Infographic: the interface novelties on Galaxy S phones that led to One UI

Peter, 04 January 2019

Samsung is busy rolling out the new One UI to its flagships (including older models). It has been a long road getting here, so the company published an infographic detailing the key ideas that were introduced with each Galaxy S generation since the begging.

It starts with the original Galaxy S, but the first iterations of the current features landed on the Galaxy S III, which introduced S Voice – the forefather of Bixby. Also, Smart Stay kept the screen from switching off while you were looking at it. The Galaxy S4 built on that and would automatically pause a video when you looked away. You could even scroll by glancing up and down.

The Galaxy S5 switched away from a skeumorphic to a flat design, the Galaxy S6 edge started the trend of curved screens. Here’s the full infographic that covers every milestone since 2010:

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  • s-pen pusher

Their first ever edge screen with really better use for the edge is The Note Edge, not S6 Edge (I know this is about their Galaxy S lineup, but it should be mentioned that they pioneered it on Note Edge not on S6). They also left out that feature fro...

  • bent

i think LG UI is way better than samsung

It may be polished for your liking but for me it's not user friendly at all.