With Android Oreo, Google introduced project treble to support fast OS update. We hope Samsung will implement the project treble to update every Galaxy device at a much quicker pace. However, devices which came out by the end of 2016 and 2015 has less chance to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update.
A full list of Samsung made Galaxy smartphones and tablets to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. Here we have listed all the Android 9.0 Pie Supported Samsung Galaxy device.
■ List of Android 9.0 Pie Supported Samsung Galaxy devices:
● Android 9.0 Pie Supported Samsung Galaxy S Series:
▪Samsung Galaxy S9
▪Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus ▪Samsung Galaxy S8
▪Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
● Android 9.0 Pie Supported Samsung Galaxy Note Series:
▪Samsung Galaxy Note 9
▪Samsung Galaxy Note 8
● Android 9.0 Pie Supported Samsung Galaxy A Series:
● Android 9.0 Pie Supported Samsung Galaxy Tab Series:
▪Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
▪Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018) ▪Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
▪Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017)
▪Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
● Android 9.0 Pie Supported Samsung Galaxy C Series:
▪Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017)
● Android 9.0 Pie Supported Samsung On Series:
▪Samsung Galaxy On6
● Samsung Devices which will not get Android 9.0 Pie update:
▪Samsung Galaxy S7 ▪Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ▪Samsung Galaxy S7 Active ▪Samsung Galaxy S7(G930, G930F, G930W8, G930FD)
▪Samsung Galaxy S6 (all variants) ▪Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)(A720F, A720DS)
▪Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)(A520F) ▪Samsung Galaxy C7 and C7 Pro ▪Samsung Galaxy C5 and C5 Pro ▪Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
▪Samsung Galaxy Tab A(2016)
▪Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 ▪Samsung Galaxy On Max
▪Samsung Galaxy J7(2016) ▪Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro
▪Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus ▪Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
▪Samsung Galaxy J7 Core
● Expected release date
Android fans will know that Samsung is not the go-to smartphone vendor if timely software updates are a priority. This hasn’t changed much even with the current Android 9 Pie, where we saw the likes of Sony, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Vivo, Nokia, and Oppo take part in the beta testing program but Samsung didn’t even try.
Given the early access to the Pie build, devices from these companies will definitely get the update to Android Pie ahead of any Samsung phone, including the latest Galaxy Note 9. Since Samsung’s beta testing program usually lasts months, the earliest we can expect Samsung Android 9 Pie update is December 2018. But wait, Samsung hasn’t even commenced the beta testing program, which could mean the wait may go all the way to early 2019.
History tells us that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus should be the first to get Android Pie update ahead of the Galaxy Note 9 and later on the Galaxy S8, S8 , and Note 8 will join the party, probably in Q2 2019. It’s after the update rolls out to the flagship sets from 2018 and 2017 that it will start showing up on the likes of Samsung Galaxy A8 2018, Galaxy A6, and eventually land on the Galaxy J 2018 series somewhere in Q3 2019. Now that’s a long wait.huh!