Don't Install If You're Worried About Pie Problems
If you're having an excellent experience on Android Oreo and the features and enhancements from Android Pie don't excite you, it might be worth it to hang around on Oreo for a little while longer.
It's early, but we're already hearing about an assortment of Galaxy S9 Pie problems. Some of these issues are minor bugs, but others are much bigger.
Galaxy S9 users are complaining about issues with Bixby 2.0, one of the new features on board the Android Pie update.
We're also hearing about battery drain issues, problems with first and third-party apps, UI lag, crashes, and other performance-related problems.
Problems are normal for a major Android upgrade and we expect complaints to pickup as the Galaxy S9 Pie update expands to other regions.
If you're feeling leery about making the move to Android Pie, wait for more short-term and long-term feedback about your update to emerge.
If you're seeing a lot of negative feedback, it might be a good idea to hang back and wait for Samsung and/or your carrier to deliver bug fixes.
The first major bug fix update is rolling out but it's limited to regions in Europe. We expect it to hit other models in the near future though.
We also recommend waiting until you're ready to solve Android Pie problems yourself. We've put together a list of fixes for common Galaxy S9 issues to help.