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No one knows the date for phase two of the Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program

Recently, we have been getting many comments and emails asking when the Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program will start in countries like the UK and India. And our answer is: No one knows. That’s the disappointing truth, and this is how it has worked with previous betas as well. Samsung has never offered a concrete date for any beta release or expansion. Most info that has come out has been through the company’s untrustworthy customer care representatives.

Samsung isn’t saying anything about its expansion plans

The second phase of the Pie beta program will be launched for China, Poland, Spain, and France, in addition to India and the UK. Samsung may also include the Galaxy Note 9 in the beta program with the second phase, although it would technically be phase one for the Galaxy Note 9. Again, no one knows when beta access will be expanded to the phase two countries. Samsung launched the second phase of the Android Oreo beta program a month after its initial release last year, and it may very well be similar for Pie.

All we can do is hope Samsung picks up the pace in the coming days. It has said the public release of Android Pie will come in January for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, so there are only two months or so remaining if the end of January is Samsung’s target. Of course, it’s also worth mentioning that the January time frame is likely to be for the countries where the beta program was launched. Other countries may have to wait longer, possibly until March, although this is also speculation on our part.

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing coverage of features and changes Android Pie and Samsung’s One UI will bring. If you’re already using the beta, tell us your personal experience and thoughts by voting in this poll.

  • 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)
  • Model: SM-G965F
  • Dimensions: 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Display: 6.2” (158.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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tkp206093
tkp206093

Who knows if Hong Kong has Android Pie beta?

insaner
insaner

One UI beta has just came to Poland…

ivnad95
ivnad95

One UI beta sign-ups now available for Note 9 US users

Nomado
Nomado

I got 700mb update just 4 hours ago. My phone model is SM-G965N with LG Uplus as its carrier. There are some changes but they removed vibration feedback of full screen gesture which is a huge bummer.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Don’t get too excited. It’s a beta. These things happen all the time. Sometimes they remove options to keep the beta more stable.

AdL2012
AdL2012

Shame Samsung

Biransahin
Biransahin

Why is it a shame? Betas always remove certain things to keep it stable. Had you ever been on a beta program you would know that. Smh.

mefistoreyon
mefistoreyon

What about the second beta? Do you know when we should expect it?

ssking
ssking

There are too many bugs in the first beta… so maybe this is the reason for the delay

locarno
locarno

What bug’s ?

Biransahin
Biransahin

My question exactly. Lol. On the beta community pages people are impressed by the stability of it. Even the YouTubers are saying it’s very stable. Obviously he doesn’t have it.

mefistoreyon
mefistoreyon

Don’t think so… It’s Samsung… They don’t get any money by pushing updates.