Upgrading to Android 9 Pie for Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 + and Note 9 will not be released until next year, despite rumors of a December release distributed by knowledgeable sources. This was reported by representatives of the manufacturer on the Samsung + technical support platform. The statement, in addition to the approximate timing of the update, mentions future innovations designed to improve the efficiency of compatible devices.
Most likely, Samsung will fix the current flaws in the firmware and start distributing Android 9 Pie among the owners of flagship smartphones in late January – early February. In any case, all previous manufacturer’s devices belonging to the premium segment began to be updated around this time. But the Koreans need to have time to release the update, as it happened historically, before the release of the next flagship in the face of the Galaxy S10, which, according to rumors, may be released in February.
Android 9 Pie for Galaxy S9 – what's new
According to Samsung representatives, Android 9 Pie will bring a number of functional improvements and a more advanced interface to compatible devices. In particular, the update includes new energy saving modes that optimize the charge consumption due to the redistribution of smartphone resources, as well as “smart” display brightness adjustment. In addition, an advanced gesture control system and the appearance on the screen of a separate area imitating the functionality of a trackpad are expected.
How to install Android Pie on Samsung smartphone
Thanks to the efforts of XDA developers to appreciate some of the Samsung Experience 10 innovations based on Android 9 Pie, you can now. In order to install the update, you need any Samsung device running Android 8.0 Oreo or newer. Just download the installation file to the smartphone's memory and launch the shell by distributing necessary privileges to it.
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