Samsung has already reportedly started to roll out the Android Pie update for its Galxy S9 and S9+ flagships, however at the time of roll-out it was not clear whether other phones that qualify for the update, will get it.
Thanksfully Samsung has paid due attention to the matter and has announced a roadmap of Android Pie update for the eligible devices. The list was released via the Samsung Members App and suggests that the will cover as many as 24 models.
- Galaxy S9 and S9+ (January 2019)
- Galaxy Note9 (February 2019)
- Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 (March 2019)
- Galaxy A8 2018, A8+ 2018, Galaxy A7 2018, Galaxy A9 2018, Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 (April 2019)
- Galaxy J4, J4+, J6, J6+, A8 Star (May 2019)
- Galaxy J7 2017 (July 2019)
- Galaxy J7 Duo (August 2019)
- Galaxy Xcover4, J3 2017, Tab S3 9.7 (September 2019)
- Galaxy Tab A 2017, Galaxy Tab Active2, Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (October 2019)
The list indicates that contrary to the earlier claims from the company, Galaxy Note 9 won’t be getting Android Pie update till February. Similarly Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will not get the update because both the devices have already received two major OS upgrades.
The Android Pie update in S9 and S9+ will come with an array of new features for the devices, which include adaptive battery and most importantly Samsung One UI design.
The list along with the release dates indicates that the update will be released extremely slow and will be spanned across 10 whole months. Users should also keep in mind that even though the company has released the update roadmap, the dates may change if the Android Pie update is not completely ready for release. Till then these are the final dates.