Work on Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+ Android 9 Pie update seems to have begun

Work on Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+ Android 9 Pie update seems to have begun
Last week, Samsung announced its new Android 9 Pie-based One UI. The update will first roll out to the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 duo in January but is eventually expected to make its way to older flagships. And from the look of things, a release may happen sooner rather than later.

The South Korean giant has already confirmed that the software will roll out to older devices, but didn't provide a timeline. Today, though the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 have all just been spotted running Android 9 Pie. This would suggest that work has already begun on the update for Samsung's previous-generation flagships.

As with the brand’s 2018 flagships, the new software will introduce the company’s new One UI. For those unaware, this entails a completely revamped interface that places all important content on the bottom half of the display, leaving the top half for viewing. Furthermore, a range of updated icons and on-screen buttons will be present alongside a new Dark Mode.

As this is the first time Samsung’s 2017 flagships have been spotted in testing, it appears as though they are about two months behind the 2018 models in terms of development. This would suggest that the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+ will rollout in March. Perhaps in time for the Galaxy S10’s arrival.


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8 Comments

1. Ali888

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

It has been confirmed that they will get it, maybe update your stuff

2. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

They'll get it after the S10 is released

4. stulla

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

What's the use of buying these phones that cost so much,advertised to be the most powerful ever but after 2 yrs they cant get the latest software...it's ridiculous

5. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Because a lot of these users don't need a software update. And the device doesn't just runs well, but has features already available in future updates. Samsung UX has pie features in Oreo and even more with Goodlock 2018 available in the Galaxy App store. Updates tends to break phones or features, just look at Apple and Google. And how do you expect Samsung to keep up with timely updates when they have to send their updates to the carriers for the carriers to modify a bit. Don't even call it bloat, carriers software are essentials for managing accounts, and otger carrier features. Nowadays, we don't get bull s**t like preinstall games or third party apps, but more like 4 TMobile apps well use for sure. Btw Apple has a streamline chipset that works across many devices, even if it's from the 5s to now. Samsung has to do the same, but also optimize software for more than one chipsets for each of those devices. They also have some phones that are the samw with more ram than others or bigger batteries than others. Many of the same devices with different LTE band. Samsung has 3 or four times more devices to individually work with compare to Apple. Think.l before you speak

6. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

If you don't like it, don't buy it. It's not a surprise that they continue to operate this way year after year. If enough people do this, maybe they'll change their tune. That being said, for the average consumer, their phone continues to work as it did when they bought it, and after about 3 yr they'll get a new phone.

7. Panzer

Posts: 279; Member since: May 13, 2016

I really wish we had not switched to Pixel devices from Samsung. In the enterprise world it really sucks. The app developers are always in reactive mode to keep up with Google's beta testing on Pixels. Samsung is not only catering to the general public but also to the enterprise world. I really think Samsung drags their feet on purpose for the enterprise users. Look at Microsoft they push out code to personal user licenses for the sole purpose of bug testing. Then when it is right the enterprise users get the update. There are many companies that use devices for work and need the most stable and flexible platform available.

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