Samsung plans to release Android Pie update for Galaxy Note 8 next month, Galaxy S8 in March
Beta testing appears to be going particularly well for the Note 9, which was initially expected to roll out Android 9.0 for the masses in February before getting a revised January 15 release estimate in Turkey.
While the latest roadmap shared with users of the Samsung Members app (via SamMobile) keeps things a little vaguer, it definitely looks like the Android Pie-based One UI rollout for the Galaxy Note 9 will be underway by the end of this month... at least in certain regions.
Interestingly, the Galaxy Note 8 might fly solo next in line to stable OS build 9.0 in February, with the S8 and S8+ currently slated for their next big software makeover in March. Previously, the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 were expected to make the jump together either next month or in early spring.
Other notable changes in Samsung’s extended and ambitious Android Pie release schedule include the addition of the Galaxy A6, A6+, J2 (2018), J2 Core, J8, and J7 Neo, as well as a move up from September to August for the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7.
It’s not all good news, however, with a few devices listed as eligible for Android 9.0 updates before Christmas nowhere to be found in today’s refreshed inventory. We’re talking about the Galaxy A8 (the A8+ and A8 Star are still there), as well as the Galaxy J3 2017, Xcover 4, and Galaxy Tab Active2.
Of course, as Samsung points out in its newest Members app notice, the “update schedule and eligible models could be changed” at any time depending on issues encountered in the testing process “through ongoing review.”