Android 9 Pie 'Alpha' build leaked for Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ models with Snapdragon 845

The Alpha update means early development build, so it is unstable.

  • Published: September 20, 2018 3:17 PM IST
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After the Android 9 Pie-based Samsung Experience 10 UI leak for the Galaxy Note 9, now the early Android Pie beta build has been leaked online for the Snapdragon version of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+.

The Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Android Pie alpha build is now available through Firmware Science (via XDA-Developers). This update is only meant for Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC verison of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ but not for either of the Exynos models or the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, notes report.

Also, the Alpha update means early development build, so it is unstable. Additionally, it is noted to have some bugs, incomplete UI elements, and broken features, so it is not advisable to install the build unless you are willing to deal with bugs/issues.

According to XDA, the update includes new Android 9 Pie features like the horizontal recent apps overview and redesigned UI. The design emphasis is now on rounded corners in the update. With Samsung Experience 10 system UI, it gets night theme and custom gestures, although night theme cannot be disabled. The Alpha update misses features like Adaptive Battery.

Watch Video: Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review

We know Samsung has been quite slow when it comes to software updates despite being the largest vendor of Android smartphones. The company started updating Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to Android 8.1 Oreo only few months back. As of now, there is no official announcement on the Android 9 Pie, neither Samsung has said anything on the Experience 10 system UI. After these leaks, it is possible that Samsung might come up with an official announcement for the Experience 10 UI beta soon.

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  • Published Date: September 20, 2018 3:17 PM IST