Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 are set to receive One UI based on Android 9.0 Pie in January 2019, the company announced at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC 2018) in San Francisco, California on Wednesday.
“We will be releasing One UI for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Note 9 starting January next year,” said Jee Won Lee, Senior Designer of UX Design, Samsung, during the SDC 2018 keynote on Wednesday.
To bring one-handed use at the forefront, Samsung has transformed the upper part of the screen for viewing, while its lower part is designed for touch interaction. Lee showcased that the options on the Settings menu have been rearranged on the One UI to provide relative functions together. The company also regrouped various functions to remove the clutter and make the interface looks more clean and natural over the existing experience.
“With One UI, now you see only the essential features related to the task you are carrying out. It’s a continuous and fluid experience where the necessary buttons appear when you need them and gently disappear when you don’t,” elaborated Lee during her keynote presentation.