Samsung’s software team has surprised us all with an early Christmas present – the official Android Pie update for the Samsung Galaxy S9. Now, before you get too excited, the update currently only appears to be available in Germany for unlocked variants of the phone.
SamMobile has confirmed that the update is being made available to both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ running Android Oreo and the Android Pie beta. The new software build for the Samsung Galaxy S9 is G960FXXU2CRLI while that of the Galaxy S9+ is G965FXXU2CRLI.
If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ which was purchased in Germany, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings » Software update > Download updates manually if you haven’t yet receive the update notification on your device. While Samsung is likely using Germany as a test market for the official roll-out to ensure that everything goes smoothly. If no major issues are reported, they will likely release the same update in other European markets in the next few days or week.
Samsung isn’t known for releasing software updates to its phones in a timely matter, but it’s nice to see that the company is ahead of schedule since it announced that the first Android Pie updates wouldn’t be coming until early 2019.
If you happen to get the official Android Pie update installed on your device, feel free to leave us a comment and let us know how the update process went and what new features you like best.