A slew of new screenshots have surfaced, showing what changes Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy Note9 owners will see with the Android 9.0 Pie update.
Android Pie on flagship Samsung phones will come with Samsung Experience 10, which will be a mashup of legacy Samsung style and Google’s own styling in Android Pie. Samsung will introduce a new system-wide typeface with a rounder look (similar to Google’s own Product Sans), the notification shade with rounded icons and the app switching interface are also sticking closer to the stock Android.
On the other side the lockscreen and homescreen are unmistakably Samsung albeit with a slight refresh and simpler icons. Samsung has added a sytem-wide dark mode, called Night Theme, and its own gesture-based navigation, which we’ve already seen.
You’ll be able to choose between Samsung’s new gestures and its legacy button operation.
The beta firmware (G965USQU3ZRJ7) will likely become available to registered beta testers with a Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ very soon. We hope this beta program doesn’t last as long as the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+’s one – it kicked off in November of 2017 and delivered stable updates in the middle of January. It then took the Samsung Galaxy Note8 another two months to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in March.
Haslinda has worked with some of the largest telcos in North America and Asia. She loves tech and doesn’t like iPhone