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We hope Samsung sticks to this Pie update roadmap (Update: Changed)
Update, January 2, 2018 (10:22 AM ET): We hoped Samsung would stick to its published roadmap of Android 9 Pie updates for its devices, but (as somewhat expected) that’s not going to be the case. Per SamMobile, Sammy has switched around the list a bit.
The good news is that some devices had their rollout dates moved up, so you will see Pie sooner. This is the case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. There are also some new devices on the list, like the Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo and the Samsung Galaxy J8.
The bad news, however, is that some devices have been removed from the list, such as the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018 model). This is peculiar and might simply be an oversight from Samsung. We’ll have to wait and see. The most recent list is here (you can scroll down to see the old list for comparison):
- Galaxy Note 9 (January 2019)
- Galaxy S9 (January 2019)
- Galaxy S9+ (January 2019)
- Galaxy Note 8 (February 2019)
- Galaxy S8 (March 2019)
- Galaxy S8+ (March 2019)
- Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 (April 2019)
- Galaxy A6 (April 2019)
- Galaxy A6+ (April 2019)
- Galaxy A7 2018 (April 2019)
- Galaxy A8 Star (April 2019)
- Galaxy A8+ 2018 (April 2019)
- Galaxy A9 2018 (April 2019)
- Galaxy J2 (2018) (April 2019)
- Galaxy J2 Core (April 2019)
- Galaxy J4 (April 2019)
- Galaxy J6+ (April 2019)
- Galaxy On7 (2018) (April 2019)
- Galaxy J4+ (May 2019)
- Galaxy J6 (May 2019)
- Galaxy J8 (May 2019)
- Galaxy J7 2017 (July 2019)
- Galaxy J7 Duo (July 2019)
- Galaxy J7 Neo (July 2019)
- Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 (August 2019)
- Galaxy Tab A 2017 (October 2019)
- Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (October 2019)
Original Article, December 24, 2018 (11:57 AM ET): Samsung celebrated Christmas a little early in the form of its stable Android 9 Pie update with One UI for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus owners. In addition to the rollout, SamMobile reported that Samsung updated its Members app with its Android 9 Pie update roadmap.
According to the roadmap, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will receive Android 9 Pie in January 2019. Even though the update is rolling out to the phones starting today, the carrier variants might not see the update for another month.
Next in line is the Galaxy Note 9, which looks to receive its Android 9 Pie update in February 2019. We’re not sure why the newer Galaxy Note 9 will get the update after the older Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, but there it is. Keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 9 might also get Android 9 Pie ahead of schedule.
Things then get a bit crazy. The Android 9 Pie rollout is expected to go from April 2019 with Samsung’s Galaxy A7, A8, A8 Plus, and A9 (2018) through October 2019 with the Galaxy Tab A 10.5. A slew of devices will also get the update between April and October, such as the Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy A8 Star, and much more.
You can see the full list of devices that will get Android 9 Pie in the above screenshot. You’ll also see that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are not on the list — both devices received two major Android updates, usually the quota for flagship Android smartphones.