Samsung announced the existence of its foldable phone at its Developers Conference last week. Alongside the foldable phone, which is rumours are to be trusted will be called Galaxy X, Samsung also announced its new One UI skin based Android 9 Pie. Samsung has reportedly confirmed that this year’s S series including the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie with One UI on top. A new leak now reveals that in addition to the Galaxy S9 series, all the three phones under the Galaxy S8 series will also get the new update.
This means that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 will get updated to Google latest OS aka Android 9 Pie and also get all the features it comes packed with. It is worth noting that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is yet to reveal details regarding the same. But with growing evidence, we expect all the three Samsung phones — Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 to get upgraded from Android Ore to Pie very soon.
Three Samsung phones with model numbers SM-G9500, SM-G9550 and SM-N9500 made their way to the WiFi Alliance certification site. The SM-G9500, SM-G9550 and SM-N9500 are the Chinese variants of the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8 respectively. This report makes the coming of Android 9 Pie to the Galaxy S8 series of phones more evident. The WiFi Alliance site doesn’t reveal any details about the software rollout timely. It just reveals that the three smartphones are running Android 9.0 Pie and are WiFi-certified.
Meanwhile, a report coming from AllAboutSamsung reveals that the Open Beta update of One UI based on Android 9 Pie will be rolled out to Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 starting November 15. This could possibly also means that the S8 might also get the Open Beta update of the software on the same day. The report further reveals that One UI based on Android 9 Pie Open Beta will be first available in only select markets including Germany, US, and South Korea. These markets will be then followed by India, China, France, Spain, and UK.
All the three phones under the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 series are currently running on Android Oreo-based Experience UI out-of-the-box. By bringing Android 9 Pie and One UI to these phones, Samsung will be looking to improve the overall user experience. With the Android 9 Pie update, the Samsung phones will get updated with all the features that Google’s latest operation system packs. The features include — new navigation gestures, adaptive battery and brightness options, app actions, slices, improved security features, Digital Wellbeing, new accessibility menu, new screenshot shortcut, among others.