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Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread


    With Pie hitting most phones, we want to hear your feedback and we’ve made an Official Discussion Thread to make the most of the update. Start by checking out our Android 9.0 Pie software overview for some interesting info on the latest OS! Still have questions, thoughts, or feedback? Reply below and tell us what’s on your mind. Thanks!

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      • debjitjdv

        1. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

        Well, yet to hit my Note 9. I just hope after so much of testing and etc for which you folks are taking so long, the release software is not a trash one. I personally like Pie a lot as I have used PIE in my unlocked S9+ since Samsung opened UI BETA. It is truly beautiful. But after reading all the horror stories from T-Mo S9+ PIE update, I am not keeping much hope alive for Note 9 PIE update from T-mobile. I seriously have started to doubt my own belief that T-mo will release great software after almost 2 weeks (and counting) of testing.

        • bt07

          2. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

          Most phones :-)? Still waiting for Note 9 Pie, when will it hit it?

          • tmo_mike_c

            3. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

            I totally hear ya debjitjdv  about wanting to have a solid OS update. This thread is to collect feedback and talk about the update after folks get it. So thanks for posting and keep this thread in your pocket.


            bt07 we've had quite a few folks ask about Note9 getting pie and the answer I've gotten is it'll be available for the Note earlier next month. You'll wanna keep an eye out for the OTA notification as it'll be sent out in waves for that device. Good question.

            • magenta7640778

              Please , just tell me the release date for note 9 pie update .

              Tmobile should announce the date for a customer who are waiting for an update .

              • snn555

                5. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

                So far not one single issue with the update on a Motorola X4 or OnePlus 6T.


                Not sure why everyone with a Samsung is having issues.

                • magentachilly

                  Now you're just rubbing it in our faces. Have you looked at the update page lately? There are 2 phones listed as complete and you have the gall to say most phones.

                  • theartiszan

                    Well, that is probably currently the number 1 used Android phone on the network, so that would qualify as most I think.

                    • adam1988

                      8. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

                      Im liking it on my S9+. Its great! Excited to get it on my Note 9!

                      As far as any bugs found or anything? Nothing! Runs, very smoothly! Good job you guys! Also excited to get that bixby remapping feature as well for both phones!


                      I cant think of anything.. well there is one thing.


                      When you turn on the navigation buttons and you have those 3 little bars on the bottom. You are able to drag yojr finger from the home button to the right to scroll vetween recently open apps. Well when you turn it off and those bars dissapear. You are not able to do that. Now, idk if its just me but i kinda like that. I dont think that its a bug but just feedback on it. :-)

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                      • tmo_mike_c

                        magenta7640778  we normally don't post the exact date as there can be changes to this depending on additional testing. The last call I brought this topic up and the Note9 is still on track for early March release. Appreciate the patience and please stay tuned.


                        snn555 always appreciate your feedback. Glad to hear Pie is working out for you!


                        magentachilly I've totally checked out the pages and I know Pie is only complete for a few devices. The others on that page will be getting it. This thread is here to share thoughts and feedback about it once folks get Pie in their hands. Thanks for the reply.


                        That's awesome adam1988 ! Glad it's so smooth for you! That's also an interesting find. Let me make sure I'm on the same page. So, when you turn off your nav buttons, you don't have the option to scroll through recently opened apps? If you can post a screenshot, I'd really like to get a visual of what you're talking about. Thanks for posting.

                        • debjitjdv

                          10. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

                          The reason is 6T and X4 uses near stock Android without much modifying it. But Samsung's own heavy customization (such as One UI) in addition to T-Mo customization (such as Multi-line settings) make the software heavy. The average size of 6T factory image is 1.6GB whereas for Samsung it is upwards of 3.4GB. At such a huge size, no amount of testing can ensure a flaw-free software. Inadvertently there will be bugs. It is an engineering issue. And even if T-Mo claims that they will give us a solid software update, I would say it would be a very ambitious claim.

                          • snn555

                            11. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

                            I couldn't comment on Tmos process and QC.

                            Moto is near stock, but still uses some of its own versions of stock apps.  1+ has Oxygen OS on top. 

                            • snn555

                              12. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

                              I will say that with more options comes more confusion.


                              Battery control used to be a simple Battery Saver mode.  Now it has Adaptive Battery and Optimization, Deep Sleep and Deep App Clear, Standby Sleep and Normal App Clear.


                              And then each OE has a different name or method of implementing.

                              • magenta7839425

                                "With Pie hitting most phones", you seriously lead the thread with this statement?  If you want to start off the conversation honestly then do so by qualifying "most" being number of new phones on network and NOT implying that it is hitting most phones that are in the Pie road map.  It's disingenuous to kick off a discussion about an update that some of us MIGHT see around the time Pie hit's a year old by implying it's hit a larger swath of phones than it actually has.

                                • debjitjdv

                                  14. Re: Official Android 9.0 Pie Discussion Thread

                                  Oxygen OS is near stock as well and most of it is lightweight. It is no where near the customization that Samsung does on top of stock Android. Also, 6T software is free from many bloatwares as explicitly denied to put them in. I have T-Mo version 6T.

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