Samsung’s reputation for software updates was a bit flimsy in the past but the well-known manufactures is taking some great steps in the right direction. Owners of the Samsung S6 are able to download the January security patch, a remarkable feat for a device that was released in April 2015.
Those that live in India or Eastern Europe and own a Samsung Note 8 are now able to download the anticipated Pie update. Samsung spent a lot of time on the update, releasing four distinct beta versions that aimed to remove bugs and potential issues.
The stable version will be rolled out all over the world in the following days. Note 8 owners will receive a notification on their device and the OTA installation process can be started with a few taps.
Here are some of the features that are included in the update:
A new user interface
One UI will replace the well-received Samsung Experience UI that arrived with the Samsung Galaxy 7. The update brings a major redesign, changing the way in which icons and menus look in order to streamline the user experience.
A system-wide dark mode has been one of the most requested features from years and Samsung has decided to add the feature, an act that will make many community members happy. The dark mode looks very good and the native support for Samsung apps makes it even better.
The era of hardware buttons on the front of the device is over and the new gesture navigation system is a welcome addition. Users are now able to use access a variety of features without the need to tap on specific icons or push dedicated buttons.
Recover photos that shouldn’t have been deleted.
A new Recycle Bin feature will save your deleted photos for 14 days. If you change your mind the images can be easily restored.
It is expected that global roll out process will continue in the following days.
Agnes is a technical writer, being in touch with reports to come up with the latest tech leaks.