The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the next phone to be issued with the Android Pie-based One UI. It’s the beta version that has been put out now and the stable version may follow soon. Samsung follows a certain pattern while releasing firmware updates. For obvious reasons, the Galaxy S series phones get the priority. These are the top-end phones and are priced the highest too. The firmware upgrades to the Android Pie OS and the corresponding One UI builds for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+, it turned to the Note 9 phone and now it is Note 8.
Limited Geographies Covered
The UI update in the beta version for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is perhaps not available everywhere. The reports indicate that South Korea and India are at least two countries where the update is available already. The other area to report the availability is the UK.
Observers, however, point out that Samsung used to follow a different practice earlier. The beta version was not released for the phones in any of the series other than the flagship S series. But the Korean company decided to change it for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and now it is stretching it for the other phones as well.
Updates Can be Downloaded from the App
Samsung Members app on your Samsung mobile could be the place where you may be able to find the One UI update beta version for your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Look for the version N950FXXU5ZSA5 and you are good to go. If you were wondering what kind of use is the update from your existing software on your mobile to the new one, there are some significant improvements. Android Pie too has packed a lot of improvements and the One UI adds to it.
If all goes well, Samsung may be on track to follow the Galaxy Note 8 with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ models for the respective Android Pie based One UI beta version updates. These may bring up the software updates for the phones the company had earmarked for receiving the latest operating systems in the first quarter of 2019.