June 15, 2019: Samsung is rolling out a new software update to the 2018 Galaxy Tab A 10.5 as version T595XXU3BSF3. Besides installing Android Pie with One UI on top, the update also includes a new security patch for June 2019 alongside system-wide bug fixes and stability improvements.
June 10, 2019: A new Android Pie software update is available for the Galaxy J7 Nxt (SM-J701F) as version J701FXXU6CSF1 and brings One UI to the device with things like a system-wide Night mode, gestures for navigation, a floating Samsung Keyboard app, and Adaptive Battery for improved battery life. The update also tags along a new May 2019 security patch.
June 04, 2019: Samsung is rolling out Android Pie to the Galaxy J7 Pro (SM-J730FM) in Russia, the same device that goes by the name Galaxy J7 2017 in other markets.
May 29, 2019: After a long wait, the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy A6 handsets in the US is now being updated to Android 9 Pie. The global units got Pie back in March, but as usual, a carrier variant is late to the party.
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Samsung is the leading smartphone vendor in the world and as always, it is the South Korean company’s actions that will determine how fast the new Android 9 Pie update will gather pace. Google already did its part and made the AOSP available beginning August 6, 2018, and now it’s upon Samsung to make it happen.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, this page has all details about Samsung Android 9 Pie update, what and when to expect it, the devices that will receive the OS and even more details on unofficial Pie updates via popular custom ROMs.
- Android 9 Pie release roadmap
- Android 9 Pie Gapps
- Android Pie features: Feature flags | Digital Wellbeing | App actions
|Device||Android Pie eligibility|
Expected release date
|Galaxy Note 9||Available|
|Galaxy Note 8||Available|
Released on February 15, 2019
|Galaxy S8 Active||Eligible||Q2 2019|
|Galaxy S7||Not eligible||NA|
|Galaxy S7 Edge||Not eligible||NA|
|Galaxy S7 Active||Not eligible||NA|
|Galaxy Note FE||Available||Released on March 25, 2019|
|Galaxy A9 2018||Available||Released on March 13, 2019|
|Galaxy A9 Star||Available||Released on June 13, 2019|
|Galaxy A8+||Available||Released on March 07, 2019|
|Galaxy A8 (2018)||Available||Released on March 12, 2019|
|Galaxy A8s||Available||Released on June 11, 2019|
|Galaxy A8 Star||Available||Released on June 13, 2019|
|Galaxy A7 2018||Available|
Released on March 14, 2019
|Galaxy A6||Available||Released on April 04, 2019|
|Galaxy A6+||Available||Released on March 20, 2019|
|Galaxy J8||Available||Released on April 08, 2019|
|Galaxy J7 2017||Available||Released on June 10, 2019|
|Galaxy J7 Pro||Available||Released on June 02, 2019|
|Galaxy J7 Nxt/Neo/Core||Available||Released on June 10, 2019|
|Galaxy J7 Star||Eligible||Q2 2019|
|Galaxy J7 Duo||Eligible||Q2 2019|
|Galaxy J7 Prime 2||Available||Released on May 08, 2019|
|Galaxy J6 (On6 in India)||Available||Released on April 11, 2019|
|Galaxy J6+||Available||Released on April 25, 2019|
|Galaxy J4||Available||Released on April 26, 2019|
|Galaxy J4+||Available||Released on April 26, 2019|
|Galaxy J3 V 3rd Gen||Eligible||Q3 2019|
|Galaxy J3 Star||Eligible||Q3 2019|
|Galaxy J2 (2018)||Eligible||Q2 2019|
|Galaxy J2 Core||Eligible||Q2 2019|
|Galaxy Amp Prime 3||Eligible||Q3 2019|
|Galaxy On7 Prime 2018||Available||Released on May 08, 2019|
|Galaxy Tab S4||Available||Released on April 11, 2019|
|Galaxy Tab S3||Eligible||August 2019|
|Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)||Available||Released on June 13, 2019|
|Galaxy Tab Active 2||Available||Released on June 7, 2019|
Galaxy S9 Pie update
- Released on December 24, 2018, in Europe
- Available on all U.S. carriers
Following weeks of testing, Samsung finally released the first stable version of Android 9 Pie with One UI on top for Galaxy S9 and S9+ on December 24, 2018. The first carrier variant in the U.S. got the Pie update on January 29, 2019, and a day or so later the OS arrived on multiple carriers, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T.
