17 February 2019
T-Mobile has released Android Pie upgrade for all Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users on its network. It is an over the air (OTA) update which started to roll out on February 10th but it might take some time for all the users to receive it. This is because the update is getting released in batches which means some will receive it sooner than others.
With the update, all Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users on T-Mobile will receive Android 9.0 Pie. It means they will receive all the cool Android Pie features like Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, Dark Mode, Picture-in-Picture mode, redesigned notification panel, and new app switcher interface. Other than this, the update brings RCS Universal Profile 1.0 which is an enhanced version of SMS and MMS protocol. It enables users to send items like images, videos, emojis, and stickers via traditional texts, just like they can do on instant messaging apps.
The OTA update weighs about 1.9GB in size which makes it a hefty update. This is the reason it is recommended to connect to a WiFi connection before you start downloading the update. Once you have downloaded the update, ensure that there is at least 50% battery before proceeding with the installation.
For those who own an unlocked Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, the Android Pie update was released last year. It is worth noting that the update is layered with One UI, a new custom skin from Samsung which replaces the previously used Samsung Experience skin. This new skin is a lot cleaner than the predecessor which helps in offering a relatively faster and smoother user experience.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 543. The price/quality is good and this is the best device in this price range.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 608. The price/quality is good and this is the best device in this price range.