Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 won't get the new One UI experience

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 won't get the new One UI experience
Samsung is taking it to another level with the announcement of the new One UI (user interface) experience, which is expected to make its debut early next year on a couple of flagship smartphones.

Unveiled yesterday, alongside the new Samsung foldable screen called Infinity Flex Display, One UI is a much cleaner user interface, which was developed in partnership with Google and the Android developer community.

During the unveiling, Samsung was pretty clear about the availability of the new One UI and said that it will be offered as an Open Beta starting November for users in the United States, Germany, and South Korea.

The handset maker also confirmed the final version of the Samsung One UI will be launched on the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 in January 2019, along with the long-awaited Android Pie update.

Unfortunately, flagships like the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 will not receive the new Samsung One UI, Tom's Guide reports. If that's the case, we can safely assume only the most recent Samsung flagships will receive the new cleaner software experience, unless the South Korean company has a change of heart.

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39 Comments

1. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

what? it is not even old.

18. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Those saying it ain't confirmed heres the link https://www.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s8-galaxy-note-8-samsung-one-ui/ “Disappointingly though, Samsung has confirmed to Tom’s Guide that the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 will miss out on this new modernized and streamlined software experience.” – Adam Ismail, writing for Tom’s Guide

20. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

If thats true , then it's a letdown for sure. Let's see how true this really is.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Let's see how true this really is." Exactly

26. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Go buy another sammy for 999$, repeat after one year.

31. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Maybe it has nothing to do with the age of the phone, but the hardware in the phone. Ever though of that? Maybe this new UI runs better on the SD845 than it does on the SD835.

35. G1andonly

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

No. The 835 would be able to run it just fine, also the note 8 has 6gb of ram so that's not an excuse.

37. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

if UI redesign needs special hardware, i'm done then. looks like i'm switching if this turns out to be the case.

2. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

WTF?!

3. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 116; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

If it is the case then fu*k you samsung that will be my last samsung phone

4. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I thought the note 8 would of recieved the new ui, i think its only 14mth old.

27. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

5S still receive updates. 5 years old!

5. HKies

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 12, 2017

wow very good nice sammy keep it going

6. Jasoniehugo

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 08, 2018

Yub! Good job Sammy and my Galaxy S8 which last Samsung phone i used! I planned the S10 will be my next update instead my current phone but you made me like a fool and honestly betrayaled and never never any Samsung phone in my life. tbh im so disappointed right now look at the iPhone 5, that still got the newest iOS

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You sound hurt. It's just a UI.

21. Jasoniehugo

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 08, 2018

I'm a big Samsung fan, and it's almost $1000. And i thought any galaxy devices manufacturered 2019 with high or low price level still have OneUI but S8/note8 not, that's not fair. iDevices is my next

32. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Well that's just too bad. Well so long. Take care always. Hate you gotta go, but since you gotta; BYE!!!

7. lovemac209

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

it's not Samsung's official..nothing is sure yet..until final confirmed...

8. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 116; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

But that is really unusual from samsung when the released Grace ui with note 7 they released it to s6 and note 5, the same when they released samsung experience 9 for s8 they released it for the s7, probably they meant they won't get the beta testing and i really hope so

9. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

It's impossible since last year flagship have only received one major update.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's messed up.

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3152; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Messed up but not surprising. I have the S8+ and it's been stuck on 8.0 for what seems like forever. We're in November and I just got the September security update a week or so ago so I'm not surprised by this if it's true.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah that's true. Samsung sucks at updates.

13. Lafayette

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 08, 2018

If true then a lot of loyal customers will be mad including myself. If true, it will be my last Samsung. My iPhone 6 got every new update for at least 3 years.

29. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Are you really a loyal customer of Samsung if you are praising your iPhone 6? Also even if it doesn't get ONE UI, they'll still get Android 9

15. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Some of y'all dumb af. Hella quick to believe unreliable rumors and y'all Apple Fanboys just having a laugh thinking Samsung is dissing their users, well jokes on all y'all. Look at Samsungs release patterns. They've been releasing newer UI to older devices since. forever. Even my S5 Neo has Nougat. Lmao. Saddest part is Saamung never said s**t about Note8 and S8 and y'all act like they gave up on them. Samsung was only mentioning betas for the the newer devices. If they had a beta availible for Note8 and S8, they would had mentioned it. And they didn't mention anything about Note 8 and S8 because they don't have a date confirmed. Unlike Apple, Samsung has to optimized for each chipset they use along with the ram thats in each device. Applebis a bit more steeam line, so Apple fan boys just dip outta here and enjoy your latest buggy updates of iOS 12.1, sure 12.2 will fix it. Haha

16. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

“Disappointingly though, Samsung has confirmed to Tom’s Guide that the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 will miss out on this new modernized and streamlined software experience.” – Adam Ismail, writing for Tom’s Guide https://www.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s8-galaxy-note-8-samsung-one-ui/ Sit down, be humble.

30. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

"It's true, here's a link to a site that quotes another site that claims to have heard it from Samsung".... meanwhile Samsung has yet to release any official confirmation I could go on a site and state I heard from someone who heard from Apple that the next iPhone will bring back the headphone jack... but that doesn't make it true

19. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

This is the plan obsolescence. Samsung wants its users to buy phone every year just like iphone users. They didn’t understand that iphone users buy new iphone because they traded their old device for a decent price.

22. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

We are "fighting" here sustaining Samsung or Apple and the boys are taking the paychecks. Let's arrange for a strike and do not come for this site for a week. Maybe than we will see some reasonable articles and not just smoke.

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