Yes – you read that right. I have actually been tracking when the Android 9.0 Pie update will arrive to us Malaysians – and I admit I am actually eager to try out this new Android 9.0 Pie update with One UI. I was up and about, messing around, then I pressed on “check for updates manually” and I saw this.
Yes, the update has already arrived and available to download now. I am currently downloading it already – but the file size is not tiny. It is a hefty 1,751.28MB – which rougly translates to 1.75GB. That is not a problem for many Malaysians since we already have Unifi Turbo. Just make sure you are to your routers via 5GHz AC WiFi. Learn more about it here.
The new Android 9.0 Pie + One UI for the Galaxy S9 bears the build version number of G960FXXU2CSA2. With it, Samsung is bringing the 1st January 2019 security patches too.
Not only that, but Samsung also made a few major changes and upgrades to the Galaxy S9 to align all of the features into a coherent user experience in the Galaxy S lineup of devices. This new Android 9.0 Pie + One UI update has these notable changes:
- Changes to One UI
- Samsung DeX no longer requires proprietary dock (same as Galaxy Note9)
- Camera now has scene optimizer [same as Galaxy A7 (2018)]
- Camera now also has flaw detection (same as Galaxy Note9)
- Settings menus have been reorganized
It is a little weird that the flaw detection is not listed on the changelog but it is actually present in the camera now.
Ironically, Samsung has a link to view the changelog on the browser, but the website has not been updated yet. Still, you can click here to visit the changelog website – just wait for the new Android 9.0 Pie entry to be added.
Honestly, I am looking forward to using the new Samsung One UI since I am a big fan of one-handed device operation. By bringing down the commonly-used buttons to the bottom of the screen, that is indeed a great design decision. Phones are getting longer and longer too – so having One UI is going to be a refreshing user experience.