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Android Pie builds leaked for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 Snapdragon models

We have known for some time that Samsung has started testing Android Pie for last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, and test builds for the Snapdragon version of the two devices have now leaked online. The leak comes from XDA Developers, who were also the first to obtain Android Pie test firmware for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 before Samsung officially started the One UI beta program.

Android Pie for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 comes with many of the features that we see on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 Pie beta, including Bixby 2.0, full-screen navigation gestures, and the beautiful new Night mode. The December 2018 security patch is included as well, suggesting that these are recent builds. XDA Developers also has the Galaxy Note 8 test build available for download, which you can flash on your Snapdragon Note 8 if you are okay with taking the risk with leaked early software.

Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie

It’s unclear how stable these builds are, and there’s certainly no telling when Samsung will release the official Pie update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. The Galaxy S9 and Note 9 release is slated for January, and we can expect to be waiting until the second quarter of 2019 for other Galaxy devices to start getting Pie. It could happen earlier, as Samsung has even begun testing Android Pie for the Galaxy A series, but nothing is set in stone.

  • 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-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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enrico9800
enrico9800

For exynos s8 and s8+?

NicuPit
NicuPit

These things always come like this, leaks and sheet*I heaven’t got the december security patch yet for my S8 for UK and the S7 already has it, fyucky Samsung for this!! Always the Uk models receive security patches late.

locarno
locarno

How they got this software ?
It was impossible in recent years to leak Samsung beta software. S6 and S7 didn’t get any leak.

Cicerone
Cicerone

The Galaxy S7 Edge is fully capable to run it. Go, Sammy, for it!

locarno
locarno

Of course it is capable, but it is old.
Samsung release in 2019 new low and midrange phone with spec worse than S7 Edge, and they will be running Pie.
Maybe they change they policy.

RHBH
RHBH

You’re better off believing in Santa Claus.

40tman
40tman

just upgrade your phone… note8 and s8 or s9 are super cheap