The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Pie update brings new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and other changes to the former flagship. And while most of you will probably want to install it right away, others might benefit from waiting a few hours, days, or even longer.
The Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie update is out of beta and it’s rolling out to select devices in select regions around the world. The roll out is currently limited to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, but we expect it to expand to the United States and Canada in the near future.
We don’t have a confirmed date for U.S.-based Galaxy Note 8 users but we expect the update to begin sometime in March.
If you downloaded the Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie beta or if you simply followed along, you know that the update comes with some huge changes. Among them, a brand new user interface called One UI.
One UI looks a lot different than the previous UI on Android Oreo (Samsung Experience) and it will take some getting used to. That said, the UI comes with some very useful features including a brand new Night Mode that will make the device’s screen easier on your eyes.
If you’re dealing with Android Oreo problems, there’s also a chance the update solves your issues. The Galaxy Note 8 Pie update went through a beta which helped Samsung squash a bunch of problems before the official release.
That said, Note 8 Pie users are complaining about various bugs and performance issues so you’ll want to approach the Pie upgrade with caution if you’re having a great experience on Android Oreo.
If you’re on the fence, allow us to walk you through the best reasons to, and not to, install the Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie update right now.
Install Android Pie for Improved Security
If you want to keep your Galaxy Note 8 protected you'll want to download the Android Pie update soon after it arrives for your phone.
Samsung and its carrier partners continue to roll out monthly security updates to the Galaxy Note 8. Your Galaxy Note 8's Android Pie update will likely bring the latest patches from Samsung, and Google, to your device.
The Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie update comes with the company's latest security updates and we expect upcoming releases to come with additional patches.
If you're interested in the contents of Samsung's recent security updates, you can read more about the changes on the company's website.
The Android Pie update also comes with additional security enhancements including a feature called Lockdown Mode located in your device's settings.
With Lockdown Mode enabled you can quickly disable Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notifications on the lock screen so that other users can't get into the contents your phone.
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