As we know already, Android 9 Pie is about to come to the current Samsung flagship, such as the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, and Galaxy Note 9. However, now, Samsung tests Android 9 Pied for Galaxy Note 8, an older device, hinting that the South Korean tech giant might also upgrade older smartphones to the new Google OS for mobile, as long as they are compatible.
Even though there are not many details on the Android 9 Pie for Galaxy Note 8 update, Samsung OEM confirmed that, indeed, the new version of the Google’s OS for mobiles will come to the before-mentioned phablet, launched in 2017 and still widely used by many people around the world.
According to some leaks in this regard, Samsung is currently testing a firmware dubbed as N950FXXU5DRK4 on Galaxy Note 8. While that’s not telling us much about what it is in reality, we must keep in mind that the Android Oreo firmware is codenamed using the CRxx format (the last four characters of the software codename).
Android 9 Pie for Galaxy Note 8 Tested By Samsung
As some voiced out, Samsung might indeed test the new Android 9 Pie on its Galaxy Note 8 device. And, in reality, there’s no reason why Samsung would not roll out a firmware upgrade to Android Pie for its last year’s phablet given that it would be compatible with the operating system and it’s still widely used.
What’s not yet known is if the new firmware tested for the Galaxy Note 8 devices will also contain the new Samsung’s One UI interface which would soon replace Samsung Experience Android skin which, at its turn, substituted TouchWiz. However, according to Android Authority, the firmware update in question would also come out for Samsung S8 and S8 Plus.
In other news, Samsung is currently holding beta testing registrations for the future One UI. Most likely, One UI will roll out on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 along with the new Android 9 Pie update.