Galaxy S9 Owners Can Sign Up for Samsung's One UI Beta, and Enjoy a Slice of Android Pie in the UK

By Tom Pritchard on at

By all accounts Samsung makes a lot of great, albeit expensive, phones. But it's not such a perfect company, as anyone who's ever had to take to their customer service operators will likely attest to. One of the major criticisms it's faced over the years involves how slow it is to develop Android updates, a problem that doesn't look to be getting better anytime soon. Thankfully the company has opened up the One UI beta to users in the UK, meaning you can finally enjoy yourself a version of Android Pie.

It's a closed beta, which likely means there are a limited number of spots and you will want to get your registration in ASAP. That can be done in the Samsung Members App, provided you have a Galaxy S9 or S9+, and once you're done you'll be able to head into the settings to download the beta - *finally* enjoying everything Android Pie has to offer. Well maybe not everything, since this is a beta, but most things.

It's still not clear when Samsung will roll out an open beta or a stable version of Android Pie, but SamMobile points out that it probably isn't far off. Open beta registrations were briefly opened in the US this week, which suggests that a wider rollout is in the works. But betas can take a while (usually with good reason) and that doesn't bode well for people who aren't fans of potentially-unstable software updates.

But if you're desperate to upgrade, you can. Just be warned that this is a beta, and things probably won't work the way they're supposed to. So don;t come crying to us when it turns out Bixby thinks your dog is a cat, or something. [SamMobile]