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Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie beta program could start next week

We already have a solid hint that Samsung may be starting an Android Pie beta program for the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8, and another one is coming from one of the Samsung moderators in the Members forum in South Korea. The moderator says in a comment that the program may begin in a week for the Galaxy Note 8. The Galaxy S8 will apparently receive the beta after the Note 8, something we already expected based on Samsung’s official Pie schedule for some countries.

While Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 owners have more reason to celebrate, the flip side is that if the beta program is starting in mid-January, the official update may not come before March for most users. Of course, that will still be faster than anything we’ve seen before when it comes to the second major upgrade for a flagship device. Even mid-range and budget phones slated to get Android Pie will get it sooner compared to any previous update, based on Samsung’s official Pie roadmap.

It remains to be seen how widely available the Note 8 and S8 beta programs will be. We would expect the same markets to be on the list as the one for the S9 and Note 9 beta programs, but nothing is set in stone at the moment. If you own a Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, or S8+, all you can do is try and be patient for the beta to arrive.

Thanks, Jeongchan.Lee!

  • 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
  • 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

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oggi21
oggi21

There is stable build on servers (DSA6) so don’t think beta will come

Esad44
Esad44

when does the beta come to s8 s8 + and note 8?

enrico9800
enrico9800

Pie beta for N8-S8-S8+ exynos no started?

Esad44
Esad44

Yes its correct

Jokylos
Jokylos

Did I not see the S8+?

enrico9800
enrico9800

For S8+ ITV how to install pie firmware?

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

Cool

Leopold85
Leopold85

How do I participate in the beta program for the note8 when it arrives? And where do I find it?

chandoli21
chandoli21

You can find it on the Samsung Members app when it arrives. Instructions will be there itself.

Leopold85
Leopold85

The Samsung Members app is not available in the US for some reason.

locarno
locarno

Use Samsung+

georgekg
georgekg

As long as P block call recording I’ll stay at O
As far as I know Android is all about user’s freedom… With any new OS version Android block that freedom more and more.

ash55
ash55

Sad UAE won’t be supported. Smh.

amitpareek78
amitpareek78

What about dual volte update for note 8, will it come with pie update?

yashsonkiya
yashsonkiya

being a S8 owner i am quite Happy. hope i get beta in India.

chandoli21
chandoli21

As the person who sent the picture, I might add that there is a small translation error- as soon as next week > likely to start next week and if late, it could start the week after.

Biransahin
Biransahin

That is fast.. 👍

Moosehead1
Moosehead1

Abhijeet,Happy New year to you and all at Sammobile!! Cheers!! Love the Note 8 and Note 9 Its really the best 2 smartphones on the planet in my opinion. Any news on software updates to the ar emojis feature for Android Pie for the Note 9? You stated you were going to contact Samsung about this? Please follow through on this as you said you would. Thank you again. Huge sammobile fan!