Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup starts receiving Android 9 Pie in India

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Finally, the owners of the Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup of smartphones in India can rejoice as the devices have finally started receiving the Android 9 Pie update. The update weighs in at around 1756 MB and it finally brings in the company’s latest OneUI with Android 9 Pie on top of it.

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+: Full changelog

The first thing one would notice after the update is the revamped navigation icons. You can either rely on the traditional back, home, and recent apps layout or you can resort to the newly introduced gesture-based navigation as seen in the images above. Both have worked out fine for me so far.

The second big thing is the natively supported night mode which, during my initial testing, has significantly improved the battery consumption.

Furthermore, the revamped icons and the fact that everything on the display is pushed to the bottom (as much as possible) makes One UI simply the best custom skin Samsung has been able to pull off so far. This makes one-handed usage a fairly easy task.

The Bixby interface has also got a new modification. After the update, swiping to the left does not have the usual stutter and the cards have also got a new redesign.

Speaking of the specifications of the lineup, while the Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED infinity display, the Galaxy S9+ has a bigger 6.8-inch one with the same resolution. Both the displays are capable enough of providing you with an ultra-immersive gaming experience.

Powering the devices is an Exynos 9810 or Snapdragon 845 (depending on the region you are living in), coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM, good enough to justify any gaming load thrown at them.

To know more about the Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup of smartphones, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.

What are your thoughts on the latest Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+? Have you received the same on your device? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

 

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