Verizon Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus getting Android 9 Pie right now

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If you own a Verizon-branded Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, be on the lookout: the stable release of Android 9 Pie is rolling out to devices now.

Although this isn’t the first carrier-branded Galaxy S9 rollout of Pie in the U.S. — that feat belongs to Xfinity Mobile, a Verizon MVNO — it certainly is the biggest. The Verizon network is the largest in the country and the Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the most popular phones from 2018.

Along with the usual Android 9 Pie features such as adaptive battery, integrated gesture navigation, etc., the Pie software hitting the Galaxy S9 today also features Samsung’s revamped Android skin now known as One UI. This new interface replaces the previous Samsung Experience, which itself replaced Samsung TouchWiz.

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The latest security patch from January 2019 is also included.

If you live in the U.S. and own a Verizon S9, you should see an OTA notification at some point soon. However, this is a very large rollout so it could be a little while before you see it — just be patient.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve received Android 9 Pie on your Verizon S9!

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via Android Authority

January 30, 2019 at 02:58PM