The last time we reported about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 software update here on Android Kenya is mid last month when the device received a new security patch dated January 2019.
Today, the story is quite different, where Kenyan users of the Note 8 are now receiving the long-awaited update to the new One UI based on Android 9 Pie. The firmware is rolling out over the air carrying software version N950FXXU5DSB2, which also includes the latest security patch for February 2019.
It has taken the Galaxy Note 8 here in Kenya about two weeks to join its European counterparts in receiving the update to Pie, which first arrived mid this month. Still, not all units will receive the download notification at the same time since the rollout is staggered, meaning some may have to wait for several days before they can actually make the switch to Pie. That’s just how things work with software updates.
Being a major OS upgrade, you’ll be dealing with a huge file, so be sure to get a stable Wi-Fi connection before beginning the upgrade process. It is also recommended that your Note 8’s battery level be at least 50% when you begin upgrading, otherwise, connect it to a charger.
Samsung recently announced that users of older flagship phones with a dedicated Bixby button will receive an Android Pie-based update that frees up this button to remapping. However, this isn’t it, rather, you will receive the ability to remap the Bixby button in a later update.
For those eying the new Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10e, pre-orders are already open in the country through various outlets. Check out more details below.