Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus are one of the top-selling smartphones of 2018. They have the best industrial designs and performs top notch. Samsung’s smartphones generally poor when it comes to the latest software updates. The updates come slow and sometimes skipping releases altogether.
Now, the Android Pie was released in August, but Samsung has just started building their new firmware. Xda-developers somehow got its hand on a very early build of Android Pie for Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Now, we are already seeing some of the new features to come for the Samsung Experience UI on the Galaxy S9 Plus with this new firmware.
This new build that Samsung has to provide is for the Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S9+. One can observe very notable changes to the Android skin of the Experience UI. The firmware right now is in a developmental stage so there are bugs and broken features in its current state.
General UI and Camera Settings
This new UI gets a new and proper AMOLED Dark mode for the Samsung Experience UI. So, Does this mean that we’ll be able to make the navigation bar black again? So far it looks like the answer to that is yes.
Now, this new interface has a new card-based interface with rounded corners. Even the notification shade and Quick Settings menu get a new layout and aesthetics. We also get a new lock screen that has time closer to the center. The Clock option has got a new clock design as well. The recent apps now have a horizontal scrolling feature. This is the exact same feature from the Samsung UI called Good Lock.
Now the System Settings in this update has got an option to schedule that Dark mode to switch schedules intervals or automatically. A lot of gestures like lift-to-wake and a new iPhone like gesture-based navigation is also present. To enable Samsung’s gesture navigation you will require to make a swipe up Gesture in the spot where a virtual button would otherwise be.
The icons of the stock Samsung apps have also got an update. Now, we have rounded corners and a new card-based design. The camera also sees a new UI layout with a new toggle with micro/macro option.
It seems that the new Samsung smartphones are getting a benefit of Project Treble. Considering the timely early build from Samsung, it is safe to speculate that Samsung might release the Pie update before the end of the year.
So, you can check out the Source link for a full collection of screenshots from the leaked build of Android Pie on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.