One UI will soon be overtaking Samsung’s Experience User Interface. Samsung has already started the beta program for the new UI. We already saw the new user interface from Samsung in a leaked beta build for S9 & S9+ before but that was incomplete and unstable. Samsung confirmed the new at a recent Samsung Developer Conference 2018 event held in San Francisco. If you’re a Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ or a Note 9 user then you should look forward to these changes in the system.
Revamped Design & One-Handed Mode
One UI comes with a new revamped UI design, one which primarily focusses on Google’s Material Design. Based on Android 9.0 Pie, the new user interface is a mix between Samsung Experience and Android Pie, taking some design elements from both and bringing them together in a completely new package.
Samsung has introduced a new way of how people interact with the phone. Phones are getting better but bigger with each passing iteration and One-hand usage is becoming increasingly difficult on these big screens and that’s where One UI comes into play. It’s very focused on Onehanded usability. All the system apps have been redesigned with the screen being split into two sections. The bottom half shows the app content whereas the upper half shows the relevant information regarding the same. Hopefully, more and more app developers will make use of this new design to provide a good user experience.
Night Mode on One UI
Samsung device owners will finally be getting what they have kept asking for years, an all-new night mode. It’s just a fancy name for the Black theme. This new mode would be applicable to the whole user interface and the apps. Not only will it looks good but it will also battery friendly for devices that make use of the Super-AMOLED display technology. The new night mode should help users when using the device at night time or at maximum brightness.
Register for Beta Program
Interested users can register for the beta program which will only be available in a select few countries & for a selected device range. To register for the beta access all you need to do is to download and install the “Samsung Members” app from the Galaxy Store or Play Store and register for the beta program. You can then navigate to System >> Updates and then download and install the beta update manually. For those who can wait, the official stable Pie ROM will be available in Jan 2019. The new update will also be rolled out to previous Samsung Galaxy devices as well but an exact date hasn’t been confirmed.
Samsung has really struggled in the past regarding its user interface. First the Touchwiz and then Samsung Experience. Hopefully, this new One UI will be able to make a mark in Custom User interface race just like the OnePlus.