings updates to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to Android 9 Pie along with the December Security patch. This update will also introduce a brand new interface which may help users going around the phone. Earlier on at the Samsung Developers Conference, Samsung had shown off how their OneUI (OS) will change the user interface drastically.
With OneUI, it’s Samsung’s focus to be on a single-handed usage on the taller Galaxy smartphones. The user interface will tend to retain most of the useful content within the reach of the palm. The overall UI will be a minimalist Android Pie inspiring look as well. Plus for the first time ever, Samsung will be introducing a system-wide dark theme on it’s Galaxy range of smartphones.
In the past, Samsung has been known to release delayed updates even for it’s flagship grade smartphones. In this case, it seems that Samsung wants to make up for it’s past mistakes by rolling out the OneUI based on Android Pie earlier than previously announced. The OneUI update was officially declared to be rolled out as of January 2019.
With the Galaxy S9 and S9+ getting the new OneUI update earlier, the Galaxy Note 9 could also follow suit. Samsung will be trying to push the update before it unveils next year’s flagship Galaxy S phones. Rumors are already going around that Samsung is coming out with three new variants of the Galaxy S10 in offering a flag display and a single rear camera. Thew newest 2019 flagships are also supposed to bring in a modern edge-to-edge display with an Infinity-O display. Samsung is also expecting to unveil new flagships this coming February, with other possibilities being the announcing of the much awaited foldable smartphone alongside all that.
via India Today