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.
Hands-on with Samsung One UI and Android Pie on the Galaxy S9
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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!
January 30, 2019 at 02:58PM