Samsung Galaxy M Series To Receive Android 9 Pie Based OneUI Update Next Month
Samsung introduced a new lineup of online exclusive smartphones called the Galaxy M back in the month of January, replacing the On series. The devices launched in the beginning included the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 which were soon followed by the launch of the Galaxy M30 in the month of February. The series represented a shift in strategy for the company; and was announced in a bid to compete with the ever-increasing presence and popularity of Chinese smartphone OEMs such as Xiaomi, Honor and Realme. However, all the devices in the Galaxy M lineup run on the slightly dated Android 8 Oreo and the company’s ExperienceUI on top. Now, Samsung has announced all the handsets in the series will receive the OneUI update running on the latest Android 9 Pie soon.
OneUI: What Has Changed?
Samsung first introduced its latest OneUI software in the month of November last year. It introduces a complete design overhaul for the User Interface (UI) the company will provide with the Android 9 Pie update on its smartphones. Key features of the OneUI include improved one hand navigation by placing major information in the bottom half of the display. The software also introduces Dark Mode, a feature that has been requested by users for a while now. When activated, it turns certain areas of the UI black in colour, which is easier on the eyes at night; and also gives an aesthetically different look to the software. Other features include bigger, and more streamlined icon designs and a cut down on the bloatware shipped with the smartphone.
Android Pie On Galaxy M Series
Like mentioned previously, Samsung has announced that the Android Pie based OneUI update; will be received by all the smartphones in the Galaxy M lineup. It will be an Over The Air (OTA) update so users will get a notification as soon as it is available for their devices. According to the company, installing OneUI on the Galaxy M handsets should see an improvement in their performance, which is appreciated. The rollout for the Android Pie update for the smartphones will begin on the 3rd of June 2019.