Galaxy S8+ Pie Update?

LaneWoodin
Member

When can we Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users expect the latest Android OS update?  Just bought the girlfriend an S10+ and I love the OS.  I know historcally Verizon is usually last to roll out Android updates, but was just curious if anything is coming...

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RThomas433
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Sprint just released it at midnight 3/26/19. Verizon is falling behind.

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LaneWoodin
Member

Exactly... And Verizon had the nerve to blame it on Samsung via a private message.  Unacceptable.

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RThomas433
Novice

Looks like no Pie for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Plus owners until sometime between April or May.
Verizon claims Samsung is having to rework the update to work with Verizon's system since they are in the middle of setting up the 5G network.
So if you are eagerly waiting on Pie, it looks like it's going to be in the oven for another month or two before being served to us. 8(

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jrh4054
Sr. Member

Which would you rather have, an update that could trash your phone or wait for one that works?

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RThomas433
Novice

Yeah one that works, but Pie has been out for so long now, there is no reason by this time it should be polished. 

So who do you blame, Samsung or Verizon? I say both!

Samsung holding back hoping to get more sales for the S10 series.

Verizon has the update, they are just holding it back for who knows what reason other than to action thier customers off. When you call, each rep. will give you a different reason as to why they haven't released it. None of the answers they give you are within reason.

It's a marketing gimmick for both to get sales on the new phones.

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gsmitchell
Member

Hi!  I just read an article on androidcentral that said the S8/S8+ Pie would be ready in March, so with the Verizon "lag" I would expect it to be coming, but long after all the other providers.  I love Samsung phones, but this kind of treatment really makes me want to buy a Google Pixel from Google so I can get the updates directly from them.  I understand we are using an older phone, but come on.

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Klue
Sr. Member

I didn't know Verizon marched to the beat of AndroidCentral's drum. What's the big hurry to brick your phone. Verizon will release Pie when they are confident Pie will give you the best experience possible of this update.

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jrh4054
Sr. Member

Klue, you hit the update nail square on the head.  Patience is the key to these updates.  More often than not, they cause way more problems than they fix.

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Dont827273
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Hello All - 

 

I got my Andriod 9.0 Pie update on Saturday night around midnight. So far no problems. I like the new features I've played with so far.

 

Don

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