Worldwide rollout of Galaxy S9 Android Pie update has begun!

It has begun, folks. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now getting the official Android Pie update in quite a few markets, suggesting that the worldwide rollout has started in earnest. The update is out in various regions at this point, and it should only be a matter of time before the rollout completes for most countries.

As always, carried-locked devices may have to wait longer than unlocked units, and some markets will see the update come out in February for unlocked models as well. The best way to check when your country is expected to get Android Pie is to open the Samsung Members app on your S9 or S9+ and check the notices section for the Android Pie upgrade schedule. You’ll see the expected time frames for most devices eligible for the Pie update here, not just the Galaxy S9.

To check if Pie is available for your S9 or S9+, open the Settings app on the phone, tap Software update, then select the Download updates manually option. An alternate way to upgrade is by downloading the Android Pie firmware for your country from our firmware section (Galaxy S9 | S9+). You can also use Samsung Smart Switch on a Windows or Mac PC.

Android Pie for Galaxy devices brings a new user interface that’s designed to make one-handed usage easier and allow you to focus on the task at hand. There are plenty of new features included in Pie, and you can find out more by checking out our One UI (Android Pie) feature focus series of articles.

Own a Galaxy Note 9? Check out which markets have received the Pie update here.

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
  • Model: SM-G965F
  • Dimensions: 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Display: 6.2” (158.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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  • S9+ got SEB (Baltic) update, we need lot's of bug fixes. by the way now "always on display" is always off? or somebody know how to make it alsways on? ok I so dumb but I figured out there is new function there you can chose to show, do not to show and show as planed :/ :D I think it's good to reset phone after this update :/

  • This article is inaccurate.

    Today is January 22nd and the update still hasn't reached KSA.

    Absolutely discouraging by Samsung considering the update has been very slowly rolling out over the last 3 weeks but nothing here in KSA especially with the fierce efforts lately by Chinese manufacturers to establish a presence and overcome Samsung's share in the largest middle eastern mobile market.

  • Serbia 01.02 ,unlocked SM-G965F still no update.Samsung also removed notice about Pie update from Members app.

  • My phone is the 256gb snapdragon S9+
    And i updated my phone 1 week ago . I am facing a significant serious fast battery drain , not being enough for even half a day . The second issue is my phone getting much much slower maybe 70% slower , and thats inacceptable . The third issue is lag in the general and apps are crashing alot . In havent been ever like this . Even google assistant and bixby are becoming so stupid and crushing alot . I really dont know what to do . Its hard to reset my phone to factory settings because i got more thab 150 gb full . So i want to know , are other users experiencing the same problems ? Or is it just my phone ?

  • hi please can anyone help me out, which would be the best firmware for my galaxy s9+ dual sim?, i cannot find any firmware with the smg965f/DS.

    please help