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Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie update may come before the Galaxy S8’s

It’s not often that Samsung brings a major Android upgrade to a Galaxy Note flagship ahead of the Galaxy S flagship from the same year. On most occasions, the Notes get the update a few days or even weeks later, but that may be changing in 2019. Samsung has published its Android Pie roadmap in more countries this week, and the updated roadmap says the Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie update will come in February while Galaxy S8 owners will have to wait till March.

Of course, this may not be the case for all markets. These roadmaps are often different in different regions and countries, so the dates may differ for various markets for the same device. For example, Samsung Turkey says both the 2017 flagships will receive Android Pie in February. It’s still good to see Samsung finally giving the Galaxy Note owners the respect they deserve, though, starting with including the Galaxy Note 9 in the Android Pie beta program. Speaking of the Galaxy Note 9, it’s still slated to get Pie in January, and so are the Galaxy S9 and S9+ (barring some countries which received the update in late December).

You can see Samsung’s Android Pie roadmap notice in the Samsung Members app on your Galaxy device. It may not be visible for everyone just yet, but that should change in the next few days as we get closer to the worldwide release of the update for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9. The schedule for various devices could also change as time goes by, as Samsung notes in the roadmap.

samsung android pie roadmap Jan 2

  • 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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Arthur Grassi
Arthur Grassi

There is no date on the updates here in Brazil, not even the beta, I think it may arrive in the end of 2019 around here :v

cabbe86
cabbe86

Well well little positive effort. From the worst development software company 😀 it damn straight that note are gonna get before s8 series 😀 but maybe instead update the whole 8 series direct. To show some appreciation of customer 😀I’m not alone to say, that Samsung not are caring about theirs customer….after you buy.. But service center is lovely..

Sp1tfire
Sp1tfire

The schedule is most likely different from region to region. Both S8/S8+ and Note 8 are scheduled for March in my Samsung Members app.

Jumhaeg
Jumhaeg

With US Carriers involved in the mix, there will be a wait ahead for any Snapdragon Varient…T-Mobile has the eligible Galaxy devices flagged in the Development Stage for Android Pie. I honestly feel like it will be mid-April before I see Pie on my Note 8 or even later, I’ll be upgrading to the Note 9 this year so I’m not bothered by this.

locarno
locarno

I don’t have this in Memebrs app.