Samsung, the South Korean technology giant, is preparing to introduce its One UI 4 mobile interface design to its Galaxy Book line of Windows laptops.
The Verge reports that the new design modifications will be seen within Samsung’s Windows programmes, including Samsung Notes, Samsung Gallery, and Samsung Settings.
The modifications are intended to align the mobile interface with that of Samsung’s latest Android smartphones, making it easier to transition between the two.
The main Samsung Settings app has been redesigned to better align with Windows 11’s design improvements, including new app icons and menu layouts. Samsung’s Notes app has also been upgraded with a new navigation structure, redesigned icons, and reorganised folders.
The Samsung Gallery app is the final app to receive One UI 4 updates, and it now has a dark option that matches the themes in Windows 11.
While Microsoft likewise revamped its design language with Windows 11, Samsung’s improvements provide its Windows programmes a more mobile-like user interface. Samsung’s One UI Book 4 will be available on the Galaxy Book Pro 360, Galaxy Book Pro, Galaxy Book Flex2, Galaxy Book, and Galaxy Book Odyssey.
Samsung’s design work for Windows is the culmination of years of collaboration between Microsoft and Samsung. Initially, the pair collaborated to bring Android and Windows closer together, resulting in a slew of Samsung-exclusive Your Phone features.
Samsung has also integrated OneDrive functionality into its mobile apps, while Microsoft’s Office apps have been optimised for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold devices. Additionally, Microsoft and Samsung have formed a unique relationship for Xbox Game Pass on Android.