Last week, an early build of Android 9.0 for the Galaxy S9 leaked online. It revealed that major user interface changes are coming, as the update is slated to bring the Samsung Experience 10 interface, the next iteration of the company’s custom skin for Android.
While you needed a Galaxy S9 and S9+ in order to install the build, now owners of older Galaxy devices will also be able to get a taste of the new Samsung experience too.
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The folks at XDA Developers have managed to pull some of the new apps from the software, like the Samsung Experience 10.0 launcher. So anyone with a Galaxy device running Android 8.0, Android 8.1 or the leaked Android 9 Pie can try out the app, by sideloading the APK linked below.
Check out the list of Galaxy devices that should be able to sideload this launcher APK:
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy S9
- Galaxy S9+
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy S8
- Galaxy S8+
- Galaxy Note FE
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
The Samsung Experience Launcher 10 is quite similar to the one included in the Samsung Experience 9.5 which currently runs on the Galaxy Note 9.
But a few differences are visible like the new animation that launches Bixby Home. Also, app icons appear to be larger in the app drawer and folders.
Source: XDA Developers