Google released the beta of the new Android 9 Pie on its Pixel phones in the middle of this year, and since then the update calendar has been staggered in the different devices of the main companies. It was only known that the news would come to Samsung smartphones (especially and much expected, in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9) presumably at the end of the year, and finally, it has been.
The new operating system of the Mountain View has reached the Korean firm with OneUI, the new interface for the phones of the brand, and can now be updated to beta versions from the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S9. If you want to check if your phone can already make the jump or you want to discover how, keep reading.
Samsung phones that already make the jump to Android 9 Pie
A few days ago it began to support the second beta of Android 9 Pie on the Samsung Galaxy S9, while the update had landed on the Galaxy Note 9. It includes new features such as night mode. The firm has also begun testing its updates on the Galaxy A series of devices.
The Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus phones, which continue to be two of the company’s flagships, are currently hanging the “shortly” sign. The latter, for example, have already received their usual security update, which corrects a dozen vulnerabilities, but no date has been specified with which the jump to the new operating system will also be made.
As for the tests on the Galaxy A series phones, it is expected that final jump to Android 9 once well into 2019, being able to receive this update at least the A6 and A6 +, A7 2018, A8 and A8s 2018 and the A9.
What’s new in Android 9 Pie with the new Samsung interface, OneUI
This same Friday Samsung made public a video in which boasted of the news that presented the new OneUI running under Android 9 Pie: the layer is much more minimalist, has a night mode, new animations that provide smoothness to the devices as well as a new area of notifications, and what will be of interest to many, a new management of the battery. The devices, through OneUI, will learn from the use patterns of the device to begin to manage the load more adequately.
Rounded cards, direct access to device gestures, a much cleaner interface, redistribution of buttons and shortcuts and a few other novelties that are very similar to the main aspirations of Google when it introduced this year Android 9 Pie; a resimplified and close experience for users.
How to update Android 9 Pie with OneUI on a Samsung mobile?
It is very simple. Samsung requires that its users be enrolled in the One UI Beta Program. Countries like China, France, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States can now test the beta versions of OneUI.
Just download the Samsung Members application from your app store
How? If you enjoy a compatible device (for now Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy Note 9) you only have to download an application either in Galaxy Apps or in the Google Store (Play Store). Find the application ‘Samsung Members‘, like the one that appears in the image, and install it.
Once downloaded, click on ‘News’ and select ‘Registration in the OneUI beta program’. Once done, go to the Settings tab of your device, and in Software Update check the box ‘Manual download of updates’.