We have been waiting for some time for the latest Android Pie update for current Samsung flagship models like the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, but in the US, Samsung is lagging behind schedule. Fortunately, the One UI for some lucky S9 owners seems to be finally rolled out.
Reddit users confirmed on Tuesday that the Galaxy S9 update was available on Xfinity Mobile, Comcast's MVNO. It followed the news that the update hits Verizon's Galaxy S9s on Wednesday, making it look like the rollout is in progress. The build number for both models was identified as G960USQU3CSAB.
There is currently no word available about when Update for AT & T, Sprint or T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S9 will be available. However, this news is a very good indication that we can be cautiously optimistic early on schedule for the February release for these devices.
As for the model with unlocked device (SM-G960U1), we have some bad news for you. While this device first received the One UI beta, it will be the last stable release. This is because, as Samsung has stated in the past, the update needs to be approved by all major US carriers before Samsung will extend it to the carrier unlocked variant. This will ensure that the phone will work properly regardless of the SIM card you are using. However, you must wait for AT & T, Sprint, and T-Mobile to release the update before you receive it.
To determine if a user interface is available for your phone, open your Settings app and select Software Update. From there tap on "Check for updates". If available, just tap Download and Install to manually retrieve the OTA. Because of the nature of the rollout, you should periodically check that it has not been displayed the first few times.
There's a lot to see with this new update. Samsung has redesigned its software, added a new night theme, and more. To see all the remarkable features, visit our collection of One UI articles at the following link.