Totally agree. I have been holding back on the updates precisely because of the new icons I saw on the new phones. I even held back on buying S10 because of it lol. But because I was facing issues with some contacts not showing up on the phone app, I decided to update with no hesitation, forgetting all the sentiments I mentioned above ))))) Only to be greeted by super odd colour schemes and kid-ish icons????? I know you can customise and so I tried looking for themes for icons but cmon, it all looks so out of place with all the non samsung apps... I don't believe Samsung has such bad taste in graphics... did they intentionally make it ugly to force people to make purchases of themes??????
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i totally agree with you luckily im a samsung 7edge user, and i still have the old android 8.0.0 + experience 9.0. after uptading my phone to the mentioned version i was really mad about the changes. but after some time i got used to it, plus it brought *some* useful changes. one thing annoys me, the message icon is orange and the whole inside design looks just old. for now i dont even consider getting anything above s7 because i love the feel of touching a real home button, not some weird vibration and a flat screen. im really sad that the old design might never come back. but i can relate to the mentioned problem, because i recently bought my mother a note 9, and it came with an old version. everything was looking just as my s7, except that the messages and gallery icon were changed from orange to blue which was just amazing. just great. however yesterday i did a horrendous mistake, because i set the phone to uptade itself in the night, and in the morning i saw this horrible, disgusting, childish thing. i mean why would you change the great design to something that imitates cheap android phone. also i really like the way you close apps in 8.0 because you slide the window to the side, not up like in iphone. also the way you open two apps in 9.0 is very stupud because you have to hold the icon on the top and then you can pick the option to split screen. in the 8.0 you just click the two rectangle icon next to the cross (which is also used to close the app, very useful) and youre ready to go. much faster, much easier. right now im considering sending the phone back, and asking for a diffrent one, hopefully not updated yet.
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