Samsung confirmed at its developers’ conference last week that it will soon be launching the Android Pie beta program for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Owners of these handsets in select countries will finally be able to get a taste of Pie if they manage to snag a place in the beta program. Samsung is reportedly going to launch the program later today.
The folks at SamMobile reached out to Samsung’s customer support staff in Germany who confirmed that the Android Pie beta for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will launch today. It’s pertinent to mention here that the United States, Germany, and South Korea were confirmed as the first markets for the beta last week. So if the beta is going live in Germany today there’s a good chance it will be out in the United States as well.
Bear in mind that the beta program will only be open for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Samsung won’t allow Galaxy Note 9 owners in so they will have to wait until the software is publicly released to get a taste of Pie on their handsets.
This is a substantial update for Samsung’s smartphones because not only does it bring all of the features and improvements that are part of Android Pie, but it also introduces a brand new custom skin from Samsung called One UI which is an overhaul of the entire user interface.