U.S. carrier branded Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 units should see Pie soon

U.S. carrier branded Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 units should see Pie soon
Canadian carrier Rogers recently announced that the Android 9 Pie/One UI update will be hitting its Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users starting on February 4th, and Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+ owners exactly one week later. Now, if you live in the U.S., you might be thinking to yourself why should I care about one carrier north of the border. The answer is simple; historically, once Rogers starts pushing out a major update, U.S. carriers aren't far behind.

Android 9 Pie brings the Digital Wellbeing app that allows Android users to monitor how long they use certain apps for each day. It also allows users to set limits on the usage of specific apps. The latest Android build also comes with Adaptive battery, which limits battery access for those apps that aren't used often. Adaptive brightness learns how bright you want the screen in different environments, and sets it automatically. Slices allow users to see a part, or a "slice" of an app in search results, and in the status bar, the time is now found on the left side of the screen rather than the right side. The latest version of Android also comes with a new gesture navigation system.

Samsung's One UI brings actionable content down to the lower part of the screen, where fingers can easily reach the buttons. Other content that you don't need to click on is found at the top of the display, where your fingers can't reach. This way, you don't need to have long fingers, or adjust where the phone sits in your hand, to get the phone to do what you want it to do. This is a result of smartphone displays that continue to grow past 6-inches.

February starts this coming Friday, so if you live in the U.S. and own a carrier branded Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ or Galaxy Note 9, be on the lookout for your Android 9 Pie/One UI update. 

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8 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1858; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Probably on the day when most of the others are running Android Q.

2. MartyLK

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 08, 2016

Hmm...carrier units getting Pie before unlocked ones. Doesn't seem right.

4. gabmasterjcc

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

In the past the argument was made that the unlocked version can't be released until ALL of the carrier versions have gone through approval. The reason being that Samsung wants to guarantee compatibility with all the major carriers. Might be a load of BS, but seams reasonable at face value.

3. obedchuni

Posts: 332; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I think sammy will release s10 families with pie so only after s10, the s9 will get pie.

5. scarface21173

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Got mine last week s9+ uk version

8. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

In Europe on S9 phones family we already have it. Exynos inside.

9. CeDdeR-B

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2019

Rogers is not a US carrier... ita Canadian good try tho

10. Wardcst

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2019

My galaxy s9+ is downloading 9 update right now I am on Verizon

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