Galaxy Tab S4 Android 9 update
Samsung Galaxy devices that will and will not receive Android P update
Google on 08/06/2018 presented at the I / O 2018 Developers Conference the final assembly of the Android 9.0 mobile operating system, which was called Pie. Since then, most Samsung Galaxy users would like to know when their smartphone will receive an Android P update and whether it will receive it at all.
As expected, Samsung did not post any lists with models and device update dates, so we can only make a forecast based on previous experience comparing Android updates for Sasmsung Galaxy.
The list below shows all the phones that will certainly receive Android P over time and those that will not receive it. Saying “unconditionally”, we are based on our own opinion, and not on official statements by Samsung, because nothing specific has been done towards updating Android Pie for Samsung smartphones. The list will be updated over the coming months as soon as new update information appears.
Possible List of Samsung Galaxy Devices That Will Receive Android 9.0 Pie
- Galaxy S9: first in line for Android Pie update
- Galaxy S9: similar to the Galaxy S9
- Galaxy S8: next in line after the Galaxy S9
- Galaxy S8: Same
- Galaxy Note 8: Same
- Galaxy A8 (2018): Same
- Galaxy A6 (2018): first in line for Android Pie update
- Galaxy A6 (2018): Same
- Galaxy J6 (2018): Same
- Galaxy Tab S3: second in line for updating
Samsung Galaxy smartphones that probably won’t get Android P
- Galaxy S7: Already received two major updates for Android
- Galaxy S7 Edge: like the Galaxy S7
- Galaxy A5 (2017): Same
- Galaxy A3 (2017) : Same
- Galaxy J7 (2017): Android 8 Oreo will be the first major update
- Galaxy J5 (2017): Same
- Galaxy Xcover 4: Xcover devices do not often receive major Android updates
Video: Galaxy Tab S4 Android 9 update
When will the Android 9.0 update for Samsung Galaxy devices come out?
It’s too early to say when Samsung will release Android Pie for compatible devices. For some smartphones, a beta version will be released, but Samsung phones are not involved in Google’s publicly available Android Pie beta program. In August, Google announced that it would release Android Pie officially this fall, and only after that we will know how soon Samsung will begin to update its phones to Android Pie.
It is known that the Galaxy S9 supports Google Project Treble, the very Google project that is designed to provide faster updates to Android, so many will be interested in having this affect the accelerated deployment of Android P for the Galaxy S9.
New Android Pie Features
Android 9.0 Pie brings some significant innovations to the Android operating system, such as the new gesture-based navigation system, the use of machine learning to reduce power consumption, and more stringent privacy rules for apps. Screenshots and videos appeared about how the user interface will look on the Samsung Galaxy S9, when it will work in conjunction with the proprietary shell Samsung Experience.
Why will the transition of Samsung Galaxy devices to Android 9 be so?
The estimates we made above are consistent with what has happened over the past couple of years. Samsung has traditionally released two major Android updates for its Galaxy S, A and Note series. The Galaxy S9 will be the first in line to receive Android Pie since it was released with Android O (Oreo) and should receive at least two major updates. The Galaxy Note 9 will work just fine with Oreo, but just like the Galaxy Note 8, it will only get Android Pie after the nine is released for the Galaxy S flagship.
The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 were launched with Android N (Nougat), and both have recently been updated to Android Oreo. Android Pie will be their second major platform update, and most likely the last. The Galaxy A8 will still be upgraded to Android O and Android Pie will be the second major update.
Samsung has only released one Android platform update for the J-series devices. with the exception of the Galaxy J3 (2016), which did not even receive it. Devices like the Galaxy S7, which are already two years old, received in September and continue to receive the final Oreo update.
This could change if Samsung decides to review its update policy between this and next year. For example, if she decides to release platform updates for popular phones for at least three years after their launch. This is not yet visible, but if this happens, you will know about it.
09/20/18 Samsung began testing Android 9.0 for the Galaxy S9 for all countries.