Here’s when the Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, and 28 other devices will get the Android Pie update
Android Pie, in itself, brought several changes to the Android framework itself, as well as to the user interface and the overall user experience. Some features were introduced, and some were removed, for better or worse, but the overall experience is a lot different from Android Oreo. Android Pie has been released now to several devices from many manufacturers, either in stable or beta status. And with 2019 being just a week away, Samsung has now detailed their official One UI (Android 9 Pie) update roadmap which includes devices like the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and many others.
Samsung’s One UI update brings a system-wide dark theme, a redesign with an emphasis on one-handed ease-of-use, new full-screen gestures, and more (here’s our full review.) Flagship phones like the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are already receiving the update and the Galaxy Note 9 is already running beta builds. The official update roadmap has gone live on the Samsung Members app, detailing Android Pie update ETAs for 24 Samsung Galaxy flagship and mid-range phones. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ are obviously first on the list, with both devices expected to globally receive a stable One UI update by January. The Galaxy Note 9 will then follow in February, while their previous generation flagship phones, the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are set to receive the update by March. Their mid-range/low-end devices will then follow from April onwards.
When will my Samsung Galaxy device get Android Pie with One UI?
Samsung’s Android Pie update roadmap goes as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy S9: January 2019
- Samsung Galaxy S9+: January 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9: January 2019
- Samsung Galaxy S8: February 2019
- Samsung Galaxy S8+: February 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8: February 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Note FE: March 2019
- Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018): April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018): March 2019
- Samsung Galaxy A8 Star: April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018): March 2019
- Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy A6: April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy A6+: April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J4: April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J4 Core: April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J4+: April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J6: May 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J6+: May 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro: July 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo: July 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J8: May 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4: September 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J2 Core: April 2019
- Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro: September 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: August 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017): September 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2: October 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5: October 2019
There are some notable omissions from the list, particularly including the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge—both devices have already received their 2 major updates (Android Nougat and Android Oreo) and are thus not eligible for another one. Also excluded from this list is the Galaxy Note FE (Galaxy Note 7), which was rumored a few weeks back to be receiving the Android Pie update.
If you have the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, you can install the closed Android Pie One UI beta right now. Here’s our tutorial for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8.
Is your device receiving the update? Let us know down in the comments.
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