A little while ago, Samsung started rolling out the beta version of the upcoming iteration of its custom skin dubbed the One UI 2.0 (which is baked on top of Android 10) to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus devices. The update has so far reached a lot of countries including Germany and India. Now, the last year’s flagship devices from the company, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 appear to be in line to receive the same. The company’s ‘beta operations manager’ on the company’s community website in South Korea has officially confirmed the same. As per his statement, the One UI 2.0 beta program for the Galaxy Note 9 devices will start later this week. The Galaxy S9 devices will have to wait a little longer as the update will start rolling out to them sometime next week.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 to get the One UI 2.0 beta soon
As said, the upcoming beta update for both the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S9 devices will be based on Android 10 which has been the case all along. The actual rollout date is not yet officially announced. The only thing which is known is that the rollout will begin in Korea first of all and will reach out to other countries in the subsequent days.
As of now, the company has internally tested the One UI 2.0 beta on both the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S9 and as the trend follows, the rollout will likely happen in stages and a widespread rollout will only happen once the known bugs are fixed.
Samsung believes that a smartphone cannot truly be called a smartphone if it doesn’t allow users to make the most of its call function. In One UI 2, users will now be able to enjoy an improved experience when engaging in phone conversations, even in places with lots of background noise.
As far as the features of the latest One UI 2.0 are concerned, the latest iteration of Samsung’s custom skin brings about a plethora of changes. One UI 2.0 focuses on simplicity and providing for “A Refined Experience”.
The update brings about a visual overhaul. Samsung has literally divided the display of the devices into two regions – Viewing Area and Interaction Area.
Finally, we will get to see the much-needed system-wide dark mode which will have a deeper integration inside the ecosystem (with more apps included). Furthermore, we will get to see some new features including brightness recognition and an option to amplify the ambient sound.
One UI 2.0 comes with a Live Transcribe feature that automatically puts spoken words into a text form on the screen.
As of now, it is unclear as to when the latest One UI 2.0 update will start hitting the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S9 devices globally, but we are sure to receive further intel on the same in the coming days.
Meanwhile, in case you want to know more about the One UI 2.0 beta, you can check out our existing coverage of the same.
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