Samsung has begun rolling out the stable version of Android 9 Pie with One UI to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in the United States.
However, Comcast-owned Xfinity Mobile is launching it first, beating other major U.S. carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon and even unlocked variants to the punch.
Galaxy S9 One UI Update
As reported by Android Police, the version is defined as G960USQU3CSAB, G960UOYN3CSAB, and G960USQU3CSAB. Its size is just shy of 2 GB, and it comes with all the most up-to-date software on all points: Android 9 Pie, One UI, and the January 2019 security patch.
Subscribers on Xfinity Mobile should start getting a notice that an update is available, but as always, it wouldn't hurt to head on over to Settings > Software Update and hit the download updates button if there's still no message prompt.
When Is Android 9 Pie, One UI Coming To The Galaxy S9?
Based on Samsung's roadmap for Android 9 Pie and One UI, the anticipated update should arrive to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus sometime in January. Needless to say, that's what's happening now, Xfinity Mobile taking the lead.
In case there's a delay, though, a Samsung spokesperson said that the new software is making its way to the Galaxy S9 models and the Galaxy Note 9 "in the coming days and weeks," according to CNET. It's also worth mentioning that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 are slated to receive it in March.
The current launch is pretty limited to say the least, even though the update has been available in other countries for some time now. If nothing else, it could be taken as a sign that a more widespread rollout will be kicking off soon enough.
As described by the South Korean brand, One UI is made to focus. That means less clutter, easy navigation, and more natural interactions. The new interface will also be used on the upcoming Galaxy S10 and the company's foldable phone.