Who does not love an update? Samsung's upcoming One UI makes it easier to use your device with one hand and adds a new paint to the formal "Samsung Experience" skin. While you're probably looking forward to installing a user interface on your phone, not all galaxies are alike – your device may be one of the first to receive the update, or it will never see a user interface at all.
To be clear, A user interface is not yet available on any Galaxy device, at least officially. Samsung devices are notoriously slow to get Android updates, so even the latest of the Galaxy phones are still running Oreo as opposed to the Android Pie update that runs a user interface. Obviously, if you grow impatient, you can always download Android 9 beta. The open beta is not quite here yet, so you need to add some extra elbow grease to get your S9 or S9 + running Pie.
Galaxy Note 9
Those who bought Samsung's latest and best ̵1; at least at the time of this article – will be first in line to get the update. A user interface comes to unlocked Galaxy Note 9 devices in January, with carrier variants – Verizon, T-Mobile, etc. – to watch closely.
Bärvarianter issues their own updates instead of allowing Samsung to take orders. Unlocked devices are not detrimental to any particular carrier, so they will usually be the first to update.
Galaxy S9 / S9 +
If you chose Galaxy S9 or S9 + over Note 9, do not worry – these devices will receive the update at exactly the same time as Note 9. Unlocked devices will receive the update in January, with carrier variants that follow.
It pays to be in the latest device cycle, although note 9 is newer than the S9 devices.
Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8 owners are not as lucky as 2018 flagship users. While Note 8 is only from 2017, Samsung has no official One UI release date for last year's phablet.
As said, we can guess that Note 8 will get a user interface shortly after S9, S9 + and Note 9. Based on Samsung's track record with updates, its possible Not 8 owners will see One UI beat their device in Q2 2019.
The story is the same for Galaxy S8, S8 + and S8 Active. While all three devices run Android Oreo, Samsung has no official date for a user interface to beat those phones. Just like Note 8, we expect the update to follow the 2018 series of Galaxy devices, possibly Q2.
Other Galaxy Phones
Unlike popular beliefs, you do not need ] to upgrade a phone every two or two years, as older phones today work well in old age. However, it is worrying that OEM users like Samsung stop updating phones after a couple of years. Therefore, we do not expect the following Galaxy phones to get an interface, though we are open to the possibility that they will:
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
- Galax S7 Active
- Galaxy Note 19659017] Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 Edge
- Galaxy S6 Edge +
- Galaxy S6 Active
- Galaxy Note 6
In the case of spacecourses that have been released in the past two or three years, we are sad to say that you are likely to never see a user interface. The cost margins are so thin on these devices that Samsung can not justify holding a team of software developers around to update their firmware.
When we learn more specifically, especially with the 2017 flagship models, we update it Here's the guide with ETA and specific start date, so keep checking!