Android 9 Pie for Samsung phones brings colorful changes to the Always-On Display

Android 9 Pie for Samsung phones brings colorful changes to the Always-On Display
We've already had some hints at what to expect from Android 9.0 Pie and the Samsung Experience 10 on various Galaxy devices, including gesture navigation, system-wide dark theme, and a redesigned icon set, among others.

The latest leak on the matter reveals that Samsung's Always-On Display (AOD) will also see some updates and new features in Samsung Experience 10. A hands-on video with the Android 9.0 Pie beta for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 showcases a much more colorful AOD than what we're used to on Samsung phones. The current AOD on Galaxy phones can display notifications in the form of solid white app icons against a black background. This is going to change in Android Pie, however, as the update apparently allows for colorful notification icons on the Always-On Display. By the looks of it, the notifications will automatically grab the main color from the app's icon.

Another change is how the battery percentage, time, and notification icons aren’t in the center of the display anymore, but are instead aligned to the left. There also seems to be a change in the font used on the Always-On Display.



1. Elvis358

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

If Samsung updated their mid-range phones that would be good!

2. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

This looks cool, the best AOD on market just got better :)

3. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Hopefully the update starts rolling out very soon.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1262; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

That's Jeff

5. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Welcomed additions to the UI.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nice and colorful looks nice.

7. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nice but can you control the brightness? or is it just auto brightness? Most Always on display are way to bright & have no way to alter brightness.

9. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

they aren't too bright , i think its automatically assigned to Auto brightness

11. bucknassty

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

you have 4 levels of brightness currently that can be selected manually

13. svknet

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 13, 2017

In dark room, I have observed that AOD brightness is automatically lowered to minimum level.

8. skips

Posts: 489; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

first world problems but goddamn that looks like a hot mess, imo

10. gamehead unregistered

Why did it take so long

12. svknet

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 13, 2017

I have seen that when I get notification from Google Assistant, it displays Blue coloured quote icon on AOD. Also seen that few other Apps (e.g. CityZip transport app) which did display Yellow colour icon on AOD.

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