Android 10 has hit the shelves, but some devices are yet to get the complete taste of Android Pie. Up until this point, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, on T-Mobile, was one of those unfortunate smartphones.
But now, after months of delay, the US telecom giant has finally started rolling out Android Pie for the 2017 device. (Update: Here’s how to manually download and install the update yourself using the firmware.)
The Galaxy S8 Active was one of 2017’s most durable smartphones. It grabbed its fair share of the market back in the day, but Samsung, alongside telecom companies, couldn’t manage to provide timely updates.
Now, by bringing the Pie update, almost one year after its initial unveiling, Samsung has all but confirmed that the S8 Active won’t be getting a taste of Android 10.
The highly-anticipated T-Mobile OTA carries software version G892USQU5CSG7 and weighs in at 1.7GB. The Android Pie update also carries the July 2019 security patch.
As it’s an incremental OTA, you might not get the update notification right away. To check manually, go to Settings and check for a new update.
In other news, Samsung has already started testing Android 10 on the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 lineup. Last month, a leaked video gave us a glimpse of the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 running on the S10 Plus, which all but confirms that the company’s close to launching the beta program.
The South Korean OEM has also submitted One UI 2.0 to T-Mobile for testing, which, upon approval, will roll out to supported Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices.