Galaxy S8 and S8+ move one step closer to official Pie updates with beta registrations

Galaxy S8 and S8+ move one step closer to official Pie updates with beta registrations
Rumors of a possible Android Pie beta program expansion to the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 after the completion of similar tests on Samsung’s Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 made the rounds just a couple of weeks back, and registrations are already open for all.

At least in India, where the Note 8 beta kicked off yesterday, quickly followed by the S8 and S8+, as reported by SamMobile. Since Galaxy Note 8 users in markets like the UK and South Korea can also join the fun, we expect the same to happen with the Galaxy S8 duo in a matter of hours.

As always, you have to be patient and careful with these things, remembering to back up your data before installing any experimental, unpolished software updates. Of course, internal tests have probably been going on for a few months, so the first beta builds shouldn’t be exceptionally glitchy.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ move one step closer to official Pie updates with beta registrations
If you understand the risks and want to get an early taste of Android 9.0-based One UI goodies while helping Samsung iron out last-minute kinks, all you need to do is register through the Samsung Members app as soon as you receive a notice. Anyone can technically enlist, but the registration window is typically fairly narrow, so wasting your time is not an option.

The first Galaxy S8 and S8+ beta update is rolling out as we speak to India-based testers, carrying firmware versions G950FXXU4ZSA5 and G955FXXU4ZSA5 respectively. While the Galaxy Note 8 is scheduled for a stable rollout in February, the GS8 duo may need to wait until March

Then again, Samsung’s Android Pie delivery plans have repeatedly changed over the past few weeks, and if the Galaxy Note 9 update proves as silky smooth as expected around the world, there’s a good chance Galaxy S8 users will be in for a surprise next month.

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. SyCo87

Posts: 275; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

yes......YEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!

2. Maddy24

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 16, 2019

Woohhoo!! Jst updated after reading this article

4. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

How's the performance

5. Maddy24

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 16, 2019

Well!! Its been 4 hours that m using the one ui. I must say its fluidic and better than experience ui. Also after October security update there were lots of problems which has been resolved.

6. Tziggy14

Posts: 619; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

How's the battery life on it.

7. Maddy24

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 16, 2019

Will tell u tomorrow ..lets c how much optimised this ui is

8. Maddy24

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 16, 2019

Well well well!!! Battery is much better now

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 576; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Moving along quicker in the update process I see...

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