There’s some good news for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users. The smartphone will be getting the update to Android Pie in February, according to the roadmap shared by Samsung on its Samsung Members app. It is worth noticing that this means that Samsung will be rolling out the Android Pie update to Galaxy Note 8 handsets before Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices, which are scheduled to get the update in March. This update was first reported by SamMobile.
The South Korean technology giant is also anticipated to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update to its Galaxy Note 9 phablet in the later part of this month. The smartphone maker has already started conducting a beta programme to test the new features of the upcoming Android Pie update with a few users before it finally rolls it’s out to the masses.
Coming back to Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the company’s Members app shows that the smartphone will be getting the OneUI update based on Android Pie. OneUI is Samsung’s new user interface that succeeds the company’s Experience UI and was unveiled at the smartphone maker’s developer conference in November last year along with the foldable phone. It is worth mentioning that although Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be getting updated to OneUI, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would not be. However, as we mentioned earlier, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be getting the Android Pie update in March this year. The only difference is that they will continue to run Samsung Experience UI.
We should also mention that earlier, Samsung’s schedule was slightly different as Galaxy Note 9 was expected to get the Android Pie update along with Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in March. Recently, it was also confirmed by Samsung Turkey that all the three devices will be getting the Android Pie update in March. Considering these two maybe it can be assumed that the Android Pie update schedule for Samsung’s 2017 smartphones varies from one market to the other.
The company has been rolling out the OneUI update based on Android Pie to Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ since last month. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will also reportedly receive the Android Pie update this month.
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