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Official Galaxy S9 Android Pie update available in these countries

The stable and official worldwide release of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Android Pie update kicked off earlier today. Samsung chose Germany as the starting point, but the update is now beginning to show up in other markets as well. As with all major upgrades, Pie will be released in stages and the list […]

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Galaxy S8 and Note 8 get Dolby Atmos with Android Pie

Samsung’s 2017 flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, get support for Dolby Atmos with the Android Pie update. Dolby Atmos was introduced to Samsung’s smartphone lineup with the Galaxy S9 when the company finally brought stereo speakers to its flagship line, and we have seen the feature included in many mid-range and budget devices ever since. Samsung also […]

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Galaxy A30 (SM-A305) benchmark reveals Exynos 7885 SoC, Android Pie

One of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A series smartphones, the Galaxy A30 (SM-A305F), has surfaced on the Geekbench benchmark website. Samsung is readying a flood of A series phones, and the Galaxy A30 will sit somewhere near the bottom rung. That doesn’t mean it will be a weak device, as the benchmark reveals it will be powered by the Exynos […]

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My favorite Samsung One UI (Android Pie) feature: Lift to wake screen

I love One UI, Samsung’s new UX that debuts with the Android Pie update. It’s beautiful in my opinion, the cartoonish app icons notwithstanding, and it’s a joy to use. It also comes with plenty of new features, both major and minor ones, but if I had to select a favorite, it would be the Lift to wake feature. […]

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Samsung Android Pie update schedule for China revealed

The stable Android Pie release for the Galaxy S9/S9+ came as an early Christmas present from Samsung. The company had previously said that it would begin rolling out Pie to the public in January. The carrier locked variants will most likely be getting the update this month. The update roadmap was sent out by Samsung through its […]

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Galaxy S9 Android Pie user manual now available on Samsung’s website

Samsung’s surprise release of the final Android Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ wasn’t followed by any sort of official announcement. But the company is likely to fix that once the update starts to roll out to more countries around the world, and while that moment could be a few days or even weeks […]

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Love using Bixby? Maybe don’t update to Android Pie on your Galaxy S9

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ owners who love using Bixby for controlling various aspects of the phone might want to hold off from updating to Android Pie. As one of our readers pointed out, Bixby 2.0 on Android Pie on the Galaxy S9 fails to understand many commands that worked with Bixby 1.0. And it turns […]

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One UI (Android Pie) feature focus: Kids Mode gets a quick toggle

Here’s a One UI (Android Pie) feature those with kids will like having: The Samsung Kids Mode can be accessed via a quick toggle in the status bar on the latest version of Android. Before Android Pie, Kids Mode was only downloadable via the Galaxy Apps store, but it now downloads the first time you use the Kids Home […]

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Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta getting an update in South Korea

Samsung has just released a new update for the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta. The company released a hotfix update for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ earlier this week to fix some minor issues that had slipped through the previous beta, and like the S9 update, the update for the Note 9 is also limited to South Korea […]

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Galaxy Note 9 One UI (Pie) beta has been released

Samsung prematurely opened up registrations for the Galaxy Note 9 One UI (Android Pie) beta in the United States last week. The update never came but it confirmed that Samsung would launch the beta program for the Galaxy Note 9 as well. It has now started rolling out the Android 9 Pie beta for the Galaxy Note 9. We […]

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