Samsung pushes beta update to Galaxy Note8, updates Pie roadmap

Ivan, 23 January 2019

Samsung has pushed a second Android 9.0 beta update to the Galaxy Note8 that fixes various issues such as camera app force-close when shooting slow-mo video, viewfinder freezing and undetected music stored on the microSD card. The firmware is a sizeable 705MB and carries the number N950FXXU5ZSAB.

The Galaxy S8/S8+ will likely receive the same update a bit later on.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is currently undergoing beta testing of Android 9.0 Pie and is scheduled to receive the final version sometime in February.

Speaking of schedule, Samsung has set a preliminary timeframe for the Android 9.0 update for the Galaxy A7 (2018) and Galaxy A9 (2018) - March.

Earlier intel suggested the Galaxy A8 (2018) will get the Android 9.0 update at the same time as the Galaxy A9 (2018).

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Reader comments

  • Alien
  • 24 Jan 2019
  • 3RM

I'm definitely not going to update my S8+ to the new android one because it is simply horrible! I absolutely hate the new status bar icons and layout.. Has anyone managed to change them?

  • Essen
  • 24 Jan 2019
  • 2F6

Would anyone know how Samsung's update schedule and support is for their Active line? I am getting a good used S8 Active. But worried as I don't hear of it in any of the OS or security update lists.

... And this is why my J7 Prime will be my last Samsung device...

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