Galaxy S8 Pie update
- Android 9 released across the globe
Samsung released the first stable update to Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Europe on February 19, 2019. Those in the U.S. started getting the update towards the end of March 2019.
Like with the case of Oreo, it will take some time before the Pie update arrives on the Galaxy S8 Active, which could see this handset joining the party in April or even May 2019. The update to Android 9 Pie will be the second and last major OS upgrade for the S8 series.
Galaxy S7 Pie update
- Not eligible for Android 9 Pie update
Samsung usually rolls out two major OS upgrades to its flagship phones in the S series. With the update to Oreo, the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Active were receiving their second and last major OS upgrade, meaning they won’t be getting any official update to Pie.
- Galaxy S7 software update news
- Galaxy S7 Edge software update news
- Galaxy S7 Active software update news
Galaxy Note 9 Pie update
- Stable Pie update released globally
Samsung released the stable version of its Android Pie update for Note 9 in Europe on the fourth day of 2019. Identified as software version N960FXXU2CRLT, or CRLT in short, the update first rolled out in Germany and later on found its way to other parts of the world that use the N960F variant. Those in the U.S. had to wait until the final day of January 2019, with AT&T and Sprint leading the race, but it took T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless until March to release the update.
Related: Galaxy Note 9 software update news
Galaxy Note 8 Pie update
- Android Pie available across the globe
Samsung has released the stable version of Android 9 Pie for the international Galaxy Note 8 with model number SM-N950F as well as U.S. variant with number SM-N950U.
Related: Galaxy Note 8 software update news
Galaxy Note FE Pie update
- Android Pie is available for download
Unlike the device it takes after, the Galaxy Note 7, the Note FE came preinstalled with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and has since been upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo, the first major OS upgrade. The second major OS update to Android Pie came on March 25, 2019.
Galaxy A9 Pie update
- Android Pie released for all models
Related: Galaxy A9 software update news
Galaxy A8 Pie update
- Android 9 Pie update available
The Galaxy A8 2016 was launched with Android Marshmallow and is currently on Android Oreo, the second and last major OS upgrade.
Related: Galaxy A8 software update news
Galaxy A7 Pie update
- Android Pie released for 2018 edition
Related: Galaxy A7 software update news
Galaxy A6 Pie update
- Pie update available for A6 and A6+ as of March 28, 2019
- Pie released for T-Mobile variant on May 28, 2019
Samsung has begun rolling out Android 9 Pie for the A6 and A6 plus handsets. The One UI update started rolling out for the two devices in the UAE and spread gradually across the globe, eventually arriving in the U.S. two months later.
Related: Galaxy A6 software update news
Galaxy A5 Pie update
- Not eligible for Android 9 Pie update
Samsung hasn’t released any Galaxy A5 handset in 2018. The last of this kind to come around was the Galaxy A5 2017 and so far, the device has received two major OS upgrades, the latest of them, Android 8.0 Oreo, having rolled out in Q2 2018. With that said, the only other way you can get Android 9 Pie on your Galaxy A5 2017 handset is if a Pie-based custom ROM will be made available, which we can’t tell for now. You can keep an eye on these pages for such news, though.
- Galaxy A5 software update news
- Android 9 Pie GSI ROMs
- LineageOS 16 device list and expected release date
Galaxy A3 Pie update
- Not eligible
Like the Galaxy A5, Samsung hasn’t refreshed the Galaxy A3 series. The outgoing Galaxy A3 2017 has received two major OS upgrades, including being the first to get Oreo with respect to the Galaxy A 2017 family of devices. With this in mind, don’t look forward to an update to Android 9 Pie officially, but maybe something could come up unofficially. If it does, we’ll update any of the pages below, so make a point of keeping an eye on them.
- Galaxy A3 software update news
- Android 9 Pie GSI ROMs
- LineageOS 16 device list and expected release date
Galaxy J8 Pie update
- Android Pie released on April 08, 2019
The Galaxy J8 has a ready update to Android 9 Pie in Russia as of April 08, 2019. The update, besides installing Pie, also brings Samsung One UI on top of stock Android.
