We know a lot of you are waiting patiently (and perhaps not so patiently) for Samsung to release the Android 9 Pie update for your Samsung Galaxy Note 9. While it seems the roll-out has begun overseas, there’s been nothing in Australia.
Nothing happens quickly in Australia when it comes to software updates, and even a juggernaut like Samsung is no exception; if your phone came from a carrier, be prepared to wait for updates is the usual expectation.
In this case, with Samsung accelerating the roll-out schedule internationally, we thought it’d be a good idea to see what our local carriers are doing, to see whether they’ve even got the proposed update in testing.
The bad news is that none of our carriers are even looking at it yet.
We’ve checked Telstra, Optus and Vodafone’s software update pages (which are fairly regularly updated) and there’s no hint that Samsung’s Android 9 Pie update is even in testing locally. This is bad news if you’re a Note 9 customer waiting for the update.
To keep an eye on the update progress yourself, here’s some handy links direct to the carriers’ update pages:
- Telstra’s Crowd Support forum
- Optus’ Yes Crowd for 7 Jan 2019
- Vodafone’s Support page for Software Updates
We’ve also got the word in with Samsung asking for their comment on local roll-out plans for the update, both for the Note 9 and other flagship devices. Once we receive a response, we’ll update you.