Recently, through the Samsung Members app, the company has released a roadmap to show which device will receive the coveted Android Pie update and when. The update has started rolling out for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ which are major flagship phones of Samsung. The schedule for these phones to receive Android Pie is January next year. And in February the Samsung phone which will be upgraded to Android Pie is Galaxy Note 9.
Subsequently, the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 will receive software update during March. In April the devices which will receive software updates are Galaxy A8+, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A9 and Galaxy Tab S4 10.5. The Android Pie roll out for Galaxy J4, J4+, J6 and Galaxy A8 Star is scheduled for May, 2019. Then in August, the Galaxy J7 Duo is planned to get the update.
September will see the Android Pie rollout for Samsung Galaxy J3, which was launched in 2017, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7. The latest version of Android will come out on three tablets during September. These tablets include Galaxy Tab A(2017), Galaxy Tab Active 2 and Galaxy Tab A 10.4. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which underwent major Android upgrades won’t be receiving Android Pie. To be precise, they are not part of the roadmap revealed in Samsung Members app.
The Galaxy S7 was launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and until now has received upgradation to Android 8.0 Oreo. As mentioned, it is one of Samsung phones, which underwent major software updates and is not slated to get the new OS upgrade. The smartphone comes with a 4GB RAM with storage variants of 32GB and 64GB of data. It has a 5.1-inch touchscreen and comes with a resolution of 1,440×2,560 pixels.
The phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and smartphones physical dimensions are 142.4×69.6×7.9mm with an overall weight of 152 grams. There is a single rear camera on it consisting of a 12MP sensor and the contraption also houses a 5MP selfie camera. Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and microUSB 2.0. Coming back to the Samsung roadmap, though the dates have been specified, it cannot be said with surety that the above-mentioned dates are going to be the right on the buzzer. But, going by Samsung’s last efforts to upgrade their mobiles OS they will more or less release on time, if not before.