Carrier testing of Android 9 Pie is complete with the update now being pushed out to devices in Australia by Samsung. Retail and carrier-branded handsets from the three main carriers are getting the update to Android 9 Pie along with One UI – Samsung’s new user interface.
If your Galaxy S9, S9+ or Note 9 has auto updates enabled, you’ll start seeing the update shortly. If you prefer to be the master of your own update destiny, open the Settings menu and scroll to Software Update. Tap on Download updates manually and all will be revealed.
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The Android 9 release notes detail the full set of changes including the ability to use WiFi to aid with location services when indoors, changes to notifications and messaging, multi-camera support and a range of security enhancements.
One UI is Samsung’s new front end for Android and promises to make your smartphone use more task-focused as well as easier to use.
Samsung started pushing out Android 9 Pie and OneUI in other markets late last year with India, the UK and US users getting the update ahead of the Australian release.