Samsung rolled out the stable version of the Android Pie for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ today. Android Pie update kicked off from the Germany earlier but soon it started to show up in other regions as well. It will take a while when Pie will be available in other countries as well in the near future. The update process will be carried out in stages and gradually will grow bigger around the world.
If you are owner of Galaxy S9 and S9+, it is easier for you to check if the update is available in your country or not. You can download the Pie update over the air by tapping the Download updates manually option in the “Software Update” section. You have to go to your phone’s settings app first to visit this option. At the time of writing, Android Pie is rolling out in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and United Arab Emirates. Some users on Twitter and Reddit have also report the Android 9 Pie update for Netherlands and Slovakia as well.
With Samsung rolling out the Android 9 for Galaxy S9 and S9+, these will get the brand new One UI interface as well. Sound like a Christmas treat. Right? As people are already in love with One UI which is more focused and clutter free interface in Samsung Experience.
Samsung is getting better with launching its Android updates but still it is lagging behind other companies like Nokia, OnePlus and even HTC with its update schedule. Samsung is one of the biggest company in the technology industry but when it comes to adopting other technologies, it takes forever. Android segmentation is the reason behind the slow adaption of Android latest version. Despite of Google’s every effort to decrease the Android segmentation, only 21.5 percent of Android devices were running Android Oreo. It took almost 7 months after Oreo’s original release that Samsung rolled the update for Galaxy S8. For Galaxy S7, Android Nougat took around 5 months to finally reach the device. We expect that Samsung will complete the update of Android Pie by early January 2019.