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[Poll Results!] How are you liking the Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta?

It has been nearly two weeks since the Galaxy S9 One UI (Android Pie) beta program has been live in South Korea, Germany, and the US. Samsung doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to expand the beta program to more countries, which is slightly worrying given the company has said the final Pie update will be released in January for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9. But that’s a worry for later–Samsung has never been known to be timely with major Android upgrades anyway.

We have been using Android Pie since the beta program kicked off, and we have to say it works quite well even on the first test build. One UI, despite looking like a substantial change compared to Samsung’s UI on Android Oreo, works in a mostly similar way, even though some of the interface changes might prove to be divisive. And performance and battery life have also been pretty good. Of course, there are some bugs here and there, but the overall experience makes us excited for the final version of Android 9 Pie.

So now we pose the question to you: How are you liking the Android Pie beta? Are you liking what you’re seeing, do you think there’s room for improvement, or are you wondering what the drama is all about? Whatever your opinion, tell us by voting in the poll below and expanding on your thoughts in the comments section!

Results: A majority of our voters (39 percent), at least the ones who got the beta, say they like it. 14 percent say it’s good but nothing special, while 6 percent of voters don’t like Samsung’s new One UI. And a mere 3 percent say the Android Pie beta is buggy, which should make Samsung happy. The second beta had some major issues, but those were fixed in a subsequent hotfix update, and it shouldn’t take long for Samsung to reach the finish line. Hopefully.

How are you liking the Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta?

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Biransahin
Biransahin

Just a note for people that are upset that something is missing. It is perfectly normal that some options are disabled in a beta. For example someone mentioned Soundcamp here and I’ve seen other similar comments elsewhere. The beta needs to work reasonably well for the participants and they often leave out support for some very problematic apps until it’s fixed internally. So if something is missing, keep in mind, it’s just a beta. If you don’t want features missing don’t install the beta.

tekzonept
tekzonept

I Like it, but unfortunately it no longer supports Soundcamp. Cant believe no one cares about this!!!

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s a beta my friend….. A beta!! LOL. Some things will be missing. Have you ever participated in a beta program before ? Don’t panic, they do this to keep the beta aa stable as possible

CLEMENT_150
CLEMENT_150

When i will get oreo beta update in india

AdL2012
AdL2012

Still nothing in UK 🙁

tkp206093
tkp206093

Who knows if Hong Kong has Android Pie beta?

mada222
mada222

Is there any news about new update

simchester
simchester

Well done Samsung…9 Pie is great,smooth,fast and very nice to use….they should have just released it to everyone instead of beta. 1. GPU Drivers have been updated so emulators like Dolphin play games full speed 2. Games in general…from playstore are smooth..no lags…playing Asphalt 9 on Dex… 3. Can now use any HDMI to USB C cable for Dex to work 4. Battery life seems to have improved in my case 5. Dark theme works perfect 6. Camera seems to have improved 7. Multitasking is fast and fluid, apps don’t refresh 8. With no app running free RAM is 1.65GB… Read more »

mada222
mada222

How do u play Nintendo wii games

simchester
simchester

Google dolphin emulator

Biransahin
Biransahin

Buy a Nintendo??? Lol.. Just kidding

bobfrantic
bobfrantic

One thing I miss is having the option to auto hide the navbar… only way to have it hidden is to select gestures which I find awkward to use with so many items in the bottom of the apps…

Yousef206
Yousef206

How is the smoothness??

Robbo67
Robbo67

I think they have forgotten the nov security updates for note 9 let alone getting a pie beta

jay bhavsar 09
jay bhavsar 09

S9+ also havent got the nov security update

Andrei603
Andrei603

I have it since 14th of November on my S9+

jay bhavsar 09
jay bhavsar 09

Just 10 mints ago the nov security update cme

woody365
woody365

I’ll state once it becomes available in the UK.