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Good Lock will work with Android 9 Pie on March 8 (Update: Here early!)
Update, March 7, 2019 (11:22 AM ET): Although Samsung promised to push a new update to Good Lock on March 8 which would bring Android 9 Pie compatibility, among other updates, it looks like the company just couldn’t wait. Today, the Good Lock update is making its way to users.
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Original article, March 5, 2019 (03:14 PM ET): When the Android 9 Pie beta program began on the Samsung Galaxy S9 last year, users were disappointed to see that Samsung’s Good Lock app didn’t fully work with the upgraded operating system. Samsung promised full compatibility would eventually arrive.
Well, true to its word, Samsung is pushing an update to Good Lock which will enable Android 9 Pie compatibility this coming Friday, March 8 (via SamMobile).
If you don’t own a Samsung device, you might not be aware of Good Lock. The app allows for massive amounts of customization throughout a Samsung device with no need for root or ADB knowledge. It lets you change your lock screen, quick settings menu, task changer window, and more.
The Samsung Good Lock team isn’t just bringing Pie compatibility, either. It also revealed that there are some new features on the way, including new styles for the recent apps screen, the return of multi-window functionality, and some new One UI style tweaks.
There’s also the possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S10 camera feature known as Best Shot could make its way to other Samsung devices via Good Lock. This feature will allegedly be called Nice Shot but will offer the same functionality (help users frame a scene properly before they take a photo).
If you use a Samsung device with Android 9 Pie, be on the lookout this Friday for the updated version of Good Lock, and then get to customizing!