Android 9 Pie beta available now for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Although Samsung has yet to initiate a full global rollout of stable Android 9 Pie to any of its devices yet, several phones should receive it by the end of January or February. As one would expect, those devices are the latest and greatest from Samsung like the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus and Galaxy Note 9.

However, if you own the older Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you’re not going to be left out in the cold. As of today, the beta version of Android 9 Pie is available for Note 8 owners who are ready to take on a little risk in order to get some tasty Pie goodness.

Since the beta of Android 9 Pie is rolling out now to the Note 8, we can expect a stable version to launch in a few months. Samsung’s roadmap lists the Note 8 as receiving a stable Pie update in February. While that seems unlikely, its totally plausible — but March 2019 might be a safer bet.

Regardless, it’s pretty easy to get the beta version of Pie on your Galaxy Note 8. Simply open the Samsung Members app and accept the invitation into the beta program. Once you are in, you’ll receive an OTA with the beta version of Android 9 Pie with the firmware version N950FXXU5ZSA5. The software is about 1.8GB in size, and likely will have more than a few bugs and problems (it is a beta, after all).

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