When will your Galaxy S8/9 or Note 8/9 get their Android Pie One UI? Samsung to update us on the 'wide release' today

When will your Galaxy S8/9 or Note 8/9 get their Android Pie One UI? Samsung to update us on the 'wide release' today
UPDATE: Samsung has started rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie update for the Note 9 to non-beta users around the globe, starting with Germany, UAE, and India, delivering on its promise to commence the update in January.

Tucked in a fresh promo post for Samsung's new One UI interface is a hint that today we will learn about the "wide release" of said overlay that will come with the Android Pie update for your Galaxy S9, Note 9, and, possibly, Galaxy S8 and Note 8, too.

Shortly after Samsung unveiled its new OneUI, rumors had it that the overhauled user interface will only arrive on Samsung's current flagship lineup, including the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9. These rumors were brought to life by Samsung itself, as it didn't mention last year's very popular devices like the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 in the release schedule.

However, given that there are very little design differences between the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy S9/S9+, as well as the Note 8 and Note 9, it would make a lot of sense for Samsung to improve the experience on its older devices as well. Additionally, OneUI will be based on Android Pie, which is an eligible software update for the Galaxy S8 series and Note 8. It sounds very logical for Samsung to want all of its devices with tall aspect ratio to sport the same interface and clean up some of the UX disparity that could arise should OneUI be exclusive. 

All will be revealed today, it seems, as Samsung quips "check back soon for more details on One UI’s user-centric approach to smartphone management, as well as updates on the interface’s wide release." 

Hurray, and tune in to our live coverage of the CES 2019 expo and Samsung's presence there, where hopefully we will learn that One UI will be hitting its flagship handsets very early in the year, as speculated before.




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