Work on Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+ Android 9 Pie update seems to have begun6
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.