+ Wednesday November 13th, 2019

The long awaited Android 9.0 (Pie) update with the new Samsung One UI is set to roll out to carrier branded Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 handsets in Australia with testing on the update in progress or completing at carriers now.

Testing on the latest update is completed for all three handsets over at Optus, while at Vodafone the latest software status update lists the update for all three is listed as ‘Testing in progress’. Telstra as usual hasn’t updated their software update page for any of the handsets since the last security patch was released.

The Android 9.0 (Pie) update with One UI is a new direction for Samsung announced back in November at their developer conference in San Francisco. The focus for One UI is on a minimal, clean design that keeps relevant, user interactive content in the bottom half of the screen where it can be reached easily.

One UI has more modern design flair with rounded corners designed to match the phone look, and also incorporates a system wide dark mode that extends throughout apps and the system itself.

The Android 9.0 (Pie) update with One UI has begun rolling out to handsets in the UK and US, and based on the testing finishing up at carriers we don’t have long to wait for the update to begin hitting handsets.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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Andrew Lyons
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Andrew Lyons

Ok, still has split screen, just changed how to activate.
However, even after factory reset, still can’t setup Gmail account in Gmail app in secure folder. All other Google apps work fine.

Tibb So
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Tibb So

Personally, I prefer to use Gmail in Samsung email app rather than the Gmail app. Why? I have lots of Gmail accounts and I’d prefer to be able to check just the emails without all the accounts being added as Android system accounts and popping up throughout every Google app.

Andrew Lyons
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Andrew Lyons

Got update to 9, unlocked carrier free.
Seems to have lost split screen.
Can’t add Gmail account to Gmail app in secure folder, but adds account to every Google app in secure folder..wtf?
Seems like a few bugs that need ironing out.

iblameronnie
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iblameronnie

Got update on 30th for my S9+ Optus

Daryl
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Daryl

Got the update today, Note 9 on Telstra contract. I expected to wait another week or two.

Alex
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Alex

Note 9 through Voda just updated as well. Nice to get such a quick turn around instead of an extra few months of carrier delay.

Geof Grouch
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Geof Grouch

Downloading Pie now on Optus Note 9

Vince
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Vince

I am in the process of downloading the updated right now for my Note9 I got through Vodafone. Better late than never I guess.

Vince
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Vince

update*

Jim
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Jim

My unlock S9+ bought from Telstra has not received update

Sambo
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Sambo

I got mine this morning – Android 9 & One UI on S9+ with Vodafone

Ananth
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Ananth

Got the OTA last night – One UI 1.0 on Pie.

Anban
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Anban

I bought my Note 9 from Kogan does it will receive update

JediMonkey
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JediMonkey

Currently downloading OTA on my S9+ on Telstra.

aaron
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aaron

Testra S9+ just got OTA

Kevin
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Kevin

Downloading on Optus now. 1.75gb.

JTH
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JTH

Note or S

Tom
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Tom

My unbranded just got OTA

Sam
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Sam

Galaxy s9 Telstra just updated by OTA

Craig Durkee
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Got mine yesterday on the unlocked unbrnaded Note 9 Aussie stock.

Harry
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Harry

Note 9 non-carrier still no update…. Samsung has the worst reputation for updates. Absolute shithouse

JTH
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JTH

No update here for Note 9 optus as usual s series before note series

J
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J

Got it on Vodafone and Optus S9 and S9+

Jamie
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Jamie

Ive had it on my note 9 outright for 3 weeks
Looks a bit iOS in parts but

M H
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M H

Like in the part where you clear apps, right? the whole “swipe up to clear apps” is very ios

Dan
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Dan

Updating OTA now with Telstra.

Anthony
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Anthony

What device I have the note 9 and haven’t received it yet

Dan
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Dan

S9

Anthony
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Anthony

Thanks mate

Kush Parikh
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Kush Parikh

I just rcvd on Note 9 optus

M H
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M H

My nephew has received the update on non-carrier S9+.

Nothing yet on my non-carrier Note 9.

Richard
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Richard

Downloading update now. S9 Telstra

ilobo
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ilobo

Optus have pushed it to the s9+ as well, as both mine and my wife’s are updating. Kinda sad that we’re still talking about pie so many months after release, but its Samsung after all…

Rha
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Rha

Update received on S9 – Non carrier

Jarrad
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Jarrad

Just received the update OTA on my non carrier S9

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