“The Korean giant’s flagships are expected to get the taste of Google’s latest mobile OS soon”
Samsung will soon start the Android Pie beta program for its Galaxy S9 (review) and S9+ (review), and Note9 (review) flagships. While the South Korean major hasn’t officially revealed the plan, the references to Android Pie on the EULA and FAQ pages for the brand’s firmware beta program suggest that the rollout is around the corner. However, as spotted by XDA developers, the pages have only been updated in the US so far. Other markets like the UK and South Korea still reflect last-gen Android Oreo, but we can expect that to be updated in the due course.
Talking about Samsung’s beta program, the company has been conducting it for Android iterations over the past couple of years on its flagship devices. In November last year, the vendor introduced the Android Oreo program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (review). Since there’s no timeline as to when the phonemaker’s Android Pie program will kickstart, we can assume it to happen next month.
XDA Developers further claims that interested users in the US can sign up for the program from the Samsung Plus app, which can be downloaded from the Galaxy Apps or the Play Store. The app will reflect banner for Android Pie beta as soon as it goes live. Google’s Android 9.0 Pie is expected to bring several new features to the handsets aside from Samsung Experience 10.
For the uninitiated, Android Pie is the ninth major build of the Android operating system. The software was launched back in August and brings in several incremental upgrades, along with features like Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery and Digital Wellbeing.
|Octa core (2.7 GHz, Quad Core + 1.7 GHz, Quad core)|
|Samsung Exynos 9 Octa|
|4 GB RAM|
|5.8 inches (14.73 cm)|
|1440x2960 px, 568 PPI|
|12 MP Primary Camera|
|8 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|