Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 might get the OneUI after all

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 might get the OneUI after all
Shortly after Samsung unveiled its new OneUI a few days ago, 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. The rumors were heavily implying that last year's very popular devices like the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 weren't going to get updated with the new OneUI, which sounded like a very peculiar and illogical omission.

According to Samsung leakster @IceUniverse, OneUI will indeed be hitting the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 series. The leakster has reportedly received this piece of info from a Samsung official, which makes it  sound credible.



And why wouldn't the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 not get the new UI?

After all, its purpose is to make Samsung's contemporary devices more user-friendly and much easier to operate even with a single hand. 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.

As usual, as we know more, so will you.

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11 Comments

2. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

Great news, i have S8 plus and i was skeptical about yesterdays news because it wasn't logical Samsung doesn't include 8 series in upcoming update.

3. adecvat

Posts: 638; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Who do you believe is right? 1. Random guy from twitter 2. Samsung representative who 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.

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Ice Universe is random? LOL

4. poopypants78

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 13, 2017

Wonderful, another crappy UI.

5. VasiliS7

Posts: 199; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Probably you gave a try to create this opinion, so tell us your expirations with the new UI.

8. BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

Thought it was bogus that the 8's weren't getting it.

9. Blazers

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It's nice to see Samsung update their 9 lineup in January, unlike the 8 family that didn't get updated until spring.

10. Sparkxster

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Hope this is true.

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