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Samsung starts rolling out Android 9 Pie for Galaxy S9/S9+ earlier than expected

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Samsung starts rolling out Android 9 Pie for Galaxy S9/S9+ earlier than expected
Samsung promised to release its first Android 9 Pie update in early January but allowed those who want to play the beta tester role the chance to try it out before it goes public. Since the official announcement, we had about three Android 9 Pie beta builds released for the Galaxy S9/S9+ and Note 9 in South Korea, Europe, and North America.

Although we didn't expect Samsung to roll out Android Pie update earlier than January, it looks like the South Korean company has decided to offer Galaxy S9/S9+ users a nice Christmas present. It's true that the update is only available in one country for the time being, but we expect it to expand worldwide in the coming weeks.

If you're a beta tester, you'll only have to download a small update that weighs in at 158MB. At the moment, only Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ users in Germany have been given access to the stable version of Android Pie, but beta testers from all over the world should be able to get it by the end of the year.

The folks at SamMobile already have the update hosted on their servers if you don't want to wait for Samsung to push it out OTA (over the air), but that will require you to sideload it.

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