Samsung has announced the revamped UI Based on Google’s Android Pie at the Samsung Developer Conference. One UI has a minimalist design approach. One UI is specially designed for smartphones with large displays.
One UI contains some new visual flair including more rounded corners, splashes of color across apps, redesigned icons with significant changes including Focus Blocks, a ‘system-wide’ Night mode etc.
“The experience was reengineered to reduce clutter and distractions, allowing the user to better focus and quickly navigate their phone,” Samsung said in its press release.
Samsung’s One UI comes at a time when the smartphone industry is shifting to an all-screen design. While more display reduces the need for bezels, software optimisation is still far behind.
The One UI is Samsung’s new interface designed for its Android smartphones. Samsung’s One UI puts relevant content near the bottom of the screen so that the user can access with their thumb.
How to become One UI beta tester?
- Download Samsung Members app from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
- Open Notices and select “Open UI Beta Program Registration”.
- After signing in, go to Settings > Update Software > Download Updates Manually.
- Your smartphone will update and the beta version will be uploaded.
The new Samsung design language, which is focused around one-handed ease-of-use and provides a built-in, system-wide dark theme, may not be coming to older devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Samsung On UI early preview will roll out in the US, Germany and Korea this month, followed by Europe and Asia. The One UI will be coming with the Android Pie update on Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 starting January 2019.
Reportedly a Samsung spokesperson has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will not be getting an update with the redesigned One UI interface.