Samsung is finally rolling out the Android Pie update with One UI to all the Galaxy S9 devices around the globe. The Korean company earlier promised a deadline of January 2019 for the update, but it seems like we’re getting it a tad earlier than expected.
The update size is 1744.24MB. You can see the full changelog below –
Upgraded One UI for Android Pie
One UI brings you Android Pie, with exciting new features and a whole new look and feel based on feedback from users in Samsung and Google.
Here’s what’s new.
- One UI
– Content, settings, and other information have been reorganized to keep you focused on the task at hand.
– Interactive elements have been moved to the bottom of the screen so they’re always within reach.
– New designs and features such as Night mode help keep your eyes comfortable.
– You can reply to messages directly in the notification panel.
– Image thumbnails are included in message notifications.
– In an app’s notification settings, tap the switch once to turn on or off all the notifications in a category.
- Samsung Keyboard
– New Unicode 11.0 emojis are available.
– New adaptive theme changes your keyboard look based on the colors of the surrounding app.
– The floating keyboard is available in all apps and has a new size and transparency settings.
– You can set a custom touch and hold delay.
- Device care (formerly Device maintenance)
– Performance modes are streamlined and integrated into power saving modes.
– The Edge panel for device maintenance is discontinued.
- Always On Display
– New clock styles have been added, including the option to show a calendar with your schedule.
– Charging information has been added to let you know how much time is remaining until fully charged.
– You can show Always On Display whenever the screen is off, or you can set it to show for 30 seconds when you tap the screen.
– Menus have been reorganized to make settings easier to find.
- Samsung DeX
– Continue using your phone while DeX is being displayed on a monitor or TV.
– Use Samsung DeX with supported HDMI adapters. No need for a DeX Station.
– Bixby is all new, with a range of improvements and new features.
– Swipe left from the main Bixby screen to explore the latest features and supported apps.
– You can control the Bixby key in settings to decide what happens when you press or double press.
– You can now sort your call history by incoming and outgoing calls.
– Your call history can include up to 2000 entries (increased from 500 entries).
– The new drawer menu makes it easier to manage contacts from various accounts.
– The new Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera’s color settings to fit the scene.
– Photo Editor Pro’s editing tools have been added to Gallery, so you can make all your edits and touchups without leaving the app.
- My Files
– The new storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor your storage usage and save space.
– You can now show or hide items on the My Files Home screen.
- Samsung Health
– Your daily step count will be shown in the notification panel. To hide it, press and hold the notification, then turn off Current steps.
- Other improvements and changes
– Turn on the screen automatically whenever you pick up your phone using the Lift to wake feature.
– Access Kids Home on the quick panel.
– Call stickers have been discontinued.
– HEIF images are now supported.
Here are some photos of the One UI (credits – Android Authority)
Did you get the update on your Galaxy S9? Let us know in the comments below.
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