News

Samsung Android Pie release date revealed for Galaxy S8, S9, Note 8, Note 9, A8, A7, A9, J4, J6, J7 and Tabs

Samsung is known for rolling out major Android updates extremely slowly for their devices, including the flagship Galaxy S devices as well as the Note lineup of devices. Android 9 Pie by itself offers a lot more changes to the UI and other features under the hood when compared to the update from Android 7 Nougat to Android 8 Oreo.

The Korean giant has spiced things up as well by doing away with its Experience UI and replacing it with One UI for its flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and newer. Samsung announced the new custom skin over Android during its developer conference held just a month ago.

The company has already begun beta testing Android 9 Pie for Galaxy S9/S9+ as well as the Note 9 while the beta version would most probably be available for S8/S8+ users in the following weeks. What’s even better is the fact that Samsung has released its roadmap for the Android 9 Pie update.

Related:

One UI download

Samsung Android 9 Pie update roadmap

Device (click for latest news)Release date in 2019
Samsung Galaxy S9January
Samsung Galaxy S9+January
Samsung Galaxy Note 9February
Samsung Galaxy S8March
Samsung Galaxy S8+March
Samsung Galaxy Note 8March
Samsung Galaxy S7Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)April
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)April
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)April
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)April
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5April
Samsung Galaxy J4May
Samsung Galaxy J4+May
Samsung Galaxy J6May
Samsung Galaxy J6+May
Samsung Galaxy A8 StarMay
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)July
Samsung Galaxy J7 DuoAugust
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4September
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)September
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7September
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017)October
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2October
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5October

As you can see, Samsung would be updating a boatload of devices to the latest version of Android; however, Galaxy Tab A users would have to wait almost until the end of next year to receive the update. Nevertheless, it seems Samsung plans on sticking to the update roadmap since users in some regions have already started receiving the stable Android 9 Pie update on their Galaxy S9/S9+ devices.

The update has come in a few days earlier than expected but we aren’t complaining. It’s good to see Samsung pushing out the latest updates a tad bit quicker than usual.


What do you think of Samsung’s update roadmap for Android 9 Pie? Let us know in the comments below.

Avatar

Used to be a Windows Phone fan until I got my first Android Phone. Never looked back since. When I'm not writing, I'm gaming.Email: dwayne@theandroidsoul.com