Samsung One UI: What about the software?

  • Published on Feb 19, 2019
  • Samsung will unveil it's Galaxy S10 lineup tomorrow, running the new “One UI” software. One UI is built on top of Android Pie and is cleaner and easier to use. In this week's Processor, Dieter dives into the perks and drawbacks of One UI.
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  • The Verge
    The Verge  4 months ago +249

    Have you checked out One UI? What do you think?

    • Leo Weir
      Leo Weir 28 days ago

      I've got it on my gear sport and it's so much smoother

    • Cristhian Mejia
      Cristhian Mejia 2 months ago

      Have an S8+ and I reverted back to 8.0 as I find OneUI goofy looking and the interface overly large on the phone. Also for some reason network connectivity is more stable with Andriod 8.0 on my S8+ than with Android 9.0 . There is small lag here and there especially with Messages app. I will wait it out and see if another update improves on these things. Example of the interface mismatch using an emoji looks weird because the emojis are overly huge for the space they get on the interface.

    • Emilian Epure
      Emilian Epure 3 months ago

      They completely destroyed the call recording functionality with Android 9. It was the most important feature for me. This S9+ is the last Samsung phone for me (and I'm using Samsung phones since their first model).
      I'm totally disappointed and I will switch to Apple this summer, even if it means losing about 1000 euro worth of apps.

    • j pn
      j pn 3 months ago

      Still gallery app and photos app,play store and galaxy store?
      Am planning to buy one Samsung soon

    • Orlando Hynes
      Orlando Hynes 3 months ago

      I Love Samsung for its experience..Not so much concerned with OS updates, Performance and security updates are fine with Samsung, as they already have features that would be added to the later Android version.. I am However concerned With newer apps or apps in general not being supported. Dope Video..

  • muddi900
    muddi900 6 days ago

    Weird photosharing features that only works with other iphones

  • Sapphire Axel
    Sapphire Axel 11 days ago

    Ive used One UI now and cant believe im saying this, i am much prefer this than stock android. Seriously, it's that good.

  • Nicolo Don Diego
    Nicolo Don Diego 18 days ago

    I updated the one ui on my samsung s8 plus. To be honest this is a pretty good ui...not gonna lie the battery same with the android oreo but the stand by time has been improved.

  • Hasin Ayari
    Hasin Ayari 22 days ago

    I never had any problem with any android skin including touchwizz only thing that confuses me is ios but to be fair I never owned an iphone

  • Emmy Oloja
    Emmy Oloja 28 days ago

    You don't want Samsung health? Then what fitness app do you use? Or recommend

  • Leo Weir
    Leo Weir 28 days ago +1

    Love this guy 😄

  • Lil Indomie
    Lil Indomie 29 days ago

    For some reason i liked samsung touchwiz than stock android (maybe because i've been using it since 2011)

  • Serouj Ghazarian
    Serouj Ghazarian Month ago

    Nokia phones have near stock android

  • Serouj Ghazarian
    Serouj Ghazarian Month ago

    The bloop noise is on the S4 too

  • Pavel Pavlov
    Pavel Pavlov Month ago +1

    Good hardware best screens ever nightmare software BLOATED.

  • Sruli Engelstein
    Sruli Engelstein Month ago

    very good and informative video, good work !

  • One
    One Month ago +1

    The "Updates" is the reason why it is better to stick to Apple phones , or "Android One" phones.

  • Shalom Yu
    Shalom Yu 2 months ago

    Still not a big change from the interfaces we had on S7 edge or S8.

  • Vincent Mitchell
    Vincent Mitchell 2 months ago

    That big app header at the top is from Windows Phone 8.

  • Zach T
    Zach T 2 months ago +1

    To me, Samsung always tries to do everything at once. And it tries to be the first company to take a new innovation to market, even if it could use more time. And low key I’m surprised many companies are still using Android interface at all. Like, say what you will about Apple, but they have the upper hand when it comes to integration because they’re built for each other

  • JackTheBrand Bluecase
    JackTheBrand Bluecase 2 months ago

    Samsung doesn't usually send new updates as fast as they can, they optimized and observed before they give to rhe public. For me that's good

  • charles simpson
    charles simpson 2 months ago

    I find the Samsung updates to be about functionality, while Apple updates continue to be about social media fluff

  • n06rin
    n06rin 2 months ago

    Could you tell a name of background music that start at 1:23?

    AKSHAT JAJOO 3 months ago +1

    We need a colab between MKBHD and Dieter bohn. 💪

  • Katherine Elizabeth
    Katherine Elizabeth 3 months ago +1

    Who else wants a loop of Dieter saying "bloop" for ten hours?