The J8 is the first in the J series to get a taste of Pie.
Related: Galaxy J8 software update news
Galaxy J7 Pie update
- Android Pie released for multiple J7 models
Samsung started rolling out Android Pie with One UI to the Galaxy J7 Prime 2018, otherwise known as Galaxy J7 Prime 2 or Galaxy On7 Prime 2018 in India, and Galaxy J7 Pro in Russia in early May and early June, 2019, respectively. The J7 2017 and J7 Nxt, also known as Galaxy J7 Core or Galaxy J7 Neo, joined the party on June 10.
Related: Galaxy J7 software update news
Galaxy J6 Pie update
- Android Pie is now available for Galaxy J6 and J6+
- The J6 is also known as On6 in India
Android Pie for Galaxy J6 and J6+ is available. Models SM-J600F, SM-J600FN, SM-J600G, and SM-J610F have received Pie, but the rollout across the globe is gradual.
Related: Galaxy J6 software update news
Galaxy J5 Pie update
- No current model is eligible for Pie
Samsung hasn’t announced refreshed versions of the Galaxy J5 family. The last to come around was the Galaxy J5 2017 and none from the edition will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie. Since the Galaxy J5 2017 series has Nougat out of the box and is entitled to one major OS upgrade, the best devices in this series can do is Android Oreo, which is already rolling out.
If Samsung unveils the Galaxy J5 2018, it will be preinstalled with Android Oreo and hence eligible for an update to Android 9 Pie, but until then, no J5 handset will be receiving the new OS.
Related: Galaxy J5 software update news
Galaxy J4 Pie update
- Android 9 Pie is available for both models
Both Samsung Galaxy J4 and J4+ can now be upgraded to Android 9 Pie, although the updates might not be available in all regions across the globe.
Galaxy J3 Pie update
- The 2018 models are eligible for Pie
- OS rollout may commence in Q3 2019
None of the Galaxy J3 handsets from 2017 will be updated to Android 9 Pie. However, all Galaxy J3 2018 variants that come preinstalled with Android Oreo are guaranteed to receive an update to Android Pie. Being the budget device it is, owners of eligible Galaxy J3 handsets can expect to receive Pie somewhere in Q3 2019, which is a really long wait.
Related: Galaxy J3 software update news
Galaxy J2 Pie update
- Android 9 Pie is coming to the J2 2018 and J2 Core
- Pie Go edition expected on J2 Core
- Rollout to begin in April 2019
Samsung’s first Android Go device is expected to get an update to Android 9 Pie Go Edition and so does the Galaxy J2 2018. Samsung says the duo will switch to Pie this April 2019, but it remains to be seen whether the company will live up to its promise.
As for the other Galaxy J2 variants, no Pie update is expected officially.
Related: Galaxy J2 software update news
Galaxy Tab S4 update
- One UI enabled Android Pie update is now available (April 11, 2019)
As expected, Samsung has begun rolling out Android Pie update with One UI skin for the Tab S4 tablet. The initial rollout took place in Europe before spreading to the U.S. a couple of weeks later.
Related: Galaxy Tab S4 software update news
Galaxy Tab S3 update
- Eligible for Android Pie
- Rollout scheduled to arrive in August 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be receiving its second and last major OS upgrade to Android 9 Pie with One UI in August 2019, this is according to the most up-to-date plans the company recently published.
Related: Galaxy Tab S3 software update news
Galaxy Tab A update
- Android Pie is available for Tab A 10.5 (2018)
- Pie is also expected for the Tab A 2017
Both the Galaxy Tab A 2017 and Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018) are eligible for an update to Android 9 Pie. According to Samsung, though, the former will get the nod in September followed by the latter in October 2019.
Related: Galaxy Tab A software update news
Galaxy Tab Active update
- Android Pie is available for the Tab Active 2
The Galaxy Tab Active 2 started receiving the update to Android 9 Pie with One UI on June 7, 2019, but only for the LTE variant. The Wi-Fi only model will follow suit pretty soon.
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