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Here are all the features that come with Android Pie-based One UI Beta update

Samsung has started to roll out the beta update of Android 9.0 Pie to Galaxy S9 and S9+ but besides the new UI design what more it brings from the Android side.

There’s a full list of features that are included in this OS upgrade but because it’s a beta build the features in this list may change in the stable release.

Samsung One UI Beta update is now available in the US

Here’s what’s new in Android 9.0 Pie

One UI

  • Content, settings, and other information have been reorganized to keep you focused on the task at hand.
  • Interactive elements have been moved to the bottom of the screen so they’re always within reach.
  • New designs and features such as Night mode help keep your eyes comfortable.

Notifications

  • You can reply to messages directly in the notification panel.
  • Image thumbnails are included in message notifications.
  • In an app’s notification settings, a category of all notifications, in turn, turn on or off all the notifications in a category.

Samsung Keyboard

  • New Unicode 11 0 emojis are available.
  • New adaptive theme changes your keyboard Look at the colors of the surrounding app.
  • Floating keyboard is available in all apps and | has new size and transparency settings.
  • You can set a custom touch and hold delay.



Device Care (formerly Device Maintenance)

  • Performance modes are streamlined and integrated in Power saving mode.
  • The Device Maintenance edge panel is discontinued.

Always On Display (AOD)

  • New clock styles have been added, including the option to show a calendar with your schedule.
  • Charging information has been added to let you know how much time is remaining until fully charged.

Settings

  • Menus have been reorganized to make settings easy to find.

Samsung Dex

  • Continue using your phone while the display is on a monitor or TV.
  • Use Samsung DeX with supported HDMI adapters, no need for a DeX Station.

Bixby

  • Search is improved, and you can now search within apps.

Phone

  • You can now sort your call history by incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Your call history can include up to 2000 entries (increased from 500).



Contacts

  • The new drawer makes it easy to manage Contacts from various accounts.

Camera

  • The added Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera settings.

Gallery

  • Photo Editor PRO’s editing tools have been added to the gallery, so you can make all your edits and touchups without leaving the app.

My Files

  • The new Storage Analysis tool has been added to help you monitor your storage usage and save space.
  • You can now show or hide items on the My Files home screen.

Samsung Health

  • Your daily step count To hide it, press and hold the notification, then turn off Current steps

Other improvements and changes

  • Whenever you pick up your phone using the Lift to wake feature.
  • Call stickers have been discontinued.
  • HEIF images are now supported.
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