Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program may soon launch in the US
Samsung has updated the EULA and FAQ pages for its firmware beta program in the US with references to Android Pie. This suggests that the company may soon launch a beta program with the latest version of Android for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
As spotted by XDA, the pages have been updated only in the United States, though other markets are expected to follow. There is no mention of a launch date, but if last year's Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is anything to go by, the new one be launched sometime in November.
Owners of the US unlocked versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ can sign up for the Android Pie beta program through the Samsung Plus app. Once the launch date rolls around, you'll get a notification to sign up for the beta, but you'd better act fast, as there will be around 10,000 spots available.
Android 9.0 Pie on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ comes with the Samsung Experience 10 built on top. It introduces a refreshed user interface with a redesigned icon set and navigation buttons, darker backgrounds and notifications with rounded corners that closely match those of Samsung's Infinity Displays. Samsung Experience 10 also introduces a customizable, gesture-based navigation and a "lift to wake" feature.