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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.

  • 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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Matthewdoesmc81
Matthewdoesmc81

I have the samsung galaxy s9 (exynos) but there is no notice for me in samsung members

Ambro05
Ambro05

In Poland too 😊

McFly12
McFly12

I have try 3 times to install it but each time, installation stopped and beta is not installed on reboot. Someone have a solution please ?

AdL2012
AdL2012

Finally in UK

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

Poland and Spain as well

mateusz1807
mateusz1807

In Poland too

mabmed
mabmed

Spain too.

ostryx16
ostryx16

I just received the beta update in Poland on my S9.

jay bhavsar 09
jay bhavsar 09

Notification came for one ui update coming soon to indiaπŸ’•

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

After update no date. Wi fi is working but date doesn’t

zizibuba
zizibuba

Data!!!

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

Yeah of course I meant data ha ha

McFly12
McFly12

Configure your APN

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

Data/factory reset helps.

deano20010
deano20010

look for another update there is a big update fix around 90meg πŸ™‚

mikeydima
mikeydima

Its live now for uk. Now i download the software! Good luck on testing!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I had high hopes for Bixby when it was released and was looking forward to Pie improvements. They’ve gone and REMOVED all its functionality! I did actually use it day to day. But on this beta, Bixby is just not context aware at all, its now utterly useless!

AGalaxy7
AGalaxy7

Hello, the Galaxy J5 2017 and J7 2017 could receive Pie? The J5 Prime, J7 Prime and J7 2016 have received 2 versions of Android, left the factory with Marshmallow and updated Nougat and recently Oreo, so Samsung could repeat this next year and that the J5 and J7 2017 update on Pie?

pzayx
pzayx

Now we just need to wait for soldier to rebase his customROM πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

deano20010
deano20010

Ive used soldiers Pie beta from day one hear in the UK it works great with no problems.

Kabeeradam
Kabeeradam

Still no word from Samsung India

Turbotomate
Turbotomate

I have the feeling that indians are not that smart. Why do you always ask for the Beta program? Samsung has never, NEVER said that is is going to be available in India so you have to wait for the final release in January. Please stop spamming your stupid question over and over again. It is absolutely annoying, India here, India there, and always in the worst english i have ever seen.

pzayx
pzayx

No need to throw a whole country under the bus, even tho if they read the article they would know the beta is NOT comming to Indian users.

nihalsimran
nihalsimran

The program is available for participants in China, France, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, Spain, UK, and USA.

krishstar
krishstar

What do you think ?? Indian are asking without any information . Samsung india has given confirmation on pie beta for s9/s9+ and note9 . They even gave dates saying 26th and 28th . So people are eagerly wiating for the update . So please never comment on other country people without knowing facts. Check this https://www.samsung.com/in/apps/one-ui/

nihalsimran
nihalsimran

The program is available for participants in China, France, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, Spain, UK, and USA.

9860294100
9860294100

@Turbotomate :-Android 9 Pie beta for the Galaxy Note 9 started rolling out in India. and you take this ….!….

Gardol
Gardol

It also started in Poland

sathishkmr1
sathishkmr1

when is qatar ?

jamieridler
jamieridler

I’m assuming this is for BTU firmware devices only? On O2 branded firmware and got nothing.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Yeah, it says unlocked only on the registration

safcio
safcio

Samsung also kicks off second phase with One UI beta Poland release! Download in progress (S9+ XEO version unlocked) πŸ™‚

speedyranger
speedyranger

Arrived this morning the notice.
S9+ UK version unlocked.

jay bhavsar 09
jay bhavsar 09

Finally 2nd phase startsπŸ’•πŸ’•

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

Finally arrived in the UK and I have to say that it feels great very smooth and fluid and liking the new gestures too.

valii
valii

anything new?