+ Wednesday June 19th, 2019

Towards the end of December, Samsung gave us an updated Android 9.0 Pie release schedule but some of its more recent devices were languishing a bit behind older devices.

In particular, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 8 owners were expecting an update to arrive in February and March 2019 respectively.

As of this week, that release schedule has been tweaked a little. In particular, Samsung has brought the Note 8 and Note 9 release dates forward a month. SamMobile first noticed the updated schedule, and shared the image below.

This means the Galaxy Note 9 will receive an update to Android 9.0 Pie in January (i.e. this month), to be followed by the Galaxy Note 8 next month:

This release schedule puts the two most recent Note devices ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 range, which are still expected to receive an update in March 2019. This is a little odd, as the Galaxy S line typically receives updates before equivalent Note devices.

However, with an increased focus on the Note line as Samsung’s real powerhouse, it’s not surprising. Equally, the two Note devices are newer than the S8, so perhaps getting an update a little earlier is only fair.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Yeah we will get it released in Jan if you are on a u.s. carrier you will probably get it more like may

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Going by past experience on Telstra we’d be lucky to have S8 updates by September. They’ve improved in security updates, but that could be a Google thing.

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Are you sure Steven/Steven 1? Android updates are always carrier dependent. What’s going to be different this time?

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You update your device the same way as prior updates. You just check for updates and download it. Only difference being is that it’s a major update so the file size will be much larger (1.7gb for s9). You do not need to do anything special. It’s being rolled out to all devices, carrier or unlocked, it might just take a bit longer. If you have the s9 you should still receive it this month though. Just regularly check for updates.

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You update your device the same way as prior updates. You just check for updates and download it. Only difference being is that it’s a major update so the file size will be much larger (1.7gb for s9). You do not need to do anything special. It’s being rolled out to all devices, carrier or unlocked, it might just take a bit longer. If you have the s9 you should still receive it this month though. Just regularly check for updates.

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You update your device the same way as prior updates. You just check for updates and download it. Only difference being is that it’s a major update so the file size will be much larger (1.7gb for s9). You do not need to do anything special. It’s being rolled out to all devices, carrier or unlocked, it might just take a bit longer. If you have the s9 you should still receive it this month though. Just regularly check for updates.

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Hi
The Pie update for Jan 2019, does that also include devices on Telstra plans or just outright purchased devices not specific to a carrier? (My first Android phone) also one last question, will the update run in the same fashion as previous updates or do we need to do anything more to protect data/apps that are currently on the device given the update isn’t just an update, but an upgrade to a whole new version?
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