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The Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 will not receive Android Pie this year

The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)
Samsung's Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 may be some of the highest profile devices of 2018 but the company will not be sending the Android Pie update to users of those devices until next year.

Android Pie has been available to the public for months now. The current iteration of the Android OS has failed to reach any notable percentage of the Android userbase since then, though, and it would seem that will go on for a while longer. Samsung is the biggest smartphone company in the world, and its Galaxy S and Note flagships are usually some of the best-selling smartphones around. The company has confirmed that the devices will receive the Pie update, but not until January next year.

This isn’t much of a surprise, in any case, as Samsung is usually one of the slower OEMs in terms of OS updates. It’s also important to note that the update in question here is the stable Pie update; the beta Pie update will be sent out this month—with some sources claiming a November 15 date for the opening of the Pie beta program.

The update to Android Pie also isn’t a regular one, as it’s one that will grant users access to One UI, Samsung’s brand new user interface. 

While we’re excited for the public rollout of One UI—and Pie by extension—it’s also a bit disheartening to remember that, as the S9 and Note 9 receive their Pie updates in January, a number of Samsung devices will also be receiving Android Oreo at the same time, which is downright shameful.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-11-13 (Update: 2018-11-13)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.