[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 update enters testing phase
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on May 8) follows:
At this point, we are pretty certain that the Galaxy Note 9 and its sister, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will get updated to One UI 2.1 This came after a lot of uncertainty surrounding the eligibility of these two devices.
Not too long ago, we saw the One UI 2.1 build for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 going into testing and according to SamMobile, the test build for the Samsung Galaxy S9 is quickly following. Reports have it that Samsung has begun testing One UI 2.1 on the Galaxy S9 in South Korea.
Initial reports indicated that the One UI 2.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S9 devices would be available and start rolling out to devices sometime in June this year.
The fact that we are seeing reports of this update being in testing is encouraging as it falls well within the timelines of the software development if indeed we should see the update roll out in June.
Thanks to the developer community, however, Samsung Note 9 users who are not that patient and would like to try out the One UI 2.1 skin on their devices before it is officially available, well, this build has been ported for the Note 9 and you can read more about that here.
It is also unclear just how many One UI 2.1 features will be brought over to the Galaxy S9 seeing as this device is considerably less powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S20 devices that One UI 2.1 debuted with.
We can only wait and anticipate the rollout of this build of One UI to the Galaxy S9 devices. The same has been rolled out to other Samsung devices. You can read more about that here.
Update 1 (May 21)
The One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 will not bring in Bixby Routines. Head here for more details.
Update 2 (June 3)
As per a user shared information shared regarding the development of One UI 2.1 on S9 and Note 9, late June release is what you can expect. Here’s what they said:
They’re still actively working on it for the S9/Note9. Exynos S9 seems to be stabilizing. All Note9s seems to still be under active development. Still no build for Canadian S9s but the US one seems to be stabilizing. Release late this month seems like a possibility for S9s (except for Canada), not so much for the Note9, although it’s still a possibility. Take this news with a pinch of salt.
Update 3 (June 6)
The One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy Note 9 and S9 will be released by the mid of this month. Head here for more details.
Update 4 (June 9)
The One UI 2.1 update for the s9 and S9+ has been confirmed to be released for next week. Head here for more coverage.
Update 5 (June 15)
The stable One UI 2.1 update is now rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Korea. Details here.
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