Update: Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note9 series won’t be updated to Android 11-based OneUI 3.0, but will receive regular security updates in the future.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus users are now getting the OneUI 2.5 update, though it’s currently available only for users in Germany and should soon become available in other parts of the world. The update carries a firmware version number G96xFXXUCFTJ2 and adds a number of useful new features.
Samsung Galaxy S9 series is also eligible to get Android 11 update as Samsung now promises to deliver three major software updates to its flagship devices. This means that, apart from the S9 series, the Galaxy Note9 will also get the Android 11-based OneUI 3.0 update. And in all likelihood, thee Note9 smartphones will get the Android 11 update before the S9 series.
The update includes a number of new features and performance improvements. The most exciting feature is the latest version of OneUI is the wireless DeX support. For those unaware, Samsung DeX is a feature that lets you mirror your phone screen to a TV screen, your phone then becomes a touchpad so that you can control the TV. Smarter Wi-Fi connectivity is another useful feature in the latest version of OneUI. It will notify you about the quality of Wi-Fi connections. It will also let you share Wi-Fi passwords with nearby Galaxy devices.
The OneUI 2.5 update also includes some noteworthy camera features. It brings several enhancements to the Pro video mode. You also get to change the autofocus area from the center to multi-focus. The ability to record footage in a wider 21:9 aspect ratio in any video mode is another exciting camera feature that Samsung added in this update.
Other noteworthy features in the OneUI 2.5 update include Samsung Keyboard improvements, new options in messages, the ability to use Android 10’s full-screen navigation gestures with third-party launchers like Microsoft Launcher, Nova Launcher.
If you’re using Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, you can check the update manually by going to Settings> Software update.