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Galaxy S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8, Note 7 FE Wi-Fi-certified with Android Pie!

Could Samsung be working on a surprise release of Android Pie to all of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships (the eligible ones) in January? Well, that’s what we’d like to think. The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and even the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition with Android Pie on-board. It’s rather early for these certifications – the Galaxy S7 got its Oreo certification in April, a month or so after the official Galaxy S8 Oreo update had been widely released!

Of course, this may just be Samsung starting work on Android Pie early because of the new user interface. Samsung’s One UI is a big refresh for the company’s Android phones, so it would make sense for more comprehensive testing to ensure that the Pie update doesn’t have any major issues after release. The problems Oreo had despite months of beta testing are still fresh in our minds, after all. And rather than start a beta program for more than just the Galaxy S9, Samsung is probably looking to get things done as quickly as possible.

galaxy s9 android pie wi-fi certification

Wi-Fi certifications do suggest the Pie update could come out quicker than usual for all of these flagships, but we would prefer not getting too excited since it’s not how Samsung does things. Thankfully, it won’t be long before Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners in the US, Germany, and South Korea will be able to get an early taste of Android Pie and One UI. Samsung is expected to start the Galaxy S9 Pie beta program on November 15th, with the rollout of the final update slated for January.

Here are the links for the Android Pie Wi-Fi certifications: Galaxy S9 | S9+ | S8 | S8+ | Galaxy Note 8 | Note 9 | Note 7 Fan Edition

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
  • Model: SM-G950F
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS
  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)
  • Model: SM-N950F
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
  • Display: 6.3" (160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, 2x, 1 telephoto F2.4 and 1 wide angle F1.7 OIS

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mohsinbolatar
mohsinbolatar

Is there chance to Arrive in A8+( A730F) ?
One ui ?

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Galaxy Note FE? I swear to god if Samsung doesn’t update the S7 and S7 Edge to Pie then I’m gonna burn the house down after essentialy telling everybody that got the Note 7 and having to eventually return it to replace it with an S7. People on this site should keep an eye of what’s going to happen over this matter before considering buying a Samsung phone again. This is crucial.

GS7edge
GS7edge

What are you talking about? The Note FE was released in 2017 with Nougat so it will receive PIE.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

You are not reading. The Note FE is a rebranded Note 7 with exactly the same hardware except a different battery. What Samsung essentially did is that they internally updated the device to Nougat and passed it as a 2017 device when it’s essentially a 2016 device. So many downvotes. You people deserve for being mistreated by such companies.

Mark A.
Mark A.

You’re complaining for not getting a THIRD major update for your phone while it’s known that every Samsung phone gets only 2 major updates! It’s Samsung policy that every phone released should get ONLY TWO major updates even if it shares same hardware like the old one as long as it’s released with newer software version (FE released with Nougat). It’s your problem that you didn’t demand a full refund back then and waited for the next Note in 2017 which was the newer FE, instead, you went with the S7/edge and that was released in 2016 with Marshmallow which… Read more »

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Then this proves 2 things. 1. The people that returned their Note 7 and got an S7 did a huge mistake, they should have bought a different brand phone. 2. Samsung’s policy on 2 years of major updates is a serious issue and needs to be addressed and Google lets OEMs get away with the bare minimum (and in some cases even less than that even) which is always against the consumer. I’m not stupid, I’m just saying that we have reached a point that these archaic and non-competitive policies need to change and that we let these OEMs get… Read more »

awesomeroh
awesomeroh

according to samsung a budget phone (J7 prime 2016) and a flagship phone (s6) are same? cause j7 prime is rocking android 8.1 with November security patch

Or if they increased the amount of major update from 1 to 2 for budget phones, they should make it 3 for flagships

ashkanazizidoost
ashkanazizidoost

It’s unlikely that Samsung will do this because if it does, then there will not be much sales and losses for other flagships. It’s really a shame for Samsung, with this mess that’s done, it’s enough to see the list of Apple handsets upgraded to the ios 12. Until you realize that Samsung will never be Apple’s big deal since it has updated iphone 5s to ios 12 but Samsung did not do it with the Galaxy S7 and will not update Android 9.

Mark A.
Mark A.

Two major updates are not enough? Just look at other manufacturers that never update their android devices and thank god that Samsung is giving you 2 updates for every smartphone you buy from them!

Note FE released in 2017 with Nougat btw, so it deserves 2 updates Oreo and Pie.. unlike Note 7 that released in 2016 running Marshmallow.

siaho
siaho

Still, iphone 5s is 2013 device and will be supported till September 2019 (btw, got to play with one at work and it’s really fast/fluid, especially on ios12). Not samsung, but all android phone makers should step up their game about software support the same way they step up the prices towards apple ones.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Thank you. Exactly my point on my posts. The fact that Samsung is doing a better job than other OEMs at updating their devices does not mean that it’s still not a poor job. The whole ecosystem of Android is suffering from poor software update policies from Google that are archaic and non-competitive. This needs to change, we have reached that point. Samsung and Google it’s almost 2019. You NEED to step up your game, period.

awesomeroh
awesomeroh

well xiaomi is good at giving updates to their budget phones , even oneplus & Apple…. i dont have to say about that

fcaroll
fcaroll

The biggest news here is definitely the noteFE. Pie means that at least the kernel sources for exynos 8890 will be published. I’d be happy then because developers could easily port the new touchwiz to the S7, if only it was a bit nicer

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

Why does it takes so long time to get newest android on flaghsips….?

preime101
preime101

probably numerous reasons. Firstly the newest release of Android is only the backbone of Samsung’s phone software. They have now created their own version which is essentially an upgrade of base Android. Think of it as Android version 9.9. Secondly they have thousands of firmware versions to accommodate so it takes a long time to re-write all of them.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

This is excellent news but my carrier sends updates rather slowly.

Yousef206
Yousef206

No reaseon for not updating the s7 with pie then if note fe gona get it