Xfinity Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android Pie Updates Rolling Out
Samsung's latest OneUI-based Android Pie update is rolling out in full force. Most international unlocked variants of the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Note 9 have received the updates. Carrier-locked devices in the US, however, are yet to receive the update. Today that changes as the Galaxy S9 Android Pie update seems to be finally rolling out to carrier-locked devices in the US. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ on Comcast’s Xfinity network are getting the Pie update.
The update weighs in at a hefty 1.9GB and bears build number G960USQU3CSAB. It brings all the benefits of Android 9 Pie, One UI, and the January security patch in a single download. You can check if the update is available for your device from the Software update menu in the phone’s Settings app. The update will show up on its own at some point, but that can take some time, so it’s best to check on your own.
The build is the first ever for a Snapdragon-based Samsung Galaxy S9, so we can expect our friends over at XDA Developers to work their magic and port it over to other Snapdragon-based devices in the coming weeks. Now that Comcast has got the ball rolling, it shouldn't be long before the likes of Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile release the update for their users.
Earlier last week, Samsung did announce an Android Pie open beta for the carrier-unlocked Galaxy S9, and S9+. These programs usually last a month and deliver up to four or five incremental updates before the real thing, so the wait shouldn't be terribly long if things go well. Some people might say that Samsung's updates come relatively late, and they're right to a certain degree. But, things have been looking much better compared to last year, at least according to Samsung's updated Android Pie roadmap.