Samsung went through a complete software makeover with its OneUI that was indeed an upgrade over TouchWiz. The first beta for getting the taste of Samsung OneUI was opened for the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, and the Galaxy S9+ smartphones. And now, in the latest move, Samsung has extended the privilege to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The users in India also have complete access to the beta, and they can register for it right away, In this post, we will be walking you through the process and what the OneUI features. Keep reading to know everything about the Galaxy S8, S8+ One UI Update.
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ One UI Beta (Android Pie) Registrations Open in India
The Galaxy S8, S8+ One UI beta went live for the phone users in India first, as they received the notification. For the Galaxy Note 8, the beta has been released in other markets including South Korea and the United Kingdom. The registrations for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in India have been opened via Samsung Members app. It was quite apparent with the extension of One UI to the Galaxy Note 9 that Samsung is not keeping the latest UI to the recent flagships only.
Interested Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ users can register for the One UI beta program via Samsung Members app. There are two firmware versions – G950FXXU4ZSA5 and G955FXXU4ZSA5 for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ respectively.
Galaxy S8, S8+ One UI Beta Update: How To Register
To register for the One UI beta on the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8+, here’s what the users will need to do:
Step 1: Open Google Play Store and Install ‘Samsung Members‘ app
Step 2: After installation, look for ‘Registrations Open for One UI Beta Program’ banner in the app. When spotted, click on it and tap on ‘Register’
Step 3: You will now find a page consisting of details about the program. Click on ‘Register’ button again
Step 4: After your registration is successful, head to your device’s Settings menu and open ‘Software Update’. Click on Download updates manually, which will trigger the manual search, if an update is found, download it.
The beta update will weigh around 1.5GB. Users must follow the instructions to update it. After the completion of the installation process, your phone will reboot, and you’ll start with Android 9.0 Pie-based One UI experience. Remember, being a beta update; you will come across a few inadequacies that will be corrected in the stable version of the One UI, which is expected to roll out in by Q2 2019.
Here’re the Features You Get With Samsung’s Latest One UI
With the One UI, Samsung’s objective lies in making the interface simpler, cleaner, and easier to use. Samsung announced it at its recent Developer Conference in San Francisco. The One UI takes a minimalistic and interactive approach at the top and bottom area of the built-in Samsung apps. Many of such apps also get a bottom navigation bar that makes single-hand operations easier. Apart from these, some of the highly accoladed One UI features include Navigation gestures, Adaptable storage (SD card read as internal storage not external), New icons and design elements, Dark mode, Recycle bin in the gallery, and more.
Samsung’s One UI is pretty much what every Samsung users would have wanted. It was about time Samsung did something new on the software front. For the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8 users, One UI will enhance the overall experience.