Samsung has introduced shell One UI 2.0 on Android 10

Despite the fact that Apple recently explicitly tries to minimize the number of events, representing up to half of new gadgets quietly, Samsung has a different rule. According to Koreans, the more presentations, the better. It does not matter that they will present a prototype smart column, non-existent smartphone or a fresh operating system upgrade. Today Samsung introduced the firmware One UI 2.0, built Android 10. Understand what has changed in the update.

One UI 2.0 is the name of the new firmware from Samsung, which is based on Android 10

As the most significant update proprietary shell Samsung received a year ago – because of this, and it was renamed One UI to expect that this year there will be something equally Grand from the point of view changes, obviously shouldn’t have. Apparently, the Koreans thought so, and therefore has been mainly limited to improving existing functions and interface elements. Although of course, it would be logical if the recent update was called UI 2.0 not One, but Two UI. Don’t you think?

What’s new in One UI 2.0


The first thing that bothered the designers, cartoon UI, One UI 2.0 is the idea of increasing free space. It was therefore decided to make a elements firmware more compact and unobtrusive. For example, notification of an incoming call appears in a compact window that does not overlap the image of the screen, essentially allowing you to continue to perform the current activity and not interrupt it even if the phone you are not going to take. In a similar way changed the window, adjusting volume, making the interface really began to look more simple.

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In the original version One UI designers have changed the layout of the interface so that it was convenient to use on smartphones with extended screens. For this purpose it was divided into visual and contact parts. The first was placed at the top and the second at the bottom – right under your fingers. However, in One UI 2.0 developers even more improvements to their firmware, shifting controls even lower. So now in One UI is practically no contact of the components, which need to reach the top.

Night theme for Samsung

This is a special high-contrast mode for users with visual impairments

Special mention deserves the night theme. It allows to translate the interface elements in dark colors, thereby reducing eye strain when using in low-light conditions, and at the same time and power consumption. However, notice the reduced battery life for smartphones with AMOLED screens. This is due to the fact that they are composed of individual LEDs which are switched on independently from each other, and to display black color shut down completely. Due to this feature, night theme can increase the autonomy of mobile by 20-30%.

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Because of the recent popularity gain of inclusive technology, Samsung has decided not to stand aside and added in One UI 2.0 in addition to night theme mode for visually impaired users. It increases the contrast of the elements of the OS, making them more visible against the background. Thus it turns out that people with visual impairments will be easier to take in information and interact with the interface. And for users with hearing problems the developers provided a function of transcription, which translates in text audio and video content.

When will Android 10 for Galaxy S10

Samsung is already testing the test version One UI 2.0 among users in the Galaxy S10. This means that the release will take place over the next couple of months. Anyway, the Koreans usually takes two to three months to test the update, after which it is released for owners of the flagship smartphone of the current generation. But because the current beta build brought many challenges to the testers, it is possible that the release of One UI 2.0 will be delayed for some time to fix.

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