Samsung has started rolling out Android 9.0 pie base One UI for its flagship line-up including Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung had promised that these devices will get the latest UI from the company and the beta version of the One UI was already being tested in countries like US, India, and Europe. The final version of the One UI has already been rolled out in German market.
The Android 9 Pie update brings January 2019 Android security patch with itself for all the three phones. The update is around 1.6GB in size, however, the devices that are already running One UI beta will get an update of lesser volume. Users can see if the update is yet available for their devices by going to Settings and search for software update option. By tapping on the software update button, the device will show if there is an available system update. Since the volume of the data is more than one GB, it is ideal to connect your phone to a WiFi.
Samsung had been lagging behind in terms of UI with its Experience UI criticized as slow and bloaty. With the One UI, Samsung brings a lot of new features to the table. One UI is effectively able to split up the display in two parts, with the above portion would be for consuming contents such as Youtube and other social media while the lower portion will let users access the phone. This strategy will help in accessing the company’s larger display phones like the Galaxy Note 9.
One UI will place all the important access buttons such as key tabs, action buttons, and pop-ups at the bottom of the screen. This will make bigger devices easier to use.
One UI will also have a more minimal approach compared to Samsung’s older UIs. When a user opens an app on the One UI, it will only show the mandatory information instead of presenting everything at once.
Samsung has also added a Night-Mode option for the UI which will make the user interface darker and will help in saving battery.