Beta testing for the Android 9 Pie update continues for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 customers, having received a third beta version this week. The update follows a similar release for Samsung Galaxy S8 users last week.
Though not many Australian users will be on the beta, the latest update (with version N950FXXU5ZSB1) brings a number of bug fixes, indicating the final Android Pie release for the 8th generation devices should be pretty stable.
Issues fixed include the fingerprint sensor not working in Samsung Pay, lag when switching apps, music playing when Samsung Music was closed, and others. Some of the other issues include the camera app crashing in certain conditions, and Air Command not working sometimes.
The other good news is the latest beta update includes the February 2019 security update, showing Samsung is serious about keeping this software up to date, even for devices getting much longer in the tooth.
With Samsung’s Galaxy S8 about to be two years old, receiving the latest OS update is a significant improvement for Samsung, and something we’re very happy to see.