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Samsung has begun rolling out One UI to the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+

One UI is available as an OTA for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ running Android Oreo and those on the One UI beta program. (Image source: Samsung)
One UI is available as an OTA for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ running Android Oreo and those on the One UI beta program. (Image source: Samsung)
Christmas has come early for some Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners. In a surprise move, Samsung has today released its Android 9 Pie-based One UI update for both devices in certain countries. One UI is available now as an OTA update in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the UAE, according to SamMobile.

Samsung has today released a stable build of its Android 9 Pie-based One UI for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, as reported by SamMobile. The roll-out is somewhat unannounced given that Samsung initially stated that it planned to release One UI in early 2019. Moreover, the company only made beta builds available to the Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 in the last few weeks.

One UI succeeds Samsung Experience, which replaced TouchWiz in 2016. The redesign includes a new Night Mode and has less bloatware than previous Samsung versions of Android. Moreover, Samsung has stressed that One UI will help people "focus on what really matters", primarily by making the OS easier to navigate with one-hand.

You can check whether One UI is available on your Galaxy S9 or S9+ by heading to Settings, Software update and pressing Download updates manually. SamMobile has confirmed that Samsung has rolled out One UI to devices in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the UAE via an OTA update. However, we have also seen users on Reddit state that Samsung has pushed the update out to some devices in Austria, Hungary and Romania.

We suspect that Samsung will roll out One UI for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the coming days and weeks for other regions, but there is currently no indication of when the company will release One UI for its other devices like the Galaxy Note 9. Moreover, the stable build of One UI does not contain the Bright Sight mode on which we reported a few days ago.

Let us know in the comments about your experiences with the One UI roll-out and whether it has reached any other regions yet.

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Alex Alderson, 2018-12-24 (Update: 2018-12-24)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor
I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.