Samsung recently unveiled its brand new One UI software at its annual developer conference. When most of the flagship smartphones are running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie, Samsung’s flagship offering is still flaunting the previous-gen Android Oreo. After facing so many downright criticisms, the Korean smartphone company finally decided to launch Android 9 Pie beta program. This public beta program is based on the company’s new One UI software focussing on much more cleaner and minimalistic experience.
The first phase of the public beta program is already live which include US and Germany. In fact, the smartphone maker rolled out the second update bringing front-facing camera improvements and the latest November 2018 security patch. For those who’re unaware, the countries which fall under the second phase of the program include China, Poland, Spain, France, the UK and India.
Samsung’s One UI Based Android 9 Pie Program might launch soon
After launching the One UI beta program in the UK, Samsung is now gearing up for opening the Android 9.0 Pie beta program for the Indian users. The brand has posted a small notice on its Members community announcing the One UI beta for India. Although, the post doesn’t reveal any specific date for the program. We’re speculating Samsung to open up the beta program registration in two or three days. Initially, the program is open for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones only. The Galaxy Note 9 will then follow the suit soon. Under this beta program, testers will be able to taste the company’s One UI on top of Android 9.0 Pie. It is also worth noting that Galaxy S9/S9 Plus users will receive the second update directly just like the other phase two countries.
Here’s what you need to participate in Samsung’s One UI Based Android 9.0 Pie Beta Program
If you own a Galaxy S9 or a Galaxy S9 Plus device and wants to try out this beta update, then here is what you need to participate in the Android Pie beta program. First of all, you should be running the latest version of Samsung Members app. You can head over to the Google’s Play Store to check for the version. Just to be in the safe side, we will suggest you sign up for the beta testing for Samsung Members app. Being on the latest beta version of the company’s community app will certainly help you get the beta program notice no matter what. Apart from this, your smartphone should be on the latest November 2018 security patch update. After the update, your device will be on the build number G960FXXS2BRJ6. The BRJ6 build number supports the upcoming Android 9.0 Pie beta program.
If you’re done with all the above-mentioned steps, then all you need to do now is wait for Samsung to kick off the second phase of this beta testing in India. You can either keep checking the Samsung Members app for the beta program notice or you can simply follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We’ll update you the moment beta program opens up.