Android updates are always complex matters. While users who own Google smartphones receive the latest Android versions almost instantly, most users have to wait a lot more, based on their phone’s manufacturer. Project Treble, introduced by Google, aimed to solve this issue.
When it comes to Android updates, Samsung phones are definitely not the first ones to receive them. We should remember that it took six months for Samsung users to receive Android Oreo. Since Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ support Project Treble, there is a big chance that things might change in the future.
Android 9 Pie is on its way, and beta testing is the logical first step. This time, Samsung users might start beta testing earlier than usually. Beta testa could begin at the beginning of November or December. We should also remember that the beta testing program lasts for a couple of months.
A stable build for Android 9 Pie should come at the beginning of 2019. This time we’ll have a chance to see whether Project Treble really makes a difference.
The beta update will be released for Galaxy S9 and S9+. Since they are the first Samsung devices to receive Android 9, this also means that they will receive beta updates. Not all Samsung users will receive a beta.
The stable update (not the beta one) should become available for many other devices, including Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8.
It is not very likely that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will receive Android 9 Pie. Both devices received two important updates in the past: Android Nougat and Android Oreo. You can find the Samsung device list for the Pie update online.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.