At the beginning of the week, Android 9 Pie and Samsung Experience 10 firmware have been leaked for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9. The leaked firmware showed us a host of new user interface enhancements that come with Android Pie, but today we learn another user interface change that was not immediately completed last week. Samsung obviously plans to make any changes to Always On Display, and the new version looks good.
It is true that Always On Display is only a small part of Samsung’s Galaxy UI, but it’s something that users often see. The current Ever On Display series Samsung flagship phone gets the job done, but in Android Pie, Samsung will spruce up things, primarily by adding a splash of color.
Samsung users are already able to change color of the clock in their always on display, but in Android Pie, notification icons will also be colored. The video embedded below – which comes Jeff Springer of Dope Tech Daily – gives us a good look at the new AOD. We see that the watch has shrunk to give more space to date, and the colored sign icon is really a nice touch.
Aside from the improved on screen always, Samsung Experience 10 and Android Pie will get a number of other user interface enhancements to the Galaxy S9 and Note 9. The manager among them is a night mode for the setup menu, but there is also an improved alarm display notification bar and New applets that replace traditional icons with words and colored bars. 19659005] As Springer points out in the video, it may take a while before Android Pie is available for Galaxy S9 and Not 9 users. The hope is that Samsung will launch a beta test at any time in the near future, so some of the features we see here will not make it final release after the update goes through more accurate testing. There is much more to learn about Android 9 Pie for Samsung’s flagship, so stay tuned.