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Galaxy S8 Pie Update: 7 Reasons to Get Excited & 3 Not To

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Pie update is confirmed and it should arrive soon.

The Galaxy S8 was Samsung’s 2017 flagship which meant it got the flagship treatment in 2017 and 2018. It was the only device capable of running Samsung’s Android Oreo beta and it was the first device to receive official version of Android Oreo. This is not the case with Android Pie.

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 now hold the top spots which means they’re first in line to Android 9.0 and Samsung’s new One UI.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have taken a backseat to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, but the devices will still get upgraded to Android Pie in early 2019.

We don’t have the official, finalized change log just yet, but we know what the Galaxy S8’s version of Android Pie will look like when it arrives.

The company is currently testing a variety of changes and it looks like the company is planning to bring software features from newer models to older devices like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

We’re still a few days away from the official Galaxy S8 Android Pie release, but there are plenty of reasons why you should be excited for Android 9.0. We’ll share those with you here.

We also want to share a few things that might disappoint Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy S8 Active users.

Galaxy S8 Android Pie Beta

Galaxy S8 Android Pie Beta

Select Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users get access to Samsung's Android Pie beta. 

Samsung's Galaxy Beta Program is typically limited to its flagship Galaxy S devices, but the program has expanded to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in select regions. 

The beta gives Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users a chance to test the software for bugs and try the new user interface before the official release. 

Samsung recently released the fourth version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Android Pie beta and it's far more stable than the first three versions. If you've been thinking about installing Pie early, now would be a good time to do so. 

If you're interested in helping Samsung squash issues ahead of the final release, think about installing the beta if it's available for your Galaxy S8 model. 

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. VIKTOR

    12/24/2018 at 3:11 pm

    I have the s7 now and have the s8, but on the s8, and the s7 I’ve noticed, that when an update didnt help cure some bugs the bugs just got worse, so skipping the 8.1 update, which is ment to aid in all suggested bugs is a fatal move, because if you enhance performance in a place you know their might be bugs, then you get a phone that struggles even more, by working with more enhancements, but with an apposing force… the bug. What I mean is the enhancement will have to work through bugs, that haven’t been cured. And I know that samsung knows this truly, EVREYTIME SAMSUNG AND OTHER ICONS LIKE APPLE RUSHED THEIR AID IN DEVELOPMENT, TH8NGS JUST GOT WORSE. PERIOD. this was unpleasant, but think… is it worth it to make things worse once again??!! Dont gete wrong the first time I got the s7, it was like a new heaven of UI was opened, so please samsung, I beg that you get this update finished in time, and not have pea0le get even more mad, and build up steam for a longer wait. Thankyou.

  2. Bikram

    12/24/2018 at 8:06 pm

    I think Samsung has capability issues & hence an upgrade takes a lot of time. Major devices competing with samsung are much faster in OS upgrades compared to samsung. It is quite dissapointing & I think it is time to move away from Samsung to the 6Ts & pixels of the world who are economical & technically superior.

  3. Joe

    12/30/2018 at 2:43 am

    Ehm… VoLTE is already supported for years (I have it on my Note 4 with Android 4) and VoWiFi is there already, too.
    Imho this article could just be 1 page, the other 8 are just jibberjabber… making a comment on how S8 owners might not be able to install an app? Seriously?

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