Samsung's first One UI promo video aims to get you excited for the Android Pie update


Samsung's upcoming One UI that will ship with the Galaxy S10 but trickle to its predecessors as well, has rethought the navigation paradigm and display content from the ground up with today's big screens and the upcoming foldable phone in mind. 

For the first time, Samsung is proudly showcasing the future of its smartphone interfaces in the promo video you see above. As you can see, the actionable content is situated in the bottom half of the usable screen canvas, with fat and juicy icons and switches, while the glanceable or readable one is at the top where your thumb can't reach anyway, especially on today's 6"+ phones.

This sounds like the Holy Grail of big-screen touch interfaces and is a totally different approach compared to current one-handed modes that simply shrink the content to manageable heights, making icons microscopic in the process. The menus and submenus have also reduced the dizzying amount of options and choices to the ones you are most likely to actually use, take a peek of the new One UI and tell us if you like what you see.

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19 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can’t get any more excited for it, just seeing the beta on the Note 9 has me jonesing for the update. Gorgeous, feature packed, improved battery life...yessssssss!

2. JCASS889

Posts: 504; Member since: May 18, 2018

will breath new life into my s9+, the hype is real lol

5. Phonehex

Posts: 758; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

The "One UI" will remove the "ONE" reason some people are against Samsung... It will be awesome and trust me a lot of android Oem's will start copying it. This looks smashing !!

6. AtheK

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

believe me you would i am on beta, and this thing has totally transformed the phone.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, and think of all the features they haven’t shown. Exploring these new updates is a huge part of the fun.

3. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Samsung owners will probably get this update in one year, hence One UI...

4. JCASS889

Posts: 504; Member since: May 18, 2018

why so negative? its a few months away at worst. your clearly not a samsung fan so what are you doing commenting on a samsung only related article.

9. JCASS889

Posts: 504; Member since: May 18, 2018

January it comes out

7. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think it looks pretty good.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No you don’t. You hate Samsung/Android, and everything to do with it.

8. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Cant wait to get this on on this bad boy #note9.

10. axc06j

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

So hyped about it!

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice.. Finally Google have something to copy for their Android Q.

12. Walkermoon

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Using beta for 2 weeks now on Note 9. It's clearly a major change for Samsung and everything is really thought out. But, but, the Samsung launcher still stutters

13. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

It is said Beta for a reason :P

14. Blazers

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Not updating until google fixes the problem with Vulcan. Currently android 9 breaks it.

15. Blazers

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Vulkan....stupid autocorrect lol

16. Krjal

Posts: 425; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Can't really get excited for it with Samsung killing off free themes and locking down their theming platform even more. Has there been any more news on that front? I assume they're still going through with demos and paid only. It doesn't look bad but for my productivity during the work day I usually prefer to see more information and options at once rather than less. I'm not sold on it from a power user's perspective but I guess it'll be good for casual users and moving from iOS. One thing is for sure, the baked-in dark theme is well overdue but welcome.

19. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I prefere 2012 TouchWiz! It was a lot more laggy and not so disgustingly fluid!

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