It’s barely mid-March, and Samsung has released the Android Pie update for yet another mid-range smartphone. Following the release of the update for the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) last week, Samsung is now pushing Pie to the Galaxy A9 (2018). The update is rolling out in Poland and brings software version A920FXXU1BSC5 and the February 2019 security patch.
It’s worth pointing out that Samsung doesn’t seem to be rolling out Android Pie for these mid-range phones in more than one market at the moment. The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) have got the update only in Russia till now, and we’re guessing the A9 (2018) update will be limited to Poland for some time. It’s also strange that Samsung has yet to release Pie for the Galaxy A7 (2018), which was the first A series device for which the company started developing the Pie update and was also included in the Android Pie beta program.
That said, all of these mid-range phones are slated to get Android Pie in the month of March in many markets, so there’s still hope that Samsung will expand availability before the month is over. Some markets will no doubt have to wait until April or even May, and you can check when your country will get it in the Android Pie schedule in the Notices section of the Samsung Members app.
Own a Galaxy A9 (2018) in Poland? You should be able to grab the Android Pie update over the air by tapping the Download updates manually option in the Settings » Software update menu on the phone. It’s also available via Samsung Smart Switch and on our firmware database, and you can use either of those routes if you don’t get the update over the air.
For details on what Android Pie brings to your device, check out our One UI (Android Pie) feature focus series of articles. Do let us know if your Galaxy A9 (2018) has received the Android Pie update by leaving a comment or by sending us an email with screenshots to our email addresses mentioned here. Don’t forget to tell us which country you’re in.