The Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 are now receiving the Android 9 Pie-based One UI update in India. The new update bumps up the phones’ Android security patch to January 2019, in addition to bringing Samsung’s all-new One UI interface to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9. The update is now rolling out to the said devices in a phased manner which means not ever device would get the update at the same time.
First announced at its Annual Developer Conference in November last year, Samsung started rolling out One UI beta for its next-generation devices at around the same time. The One UI beta program was also brought to India soon enough. And now, the company is rolling out the stable update for these devices (as promised) which is a welcome change from the past when even Samsung’s premiere devices had to wait for major software updates.
The One UI is TouchWiz/Experience UI reimagined, quite literally. “Its clean and minimal design keeps the most relevant content on the bottom half of the screen – making it more natural and comfortable for one-handed use. The experience was reengineered to reduce clutter and distractions, allowing the user to better focus and quickly navigate their phone,” is how Samsung describes One UI.
The new update for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 will weigh in just over 1.5GB if you’re updating from scratch (that is, from Android Oreo). For users who have been using One UI beta, the update will weigh in at around 150MB. The OTA update should start hitting devices in the days to come. Users can also head over the settings and manually check if the update is available for their devices.
The One UI update for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 comes just in time for the Galaxy S10 launch. Samsung is gearing to launch its next wave of Galaxy S devices on February 20 and all these devices are expected to run Android 9 Pie-based One UI out-of-the-box.