Less than two weeks after Samsung first released its Android 9 Pie beta software for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphone giant is back
with its second software update which contains a number of improvements.
Weighing in at over 700MB, the update’s official changelog includes significant improvements to the front camera. More specifically, it’s claimed that faces will now appear brighter in backlight conditions. Alongside this, a number of stability improvements have been made throughout the operating system, as have improvements to security – the November 2018 security patch is present. Other than these changes, though, the software appears to be largely unchanged.
In related news, Samsung has today commenced the second phase of its beta program. This means that Galaxy S9
and Galaxy S9+
users in the UK can now take advantage of the beta software. However, despite recently opening up registrations
for Galaxy Note 9
users in the US, the program in other markets such as the UK still appears to be limited to the Galaxy S9 duo.
The final version of the Android Pie update complete with the One UI overlay
will rollout in January to the mentioned devices. If all goes to plan, last year’s Galaxy Note 8
and Galaxy S8
devices could then receive the software in March or April.