  • Vimal Ramachandran
    Vimal Ramachandran 3 months ago

    Slow software update issue is being blown out of proportion because Samsung phones usually have features ahead of time before new Android versions even get them

  • Oliver Dante Fabian
    Oliver Dante Fabian 3 months ago

    Dieter Bohn is the nicest from The Verge. I like Lauren Goode too but she transferred to Wired.

  • Kim Griffiths
    Kim Griffiths 3 months ago

    Really loving the One UI and I'm actually using the swipe gestures which I never thought in a million years I would like.
    Also love the "Night mode" and February's update made it so you can timetable when the "Night mode" switches on (and off) ie: Sunrise to Sunset...or Custom (or you can leave it on all of the time), it really is cool.
    Linked up with Samsungs own browser with "Dark mode" switched on and you can save yourself a lot of eye strain and battery life.
    Who knows, maybe calling it "One UI" means that it'll be uniform across all of Samsungs latest devices and hopefully that will help big updates come much more quickly. 🙏🏼

  • Vinicius Costa
    Vinicius Costa 3 months ago

    I don't see the problem with the software from the s7 beyond, for me it was flawless

  • Vikingdescendent
    Vikingdescendent 3 months ago +1

    But after every compliment...!

  • Dick Martino
    Dick Martino 3 months ago

    There are a lot of "gimmicks" in the world then.

  • Kevin Dane
    Kevin Dane 3 months ago

    What is that about all the hype with stock Android? Yes, stock Android is clean and neat, but also boring at best. What's wrong with the Samsung's customization, as long as they are very useful and does not cost the device's smoothness, unless you put a Pixel and a Galaxy side by side?
    So is it 'stock Android is the best' your mantra now?

  • Rok Končina
    Rok Končina 3 months ago

    If only they'd speed up the update process... I love their hardware and their software was quite good, I just didn't like how they forced some of their "core" apps that I didn't really need.

  • Mark
    Mark 3 months ago

    People really need to understand how software updates work. I am a software developer so I understand what most average people (including this verge editor) don't understand. You can't compare Samsung phone update speed with Google phone update speed like that. When Google develops a new Android update (which takes about a year), it also develops its phone skin (or experience) along with it so Google has almost a year to work on its skin. Compare to that Samsung taking couple months to update its software (and there are a lot of Samsung features on their phones) and more importantly testing it is more than reasonable. Afterall, Samsung can't just slap on Google update on its phones without modification and test. More important updates such as security update on Samsung phones are fast. They update their security every month.

  • steve美麗人生
    steve美麗人生 3 months ago

    I just get my one ui on my note 8...that's fantastic

  • SuntzuMocro
    SuntzuMocro 3 months ago

    This guy is really good at presentations. Awesome video

  • etc arief
    etc arief 4 months ago

    Why people didn't say anything or anything good about Samsung Experience

  • Terrence Sanchez
    Terrence Sanchez 4 months ago

    I got the one UI / andriod Pie update and my phone runs smoothly now.

  • TheKiman2
    TheKiman2 4 months ago

    4-5 months for updates? Add another 6 months for carrier specific updates!!

  • Mitt P
    Mitt P 4 months ago

    Looking at Galaxy watch and Samsung Experience (OneUI) these days all I want to see is a Tizen Phone..... faster and better battery life phone!!

  • Rodney Allen
    Rodney Allen 4 months ago

    Samsung doesn't copy and has it's own identity
    Copies everyone with phone assistant that's a million times worse than Google and Siri.
    Pixel phones having a skin....No those are just apps....

    what is this guy talking about?

  • savage
    savage 4 months ago


  • Silent Walker
    Silent Walker 4 months ago +1

    as a 9 year old i liked that "boop"

  • Brian Balbuena
    Brian Balbuena 4 months ago

    The Internet doesn't forget

  • Jedd Wright
    Jedd Wright 4 months ago +1

    Honestly, no matter how hard Samsung tries, they just can't seem to create a clean, smooth user experience. Yes, One UI looks up to standard with the latest graphic design trends etc., but at its core, it's still the same as previous Samsung software versions.

  • g00dfeeling
    g00dfeeling 4 months ago

    Edge panels are so great since S8. Combination of completely clean wallpaper on super-bright display, with only 4 most used icons at the bottom and 10 next most used icons on just one slide with 5 most used contacts on the other slide makes the best Android experience possible. AOD is also great feature.

