We've been waiting for the latest Android Pie update for the current Samsung flagship like Galaxy S9 and Note 9 for some time, but Samsung is running the schedule in the US. Fortunately, it seems that One UI has finally started rolling out for some lucky S9 owners.
On Tuesday, Reddit users confirmed that the update was available to the Galaxy S9 at Xfinity Mobile, Comcast's MVNO. It was followed by news that the update turns on the Verizon-branded Galaxy S9s on Wednesday, so it seems the rollout is over us. The construction number for both models has been identified as G960USQU3CSAB.
There is currently no word when update will be available Available to them with AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S9, but this news is a very good indication that we can be cautiously optimistic about an early February release schedule for those devices.
As for the unlocked model (SM-G960U1), we have some bad news for you. While this unit was first to get One UI beta, it will be the latest to get the official stable version. This is because, as Samsung has explained in the past, the update must be approved by all major US carriers before Samsung will print it to the carrier-unlocked variant. This is done to ensure that the phone can work no matter what SIM card you use, but that means you have to wait until AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have rolled out the update before you get it.
To see if a user interface has rolled out for your phone, open your setup app and select "software update". From there, tap "Search for updates" and if available, just click "Download and install" to manually download the OTA. Due to the nature of the rollout, be sure to check back often if it did not arrive the first time.
There is much to be happy with this new update. Samsung has updated the look of the software, added a brand new night theme, and much more. To see all the remarkable features, check out our collection of One UI articles on the link below.