Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta program live in the US
The Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta program is now live in the US, following its debut in Germany and India. This is the first time Samsung is including both Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships of the year in beta testing for the next version of Android. It’s a welcome move, especially since the Note flagships tend to be costlier, although it remains to be seen if the Galaxy Note 9 beta program will be launched in all markets where the Galaxy S9 beta is available.
As with the Galaxy S9 beta program, owners of an unlocked Galaxy Note 9 will need to fire up the Samsung+ app and tap on the notice for the Note 9 beta program to register. If they manage to get through (remember, slots are limited for these beta programs), they can then download the Android Pie beta from the Software update menu in the phone’s Settings app by tapping Download updates manually. It’s a nearly 1,700 MB download, slightly bigger than the release for Germany and India. As with all software updates, this one will need your phone’s charge to be at least 20 percent.
Have you been able to register for the Galaxy Note 9 beta program? Tell us in the comments, and also let us know if the Note 9 beta is available for you in a country other than Germany, India, or the US. Don’t have access to the program in your country? Learn about everything that Android Pie will bring to your eligible Galaxy smartphone.