A set of Wi-fi certifications released today opened the possibility that Samsung will have their biggest Android update release ever, likely next spring.
The certifications come from the official USA-based Wi-Fi Alliance webpage, including certifications for a wide variety of top-tier Samsung Galaxy smartphones. It’d be a big bang of updates if Samsung’s actions follow those of their past several years of Wi-Fi certifications (turned real updates for end users).
The updates in the Wi-Fi Alliance listing list all the following Samsung devices, all at once. Given what we’ve heard directly from Samsung in the past, the Android 9 Pie update will begin in Beta form for the public on November 15th, while the real full update will come in January. If even a few of these devices also come correct with Android 9 Pie at that time, it’d be a real surprise for owners of said devices.
Why would Samsung update more than just a couple of its most recent releases to Android 9 Pie? It all comes down to their latest software initiative: One UI. We’ve got precious little info on the One UI rollout for any device other than the Galaxy S9 – but we know it’s coming!
As we’ve been reminded today by the folks at SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy S7 got Oreo Wi-Fi certification about a month after the Galaxy S8 got its official Oreo update – then you know what happened next!