The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will receive the Android 9.0 (Pie) update in the United States from today. You should know this.
Samsung Galaxy S9 gets Android 9 update
The long-awaited Android 9.0 (Pie) update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 (Plus) was made available worldwide on 24 December. Samsung started with a phased roll-out, where more and more users can download the update. As a present from Christmas, United States owners of an S9 (Plus) can now also get started with the Pie update. Several users indicate on Twitter and in the comments on our website that the update is ready. You will automatically receive a notification, but you can also check manually. Go to ‘Settings’ and click on ‘Software update’.
The Pie update comes with a totally new version of Samsung’s interface. It used to be called TouchWiz, then Samsung Experience and now One UI. Because of its size (almost 1.8 GB), it is recommended to download the software update via a WiFi connection. Samsung recommends that you back up your device before you install the update.
This is new in Android 9.0 (Pie)
With Android 9.0 (Pie) and the One UI interface, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are equipped with the latest software. The update adds, among other things, a night mode that gives the display in the evening warmer colors, which is more comfortable for your eyes.
The software is also optimized for large smartphone screens and makes it easy to operate apps with one hand. For example, if you have a chat or call app such as WhatsApp open and you want to search for a contact, the typing window appears at the bottom of the screen so that you can enter a name directly.
In addition, Pie includes an improved quick settings screen, richer notifications, and a new operation through gestures. The software is also more economical, so your battery has to last longer. Do you want to know more? Then read our extensive review of Android 9.0 (Pie) or check out our video where we discuss the 5 best Pie features.