It's been close to three weeks since Google released the Android Pie to Pixel series. While some mobile-makers announced the list of the devices eligible for the latest software, Samsung has so far remained silent.
Now, it has come to the light that the South Korean company, without making any pompous announcements on social media channels, is actually making progress to roll out the Android Pie to its flagship Galaxy S9 series.
The Galaxy S9+ with Android Pie has been spotted on GFXBench performance testing website, confirming that the Samsung engineers are working on the software. We like to believe that even Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note9 is part of the project, as it belongs to the Samsung's 2018 flagship product portfolio.
When will Android Pie come to Galaxy S9 series?
If previous release patterns are taken into consideration, the company is likely to take another month to fully assess the firmware in terms of performance enhancements, additional custom features and most importantly weed-out bugs, which has the potential to harm the brand value of the company.
Hen, we expect Samsung to deploy the public version of the Android Pie to both Galaxy S9 and the S9+ by late September or early October. The Note9 series is also expected to get Google's baked dough goodie-flavoured software during the same timeline.
Here's what to expect in Android Pie:
Search engine giant Google has introduced numerous value-added features including latest security upgrades in the Pie over the Android Oreo series.
One of the notable aspects include full-view screen friendly swipe-based navigation interface option, revamped setting drawer, adaptive battery and extend battery life among others.
Google has also introduced a wellness feature for the phone users. After taking note of the recent psychological research studies about people's obsession with phones, especially among young adults, the company has added 'Dashboard'. This feature documents the user activities and tells how he or she can use their phone and make any adjustments they would like along the way.
Android 9 Pie also makes notifications more useful and offer actionable functionalities with conversations such as attach photos and stickers and even suggest smart replies.
After upgrading to the Android Pie, devices will restrict any apps accessing a user's phone microphone, camera, or other sensors when an app is idle or running in the background. (If an app does need to access a sensor, it will show a persistent notification on your phone.)
The new Android 9 also brings important improvements that protect all web communications and offer private web surfing. It enables encryption of Android backups with a client-side secret (the device PIN, pattern or password) for greater security.
Furthermore, Android 9 introduces a number of new security features, including a standardized biometric authentication prompt to provide a more consistent authentication experience across Android.