Android 9.0 Pie, the latest version Google’s operating system is already available on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9. The South Korean company updated the final version of Beta software only a few weeks ago, and after receiving the new version, the Galaxy Note 9 remains in beta software but is expected to have the stable version update of Android Pie soon. And now, according to SamMobile website, Samsung is already planning to launch the Android 9.0 beta software on the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8.
SamMobile has found indications of the update to Android 9.0 Pie in the current build of new security patch update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, that were launched in 2017. The software versions revealed are G950FXXU4ZSA1, G955FXXU4ZSA1, and N950FXXU5ZSA1, these build numbers indicate that some devices are already receiving the update, although Samsung has not confirmed anything officially.
Therefore, it is likely that they are only available in some limited units. Although, the company could soon launch the beta publicly, with registration being opened through its official site service in different markets available, such as the United States, India, and Europe.
Android 9 Pie on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 would come with One UI, the new layer of Samsung’s Custom Interface on top of Android. This comes with a more minimalist and attractive design, with rounded icons, new animations and new themes at the user’s choice. One UI focuses on productivity by changing the elements of the applications and receive all the improvements that Google implemented in Android 9.0 version, such as time control in applications, battery, and adaptive brightness and other enhancements in device security.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched in MWC 2017, in Barcelona. The device feature a 5.8 inches Super AMOLED at QHD+ resolution (2960 x 1440 pixels), and the pixel density at 597 PPI. Galaxy S8 was powered by Exynos 8895 SoC of eight cores operating at 2.3 GHz and manufactured at 10 nanometers technology to increase performance an lower power consumption. Also, The Galaxy Note 8 was launched same year in August 2017; The phone came with a 6.3-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels. The device was powered by same Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC (4×2.3GHz + 4×1.7GHz) processor came with 6GB of RAM.