At its developer conference in San Francisco earlier this month, Samsung showcased the Infinity Flex foldable smartphone prototype. However, Infinity Flex was not the only major highlight at the event. Samsung also revealed its new “One UI” custom user-interface. Samsung recently confirmed that the One UI will be coming to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy Note 9 (review), Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones along with the Android 9 Pie update. The Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and the Galaxy Note 8 have now been certified running on Android 9 Pie by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi Alliance has also certified the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy Note 9, and the Galaxy Note FE running Android 9 Pie.
Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 Certified by Wi-Fi Alliance Running Android Pie
The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified several variants of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 running on Android 9 Pie. As is usually the case, the unlocked variants of the smartphones are expected to receive the update first. Carrier-locked versions of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones will likely have to wait until the second quarter of 2019 to receive the update. As confirmed by Samsung last month, the Android Pie update is scheduled for early 2019. Even though the update has been certified for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung will be rolling out the Android 9 Pie update with the “One UI” to its 2018 flagship smartphones first. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus owners will be able to try out the “One UI” on their device by joining the beta program with the Samsung Members app. The One UI beta will also be available for Galaxy Note 9 owners.
Samsung’s new “One UI” brings several new features and improvements to the tablet, including a new improved One-Handed Mode, a System-Wide Dark Mode, and a refreshed UX design that is closer to stock Android than the previous iterations of the company’s custom user-interface. Of course, in addition to the new “One UI” features, owners of recent Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphones can also look forward to all the exciting Android Pie features.