  • Massimo Gigante
    Massimo Gigante 4 months ago

    I hate samsung whistle tone

  • Rafael Romagnoli
    Rafael Romagnoli 4 months ago

    You are comparing the time to update of Samsung with what dude? Apple? You know that Apple does their hardware and OS don't you? You should compare oranges with oranges. What other android manufacturer delivers faster android updates? I'm asking because I would like to know. When you complain of something without bringing information and suggestions, you are just complaining. You should learn a little with other tech channels, like LTT.

  • A B
    A B 4 months ago

    For me no software update no phone that why I moved for Android to IOS NO MATTER HOW GOOD ARE THEY still the emoji bothers me and camera on Snapchat.

  • akaLinkz
    akaLinkz 4 months ago

    I can't verbally explain how bad oneui is completely ruined my s9+

  • Martín Balzarini
    Martín Balzarini 4 months ago

    Dieter leave the V and go independent. You'll be fine. You make good videos with interesting content.

  • R PM
    R PM 4 months ago

    Hopefully I can get one ui on my sprint note 8 soon.

  • Glagah Seto Sulandityo Katon

    I got one UI update on my note 8 (finally), and i really love the full screen gesture, my phone feel bigger than ever. I think Samsung is heading to the right direction.

  • Vandel Jason Strypper
    Vandel Jason Strypper 4 months ago

    when talk about skin
    i think xiaomi and one plus are the best
    if no I go straight to pure android

  • Anirudh Addanki
    Anirudh Addanki 4 months ago +1

    I don't understand why everyone is so bummed about waiting a few months for Sammy to get the latest Android version. For me it doesn't really matter all that much since Samsung always has a lot more features baked in than even the most recent Android versions. But what really does annoy me is that they support their phones for only 2 years?! Why would I wanna spend upwards of 1000$ for just a 2 year device?

  • Tibor Z
    Tibor Z 4 months ago

    Samsung just should license the Oxygen OS from OnePlus! The World would be a better place! Till now Samsung made childish, lagging softwares.

  • Ninja 21
    Ninja 21 4 months ago

    I like how he as said "So Samsung took an idea from Apple and iterated on it". No they didn't, they understood the consumer demand for a new skin and completely overhauled their UI.

  • anirudhan karakkatidam
    anirudhan karakkatidam 4 months ago

    Hey, I have a galaxy SO and I'm not able to get any over the air updates from Samsung. Is there anyone else facing this issue?

  • Thomas
    Thomas 4 months ago

    this guy is a total tool

  • Navaneeth Anand
    Navaneeth Anand 4 months ago

    I liked Samsung experience ui as well. Am I the only one?

    • Uber
      Uber 3 months ago

      No it looks super modern

  • Will1324657
    Will1324657 4 months ago

    wow, so many terrible things to say about Samsung's old UI and yet everyone seemed to be okay with it at the time. way to exaggerate things beyond belief

  • Jig The Fig
    Jig The Fig 4 months ago

    I want it for the s7

  • Adem Sofilić
    Adem Sofilić 4 months ago

    Living One UI

  • Avi B.
    Avi B. 4 months ago

    Lately every verge video has seemed like a paid promotion without explicit mentions that it is a paid promotion.

  • I N
    I N 4 months ago

    Go do something positive ffs

  • Nizar Noor
    Nizar Noor 4 months ago

    Lag city

  • Aiden G
    Aiden G 4 months ago

    The edge swipe thing has been on there since the galaxy s6 edge

  • Peter S
    Peter S 4 months ago

    Are you talking about the S3 in 2019? This is, well....

  • Peter S
    Peter S 4 months ago

    "we all have big phones now" guess which brand started that trend

  • Kenny
    Kenny 4 months ago

    This is not coming from someone who has used a Samsung device. Cannot watch the rest of this

  • Ninja 21
    Ninja 21 4 months ago

    The internet doesn't forget.

  • Giles
    Giles 4 months ago

    Quite like the look of Samsung One UI, based on your video...
    One that that drives me crazy is duplicated apps, for example having Google Calendar and then the makers own version of the calendar on the phone.
    I think I'll stick with Nokia 7 Plus and continue enjoying the Android One experience, with amazing quick uodates!

  • Ben_Shingler1
    Ben_Shingler1 4 months ago +2

    Love how you already knew *exactly* what was going to happen at unpacked.😂

  • Siddhant Das
    Siddhant Das 4 months ago +2

    TouchWiz was a trip down the memory lane! Phew!

