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Galaxy Note FE Android Pie update has been released

There’s good news for you if you have been waiting for the Galaxy Note FE Android Pie update. Samsung has started rolling out Android 9.0 for this handset. The company released this device quite a while after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle which seriously dented the reputation of this stellar series.

The Galaxy Note FE or Fan Edition was meant for Samsung fans who really loved the Galaxy Note 7 but couldn’t hold on to it due to the mandatory recall. It was genuinely a good phone, the Galaxy Note 7, and would have done well had it not been for the battery problems.

Galaxy Note FE Android Pie update

Samsung first released the Galaxy Note FE in South Korea on July 7, 2017. The company utilized leftover parts from the Galaxy Note 7 and unopened units of the original device to put together the Galaxy Note FE. The original battery was swapped out for a smaller and safe 3,200mAh battery.

To ensure customers that it won’t have the same issues as the original device, Samsung put the Galaxy Note FE’s battery through its new 8-point battery safety test. It later released the device in select markets across the globe.

The Galaxy Note FE Android Pie update is now rolling out, it’s firmware version N935FXXU4CSC4. We have received reports of the roll out from Saudi Arabia. It’s only a matter of time before the update goes live elsewhere as well. This release brings all of the Android Pie features for the handset in addition to Samsung’s One UI. The latest March 2019 security patch is included as well.

Excited to finally get Android Pie on your Galaxy Note FE? You can manually check for the update from the Software update section of the Settings app, by tapping on Download updates manually.

Galaxy Note FE Android Pie

Thanks, Aamer!

  • Model: SM-N935F
  • Dimensions: 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.7"(143.9mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos Snapdragon 8890
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.7

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kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

Well, I bet a lot more ppl will be happy about this because this means their Exynos S7, S7 Edge can get unofficial full 9.0 Pie OneUI experience stably, rather than the Note FE itself

tiljes
tiljes

A big FU Samsung for disabling the Dual-SIM+SD-card mod on Android Pie for NoteFE.

owadel
owadel

You guys should all remember that S6 got 3 major upgrades. From stock 5 to 6-7-8. So why S7 shouldn’t?

Roebke
Roebke

The S6 did not get Android 8

locarno
locarno

This is surprise.

locarno
locarno

Without FCC certification ?

locarno
locarno

Why S7 Edge don’t get Pie ?

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

Even if Samsung were to bring the same source code to S7/S7 edge, they will be leaving all the Snapdragon variants alone, which is not fair to many markets. Plus it brings less good than less profits to Samsung soo

locarno
locarno

Someone still using original Note 7 ?

mobejarano
mobejarano

I do, do you know how to update to pie? thx

locarno
locarno

You can’t.

How it is working in 2019 ? How you blocked updates ?

Nicque
Nicque

My old S7edge should receive Android Pie too… even though it has already received two major upgrades I greed for one more!! S7edge is an awesome device.. fully capable of handling the OneUI.

utvic99
utvic99

Now as the Note FE received Pie, if there are Note FE developers out there that will be in the mood of sharing the base of Pie ROM, S7 developers should be able to take that base and port a semi-official ROM to our S7

tiljes
tiljes

But that will trip Knox and therefor disable many features, including SamsungPay.

mohammadhossein
mohammadhossein

I hope samsung will release pie for s7 series too according to this statement from samsung support:
“Samsung technicals and developers are now doing a 36-point quality and validation testing for android pie on samsung s7 and s7 edge to check if this version will provide optimum performance for these devices.”

Vipauer
Vipauer

Can you share the post/link with that notice?

sadra99
sadra99

Will it come to S7 serie?

