As promised, world's leading smartphone-maker Samsung has commenced the Android Pie One UI beta testing programme for its flagship phone Galaxy S9 series.
As of now, One UI firmware beta update is being rolled out to select registered owners of Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus in the US and the company's home region South Korea. It will be made available in more markets in the coming days.
Here's how to enrol for Android Pie One UI beta programme:
Step 1: The owners of Galaxy S9 series will have to install either Samsung Members or Samsung+ app from the Google Play store on to the device.
Step 2: Go to the 'Notices', there you will find the 'enrol for the beta programme'. It can be noted that there are limited slots available and only lucky few will be inducted and confirmed soon via notification.
Note: Samsung Android Pie One UI beta programme will be available only in China, France, Germany, India, Poland, South Korea, Spain, UK, and the USA.
Step 3: Once you get confirmation, you be notified of One UI beta software available on the phone. It weighs a little over 1GB and Samsung will release incremental or fresh beta software twice a week.
Registered users are obliged to send the report of any emergence of bugs affecting performance and give feedback on the experience using the new software. This testing programme will go on till the end of the year.
Samsung is expected to release the Android Pie-based One UI to the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in January 2019 and later to the Galaxy Note9. Even the former flagship phones—Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and also Note8 are confirmed to get same software but on a later date.
Samsung One UI: All you need to know
Samsung's One UI was demoed with the unnamed foldable phone at the recently concluded Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2018. It will have a fully redesigned interface with a decluttered simple screen interface, which shows relevant information. With each tap, the user will be able to enjoy the essential features one at a time.
Also, the One UI will offer content and features at customised height on the screen for ease of accessibility, which particularly comes in handy for phones with more than 6.0-inch screen.
The new One UI also brings the much-awaited Night Mode for a comfortable viewing experience in the low-light environment. With clear and intuitive visuals, users are assured of seamless interaction with the phone in pitch darkness.