Samsung's Android 9 Pie update will be released in early 2019
by Joshua Swingle / Oct 20, 2018, 10:06 AM
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ running Android 8.0 Oreo
Last month, when Samsung’s Android 9 Pie software leaked out almost entirely, it was presumed that a much earlier release than usual would happen. According to a post on the Samsung+ app, however, it seems the benefits of Project Treble will actually have almost no impact on Samsung’s release schedule.
Despite the fact that the Android 9 Pie beta for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is expected to commence in the near future, Samsung has announced that the final software version isn’t expected to reach Galaxy smartphones until “early next year.” Thus, the new schedule coincides more or less perfectly with the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, which reached Galaxy S8 units in early February and the Galaxy Note 8 in mid-March.
Alongside the newly-announced release date, Samsung also confirmed a few features that would make their way to the new software. These include 157 new emojis that range from a bagel with cream cheese and a mooncake, to a llama and a teddy bear. Also, users can expect the Adaptive Battery feature and support for App Actions and Slices.
While the wait for the official release may be pretty long, the support page for the Android 9 Pie beta went live a few days ago, suggesting that it will be released soon. It should be available to a limited number of Galaxy S9 and S9+ users across the US, UK, and South Korea.
via XDA Developers
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Better late than never.
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 10:16 AM 3
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But that's the thing with Samsung always, the S8 will first get the update sometime between May and June. Now I remember why I stopped buying Samsung phones, unless they release a flagship version with Android One, then no thanks
posted on Oct 21, 2018, 3:12 AM 1
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Better late than update with lot of bugs
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 10:37 AM 12
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Come on... The delay is because it takes ages to re-skin Android with Samsung Experience. It has nothing to do with bug squashing. You actually have better chances to introduce fewer bugs if you keep closer to stock Android. Samsung Experience (and all other heavy skins) is just there to lock down people to the brand by making switching to competition look difficult. It has zero benefit for the customer. Only disadvantages.
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 11:06 AM 5
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Even Chinese updated their phones already. What take it so long?
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 11:06 AM 0
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SO that's it for the S8 no more OS upgrades? :/
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 11:24 AM 0
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I absolutely hate how split screen in done on Pie. They’ve made it too cumbersome for me.
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 12:07 PM 1
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Sup bro Samsung should update first to 8.1 then android P that make sense. By the way note will delay update even more due to the note Spen software plus Samsung always updates there flagship before couple of weeks of relasing new Galaxy’s like upcoming S10 in order to buy the new S line.
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 7:34 PM 0
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Having used Samsung phones for years, unfortunately that's the price you pay, slow updates. At least I've had constant monthly security updates. At this point if your going to consider a Samsung phone, you have to expect slow updates, no point in bitching about it. Until Samsung gets their act together, expect the worst in terms of fast updates
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 1:25 PM 3
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There will always be worse offenders like LG and Blackberry. No excuse for the later because their skin looks like stock Android and they just have a handful of devices to support.
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 6:14 PM 2
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Blackberry is pretty bad, they didn't even upgrade the dtek 50/60, still stuck on marshmallow. The priv only got one update, for the prices they charge that's pretty s**tty. I would of assumed becoming a software only company, updates would be a given.
posted on Oct 21, 2018, 7:00 AM 1
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Project Treble... just BS marketing! im saying this since day one. nothing will change and even the Android One phones are not getting Android Pie, it just confirms the BSness of Project Treble
posted on Oct 20, 2018, 4:04 PM 1
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I think people misunderstood the Project Treble. Project Treble helps drivers get updated faster. But Android will still depend on the manufacturer's work. Definitely this problem will only be resolved if Google delivers the same update.
posted on Oct 21, 2018, 9:25 PM 0
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