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



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.

One UI 6.0

Samsung Galaxy M33 gets One UI 6.0 (Android 14) goodness



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Samsung Galaxy M33 users have begun receiving the One UI 6.0 update based on Android 14. The update is currently available in Russia and Ukraine, with a firmware version ending in DWK6.

Stable One UI 6 update brings a host of enhancements and features to the Galaxy M33, such as redesigned UI elements, enhanced privacy and security options, improved performance and battery life, and more.

It also includes the November 2023 security patch, which fixes several vulnerabilities and bugs. In addition, it updates several stock apps to the latest available version.

Samsung is expected to expand the rollout to other regions soon, especially in the Indian subcontinent, where the Galaxy M series phones are very popular. If you own a Galaxy M33, you can check for the update by going to Settings >> Software update >> tapping on Download and Install.

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Samsung Galaxy A33 users can now enjoy One UI 6.0 (Android 14) features



Samsung galaxy A33 One UI 6 update

Samsung has kicked off the One UI 6.0 update for the Galaxy A33 smartphone, which brings a bundle of new features and enhancements to provide a next-level experience. This major update is currently rolling out in Europe and the company will expand it soon.

One UI 6 Stable update for Samsung Galaxy A33 smartphone can identify the latest update through version A336BXXU7DWK6 and an installation package size of 2.3GB.

One UI 6 update arrives with new features and improvements such as a redesigned user interface with smoother animations, a revamped notification panel and quick settings, improved privacy and security settings, enhanced camera performance and modes, new widgets, and more.

The latest update also includes the November 2023 security patch, which fixes several vulnerabilities in the Android OS and Samsung’s software.

Users who have received the update can install it from Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install. The update aims to provide an amazing experience for devices.

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One UI 6.0

Stable One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update released for these Samsung devices



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Millions of Samsung consumers are eligible for the One UI 6.0 update. Before the October end, Samsung started to release the Stable Android 14-based One UI 6.0 to the Galaxy S23 series devices. The expansion will continue along with new Galaxy devices in the update party.

Back in August, the South Korean tech giant started its Android 14 Beta Program, which took about two months to transform into Stable One UI 6.0 update. Notably, various Galaxy devices (mid-range and flagships) were able to test Android 14 through the One UI 6 in certain markets.

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Samsung will continue to distribute the Stable One UI 6.0 update to eligible Galaxy devices globally. Months ago, we compiled a list of Galaxies eligible for the Beta and Stable update. Similarly, we are now keeping track of Stable build’s availability for Galaxy devices.

Stable One UI 6.0 (Android 14) update released for these devices

Galaxy S series

  • Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy S21 FE [Verizon]

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A54
  • Galaxy A34
  • Galaxy A24
  • Galaxy A14
  • Galaxy A73
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy A52s

Galaxy M series

  • Galaxy M53

Galaxy Tab series

  • Galaxy Tab S9/S9+/S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8/S8+/S8 Ultra

Note: Availability varies by region and carrier.

Top features and changes of One UI 6.0

  • Redesigned Quick Settings and Notifications panel.
  • New lockscreen customizations.
  • New font and simpler icon labels.
  • Tweaks in the Camera app.
  • Modes are directly tied to the lock screen.
  • Bixby Text Call now supports more languages.
  • New Weather and Camera widgets.
  • Richer data in the Weather app.
  • New emoji style in Samsung Keyboard.
  • Multitasking improvements in the Gallery app.
  • New Auto Blocker feature (blocks app installation from unauthorized app stores).
  • You can check the complete changelog here.
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