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No, Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, and Note 9 will not get Android 11 (One UI 3.0)

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As the One UI 3.0/Android 11 is approaching its release many of the older Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone users are curious to know if their device will get this major upgrade or not.

Meanwhile, Samsung representatives are busy misrepresenting and providing users incorrect information regarding the Android version upgrade policy and schedule for the Galaxy smartphones.

Following several reports, our team confirmed with Samsung that the company will only provide Android version upgrade up to Android 11 for the Galaxy devices that launched with Android 9 Pie or later.

You’ll be surprised to know that the representative of Samsung has provided some information that doesn’t match the paragraph above and proved them manipulating without noting the built-in Android version of some older Galaxy flagships.

According to the representative, the Galaxy Note 9, S9, and S8 devices will get Android 11 update. A support rep. even claimed that the Galaxy Note 9 device was launched with Android 9 Pie, while actually, the Galaxy Note 9 and S9 were launched pre-packed Android 8 Oreo.

Samsung’s update policy clearly shows that the devices launched with Android 9 will get three major Android OS upgrades and this information from the Samsung Support rep. raises false hope for the older flagship device owners like the Galaxy Note 9, S9, and S8.

In the past month, Samsung has rolled out One UI 2.5 for the Galaxy Note 9 and S9 devices, which adds various new features to these 2018’s flagship. Although, we favor that these devices should also receive Android 11 but unfortunately we have confirmed that there will be no One UI 3.0 update rollout for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 devices, which leaves no conversation for the S8 devices.

Below you can check my full conversation with Samsung Support India and what conclusion we’ve reached on this matter. To be mentioned, I’ve repeated the same conversation for S9 and S8 devices and it was all the same. We hope that Samsung will feed better information to its customer care representatives so they can avoid such spread of misinformation.

What’s your take on this matter? Let us know in the comments.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung One UI 7 Update: Which Galaxy devices will get Android 15?

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Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Galaxy Devices

Google Pixel phones will get the third Beta update of Android 15 this month. The new OS remained limited to the Pixel devices till I/O 2024. Samsung will open its Android 15 Beta Program — One UI 7 — for Galaxy devices sometime in August 2024.

Following the I/O 2024 event, many Android vendors such as Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus have commenced Public Beta for their flagships, which Samsung is not subjected to follow.

One UI 6.1 is the latest Galaxy skin based on Android 14. The Android 15-based One UI 7 will arrive on many Samsung devices later this year. While we are in the middle of 2024, we already know Galaxy devices are eligible for Android 15.

Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Galaxy Devices

Android 15 Easter Egg

The Galaxy S24 series will surely be the first to get One UI 7 Beta sometime in August this year. The South Korean tech giant will then expand its Beta activity for some older lineups including but not limited to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Check the device list below:

Galaxy S Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy S24
  • Galaxy S24+
  • Galaxy S24 Ultra

Galaxy Z Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5

Galaxy Tab Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Tab A9 / A9+
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S8 / S8+ / Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 / S9+ / S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 FE / S9 FE+

Galaxy A/M/F Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy A05s / A15 / A25
  • Galaxy A14 / A24 / A34 / A54
  • Galaxy A33 / A53 / A73
  • Galaxy M14 / F14
  • Galaxy M34 / M54 / F54

In case you don’t find your Galaxy device in the list mentioned above, don’t panic. As the year progresses, we will update the list according to the eligibility of devices. Do note that the list is compiled on previous rollouts, software guarantees, and experience.

The official list will only come when the stable One UI 7 rollout will begin around October 2024.

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Samsung Galaxy A23 bags One UI 6.1 update in the US

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Samsung Galaxy A23 One UI 6.1 US

Samsung Galaxy A23 smartphone users are getting One UI 6.1 update in the US. This update brings several new features and enhancements for an intuitive experience as well as installs the latest Android security patch released in May 2024.

One UI 6.1 update for Samsung Galaxy A23 on the Verizon network in the US can be verified through One UI build version A236VSQU4DXE6. The installation package size of this update is around 2.2GB.

Users of Samsung Galaxy A23 can download the update to get benefits through new features and enhancements. You need to visit your smartphone’s Settings app >> Software Update >> Download and install.

One UI 6.1 Features

One UI 6.1 adds depth effects to wallpapers, new widgets, and various font choices for better personalization. Users can now organize Modes and Routines directly from the home screen, and the Quick Share feature simplifies content sharing.

Moreover, the Samsung Find app and child account settings support security and family management. Samsung Internet allows tab group sharing, while Samsung Health offers customizable health goals and menstrual cycle tracking.

For advanced editing, the update adds precise clipping and object transfer between photos. It enhances video editing with speed adjustments and cross-device state sharing.

One UI 6.1 update live for Samsung Galaxy A23, Quantum 2

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Samsung releases One UI 6.1 update for Galaxy Tab A9 Plus in India

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 One UI 6.1 India

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus users are getting an Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update in India. This update installs the May 2024 security update to improve system security and stability to provide a better experience.

One UI 6.1 update has new features and improvements over the previous UI. This update adds new features to Gallery, Calendar, Widgets, Lock screen, Security, Clock, and more apps to provide a seamless and intuitive experience.

The firmware version of One UI 6.1 update for Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus in India is X216BXXU2CXF1 and the installation package size is around 1.1GB. It updates security and apps to the latest version.

To access One UI 6.1 features and enhancements on your Tab, go to the Settings app, tap on Software Update, and then select Download and Install. This will initiate the update process, and once completed, you’ll enjoy a more personalized and efficient smartphone experience.

Samsung galaxy Tab A9+ One UI 6.1 India

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