First look at One UI and Android Pie on the Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung recently announced an all new user interface for its phones. It’s called One UI, and it aims to simplify Samsung’s notoriously feature packed software while also making everything more visually appealing.
If you own a Galaxy S8, coque iphone xs max marbre vert S8 Plus, Note 8 or Note 9, you can try out the beta version of One UI right now and snoopy comics l3000 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung1685 I’d suggest you do so. One UI is a fantastic improvement over Samsung’s previous software, and makes everything much easier to use. If you own the Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, the stable version of the One UI starbucks wallpapers x8971 coque iphone 6 plus 6s plus 1coques6plusiphone8288 is currently rolling out around the world.
What’s new in One UIThere are a ton of new features and visual improvements in One UI. The full list can be found here, but I’ll walk you through the most important ones.
The whole user interface has received a really clean joker movie 2019 z4601 iphone 6 6s coque goldufoa9677 visual makeover. Since this build of One UI is based on Android 9 Pie, you can expect to see rammstein l2800 coque iphone 6 plus 6s plus 1coques6plusiphone11645 even coque iphone 6 beuh more white settings menus with bright blue accents. Samsung’s coque iphone xr bleu marine system app icons are all new too, as are the buttons in the quick settings panel. About the only thing on the home screen that Samsung didn’t touch is the app drawer, which confusingly still requires you to swipe horizontally instead of vertically.
Samsung is trying to reimagine how software is designed in flames siren charms z1279 iphone 11 pro coque goldufoa9011 in relation to how big our phones are. Instead of including touch targets at the top of an app, Samsung is now reserving that space for visual only elements. The bottom half of each app is for interactive elements. Take the quick settings panel for example: Once you swipe down twice to reveal all the quick star wars darth vader fun z3333 iphone xr coque goldufoa15343 settings, the top half of the screen shows the time and date while the bottom portion shows your quick settings. This not only makes it easier to reach things with one hand, it also makes each app look much cleaner.
We’ve complained (okay,I’ve complained) about Samsung’s confusing settings hachikuji shinobu x1316 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung6701 menu layout in arsenal logo gold o1237 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung3347 previous builds, but the company is making that better too. You’ll find some of the toggles have been moved to different areas in the settings menu that make more sense. Also, related settings are now grouped together into subheadings. For instance, the apps and notifications sections are now bundled together, while lock screen and biometrics/security are grouped together.
Most of you are going to love this next feature. Samsung added a system wide dark mode to One UI, and it’s just as awesome as it sounds. Turning on night mode gives every avengers logo red metal z5265 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung5021 system app messages, quick settings, regular settings, and even Bixby a dark theme. It’s true black too (not that mostly coque iphone 6 plus armor grey tone Google uses on its Pixel phones), so you’ll be able to save some precious battery life thanks to the S9’s AMOLED screen. Samsung claims you can set it coque iphone 6 toogoo to automatically turn on/off with the sunrise/sunset, but I think that option is missing from the settings menu in this build.
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Samsung has changed the look of its navigation buttons too. The home button is more rounded, and the app switcher has been changed to three vertical lines.
If you don’t want to use traditional navigation buttons, Samsung also pusheen p0535 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung21 included we bare bears z4591 coque iphone 6 plus 6s plus 1coques6plusiphone6625 a gesture navigation option in this build. These are Samsung’s own gestures, not the gestures many of us coque iphone xs don t touch our used to on the Pixel. Basically, the new gestures remove the navigation buttons and replace coque cuir rose samsung a5 2017 each one with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen. If you need to go back, swipe up from the left side (under where the back button would normally show up). basket ball standing logo e1089 coque iphone 6 plus 6s plus 1coques6plusiphone9964 The same goes for the home button and recent apps.
I think the idea behind it is good the attempt at simplicity shouldn’t be understated but I don’t think it works well in practice. Maybe I just haven’t given myself time to get used it.
Finally, the recent apps menu has been overhauled. It now scrolls horizontally like most other Android Pie builds, and it’s quite fast. You also get a search bar at the top if you want to quickly type out the app you’re looking for. That means apps might not work, random force closes might happen, and you’ll probably experience a good amount of jank in certain parts of the OS.
I haven’t had any major problems or app crashes, but I have noticed a few things. As mentioned, Samsung says you can set night mode to a specific time or based on the sunrise/sunset, but that option is missing for me. My Galaxy S9 also likes to cartoon cat pattern e1136 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung8381 disable night mode at random times, even though I have it set to stay on at all times.
It’s a small thing, but I’ve also noticed some spacing issues in the app iphone 6 coque antichoc transparente drawer.
How to install One UI on the Galaxy S9 and S9 PlusYou can find all the instructions on how to join the One UI beta program right here. I saw the prompt after updating Samsung+ to the latest beta. The changes Samsung made to its apps, coupled with the new visual style, make this a fun Android skin to use. I didn’t think I’d ever say that about Samsung’s software, but here we are. Good job, Sammy…