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Looks like the Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program may be launched soon

Samsung hasn’t officially said anything about the Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program. Some evidence has now surfaced to suggest that it may soon break its silence about that. The EULA and FAQ pages for Samsung’s firmware beta program have been updated in the United States with references to Android Pie. This suggests that the company could soon launch the much-awaited beta program.

The pages have only been updated in the United States so far. Similar pages for other beta markets like South Korea and the UK still mention Oreo. They will likely be updated in due course.

Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program

Samsung has conducted a beta program for major Android releases over the past couple of years. The program for Oreo was launched in November. It appears that the one for Pie may be launched around the same time.

The aforementioned pages spotted by XDA don’t say when the Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program might begin. They do mention that interested users in the US can sign up through the Samsung Plus app available from Galaxy Apps and the Play Store. Once it goes live they will be able to sign up for the beta program through a banner in the app.

The spots will obviously be limited like they always are. The Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program will be limited to the US unlocked variant of the flagships in addition to T-Mobile and Sprint models. These pages should be updated soon in other beta markets as well that we know from last year. A confirmed release date will only be confirmed by Samsung. The company is still tightlipped about that, though.

Android 9 Pie brings several new features to the handsets aside from Samsung Experience 10. The leaked Galaxy S9 Android Pie builds have already revealed many of the UI changes. The leaked builds are even available for download for the Snapdragon 845 variants of the Galaxy S9/S9+. Samsung is yet to even confirm when it plans on releasing Android Pie for its devices. It may not happen until early next year for this year’s flagship smartphones.

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jamieridler
jamieridler

Not even in beta yet? My wife’s Sony XZ2 Compact has already been updated to Pie. Some things never change, Samsung still miles behind on flagship phone updates.

rmbln01
rmbln01

If there will be Pie beta program for Note9 I’ll pass.
I’ll just wait for Final version.
I’m good with Oreo, for now.

kritponyte
kritponyte

Project Treble – Project 0.
Never Samsung again.
It is around this time of the year users are starting to feel update burns.

kaku85
kaku85

Project Treble is a joke!

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Project Treble helps with the underlying stuff, not the user interface changes. And it’s those changes from Samsung that take the real time with each update, especially for the first device that gets it, so Project Treble is likely to make a difference of one month at maximum I guess. And it’s too bad Samsung is making some major interface changes with Pie.

TodesUrteil82
TodesUrteil82

I doubt it will make a difference at all. It will still have to be tested and approved by carriers, most likely a lot of samsung owners use carrier devices. The carriers must update their apps and bloatware, we can go on and on. But as a long time samsung owner I can tell you now samsung will first release the s10 next year with Pie on it, then update the s9+, s9 et alia slowly but surely and after that skip a few security updates like they always do. Thus maybe March or later Pie will be available for… Read more »

kritponyte
kritponyte

You’re joking right ? The UI is easy. That was the real problem until know. Separating the code.

It’s just about Samsung being lazy and making users buy the next flagship.

I’m already on my first year break from Samsung, and it looks like I’ve made the right choice.

hakan_710
hakan_710

i will not buy samsung phone anymore. They are too lazy. Note 8 user…