The first Galaxy J8 unit received the update to Android 9 Pie over a month ago, but Kenyan users of the same device have had to wait until today for the same software.
Samsung doesn’t release software updates to all units of a certain device at once. Instead, these updates come in gradually, sometimes region after region. This is necessary for the company to monitor the progress and in case anything goes wrong during the rollout, the damage is minimized.
This should explain the month-long wait, but our turn is here to grab the update, which still comes with the April 2019 security patch, the same one that accompanied the initial update.
The firmware has been spotted online with software version J810FJXU3BSD6 and since it’s rolling out over the air, it’ll take several days before all J8 units in the country receive the download notification.
You can either wait for the OTA notification to arrive or try forcing the update via the Software Update section in the Settings menu. But make sure you have a stable Wi-Fi connection because the file is huge.
As part of the Pie update, Samsung has included its new skin dubbed One UI. With this skin, you are getting things like system-wide Night mode, improved notifications, new emojis based on the latest Unicode 11.0, adaptive theme for your Samsung keyboard, new clock styles on Always on Display, and so on.