Android Pie One UI is Now Rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

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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.
  • Notifications
    – 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.
  • Settings
    – 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
    – 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.
  • Phone
    – 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).
  • Contacts
    – The new drawer menu makes it easier to manage contacts from various accounts.
  • Camera
    – The new Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera’s color settings to fit the scene.
  • Gallery
    – 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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