Less than a month ago, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro users in India started receiving an update that installed Android Nougat on their handsets.
While the Indian variant of the Galaxy C9 Pro was updated to the newer v7.1.1 of Nougat, the Wi-Fi Alliance has recently cleared multiple variants of the same phone, but unlike those in India, these other variants have been cleared to receive the older Android 7.0 Nougat.
Initially, the Galaxy C series was meant for the Chinese market, but the phones have slowly found their way into other markets across the globe. In India and a bunch of other countries in Asia, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro has model number SM-C900F, which is conspicuously missing on the new WFA list.
From the listing, it also confirms that not all Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro users had received the update. But if your handset has model number SM-C9000, SM-C900X, SM-C900F/DS, SM-C900Y/DS and SM-C9008, an update to Android Nougat is almost ready for you.
Based on past experiences, once a handset stops by the Wi-Fi Alliance, it takes another few weeks to get the OTA ready for release. If anything, the remaining Galaxy C9 Pro users who have not received Nougat might do so before the end of this month or possibly early next year.
While the idea of rolling out new software updates to the C9 Pro isn’t bad at all, what is strange is Samsung’s way of doing things. Prior to this, we had seen cases where some models were updated to v7.1.1 while others only got the original version. This, however, is the first time we are seeing different variants of the same model being lined up for a different version of the same OS. But again, it’s Samsung we are talking about and you can expect even bigger surprises than this one.