THE Samsung said he would test the Android 10 with One UI 2.0 at the Galaxy S10, S10 + and S10e “Soon”, and now the beta program is available in some countries: the update brings news such as an improved dark mode, notifications that take up less space on the screen, navigation gestures like Google and a digital wellness tool.
In this first phase, the One UI 2.0 beta program for the Galaxy S10 line is only available in South Korea, Germany and the USA. To participate, you must have a Samsung account and access the Samsung Members app.
On his official blog, Samsung explains that One UI 2.0 notifications take up less screen space to less distract the user. The volume control has also become thinner and narrower. And the lock screen automatically adjusts the color and shape of the clock and notifications so that the text is visible.
The night mode is now called dark mode and brings some changes: it adjusts the brightness of images, texts and colors on the screen. For example, when you activate it, the wallpaper will also be darkened:
One UI 2.0 brings more digital wellness tools: for example, focus mode lets you temporarily pause apps at the touch of a button. It is similar to what Google offers in its own Digital Wellness application.
Samsung One UI 2.0 brings Google gestures to Android 10
O PhoneArena received the update on a Galaxy S10 + and noticed some additional news. The update has the version code G975FXXU3ZSJ6 and brings the security patch for October.
You can choose the gesture navigation system adopted by Google: swipe up from the bottom edge to go to the home screen; swipe up and hold to see recent apps; and slide from the sides to get back.
The overall appearance of One UI 2 is not much different from the One UI with Android Pie, but there are some more notable changes, such as in the camera interface:
Notifications now recommend actions: for example, when you receive an address through WhatsApp, a button appears to open it on Google Maps. There is a native screen recording tool that also captures video from the front camera. Android Auto comes pre-installed, while Android Beam – which allowed you to transfer files between one device and another – has been removed.
Samsung has not yet confirmed which devices will receive Android 10, but we expect these phones to be included: Galaxy S10, S10 +, S10e, S9, S9 +, Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 9. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8, S8 + and Note 8 should continue on Android 9 Pie.
The volume bar takes up less screen space with One UI 2.0:
The size of notifications has also been reduced:
And the text on the lock screen now automatically adapts to the background color: