LG Reveals One UI Inspired UX 9.0 Skin

LG published a video showing off its One UI inspired UX 9.0 skin. The new skin takes a lot of design cues from Samsung’s One UI skin that was released last year. LG’s skin over Android these past few years has been a major downfall for the company.

However, with the release of UX 9.0 the company aims to provide users with a better user experience. The revamped skin is still based on Android 9 and debuted on the flagship LG G8X ThinQ.

LG UX 9.0 Skin Over Android

As we mentioned earlier, the UX 9.0 skin has a lot of similarities between Samsung’s One UI skin. This is apparent in the notification panel and other first-party apps from LG such as the Dialer and Gallery app.

LG UX 9.0 notification panel

As you can see, the quick action toggles have been moved to the bottom of the screen. It makes using your phone one-handed a lot easier since you don’t have to awkwardly stretch your fingers to the top.

Check out the entire video below to see the differences between LG’s previous UX 8.0 skin and the new UX 9.0 one.

Most of the first-party apps have been redesigned to bring the actionable aspects of the interface to the bottom of the screen. Additionally, the icons too have been revamped and look a lot like Samsung’s own icons in One UI.

While it might seem like a total rip off of Samsung’s design, we’re glad LG took this step. The new UX 9.0 looks a lot more polished than any previous version of LG’s skins over the years. Of course, UX 9.0 will also have a dedicated dark mode.

At present, the company hasn’t yet released any roadmap for its Android 10 update. However, LG’s Android 10 preview program has already begun in South Korea. And the company announced that the LG G8 would be the first to be updated to Android 10 by the end of the year.


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