Samsung has provided most of its devices with Android Pie updates, which includes some older mid-rangers. However, even if these devices are eligible for the update, carrier versions often take their sweet time. But Verizon begs to differ as it has finally started rolling out the Android 9 update for Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy J3 and the Galaxy J3V. These two handsets also get Wi-Fi calling and some carrier specific bug fixes with this update.
Most importantly, this update brings Samsung’s One UI to the fore, bringing the two devices on par with other Samsung smartphones running Android 9.0 Pie. But this is by no means good news for customers as Android 9 Pie will soon be replaced by Android Q as the latest version of Android. At this point, it’s unclear if Samsung will offer the Android Q update to these two devices.
Customers of the handsets on Verizon will have every reason to be happy, however, as they can finally enjoy what the Galaxy S10 users have had for quite some time, albeit with some limitations. The two phones were released by Verizon in June last year, so it’s good to see that the carrier hasn’t forgotten customers of its mid-ranged offerings.
The update should hit the aforementioned devices any minute, but if it hasn’t yet, be sure to check the Settings for an update manually. But if you’ve already received the update on your Verizon Galaxy J3 or the J3V, be sure to let us know what you think.