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.