A Peek Inside OxygenOS 11

  1. Gary C.
    OxygenOS Product Lead Staff Member Aug 31, 2020

    Gary C. , Aug 31, 2020 :
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    Hi everyone,

    Some of you might have already caught a glimpse of OxygenOS 11 with our latest DP3 version, and hopefully you like what you see so far. Today, we’d like to share some more of our thinking behind some of these updates to help you better understand what's new.

    User Tested for a Better Android Experience

    We’ve always said that stock Android is a good starting point for mobile devices, but we also believe there’s a lot we can do to make the experience even better. One important part of that process is user testing, asking user show we can fine tune certain design aspects to improve the experience. And all the while, we apply our burdenless philosophy to improve the overall look and feel.

    As screens increase in size, so does the unused white space. We wanted to make the most of that space while keeping the interface easy to use. We conducted A/B testing with our users to determine the best size of the headline, and found that 65% prefer slightly smaller headlines. Also, 80% of users tested preferred titles with subtitles rather than without. The result is a new headline-body hierarchy that streamlines information delivery in OxygenOS 11.

    Another example is the Contacts interface. After asking users which kind of layout they preferred, we changed the line tab navigation to bottom navigation. Now users can more intuitively switch to other menus in Contacts with just a glimpse at the icons.

    One-handed  Efficiency 

    We also know that stock Android hasn’t been optimized for one-handed usage on a larger display, so we set out to make it easier for you to use.We analyzed how people use phones and looked at anthropometric data to design a UI for more comfortable one-handed use.

    Since people hold their phones at the bottom, it’s naturally more difficult to reach the top of the phone. The updated layout of OxygenOS 11 now moves the touch controls closer to your thumbs for easier access as soon as you open a menu.

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    We also wanted to add even more features to make one-handed use quicker and easier. So, for example, we added a new Quick Share button in the Camera app. Now you can long press the thumbnail of the last photo you took to quickly share the photo with just one motion.

    That’s just some of our thinking behind the new OxygenOS 11. We hope it helps you better understand some of new look and feel, as well as some of the functionality that improves the user experience. If you have other questions about the new design or any new features, let us know in the thread below. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Never Settle.

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    Dunnow , Aug 31, 2020 :
    Okay, but can you get out of DnD from the volume UI after pressing the volume rockers or not?

  7. Dunnow
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    Dunnow , Aug 31, 2020 :
    OneUI meets Xiaomi, yes.

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    yashwant24 , Aug 31, 2020 :
    They already did.

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    prasad26@@ , Aug 31, 2020 :
    didnt liked loved it its boring samsung ui i thought it would be clean like version 10 gonna lose lots of interest too much big space used in naming zone

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    I also don't want to update but can future security updates be installed without installing the OS update?

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