Samsung Provides Different Pie Update Roadmap, Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 Bumped Up a Month %u2013 Droid Life. While my Essential Phone is rocking the latest, greatest Android version 9, my trusty Note 8, the best phone I have ever owned or used, is stuck on Android Version 8. It has the December, 2018 security update; but, we tech heads want it all, and we want it now. Good news is that I only have to wait until next month, as the Note 8 is scheduled for the update in February. The phone is still the best; but, you know how that goes.