Android 9.0 Pie is finally available in the form of One UI for Galaxy devices such as Note 9, S9 and S8. Of course, we had a good idea of what Samsung has been up its sleeve for some time, largely due to beta versions of the firmware, which expired long before their official debut. Still, it's still exciting to see what new features the software offers – with all its tricks.
The galaxy's all-important settings app received a much-needed reworking of the One UI, but despite the obvious visual changes in the interface, the interface has remained largely intact to minimize confusion, following the design philosophy of the new software, The app received several enhancements to improve overall accessibility.
When you open Settings, you will immediately notice the brand new layout that has abandoned the usual list. The options have been rearranged and subdivided into their own subsections. Notifications and apps have now been grouped together, which makes more sense and greatly simplifies navigating through the Settings app.
Another notable change concerns the icons that have been filled in with different colors, which makes them jump in comparison to the previous design much more out of the picture which makes them easier to recognize and select. In addition, many icons have been redesigned and / or renamed to make them less confusing. For example, "Device Maintenance" has been renamed "Device Care" and the icon has been changed from a circle to a less confusing key.
If you go deeper into the Settings app, you'll find it too some small but important changes on the One-UI. The system-wide implementation of the search function is the most notable of them all. In addition, many of the sections have also been rearranged. For example, the "Do Not Disturb" option found previously in "Sounds and Vibration" has been moved to the "Notifications" page.
Featuring a system-wide Dark theme that is officially available for Galaxy phones on the market One-UI is available, the app "Settings" can now be displayed in an aesthetically pleasing black tone when using Samsung's own night mode is activated. And thanks to the black background and the dark gray boxes not only the colored symbols and texts appear, but also the battery is less burdened by the less illuminated screen.
More information: Enable Samsung's New Dark Design on Your Galaxy in Android Pie