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BREAKING: Galaxy A8+ (2018) Android Pie update rolling out in Russia!

Here’s more evidence that Samsung is working harder on software updates this year: The company is updating a mid-range device to the newest version of Android in early March. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) is now being updated to Android Pie in Russia. It’s rather surprising to see Samsung rolling out Pie for the A8+ before devices like the Galaxy A7 (2018), for which the company is running an Android Pie beta program, but we’re not going to complain as this means more mid-range Galaxies could be getting Pie in the very near future.

Of course, it’s best not to get too excited. This could just be a limited release for Russia and may not expand to other markets for a few weeks. It also remains to be seen if the Galaxy A8 (2018) will be getting the update as well. The A8+ (2018) update is already available over Samsung Smart Switch and our firmware database, and we are assuming it’s also available over the air. Along with Android Pie, the update brings the February 2019 security patch, but we’ll have to wait and see just how many of the Pie features have made their way to the device.

If you have a Galaxy A8+ (2018) in Russia, you can tap the Download updates manually option in the Settings » Software update menu on the phone to try and download the update over the air. You can use Smart Switch or grab the firmware from our database. Do let us know if you have received the update in Russia or another market by leaving a comment or by sending us an email with screenshots to our email addresses mentioned here.

  • Model: SM-A730F
  • Dimensions: 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
  • Display: 6.0"(142.2mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7885
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS PDAF (F1.7)

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hugoandrin
hugoandrin

I install it and I’m not from Russia, I must say that it works well, but it has certain bugs, the one that bothers me the most is that the volume is low, hopefully and they fix it in a future update, the gestures are completely better than the bar and You can hide the suggestions so that the entire screen is usable. One UI is a nice evolution, please fix the general volume in the future 🙁

hugoandrin
hugoandrin

It is clear that the download of sammobile since the official server does not appear yet, it worked well.

use the home csc so my info is not deleted, in the sense of excellent fluency, the dark theme is magnificent.

anasmansuri786
anasmansuri786

U device ws from india?

felipepavani
felipepavani

Any updates about the firmware? new features, nothing?

This update is expected to be released here in Brazil next month. But I think Samsung will bring it sooner than we thought. I’m really looking forward to knowing if this update will bring Bixby Voice to this device. Maybe not? Probably. But I’m putting a little expectation on that.

hugoandrin
hugoandrin

so I’ve been able to try it only has bixby home and bixby vision

felipepavani
felipepavani

As might be expected, samsung left this function aside. Sad to have to continue using S Voice or Google Assistant as an alternative to this. Anyway, thanks for answering!

anasmansuri786
anasmansuri786

Just dnt comment as a fool do comment abt a8+ when will android pie will launch in india

ProgreSSive92
ProgreSSive92

A9 – A920FXXU1BSC5 – Poland XEO – PIE 9

ProgreSSive92
ProgreSSive92

Hello my Friend,

GALAXY A8 – A530FOXM4CSC3 – Pie 9 RUSIA !

mohammadrasel86
mohammadrasel86

A8+ is one of the best stable phone from Samsung in the running market. Many model they have released, but not more stable like A8+. I am waiting for real successor for this device and recommend them to regular quicker updates on A8+. This is very good device in every Section.

mohammadrasel86
mohammadrasel86

When will get Android 9 in Vietnam?

mohsinbolatar
mohsinbolatar

When will come to india ?

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

It’s supposed to receive the update in April. It’s good to see they rolled it out a month before that. I’m waiting for android pie for m20. Hope they release it early

anasmansuri786
anasmansuri786

When will a8+ indian version will be updated

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

In other news, I just received an OTA February security update for my NA Note 8 unlocked. I guess we’re looking at late March or April… :[

locarno
locarno

Note 8 already have Pie.

idell
idell

OMG TNX SAMSUNG!!!