Samsung Galaxy S9 receives final major update


Samsung Galaxy S9 started receiving the One UI 2.5 update recently in some regions, but the new update comes with bad news for the users.

Currently, the OneUI update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ has rolled out only for German users. The update arrived a few days after the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and it is reported to be the last one for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

OneUI 2.5: How to Install

Most users will see the notification for the update and be redirected, but there is a manual way of doing that.

Users can go to the Software Update section in the settings menu or even find it via the application’s search bar.

The latest update carries the build numbers G960FXXUCFTJ2 and G965FXXUCFTJ2 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, respectively.

Latest features

The Samsung Galaxy S9 series had the support DeX mode already, but the new update will bring the same features over a wireless connection. Also, users can run the DeX wirelessly on any smart TV.

Moreover, according to a report by GSM Arena, the keyboard also has some significant updates.

Apart from getting the new split functionality in landscape mode, the keyboard’s search function would also work in apps like YouTube.

There are some major updates in the camera department as well. The Pro video mode will now have options to change the resolution and frame rate in recording videos.

According to an Android Headlines report, the Single Take mode will now get a new option to select recording duration.

The new additions will make the video recording a much-advanced experience compared to Samsung Galaxy S9.

Future for Samsung Galaxy S9 series

The Samsung Galaxy S9 series came with Android Oreo out of the box, the 8th version of Android.

Since OneUI 2.5 is based on the Android 10, it is the second major update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 series, hence, the last major update.

Samsung used to provide significant updates for two years on its smartphones to ensure its next-generation smartphones.

The announcement event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in August this year says that all the brand flagship devices will receive three years of significant updates starting from the S10 series.

Having that said, since Android 10 is the second major update for the Galaxy S9 series, it will no longer receive further updates.

The Galaxy S9 will receive security monthly updates and then shift to once every three months.

The same process would be followed for the Galaxy Note 10 since it also came with Android Oreo out of the box.

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