Earlier this month, Samsung announced their brand new UI for upcoming and current smartphones, called One UI. During the not so big reveal of the Foldable phone from Samsung, the new UI was announced to much fanfare.
The South Korean manufacturer has been using the Samsung Experience UI, which is based on Android Oreo, on most of its current smartphones. This was a step up from the ugly and clunky TouchWiz UI, but still wasn’t as great as other custom Android ROMs such as OnePlus’ OxygenOS. Now, with the new One UI, that’s all about to change.
Galaxy Note 9 One UI Beta Registrations Started in US
During the event, Samsung stated that beta registrations for the One UI software will begin at the end of this month. As promised, Samsung briefly opened up registrations for the Galaxy Note 9 One UI beta program in the US. However, it has now pulled the registration process temporarily. Perhaps, the company wants to make an official announcement and this is just a slip-up. For now, interested users will have to wait a little longer to sign up for the program.
This One UI Beta testing program is for those who own an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Review) in the United States. XDA Developers members noticed that the Samsung+ app suddenly started showing the registration page for the program. Some users were able to sign up for the program while the registration page was still live. Samsung has already started the OneUI beta program for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus (Review) in the United States. This is the first time that the company has opened up a beta program for its Note series of smartphones.
As you can see from the screenshots below, the Sign up process for the Galaxy Note 9 One UI Beta program is fairly simple. Some Spring and Verizon users, over at XDA, mentioned that even they were able to load the page on the Samsung+ app and sign up. However, none of them have received the beta update yet.
Unfortunately, the page isn’t live anymore, but you can still download the latest Samsung+ version 188.8.131.52 beta and try your luck. Do not worry, as the page should be live after an official announcement.
One UI from Samsung
Samsung has come a long way from the days of the TouchWiz UI. It’s current Samsung Experience UI is pretty good and doesn’t have a lot of bloatware. The latest One UI software will make things even better and smoother. The new UI will be based on Android 9.0 Pie, and only the latest phones will get the update first. Samsung promised that the Galaxy S9, S9+, and the Note 9 will receive the update in January 2019. The company has already launched the public beta of One UI in several regions such as France, Germany, and Korea.
One UI features plenty of new elements and is a massive overhaul from the Samsung Experience UI. The new UI will focus on providing simple and intuitive ways for the users to navigate around the phone. It will make navigating phone with larger screens much easier and even allow for one-handed use. The UI will be cleaner than all the previous Samsung UI’s and show only the most important information. There will also be a new Night Mode that will make it easier for users to view the screen in the dark.