Samsung’s One User Interface or UI is the company’s most simple and streamlined UI yet, built from the ground up to help users focus on what matters most. One UI’s intuitive design fosters convenient interactions, while its clean aesthetic minimizes clutter to make viewing your screen more comfortable.
One UI is the name of Samsung’s new Android interface and serves as the successor to the Samsung Experience that previously replaced TouchWiz.
One of the biggest goals with One UI is to help users “focus on the task at hand.” Now find the settings page simplified even more and regrouping certain settings together so that they’re easier to get to. The phone, notes, email, and other Samsung apps also have a new look to only show essential information.
This has added new layers of functionality to smartphones which had caused their user interfaces (UIs) to become more cluttered and complex making the devices themselves harder to use. As smartphones grow increasingly more sophisticated with so many apps, users require UIs that make managing the smartphones more easily.
Features of Samsung’s One UI
One UI iwas introduced in late 2018 on a beta build based on Android Pie for the Galaxy S9 Series, succeeding Samsung Experience. The first public stable build was released as a software update on December 24, 2018 in select regions. The features now have a tab bar on the bottom instead of being on the top. The navigation bar has changed as has its icon. It can be changed to hide navigation bar. The gesture is based on stock Android Pie and the apps has been fit for one-handed usage with Viewing and Interaction Areas.
There are many wonderful features of Samsung One UI One UI’s streamlined structure reflects a deep understanding of how smartphone users interact with their devices today.
The interface makes navigating big-screen phones simple by effectively splitting the display in half. With One UI, the top half of the screen is for viewing content, while the lower half is for interacting with your device. Freeing up space at the top of the screen creates a more balanced, visually comfortable aesthetic, while focusing interactions on the lower half enhances usability. Key tabs, action buttons and pop-ups are easy to reach so you can access them and finish your task faster.
One UI’s minimalist design eliminates unnecessary distractions to make it easier to focus on one thing at a time. One UI’s ‘focus blocks’ help users focus on important information by presenting content in a manner that’s visually comfortable. The images on the right demonstrate how focus blocks streamline the Bixby Home screen. The interface pares down the amount of information on display in order to offer users a more focused and fluid experience. It does this with subtle design enhancements like ‘focus blocks’, which direct your eyes to the content that matters without overwhelming you with information.
With One UI’s streamlined approach to app management, when a user launches an app, instead of filling the screen with functions that may not be useful at that particular moment, One UI keeps things simple, displaying only the functions and info the user needs to complete their task. Like once a user enters a phone number into the dial pad, menu options unrelated to entering a phone number vanish, and new options to create a contact or start a video call appear.
As you spend so much of time on your mobile it’s important that their screens are easy on the eyes. Visual comfort is especially important when it’s dark, which is why Samsung built a customizable Night Mode into One UI. Easily accessible and incorporated across the entire interface, Night Mode, once enabled, adjusts the screen’s tone, brightness and contrast to offer users a more focused and comfortable viewing experience.
The interface’s spacious, orderly design changes how users view their device. Clear and intuitive visuals maximize readability, fostering an overall look that’s immersive and more comfortable to take in.
Samsung carefully refined One UI’s design with a focus on beauty and consistency. The rounded corners of the interface’s app icons and focus blocks are perfect examples of this attention to detail. Standardizing these design elements not only enhances the UI’s aesthetic appeal, but also creates beautiful consistency with the rounded corners of Galaxy devices.
Samsung pushed final One UI builds to the Galaxy S9 series and the Note 9 few months back and rolled out a beta of the new software to the Galaxy Note 8. following phones will be updated to One UI: Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus.