Expect These Galaxy Devices to Get Android Pie First
Apple's iOS updates roll out to everyone all at once, but Samsung's Android software releases have a pecking order. Here's what you can expect from Android Pie.
Flagship devices usually get first dibs on new software. For instance, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were the first devices to Android 8.0 and Samsung's new Experience 9.0 UI. The Galaxy Note 8, the company's other flagship from 2017, was next in line.
Once the company deploys software for its flagship devices, the update starts hitting older devices and mid-rangers. So what does this mean for Android Pie?
It means the Galaxy S9 will likely be the first to get Android 9.0 Pie. After that we'd expect the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+ to be next in line followed by devices in the Galaxy J, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy A series.
Samsung's shortened the gaps between updates for flagship and mid-range devices, but we still expect the more well-known, better adopted devices to get their Android 9.0 Pie upgrades first.