Last month, at its developer conference in San Francisco, Samsung announced Android Pie beta program for many of its smartphones, including flagship devices. At the event, the chaebol also detailed One UI, a brand new custom user interface overlay that’ll complement the latest version of Android, when it officially arrives next year.
As part of the Android Pie beta program, Samsung’s One UI has been available to the flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones for quite some time now. Now, the Galaxy Note 9 is joining that list too.
Samsung’s top-of-the-line phablet is now eligible for Android Pie-based One UI beta program, according to a report by SamMobile. The report further states that beta builds are now available for Galaxy Note 9 units in the United States, India, and Germany.
In case you live in India or Germany, and have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, you can opt-in for the beta program through the ‘Samsung Members’ app. As for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (model identifer N960U1) users in the United States, they can opt-in to receive beta builds via the ‘Samsung+’ app, according to a report by XDA Developers.
Bearing firmware identifier N960FXXU2ZRKQ and weighing around 1.5GB, Samsung’s One UI-packing Android Pie builds also include Android security patch for the month of November 2018, for the Galaxy Note 9. Also, since these are beta builds, some bugs and issues are to be expected.
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Lastly, as is always the case with OTA rollouts, it may take a while before the beta build start showing up under your Galaxy Note 9’s ‘Software Update’ settings.