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Thread: Samsung Software Update - Just Don't!

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    Samsung Software Update - Just Don't!

    Honestly, just don't. The display now looks like a early learning kids toy on my S8+. It's beyond hideous and can't be changed without major works. I can no longer shut-down individual Apps, the icons are fekkin awful ill-defined blobs, the control keys at the bottom which disappear after a few seconds don't!


    It's hideous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    Honestly, just don't. The display now looks like a early learning kids toy on my S8+. It's beyond hideous and can't be changed without major works. I can no longer shut-down individual Apps, the icons are fekkin awful ill-defined blobs, the control keys at the bottom which disappear after a few seconds don't!


    It's hideous!
    Are you talking about the OneUI/Android 9 update? I've had it on my Note 8 for a couple of weeks now and I find it rather good.

    I don't like the new 'Recent apps' function (I think with the previous, card-style one, it was quicker to find the app you wanted) and I also find the extra swipe required to reveal the extra options for the sound volume a bit annoying, but the keyboard, sound and camera all work better, plus I really like the new 'Dark Mode', so overall I'm happy with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    Honestly, just don't. The display now looks like a early learning kids toy on my S8+. It's beyond hideous and can't be changed without major works. I can no longer shut-down individual Apps, the icons are fekkin awful ill-defined blobs, the control keys at the bottom which disappear after a few seconds don't!


    It's hideous!
    Is it this one (shown on an S9)?



    See version info at 9 mins.
    Last edited by PickleB; 13th March 2019 at 18:22. Reason: add final sentence

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    Didn't notice a change on my S9, and I'm pretty sure I can still close down individual apps. Most importantly, I've acquired the ability to remap the Bixby button to something I might want to use.
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    You must have just downloaded Pie?0

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    Dunno which one, just accepted the auto-update. Not only do the app buttons look crap, the graphics 'hazy', but it's killed Netflix!!!!!!
    So, on a long train journey, f... all to watch and according to reddit it's a widespread fault with some apps that'll I'll find out about as I go.

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    Just checked, Android security patch Feb 19, v9.

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    I've just updated to Pie on my Note 8, straight to NOVA to sort everything out!

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