This new stable version arrives this December 24, on the eve of Christmas Eve, in a surprising way. In fact it is the stable version released for terminals in Europe that also run the microprocessor Samsung Exynos 9810. The nuance is important since less than a week ago the update to Android 9 P (beta, yes) for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with chips Snapdragon.
Sammobile has been one of the first portals to report the news, as one of its users has been one of the first to speak up. Thus, this website already has in its database the firmware update Available to users who want to download it on their terminal to already have the new stable version of Android 9 Pie on the S9 and S9 Plus.
The Android 9 Pie beta reached the S9 and S9 Plus in November and is the update on Samsung terminals that includes a new layer that runs under Android, the OneUI 1.0 developed by the Korean firm itself.
What’s new in Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s new interface, OneUI
Samsung made public two weeks ago in which it boasted of the news presented by this new OneUI running under Android 9: the layer is much more minimalist, has a night mode, new animations that provide fluidity to the terminals as well as a new notification area, and what will be of interest to many, a new battery management. The terminals, through OneUI, will learn from the usage patterns of the device to begin to manage the load more adequately.
Rounded cards, shortcuts to terminal gestures, a much cleaner interface, redistribution of buttons and shortcuts and a few other new features that are very similar to the main aspirations of Google when it introduced this year Android 9 Pie; a re-simplified and close experience for users.
Of course, we could not fail to mention the expected night mode, as well as many performance options that will come standard in this OneUI, such as reducing animations to improve the fluidity and speed of the device.
How to update to Android 9 Pie on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
Although this weekend we detailed how to update to the second beta version of Android 9 Pie in these terminals (a functionality that may continue to be useful in other Samsung models: search for an application either in Galaxy Apps or in the Play Store called ‘Samsung Members’, download and install it, and in it select to register in the Registry of the beta of OneUI), the update of this 24 is coming via OTA to users in Europe.
In SamMobile have the firmware update to download. This is the version G960FXXU2CRLI firmware, one of the two released updates (the other version that is jumping via OTA is that of G965FXXU2CRLI for S9 Plus). If you live in Germany or have a Samsung Galaxy S9 with this region installed, you would simply have to go to Settings and click on Check system updates, because you could already have the update at the doors of your terminal.
If you do not have the region in Germany or do not live in Europe, the global update to Android 9 Pie could arrive at any time, so the wait could be worth it. The update via OTA is reaching both users of the Android 9 Pie betas on these terminals as well as users only of the stable versions.