Samsung Android 9 Pie update: which phones will get it and when

JC Torres - Dec 25, 2018, 7:05 pm CST
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Samsung Android 9 Pie update: which phones will get it and when

It might have been a holiday for many people in some countries, but it seems that the folks at Samsung have been working overtime to deliver at least one present to their fans on time for Christmas. The others, however, will have to wait a few more months, some even forever. Samsung has started the rollout journey of its Android 9 Pie update, which of course comes with its new One UI experience and these are the Galaxy devices that will be getting it and when.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, of course, have been the focus of Samsung’s update efforts. It was the first to get the One UI beta and rightly so the first to get the final form. Samsung promised it would arrive in January but it has graciously pushed that to right before Christmas, making it one of the fastest Android updates to come from the company. Hopefully, rushing the release won’t make it turn the gift into a nightmare.

Of course, it’s not the only one that will get the pie. A notice posted on the Samsung Members app shows the company’s intended roadmap for the rollout. It notes that the Galaxy Note 9 (no pun intended), which is next in line, is scheduled to get the update in February. But considering it moved the schedule up for the Galaxy S9/S9+, there’s a slim chance it’ll do the same here.

The rest of Samsung’s roster will be getting One UI with Android 9.0 around these months:

• Galaxy S8/S8+ – March 2019
• Galaxy Note 8 – March 2019
• Galaxy A8/A8+ – April 2019
• Galaxy A7 (2018) – April 2019
• Galaxy A9 (2018) – April 2019
• Galaxy J4/J4+ – May 2019
• Galaxy J6/J6+ – May 2019
• Galaxy A8 Star – May 2019
• Galaxy J7 (2017) – July 2019
• Galaxy J7 Duo – August 2019
• Galaxy Xcover 4 – September 2019
• Galaxy J3 (2017) – September 2019
• Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 – September 2019
• Galaxy Tab A (2017) – October 2019
• Galaxy Tab Active 2 – October 2019
• Galaxy Tab A 10.5 – October 2019

The Galaxy S7/S7 edge’ absence in the list is disappointing but not unexpected. Launched in 2016, the smartphones already received their second and last update to Android 8.0 Oreo. More puzzling, however, is the absence of the Galaxy Tab S4 from the list. Then again, this is simply just a declaration of intent and Samsung can, and most likely will, change it until the day the updates actually land on these devices.


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