Samsung recently announced that the Galaxy M30 will get the Android Pie update next month. But it appears that Samsung has moved the schedule ahead and has already begun the rollout of Android Pie update for the Galaxy M30 in India. Aside from the Android version upgrade, the over-the-air (OTA) update also brings the May security patch and One UI, which introduces a tonne of changes. There are several new features in tow as well, such as scene optimiser in the camera app, editing tools in the gallery app, and reorganised Settings menu to name a few. The Android Pie update is now available to Galaxy M30 users in India.
The new Galaxy M30 (Review) update, which has the firmware version M305FDDU1BSEA / M305FODM1BSEA / M305FDDU1BSE6, is 1144.35MB in size and is available to all Galaxy M30 users in India. As mentioned above, the major change brought by the upgrade is the jump from Samsung Experience v9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo to the more polished One UI v1.1 based on Android Pie. The rollout of the update has commenced via the stable channel around a week earlier than what Samsung has promised.
Talking about the interface changes, One UI moves the interactive elements to the bottom section of the screen and also introduces Night Mode for a more comfortable viewing experience. It also adds new notification control features such as the ability to reply to messages directly from the notification panel and image thumbnails in notifications.
Adaptive themes and new emojis for the Samsung Keyboard have arrived as well, alongside a floating keyboard. The Galaxy M30's camera app has received a new Scene Optimizer to automatically adjust the colour settings, while more editing tools have been added to the Gallery app. The update also removes pre-installed apps such as LinkedIn and Mobile Office and introduces support for HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File) image format.