Samsung has in Germany started rolling out the stable version of Android Pie with One UI for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The update can be downloaded Over The Air (OTA). The update is currently only available in Germany.
One UI with Android Pie
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets the piece of pie earlier than the Note 9? No, you know, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is already in Germany’s turn, while we assumed it would not be until January 15th. So it is Germany again that comes first, but if we look at the Android Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + that rolled out on Christmas Eve in the same country, we can also press the update button in the Netherlands. That same evening, Pie also rolled in on the Dutch and Belgian S9 phones.
Samsung is now rolling out the stable version of Android 9.0 Pie to its flagship. In Germany, users report that their devices receive the update OTA on the Galaxy Note 9. Even if your phone has German firmware, you will already see the update in your notification bar. Otherwise you can also manually search the update via ‘Settings’, ‘Software update’.
Download Android Pie
According to Sammobile, the people who run the beta version of this software now get a small download of 95 MB. That would mean that there is not much difference in the final beta and the final version. The Note 9 phones that still run on the Android Oreo software can expect a larger download package. The firmware versions are N960FXXU2CRLT and you can check availability by clicking on ‘Software update’ in the settings.
As the cherry on the pie, Note 9 owners also received the January security update, which Google has not officially released for its Pixel phones.
You can already see the new features of One UI in combination with Android Pie in the video below. In addition, we have already made this album in which you can find all the screenshots of the update for the Galaxy S9 (+). You can see the dark mode, camera, app tray, navigation and much more.
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The new Android 9.0 Pie comes with many new features :
- Android Pie helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see.
- With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
- Picture-in-Picture allows you to see two apps at once, it's like having super strength and laser vision.
- Notification Dots: Press the notification dots to quickly see what's new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
- Android Instant Apps: Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
- Google Play Protect: Working to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day, even the ones you haven't installed yet!
- Whether you're talking, playing, working or streaming, you can feel confident about keeping your battery strong and full of life.
- Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.
- Better RAM Management.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to Oreo 8.0.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android Pie 9.0 file first. Download Android Pie_9.0.zip