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Another Galaxy S9 Android Pie leak shows more of the UI

There have been a couple of Galaxy S9 Android Pie leaks already. They have given us a good idea of what the Samsung Experience 10 UI will look like. There has been another leak today which reveals more of Samsung’s user interface.

It’s already known that the Android 9.0 update will bring major UI changes for the Galaxy S9 and other devices. The screenshots show that Samsung is continuing to refine the UI in subsequent test builds.

Galaxy S9 Android Pie leak highlights the UI

There’s a consistent typeface system-wide now. The SamsungOne typeface is rounder and certainly a lot easier on the eyes. As previously seen, the quick settings panel has been updated with a larger type.

This change extends to other system apps as well, like messages and the dialer. The Galaxy S9 Android Pie update will also bring a system-wide dark mode, screenshots of which have already appeared online.

Samsung has also tweaked the Overview menu for switching between apps. It’s quite similar to how it is on stock Android Pie. The app previews now appear to be smaller compared to the earlier leaked builds.

The new app icons which have caused a frenzy among our readers are present as well. This goes to show that they will most likely be sticking around. The icons are quite polarizing. Some people like them but it appears that many don’t.

Samsung is expected to launch the official Android Pie beta program for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the near future. The company is yet to confirm when that will happen. It launched the Oreo beta program in November last year. The coming month is just around the corner so we may not have to wait for much longer.

The public release is unlikely to take place before early next year. We have already told you that Project Treble support may not do much to speed updates for Samsung handsets.

What do you make of the Samsung Experience 10 UI so far? Do you think Samsung has made some unnecessary changes? Let us know in the comments below.




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ghantasrinivas
ghantasrinivas

Very Bad User Interface. Icons are looking bad.

gino76ph
gino76ph

Does anyone in the UK know if the trade-in / 0% financing option for the S9/S9+ sounds like a good deal and would you advice me going for it coming from someone owning an S8+ right now?
Incremental upgrade or not is it still a good upgrade?
And have they fixed the “overactive”/hunting autofocus on the cameras?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I like very much the type of letter rounded, it looks very good. I already hope as it will be in its final version.
regards

djares21
djares21

i really like it !! but is still in development so we must wait for other builds !!!

MarinAndy
MarinAndy

So the beta will be available only for s9? Ehat abou s8(exynos)?

faizfahmi10
faizfahmi10

really hate the icons and UI😩

Yousef206
Yousef206

It isn’t that bad actually it is starting to grow on me

fcaroll
fcaroll

That’s incredible how the new icons look just like the ones of my S5 neo on Marshmallow. The power menu is identical. LOL samsung, the icons introduced with S8 were just perfect, what the heck is going on there

locarno
locarno

Where I can download this leaked swoftware ?

rmbln01
rmbln01

Firmware science.
Pie early build for the Note9 is also available (snapdragon only).

GS7edge
GS7edge

What is wrong with Samsung’s designer team? Not only they ruined the phones design but the UI too.

Messibarca92
Messibarca92

You have a s7edge don’t talk

GS7edge
GS7edge

I’m planning to upgrade to the Note 10 or 11 so I hope Samsung keep designing their flagship phones beautifully and UI properly or continue with the old UI design if the new one isn’t better.

61530041
61530041

To be Honest
Samsung did a greatt job
But the icons are soo ugly 🙁 please return the old one

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I am seeing the Google Experience not the Samsung Experience we’ve come to know (and love). If I wanted a Pixel experience, I would just get one! I don’t mind the move to gestures, the bezels are perfect for it. but the UI look is just so off!

hieuguang
hieuguang

So disappointed with new UI, icons and fonts (clock of lockscreen, Samsung Weather Widget,…). It is not Samsung.
It isn’t necessary to change present UI because they so wonderful and “very Samsung”.