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The option to program Night Mode was absent from the secure Android 9 Pie update released to your Samsung flagship back in January. Moreover, the update boosts the equilibrium of Wi-Fi and also brings improvements to NFC and email alongside hand gesture tweaks. The upgrade is now reside in Germany and is expected to reach other areas over the coming weeks.

The consumers can now either select between the default choice that automatically enables or disables the Night Mode at sunrise and sunset respectively, or they can choose to create a custom schedule to better suit their use pattern. Aside from reducing the strain on eyes because of lesser light exposure, the Night Mode is friendly for the battery too. The upgrade’s rollout was seen from AllAboutSamsung.

The upgrade is currently being rolled out in a staged mannerPhoto Credit: AllAboutSamsung

In terms of the Android safety patch version, it’s been upgraded to the February safety patch amount that fixes a critical issue that may allow a bad actor to execute arbitrary code by simply sending a specially crafted PNG file.

The update — that comes in at 361.35MB and contains the build number G960FXXU2CSB3 for the Galaxy S9 and G965FXXU2CSB3 for Galaxy S9+ – additionally improves the Wi-Fi stability, NFC as well the email functionality. There is also a mention of tweaked hand gestures at the changelog, along with the removal of this blur effect while pulling the telling color. A Redditor mentioned the UI now appears much smoother and the apps now seem to begin much faster after updating the Samsung flagship. But, it appears that the update is currently being rolled out in a staged mode with users in Germany getting it first. We expect Samsung to start the global roll out shortly.


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