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Galaxy S9 One UI (Android Pie) beta program now live!

The day you have been waiting for is finally here. The Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program has been launched today. Available for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the beta program will give you the chance to test Samsung’s new user interface, dubbed One UI, along with the latest version of Android. The program is live in South Korea at the moment but will also be available in Germany and the US.

Galaxy S9 One UI beta program kicks off

You can register for the beta in the Samsung Members app (Samsung+ for folks in the US). Just open the app, tap the Notices button, and you should see an option about enrolling into the beta program. Once enrolled, you will be able to download the Android Pie beta build from the Settings » Software update menu by tapping Download updates manually. You will need a Samsung account to do this, as expected.

Don’t fret if you don’t see a notice about the program in Samsung Members just yet. It may take some time to become active for everyone, although you’d want to be as quick as possible with registering as there are going to be limited slots. It’s also a good idea to back your data up through Samsung Smart Switch before installing the beta.

We will be testing Android Pie out on our Galaxy S9 to see what’s new and what’s changed. You can check out our hands-on experience with One UI on the Galaxy S9 in the meantime and can also look forward to further coverage on Android Pie for all the nitty-gritty details.

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)

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nazmul3775
nazmul3775

j600g pie firmware plz….

AdL2012
AdL2012

Any news about UK beta program?
It’s 20th Nov and still nothing in Samsung Members

london2tim
london2tim

i dont think it will be this month …maybe december 3rd/4th?

AdL2012
AdL2012

They said UK beta will start on 20th Nov

london2tim
london2tim

they said loads of things that never happened
its already 20th 4:30pm gmt (nearly midnight in Seoul)
doubt it will be 20th

AdL2012
AdL2012

Yes….you right!
We have to wait few more days/hours like germans

Vuk995
Vuk995

Update this (or make new) with screenshots of beta UI 🙂 i am sure yiu can collect that from people in US, Korea and other “beta-countries” 🙂

med01baha
med01baha

What about Germany beta program? any news?!!

InfernalShadow
InfernalShadow

Also waiting for news. I have flashed a german firmware and created a german Samsung account specifically for this, no invite for the moment. I don’t know if this will be enough to exploit it

aperonics
aperonics

Please tell me if it worked

zisgeo
zisgeo

How did you do that. I want to do the same

shivarthg3
shivarthg3

Will the beta update erase the user data or will be like normal OTA?

locarno
locarno

normal OTA.

shivarthg3
shivarthg3

Thanks…will do

TimmyTwo2
TimmyTwo2

Installing it now. Sprint S9+, signed up maybe 30-45 minutes ago. I needed to side load 11.2 version of Samsung+ to see the sign up.

swanlake
swanlake

Where did u find 11.2

Joe0507
Joe0507

I’m on Galaxy s9 plus in Chicago, don’t see any update. How do you force an update in Google play>

Joe0507
Joe0507

Just to ad, I’m on the sprint network as well.

clutz2000
clutz2000

In US.. S9+ on Sprint.. already downloaded and installing now. I went to PlayStore and forced updates. Received new version of Samsung app. Opened and signed up for beta. Took a couple minutes but it showed up as an update after I manually checked a couple times.

Joe0507
Joe0507

How do you force an update.

Dcdaniel
Dcdaniel

Any one state side received it yet?

TimmyTwo2
TimmyTwo2

Come on US! Hopefully it will pop up soon for us here.

Dcdaniel
Dcdaniel

I highly doubt it, last year we had similar issues, we were some of the last ones

Dcdaniel
Dcdaniel

Just spoke with a samsung REP, it seems we will get a notification, so yeah its a waiting game now, if anyone here in the US gets it let’s us know! 🤞🏼

TimmyTwo2
TimmyTwo2

Queue Jeopardy theme.

Dcdaniel
Dcdaniel

The tittle is pretty deceiving, it’s not live only in Korea, not anywhere else, there should be updated towards this article to reflect actual ability as it actually becomes available, also for people using the Samsung+ app and not the Samsung members app there’s NO “notices” tab anywhere, it doesn’t exist, it’s called notifications not notices.

enzo ferreyra
enzo ferreyra

I have Latin American g9650ds when it will be beta for the

jarios40
jarios40

I believe that Latin Americans do not get any beta, I imagine that if official Pie leaves in January for us in the month of March or April

Vuk995
Vuk995

I have question about Samsung Internet Browser. I just installed new version of Browser (that is meant for 9.0Pie, downloaded it from APK section) and it seems like they removed Video assistant feature, it wont open videos like before, so there is no features like swiping left or right, or up and down on left side for briggtness or on right side for volume…
Am i missing something, or is it really removed from current version?

Landon A
Landon A

I downloaded it, too. It’s just a beta, so I’m sure they just haven’t added the feature, yet. I’m pretty you can count on it being available in the official release.

Dcdaniel
Dcdaniel

First it’s a sideload so there might be some parameters that will not work until your software version is 9.0, I’ll suggest ones the beta is live at your location, to check if this features come back, it could be that they have been removed, no way to know until the final version of the is actually out in the wild.

TheNewsHQ
TheNewsHQ

Not available yet in the US

Dcdaniel
Dcdaniel

I know, I been checking since the article went up, nothing, last year the US got it pretty late, I think it was around 1 or so, let’s hope we do get it today and it’s not just live in Korea.

torzech
torzech

Any news about Note9?

Landon A
Landon A

The Beta is only for the S9’s, however, the official launch for S9’s and Note9 is in January.

j0jun
j0jun

Far from the truth on my Note 9 from the philippines, maybe we can taste the pie next year by feb or march:(

vassbak
vassbak

Any tips how to participate from a Country not supports beta Program?

NdriqimJanuzi
NdriqimJanuzi

I tried using VPN on samsung members but no success

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

A Lycamobile SIM

Lewis Morg
Lewis Morg

Downloaded Samsung Members on my S9+ but nothing in notices to enroll.

Dcdaniel
Dcdaniel

The article it’s pretty vague, it seems like it’s only live in Korea not anywhere else, they should clarify that so we actually have a better idea of when it will be.

Theseeker11
Theseeker11

How long do these beta tests usually take to reach Australia?

fcaroll
fcaroll

If possible when you’ll review the new touchwiz it would be interesting if you showed a screenshot of the gpu rendering profile (shown as bars on screen), that you can find in developers options, from Pie compared to Oreo. It offers a nice and objective method to measure the device’s smoothness. Thanks

Danny D.
Danny D.

Finally!