More pictures of Android 9 Pie on the Samsung Galaxy S9+: big, bold, beautiful

More pictures of Android 9 Pie on the Samsung Galaxy S9+: big, bold, beautiful
Samsung is hard at work on the Samsung Experience 10 interface, which is — of course — built on top of the latest Android 9 Pie. As we know, Sammy is gearing up to launch a public beta to willing participants in the USA, UK, and South Korea. However, a small number of powerusers have been invited to a closed beta cycle and gotten a taste of Pie well ahead of others.

Of course, passionate fans will want to share all the juicy new bits with fellow enthusiasts. So, some screenshots of the new Android Pie Samsung Experience have been leaked here and there a few times now. This latest batch was sent to Android Central, who then put the screenshots on an actual Galaxy S9+ device to create a mockup of how the phone would actually look with the new interface. Well, here it is:

As we can see, Samsung is transitioning into this soft corner-style interface, where everything looks like it's a card and not an overlay. The Settings menu has been redesigned again to create better separation between item groups.

It's also worth noting that Samsung is switching the position of tabs within its proprietary apps. This is, of course, because displays have gotten incredibly tall over the past couple of years. Now, it's much more ergonomic to have all your interactive content at the bottom of the screen, where your thumb usually is.



1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Dialer app is nearly identical to the Pixel dialer app. It's more Google, and less TouchWiz (aka Samsung Experience).

2. Elvis358

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

More like Big Bold and UGLY. The previous Samsung ui looks better!

3. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I don't see anything wrong with it. Do you even have an S9 or Note 9? If you can do a better job, then apply for one and show them the right way. So easy to criticize, when you lack the knowledge to do better.

4. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

I still don't get why they build phones with a tall dispaly, supposdely so it can show more content at a time to then occupy half of the screen real estate with the name of the app... Poor use of space?

10. TBomb

Posts: 1660; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I think it's to get people used to it so they can continue to use phones as AR screens. You have a wider field of vision compared to your vertical field, so when you put your phone sideways in a headset the screen takes up more field of vision. it could also be because social media scrolling goes top to bottom so now you can see an entire ad and a little bit if your friend's next post and vice versa... hopefully increasing your chances of scrolling further.

5. mr.joosue

Posts: 65; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

It looks like Samsung's UI and Stock Android 9 had a baby. I don't think it's ugly, but it's not the best looking thing either.

6. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

what I see here is Samsung transitioning into a more modern stock android feel and design, the notification pull down menu (status bar), dialer, navigation buttons and recent apps tabs are exactly what you would find on a stock android Pie interface. even the colours, fonts and settings menu looks similar to that of stock android 9. the good thing out of this is Samsung having the ability to release software updates even quicker than usual having little time to spend on cosmetics like customizing menus and UI colours to the taste of touch wiz which is a waste of time really and I am sure they will keep the core functions of their traditional touch wiz anyway, Sony and HTC did this with their old UI's and are now releasing updates faster then Samsung is right now..

7. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I like the new UI. Good job Sammy!

8. bblevins

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 25, 2018

Good lord! Those rounded corners everywhere are pretty severe! Much more, and they'll be circles! LOL!

9. Krjal

Posts: 438; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I prefer the look of the current UI. Maybe they should keep it as an option for people with decent eyesight? I'll get used to the giant buttons and titles I guess. Moving tabs to the bottom of apps is smart. Even with large hands it's a bit of a stretch reaching everything on my Note 9's screen.

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