Samsungâ€™s One UI made its debut in 2018 replacing Samsung Experience as the companyâ€™s unifying Android skin. Since then, weâ€™ve seen one major update, a number of minor patches, and an interim version (One UI 2.1).
Now, while most Samsung flagships and newer devices run on One UI 2.1, version 2.5 is expected to make its debut this year. Hereâ€™s what we know about Samsungâ€™s upcoming Android skin update.
Samsung One UI 2.5: Features
According to a SamMobile report earlier this year, One UI 2.5 could feature further tweaks to its navigation gesture support, including bringing Googleâ€™s default Android gestures to third-party launchers.
One UI 2.1 brought a slew of camera features to updated devices, including Single Take, Night Hyperlapse, and a Pro Video mode to some devices. Quick Share and Music Share also featured in the update too. Itâ€™s not yet clear what One UI 2.5 will bring in this regard.
In a June poll, more than 90% of respondents told us that they really hate Samsungâ€™s advertisements within its default apps, but itâ€™s not clear if the situation will get better or worse with One UI 2.5.
Availability and supported devices
Expect One UI 2.5 to make its debut on Samsungâ€™s 2020 flagships before any other devices, this includes the Galaxy Note 20 line, the Galaxy Fold 2 (or Galaxy Z Fold 2), and the Galaxy Tab S7 series.
Tweets by leaker Ice Universe and XDA writer Max Weinbach on July 23 suggest that One UI 2.5 will arrive on the Galaxy S20 series â€œsoon.â€� Weinbach noted that early software testing began earlier in July for the S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip too.
Yup. Software builds started early this month for the Z Flip and Galaxy S20 series. https://t.co/MlJKAEP2s7
â€” Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) July 23, 2020
Samsungâ€™s current flagship series wonâ€™t be the only device lines to see the update though. Itâ€™s likely that recent Samsung smartphones running Android 10 or One UI 2.1 could receive a push to One UI 2.5.
We may have to draw the line for some older devices though. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 recently received the One UI 2.1 update, for instance, but is nearing the end of its two-year major update support cycle. This will likely include the Galaxy S9 series too.
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