Samsung’s new One UI software will make giant phones much easier to use
Today at its developer conference, Samsung showcased what it calls One UI and kicked off a new approach to the user experience on Samsung smartphones. One UI contains some new visual flair including more rounded corners, splashes of color across apps, and redesigned icons. But its main purpose is to relieve the repetitive stress our hands endure in today’s world of giant phones.
One UI places key interaction areas near the bottom of the screen where they’re within reach of your thumb. No more making that dreadful reach for the top left of your Galaxy Note. Samsung says it’s the “most user-focused smartphone UX” it has produced to date.
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