Samsung phones to get One UI 2.0 along with Android Q, Galaxy S11 series to receive One UI 2.1

Samsung phones to get One UI 2.0 along with Android Q, Galaxy S11 series to receive One UI 2.1
Samsung is reportedly releasing the second version of its relatively-fresh One UI interface to eligible Samsung devices alongside with Android Q later this year, says SamMobile. One UI 2.0 will be released with the next big major software update for Samsung's flagships at first, but will most certainly seep down to the lower-tier segments with time. Meanwhile, Samsung's future Galaxy S11 flagship series will be treated to One UI 2.1. This coincides with the debut of One UI last year, which launched as version 1.0 initially but the Galaxy S10 series came along with One UI 1.1. 

What new features will the second iteration of One UI deliver? There's too little information at the moment, but the general consensus is that Samsung would include many of the flashy new software features inroduced at Google I/O back in May in its next interface. According to SamMobile, One UI 2.0 will incorporate all of the new Digital Wellbeing improvements unveiled at Google I/O back in May, including the distraction-battling Focus Mode, which aims to minimize notifications, alerts, and any other interruptions from certain predefined apps when enabled. It's unclear what other Android Q features will be incorporated into the software.

When it comes to any unique software features that Samsung might include in One UI 2.0, our guess is as good as yours. Who knows, we might get further improvements to Bixby, and hopefully, more powerful, system-wide Bixby Routines. Hopefully, Samsung will bring the useful automation feature to older devices like the Note 9 and Note 8, as well as the Galaxy S9 and S8 series. Of course, we can count on troves of incremental user interface improvements to be included as well. 

The Galaxy Note 10 series is quite unlikely to launch with One UI 2.0 as its announcement will take place before the expected release of Android Q - the Note 10 series is coming August 7, while Android Q will likely go official later in August. We expect Samsung to update the Note 10 series in the coming months, but Android Q is most certainly not being part of the initial features list. 

A more reallistic timeframe for One UI 2.0 and Android Q reaching Android devices is late 2019/early 2020, when would coincide with the usual time Samsung tends to update its devices. As every other year, we are hopeful that Samsung will update its flagship devices earlier than usual.

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8 Comments

1. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung fans doesn’t care about updates anyway.

2. Abdbaas

Posts: 154; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

First of all, it's "don't" and not "doesn't" and secondly you're talking nonsense

3. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 609; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

We dont care about Android Updates because they barely add anything especially in the last few years. Whereas I mostly prefer what Samsung includes like the dark mode, the wide angle on the selfie camera and the camera night mode. Anyways 2 years of Samsung and Android Updates are like 3-5 years of Apple updates!

8. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except they generally work right out of the box, and aren't buggy.

5. oldskool50 unregistered

Well I don't. Updates have zero effect on my device. My device will work 100% exactly the same as the day i ook it out the ox, regardless of updates. many Android firmware updates are pointless on Samsung devices, because many of the features Vanilla android users get, we already had because of TouchWiz/Samsung Experience/One UI. Even if my Note 9 wasn't updated for the next 5 years, it will still do something the latest iPhone 5 years from now still won't be able to do. This is already a proven fact. There are features even the tine Galaxy S3 and 4 supported that even today's iPhone still doesn't support. Including features like split-screen of 2 apps. Most Apple updates are to fix things they broke, or knew were unfinished when they released the update to begin with. That is Apple mentality. all their updates since 7.1, have been more problematic than all the combine versions of Android. And Apple only has to update ONE phone. You're such a loser. You parents are hopefully so disappointed you turned out to be just a complete waste of skin and bones.

6. oldskool50 unregistered

I want to share this with you. This Youtuber too an iPhone 11, Samsung s10+ and P30 Pro out to people and ask them to vote on the phones based solely on its looks. Watch it and see how everyone so far feels about the iPhone 11. If this video is any Indication of what is to come, Apple is in trouble. https://youtu.be/MBlRX0Cnyzs

7. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They care about them, they just don't need them as much as others. Android (and iOS) get most of their new features from Samsung's older versions.

4. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Digital Wellbeing stuff is so unexciting to me. Add more useful features.

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