South Korean technology giant Samsung is reportedly releasing the One UI 2.0 update with the rollout of Android Q for its Galaxy smartphones this year. The report also added that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphone that is scheduled to be launched next year, will run One UI 2.1. The company initially gave the first look at its One UI interface last year at its developer conference. The company started rolling it out as a firmware update with Android 9.0 Pie and Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 were the first devices to get it. One UI received appreciation from consumers and critics alike.
According to a report that surfaced online on SamMobile, the next version of the user interface will come with all the Digital Wellbeing improvements that have been announced by Google at its I/O developer conference in May this year. We should mention that one of the most talked-about features among these is the Focus Mode that enables users to specify which apps are the most distracting. The apps that the user mentions get silenced on their own when the feature is enabled.
Some other core features of Android Q are also expected to be added to Samsung‘s One UI version 2.0.
As of now, there is no word on when exactly the company intends to roll out the update. But then, the company has a great track record of keeping its smartphones updated. So, the Android Q update should also be rolled out soon.
But then, we should point out that Samsung is all set to launch its next handset – Galaxy Note 10 – on August 7. This is sooner than the official rollout of Android Q operating system. So, the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are not expected to be launched with the latest Android operating system. The devices that are actually expected to come with One UI 2.0 based on Android Q are Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphones that will be launched in the first half of 2020.
This year, Samsung is expected to launch two Galaxy Note handsets instead of unveiling just one like it usually does. 5G variants of both Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are also expected to be unveiled by the company. The smartphones are said to come with a hole-punch design on their displays. However, unlike Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones, the cut-out will be placed in the centre and not the side.