Samsung kicks off second phase with One UI beta UK release
The much-awaited second phase of Samsung’s Android Pie beta program has seemingly kicked off with the One UI beta UK release. Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ owners in the country can now register for the beta program through the Samsung Members app. Once registered, they can download the beta firmware.
When Samsung announced the beta program, it confirmed that additional markets would get it in the second phase. The markets include Poland, China, Spain, France, India and the United Kingdom. With the One UI Beta UK release today it seems that the second phase is now underway.
One UI beta UK release for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ owners in the United Kingdom can register for the Android Pie beta today through the Samsung Members app. Spots will likely be limited so do try to get it before they run out.
After the registration is done, users will receive firmware version G960FXXU2ZRKL and G965FXXU2ZRKL for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ respectively. It’s the same firmware that’s being rolled out as the second beta build today in countries that got the beta in the first phase. They include the US, Germany and South Korea.
The Android 9.0 Pie update brings a wide variety of new features for the device. Samsung’s new custom skin, One UI, is a major part of this update. You can find out more about all of the new features in our One UI (Android Pie) feature focus series.
Samsung is yet to open up the beta program to the Galaxy Note 9. However, there is a strong chance that this might happen soon. It briefly opened beta registrations for the Galaxy Note 9 in the United States. This suggests that it may not be long before the phablet gets in on the One UI beta action as well.
Now that the One UI beta UK release is underway, it may not be long before the other markets in the second phase receive it as well.