It took a while, but after the South Korean Samsung started last week with the rollout of Android Pie to the Galaxy S8, the operating system now also to the Galaxy Note 8. The release has new features, but also a new interface.

Update Samsung Galaxy Note 8

If you have a Galaxy Note 8, the update automatically comes to your device. You will see a message in the picture and can choose to download the update and then install it. But if you do not want to wait for the update to appear, you can also force the download. That works like this:

  1. Open the settings menu of your smartphone.
  2. Then scroll down and search within the menus for ‘Software update’.
  3. There you select the top option: ‘Download updates manually’.

If you have followed those steps, your device starts searching. Then you can download and install the update. It is a fairly large file of about 1.6 gigabyte, so it can take a while before it is inside.

New functions

Android Pie brings all kinds of new features to your Galaxy Note 8. Think of a new interface that makes it easier to multitask on your device. There is also a new night mode added, so you get warm colors on your screen at night. Furthermore, the device would be more energy-efficient and helps Android reduce your smartphone use with the Digital Wellbeing function.


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The new Android 9.0 Pie comes with many new features :

  • Android Pie helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see.
  • With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
  • Picture-in-Picture allows you to see two apps at once, it's like having super strength and laser vision.
  • Notification Dots: Press the notification dots to quickly see what's new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
  • Android Instant Apps: Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
  • Google Play Protect: Working to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day, even the ones you haven't installed yet!
  • Whether you're talking, playing, working or streaming, you can feel confident about keeping your battery strong and full of life.
  • Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.
  • Better RAM Management.
  • It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
  • Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
  • New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
  • State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
  • and other cool features.
If you want to install using your PC, you need the ADB tools installed on your computer. Download the ADB tools via Google’s developers website and download the Android SDK. Downloading the SDK and making sure ADB is correctly set up.

Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to Oreo 8.0.

Step 1:

Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.

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Step 2:

Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.

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Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.

Step 3:

Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.

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Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android Pie 9.0 file first. Download Android Pie_9.0.zip

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