It has been a month since Samsung first released the much-awaited Android Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. It has rolled out the major update for these handsets in dozens of countries across the globe but the United States was a major exception. That’s because carrier-locked devices tend to take longer to receive updates. Users Stateside will be happy to hear that Pie is finally rolling out in the United States for these devices, but they will be surprised to see which carrier rolled it out first.
It has been a much longer wait for Android 9 Pie for Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners in the United States. Samsung did open them up to the beta program in November last year but the public release has taken its sweet time. Even the factory unlocked units have yet to receive Pie.
Interestingly, Samsung is rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ handsets on Comcast’s Xfinity. Smaller carriers don’t often tend to release such major updates before the likes of Verizon and T-Mobile have done so but it has beaten them all to the punch this time around, even the unlocked model.
This goes to show that it may not be long now before major U.S. carriers finally start rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the aforementioned devices in the U.S.