  • abhishek sejwal
    abhishek sejwal 4 months ago

    Samsung has a huge marketing budget, and this video has echos of it.

  • David Martrano
    David Martrano 4 months ago

    I've been watching many videos about the s10series. Is the one UI improved? Absolutely yes, most reviews have positive results. I've been waiting for this for along time. Finally a true competitor to pure android. This is a very welcomed addition. With all the features these 3phones have I can overlook BIXBY!

  • Clayton Coffey
    Clayton Coffey 4 months ago

    Been using One UI for a few weeks now on my S9... first time I have enjoyed using Samsung software and I've been using Samsung's since the S3. Still room for improvement, but One UI is leaps and bounds better than any other android skin (except those like OnePlus that just put a few things on top of stock android).

  • Donghee Son
    Donghee Son 4 months ago

    do you guys not have phoooooooooones

  • Filip Čovran
    Filip Čovran 4 months ago

    Still not there for me. Owning both S9 and 6T, I choose my 6T over s9 anyday.

  • Bohdan Mykytey
    Bohdan Mykytey 4 months ago

    Stick with OnePlus

  • Handy K
    Handy K 4 months ago

    I thought you guys were talking about One UI?

  • Rebecca Trace
    Rebecca Trace 4 months ago

    Here comes huawei duplicate

  • Dan iel
    Dan iel 4 months ago

    "They get the idea from Apple"..... The Samsung way.

  • Earth To Levs
    Earth To Levs 4 months ago

    Does anyone know how to disable Bixby now with the new One UI?

  • Paul Lee
    Paul Lee 4 months ago

    super neon t r y h a r d

  • Chee Hoe, Foo
    Chee Hoe, Foo 4 months ago

    Took an idea from Apple..... how condescending. Can you guys stop being Apple fanboys?

  • Chee Hoe, Foo
    Chee Hoe, Foo 4 months ago

    Before I watch this I ask myself - will the Verge be fair to Samsung and not compare with Apple ?

  • Syed Hoque
    Syed Hoque 4 months ago

    We just got android 9 and Google's already got android Q on the way

  • Norbert Roche
    Norbert Roche 4 months ago

    I think ONE UI, as you said, Is really good and looks very elegant and unique!! I'm really enjoying it, specially their new app UI design!! Feels so natural to use!!!

  • Charles Ham
    Charles Ham 4 months ago

    Went from pixel 2 to note 9 before Xmas and still no OneUI on my Verizon note 9, smh. Really shouldn't have to root my phone to get it. Hurry up!!!!

  • USS Kitty
    USS Kitty 4 months ago

    I'm getting 8-9 hours screen on time with my Note 9 since the OneUI update, it's crazy. I'm loving it so far

  • Gil Alexandel
    Gil Alexandel 4 months ago

    At least they copied the gestures navigation well not like Google Pixel phones...

  • Arth Armani
    Arth Armani 4 months ago +1

    People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware, thats why iPhone works so well with iOS.

  • Elit3Blaze
    Elit3Blaze 4 months ago

    You upload, you ghey

  • Joshua Whiteneck
    Joshua Whiteneck 4 months ago

    The lack of updates by Samsung is why I went to iPhone.

  • Random Railfan
    Random Railfan 4 months ago

    My phone just updated to One UI, and it's great except now I need to use bxActions just to stop Bixby from constantly opening accidentally. C'mon Samsung, I though you were better than this!

  • 635574
    635574 4 months ago

    21 GB of bloatware. Thats what they used the relatively high capacity for.

  • hello youtube
    hello youtube 4 months ago

    Why verge needs to always refer iPhone for everything

  • hello youtube
    hello youtube 4 months ago

    Samsung user interface was bit slow but lot of utilitarian value..we cant disagree..I mean from the TouchWiz times

  • 55giantsfan22
    55giantsfan22 4 months ago

    Is the software really that important to people? I dont get, its really not a hige deal

  • Ibiza one
    Ibiza one 4 months ago

    Dieter Bohn is perhaps the best presenter of tech news and reviews. Just love listening to him.

  • Juliette Braden
    Juliette Braden 4 months ago

    My family with s9's just got the 1UI update yesterday, February 20th. I have an s8 and do not have the update, obviously as they are doing the earlier versions after the newer ones. But I'm curious when it is going to get it. I may have the s10 by that point.

    NIN10DOXD 4 months ago +1

    You guys messed with the wrong cucumber.

  • Jake Smith
    Jake Smith 4 months ago

    Is there a way to disable the UI I hate it personally I want the old interface back