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Hi All,

It has been a couple of days since the update rolled out to Indian variants of the Galaxy Note 9. Overall, performance has improved quite a bit (compared to the March version). Stutters have reduced a lot, haptics have improved and, most importantly, at least 6 apps stay in memory for a longer period of time (it used to be 2 or 3 before). For those experiencing stutters and lags, I would suggest trying to wipe the cache partition before looking into the option of formatting. 

With respect to battery, I urge you all to explore the option of Deep Sleeping apps. For the first time in a while, I got close to 4 hours of SOT over 30 hours with max resolution (my phone is 1.5+ years old), Bluetooth always on and connected to my Galaxy Watch and WiFi always on. I also live in an area with very inconsistent network signal.

However, I did find a few features missing in this update.

  • No dark mode on Galaxy Store (I don't want to use HEX installer).
  • No auto-grouping feature in the Gallery even though smart crop is available and working fine. 
  • No night hyperlapse and super-steady modes in the camera (Samsung didn't commit to these anyway).
  • No smart selfie mode as well (again, no commitment from Samsung).
  • Messages - I don't understand the point of having an "All" section when I am anyway putting conversations under different groups. It doesn't make sense to me. And, no RCS in Samsung Messages.

I'll add to these if I come across others. Please let me and everyone else know your take on the update.
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Auto grouping feature is there in gallery. Check 3rd option to the left of 3 dots when you open gallery.
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Auto grouping feature is there
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I am sorry, but, I don't see that. Please find attached the screenshot.
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See this. Did you update via mobile or Smart Switch? Please clear cache and rest app preferences. Restart and it should be there!
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Thanks! Let me try and check. I updated with the OTA.
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These are additional missing features, but I don't regret of not receiving them-
- Switching lenses, when recording
- 30s shutter speed
- Live captions
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True! Agreed.
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Does Bixby routines added?
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No, but, you can sideload the APK. Personally, I've disabled all Bixby-related packages.
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