I just got my Samsung S9+ updated to the latest Android 9 pie today and I’m all excited! The first remarkable change is the New user interface. I see a new icon for ‘Call’, ‘Contact’, ‘Message’, ‘Bixby’, ‘Camera’, ‘Gallery’ and more…
Here are some of the features that are included in the recent Android 9 update.
- Adaptive battery
- Dark Mode
- Easier text selection
- Android Pie gesture navigation
- Easier screen rotation
- Customized notification settings
- Improved DND settings
Adaptive BatteryI've never had issues with the battery backup of Samsung s9+. The battery is good for more than 24 hours with minimal usage (Mobile Data ON). It lasts for 8-12 hours with an average usage of media and phone call.
With the Adaptive battery feature, you can just manage your phone with a single charge. It understands the apps and battery usage. It ensures your apps don't OVER use the battery!
SlicesJust as the name, it allows you to view the favorite part of your favorite apps.
Interactive navigationYou can just switch between screens and apps by using gestures instead of buttons.
Mobile DashboardHow often do you use your smartphone? What do you do? Are you on Facebook, Do you watch a movie or read a book? You can now get notifications on how much time you spend on each application on your phone with the dashboard feature.
Set Timer for your AppsDo you want to control your mobile usage or specifically 'App usage'? You can set daily time limits for mobile apps. The app icon grays out when you exceed the limit.
Camera UpdateI noticed two new options with the Android 9 update on Samsung s9+ plus. There is 'Pro' mode with ISO, 1/90 f1.5, standard, AF, Auto options. There is a 'Photo' mode with amazing focus.
Notification settings for messagesWith smart replies in the notification, you can respond to messages, WhatsApp in a tap.
Improved privacy and security settings, Usability enhancements like volume controls, screenshots, Slices, rotation, navigation and more
Have you got the new Android 9 pie on your Samsung S9+ Plus smartphone? What are the features that you love?