Hmoda1Add
Hmoda1Add

Note8 Sm-n9500 When???😢😢😢

fcaroll
fcaroll

Now THIS is good news

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Google is releasing Android Q for their 2016 line-up and Oneplus is releasing Pie for their 2016 line-up (3/3T). Come on Samsung, since you have made already the effort to port Pie and One UI on that chipset, it shouldn’t be that much of an effort to essentially copy-paste the source code to the S7/S7E. OEMs start to realise that 2 years of major updates just won’t make the cut anymore. Why are you acting like you’re not listening? You have a great opportunity with nearly zero effort to release this update, don’t waste it.

utvic99
utvic99

Well it’s in their interest to make S7 (already 3-year-old) users upgrade to the S10/S9, so why not make them? They did not change their upgrade policy anyway nor can I see them doing so in time for the S7 to get Pie officially.
However, xda developers should now be able to extract the base of Pie on the Note FE if they gain access to it, and then use the base to build a port for the S7. That would be awesome

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

People can’t be lured to upgrade anymore, it’s just not working anymore, the market has shifted dramatically. People are going to upgrade now only when they feel like it. Because of that fact, the whole Android world is starting to move away from the 2-year major software updates rapidly (Google, Oneplus etc). It feels like things are shifting so fast that they don’t have a choice other than to follow the shift of 3+ years of software updates otherwise it will seriously start to hurt their reputation. Now it’s their choice, but the whole world is watching. If they feel… Read more »

utvic99
utvic99

I sure hope you’re right, but then again Samsung has earned a premium reputation a long time ago and many people are blindly following that brand, especially in the countries like mine where you don’t have a lot of choices – there are only Samsung, Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi phones to choose from, and we don’t even have that many service centers from Huawei and Xiaomi. So people naturally choose Samsung and Apple not just because of the “premium” brand but also because they’re afraid they might not be able to fix any part of their phone should it break.… Read more »

radwanbeloni
radwanbeloni

Why is the Galaxy Note 8 updated so far? My phone is a version of the N950F. I waited for a pie update two months ago and so far nothing has happened.

radwanbeloni
radwanbeloni

My phone note 8 has not yet received a pie update n950f duos

radwanbeloni
radwanbeloni

My phone note 8 has not yet received a pie update why??

maniek909
maniek909

because u have cheap chinese copy

radwanbeloni
radwanbeloni

Not a cheap version
It’s from Chile
Baseband version
N950FXXU5CRHA

fcaroll
fcaroll

Welcome to CSCs

Samarasx
Samarasx

Didn’t the Galaxy Note 7 come out the same year as the Galaxy S6? That’s basically ancient in Samsung’s terms. I’m surprised they updated it to Android Pie. Does this mean the Galaxy S7 has a chance of receiving Pie as well? Or is Samsung just supporting the faithful FE owners?

Biransahin
Biransahin

No, it didn’t, the Note 5 came out with the S6. They skipped Note 6 and brought out Note7 with S7. It can be confusing I know!, I think they should update S7 to Pie, as the chipset is the same as the Note FE, but on the other hand it’s almost a year older than the FE.

Samarasx
Samarasx

Oh you’re right, I totally forgot the Note line used to be 1 behind the S. This makes more sense now. Samsung upgrading S7 to Pie would be awesome, the phone is still very capable, just the UI looks outdated.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Definitely agree. The S7 is a very nice phone. I used the S7 Edge as a replacement for my Note7 until Note8. I use the sPen for work so I held on to the Note5 too. Traded them in with Samsung against the Note8. One UI will look very good on the S7 Edge. It would be a nice surprise, fingers crossed, though I wouldn’t hold my breath.

meong76
meong76

I think, Note7 came after S7 on 2016, but after accident, Samsung rolled back the Note7 and relaunch it as Note FE on 2017 with Android Nougat out of the box. So, Android Pie will be second major upgrade for Note FE. S7 came with Android Marshmallow out of the box and already receive major upgrade 2 times

Samarasx
Samarasx

All good mate?

Andrei603
Andrei603

You’re right. But now,S7 should have Pie too

tiljes
tiljes

I am still surprised they gave NoteFE the Pie update, because it’s not really flagship phone when it was released, and only available in very few markets.

Andrei603
Andrei603

I know right?

Samarasx
Samarasx

Sorry the website is broken, your reply shows as a copy paste of the entire article. Thought you were trolling but it appears your comment was genuine. <3