Samsung has begun rolling out the official Android Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, giving everyone a neat little surprise a day before Christmas. We will soon see the Galaxy Note 9 get the stable update, and it will only be a matter of time before Samsung starts updating other Galaxy devices. Android Pie brings a beautiful new user interface and a number of new features, many of which we have covered in our One UI (Android Pie) feature focus series.
Now that the official update is rolling out, we have put the articles detailing those features in a list below so you can quickly check them out. Keep in mind that not all of these features may be available for every Galaxy device, but you should get a general idea of what to expect.
What’s new with Android Pie for Galaxy smartphones
- Samsung One UI (Android Pie) brings option to lock home screen icons
- How to enable night mode on Samsung One UI (Android Pie)
- One UI (Android Pie) feature focus: ‘Lift to wake’ gesture arrives on Galaxy phones
- One UI (Android 9) feature focus: Gallery gets a ‘recycle bin’
- Samsung’s Android Pie camera UI gets a dedicated video recording mode
- One UI (Android Pie) feature focus: Navigation button gestures
- One UI (Android Pie) feature focus: Samsung keyboard gets floating mode
- Galaxy S9 camera gets Flaw Detection, Scene Optimizer with Android Pie
- One UI (Android Pie) feature focus: Reset volume and screen brightness
- Android Pie brings a nifty alternative to the screen auto rotate toggle
- One UI (Android Pie) feature focus: Kids Mode gets a quick toggle
- A tiny way One UI makes screenshot button combo more convenient
- New One UI beta brings Android Pie’s Adaptive Battery feature
- New Android Pie beta adds quick toggle for full-screen navigation gestures
- Neat touch in Android Pie: Battery tips in device maintenance section
- Galaxy S9 Android 9 update adds ‘Tap to Show’ for Always On Display
- One UI (Android Pie) feature focus: Selfie focus is now called Live Focus
- One UI (Android 9) feature focus: Free up memory and storage automatically
We’ll be sure to update this list as and when we discover new features, so we’d recommend bookmarking this page—or regularly monitoring the tag—to stay up-to-date with all the latest posts.
What’s your favorite Android Pie feature?