I rolled out of bed this morning to find a system update waiting on my Samsung Galaxy S9+. The long awaited Android Pie update was finally here. The update itself took about 10-15 minutes so make sure you have some free time before you start the upgrade.
There’s been a lot of angst around the net regarding the UI changes between Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie. There are quite a few visual changes, which most users will almost immediately notice.
I personally like the new gestures, swipe up and down… all the visual changes aren’t that alarming… and I’m sure folks will get used to it eventually. I’m curious to see how the notifications will work – I wasn’t a big fan of getting a blitzed with audible alerts every morning at 7AM when my nightly ‘Do Not Disturb’ period expired.
Feel free to let me know what you think, I’ll probably post an update after a week or two.
Update: Sunday February 24, 2019 – I really liking the dark theme available in Android Pie, I noticed that I had to reset some of my application notifications – I’m not sure what happened there. So far no big complaints.