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Latest Samsung press release details the ‘innovative’ One UI

Samsung recently published an infographic that showed us how the company’s user interface for Android smartphones has evolved over the years, with One UI being the latest iteration, and the company has now published a post that details the key aspects of the new user interface. It’s Samsung’s attempt to whet our appetite as we move closer to the worldwide Android Pie release for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 and can be considered a text version of Samsung’s One UI introduction video.

Does the post offer any new details? Well, not exactly, but it’s still a nice read, especially for those who haven’t had the privilege to take part in the Galaxy S9 or Note 9 One UI beta programs. One UI’s primary goal is to make interacting with big-screen phones easier by moving interactive elements to the bottom half of the screen while keeping viewable content in the top half. It also brings what Samsung calls ‘focus blocks’ into the mix, which is a fancier way to say you now have a card-based UI that makes it easy to spot “content that matters”.

The image comparing Bixby Home on Oreo and Bixby Home on Pie is a good example of the card-based UI, and you can also look at how various other parts of the interface compare s. Samsung’s post also talks about Night mode, which makes for comfortable viewing at night. Of course, most of us will use it simply because it looks so beautiful, and it’s one of the best features that Android Pie will bring to Galaxy devices.

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enrico9800
enrico9800

Pie beta for N8-S8-S8+ exynos no started?

Sam Dough
Sam Dough

This ONE UI is a huge setback in Samsung UI history. Just look at the design, pure ugliness designed by amateurs. When the Galaxy S10 is launched, ugly phone design + ugly UI design will be a perfect combo to automatically drop the sales. The time has come to an end for Samsung

Biransahin
Biransahin

Are you one of the idiot haters? Apple fanboy? Pixel nerd?

Gunter2
Gunter2

Are you one of those hater boys I read about or is it fanboy. Obviously you don’t like Samsung so why are you here mein freund? Do you not have a real life or did Samsung try to kiss your girlfriend? LOL. What is your problem? Maybe you don’t have a girlfriend. You should find one, you might not be so frustrated and unhappy.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Lolol!! What a great response. I can’t stop laughing. We cannot say that Sammobile ia not entertaining us. It always does when pathetic people like him comes along. Thanks you have made my Monday less boring with that comment. 🤣

fcaroll
fcaroll

Nice to see all those respectful, constructive replies to this post

locarno
locarno

IMO in Pie there’s a lot missing stuff.
First. You can’t create app pairs. It was possible on oreo

Second. There’s no function “increasing volume” in Alarm clock

Third “You can’t hide” nav bar like on Oreo.

I hope they fix it in the future.

Gunter2
Gunter2

What?? I have an S9 plus on One UI. I have app pairs.. Of course you can create app pairs ! You can ALSO change the volume of the alarm clock exactly the same way as on Oreo. In the sound settings. On the nav bar, you can’t hide it but there is a much better option available with swipe up function where you don’ even need nav buttons.

Biransahin
Biransahin

There are app pairs exactly like the previous OS. Alarm clock volume is controlled in same way as on Oreo, and gestures means they probably won’t, as Abhijeet says, bring back hiding the nav bar as it’s no longer really necessary.

locarno
locarno

You can’t add pairs to shorucut. I will post later link with screen shot what’s missing.

About volume. On Oreo was function in alarm clock that can increase volume in first 60 second of alarm from quiet to loud automatically.

locarno
locarno

You cant add app pair shorucut to homescreen*

Biransahin
Biransahin

Ah yes @locarno. You are right, sorry. I didn’t exactly understand what you meant to say.

locarno
locarno

Ok here’s link to the screen shot. It is from Oreo user manual S9. Try do this steps on Pie
https://imgur.com/DWFyCqy

You can’t
They removed feature to add app pair shourcut to home screen.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Ah OK. Sorry, you didn’t make clear what you meant. Now I understand! 🙂 Thanks!

locarno
locarno

No problem it was my mistake. Next time I will describe problem with more details. (: