The Galaxy Note 9 got a new add-on in the Samsung Evo Plus microSD card yesterday and now the flagship device is receiving an update to Samsung’s latest One UI interface based on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie beta. Registrations have begun for the beta update in India, Germany and the US as Samsung plans to go through beta testing before it rolls out a stable build in January, as promised.
The update to Indian models of the Note 9 bears the firmware version N960FXXU2ZRKQ and weighs in at around 1.5GB. One UI on theGalaxy Note 9 features new gesture controls, new clock styles, latest emojis based on Unicode 11.0 and a new charging info layout when showing the Always On display.
The update also allows users to access Samsung DeX without the dock by simply connecting it to a display through a USB-C to HDMI adapter. DeX will also support dual-display, meaning users will be able to use their phones even when connected as a DeX device.
One UI comes loaded with a host of interesting features and the brand claims it to be “more natural and comfortable for one-handed use.” The latest UI features newly designed controls at the bottom with larger search box or text at the first half, which it claims will be easier to navigate as compared to its predecessor. Samsung has built this UI to work seamlessly and be used across its upcoming foldable and non-foldable Galaxy smartphones. The memory management is so sleek that Samsung says three apps can be actively engaged with at the same time.
Users interested in testing the latest beta update to One UI will need to sign up and register to beta testing on the Samsung Members app. Samsung will be rolling out registrations only to a small number of participants as it looks for a wider rollout of a stable One UI update in the next few weeks.