Samsung is definitely set to end the year with a bang. No, there is no new smartphone model being launched but the official and more stable Android 9 Pie update is now ready for the Samsung Galaxy S9. After weeks of beta testing, more S9 phone users can download the new OS and enjoy a serving of the Pie. We’ll take this as the South Korean tech giant’s gift for Galaxy S9 users that have been loyal through the years.
If your Galaxy S9 is on Android Oreo, you can easily get the Android 9 Pie. Obviously, those in Pie beta will also receive the stable version for both the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Galaxy Note 9 Android 9 Pie stable version may be out in January so watch out for related OTA notifications or email.
The said update is for Germany but we don’t doubt it will also roll out in key markets around the world for most Galaxy S9 phone owners. The OS upgrade is ready in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). If you’ve been following the news, this is the fastest update rollout of a major OS release from the company.
The update is available on servers of the company. It’s all ready for both the S9 and S9+. If you don’t receive any notification yet, you can always check Settings> Software update> Download updates.
Specifically, this Android 9 Pie update brings the upgraded One UI for Android Pie. Backup your phone data first before you proceed with the upgrade—to be sure.
The Android 9 Pie for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ brings enhancements to One UI, notifications, Samsung Keyboard, Unicode 11.0 emojis, Device care, Always On Display, Settings (reorganized), Samsung DeX sans the DeX Station, all-new Bixby, new Scene optimizer, Photo Editor Pro on Gallery, My Files as a storage analysis tool, and Samsung Health. You may need to update the Samsung apps individually.
Listed below are the schedules of the official Android 9 Pie update for other Galaxy phones:
• Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ – January 2019
• Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – February 2019
• Samsung Galaxy S8 – March 2019
• Samsung Galaxy S8+ – March 2019
• Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – March 2019
• Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 and A8+ 2018 – April 2019
• Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 – April 2019
• Samsung Galaxy A9+ 2018 – April 2019
• Samsung Galaxy J4 and J4+ – May 2019
• Samsung Galaxy J6 and J6+ – May 2019
• Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 – July 2019
• Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo – August 2019
• Samsung Xcover4 – September 2019
• Samsung J3 2017 – September 2019
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 – September 2019
• Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 – October 2019
• Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 – October 2019
• Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 – October 2019