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Samsung Galaxy S9 users unhappy with One Ui system update

The latest system update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note devices has left some users with a sour taste.


Starting a few days ago, Samsung has been busy pushing the latest system update to their line-up Galaxy phones including the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy Note series. While some have expressed satisfaction with Samsung’s update to Android Pie, others have expressed, less than satisfactory feelings towards it.

Samsung One UI icons
Icons take on a much more rounded look in One UI.

Some users have even taken to Twitter, to talk about their dislike of the latest update, One UI, expressing discontent at the changes that were made to the phone software’s look and feel. One user, daniwiggle, stated:

Another user on Twitter, going by the username AdiAdrak, seemed a bit unsatisfied with the entire update, stating:

While there has been some negative pushback, though, some users are also happy with the updates included in One UI and have also taken to Twitter to discuss their feelings on Android Pie and Samsung’s approach to the latest version of the Android operating system.

Twitter user AndyMLC stated:

Opinions on the latest update seem to be skewed in both directions on social media. I myself received the update today on my Samsung Galaxy Note S9+ and the stark contrast between the previous update and this one was a bit much at first. As I’ve used it more throughout the day, though, I’ve grown more accustomed to the look and feel of the changes. Of course, I’m still not 100% sure how I feel about it, and probably won’t be for a good few days as I work with it more.

Are you rocking a Samsung Galaxy phone? If you’ve received the new update, what do you think so far? Did you know that you can turn on night mode to help with those bright white menus? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the update in the comments below. What do you like or dislike about it? What could change?

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    February 21, 2019 12:15 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Samsung Galaxy S9 users unhappy with One Ui system update

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      February 21, 2019 12:22 PM

      sseems fine to me. The icons seem a little more cartoony. I prefer the multitasking view of having the cards like tiles.

      Not sure what the gesture navigation bar is, never knew that existed...

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      February 21, 2019 1:24 PM

      Dark mode for the drop down menu is awesome. Rest of the UI is fine.

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      February 21, 2019 1:31 PM

      I wonder if the new samsung models have the un-removable facebook app, or anything else always-on

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      February 21, 2019 1:45 PM

      I was about to make a snarky reply to the effect of "Good thing I have a Telus phone in Canada, which doesn't get updates until 4 years after they're current" but oh what a surprise to see this one is downloading right now, and the one I get on time is the one so many people hate.

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      February 21, 2019 5:05 PM

      Seems fine for me on my S9.

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      February 21, 2019 9:03 PM

      I like the minimalist material design. Nice and clean.

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