Galaxy S8 Android Pie update appears with One UI Beta

Chris Burns - Jan 16, 2019, 9:54 am CST
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Galaxy S8 Android Pie update appears with One UI Beta

An update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus appeared this week just after the Galaxy Note 8. This update comes in the form of a Beta Program enrollment for a wide variety of Galaxy S8 models. Not ALL models are in the Beta program realm just yet, but chances are you haven’t got long to wait, regardless of what model you’ve got in your pocket or in your hand right this minute.

Registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (or plus, or whatever you’d like to call it) are open right now – for the One UI beta program. This happened just after the One UI beta firmware began to roll out for the Samsung Galaxy S8, just this week. Users will find this Beta program in several countries – for the Note 8 anyway – including the UK, South Korea, and India. Users will find the Galaxy S8 One UI Beta in the very near future.

To attain access to the One UI Beta program, users need to head to their Samsung Members app. Inside the app, all those capable of signing up for the program will find a banner up near the top of the first home screen. Once signed up, firmware versions G950FXXU4ZSA5 for the Galaxy S8 and G955FXXU4ZSA5 for the Galaxy S8+ will become available in a push notification.

With this update, users will also find the January 1, 2019 security patch from Samsung, as well as a large number of UI updates and changes. This update includes “interactive elements” moved to “the bottom of the screen so they’re always within reach” as well as “new designs and features such as Night mode to help keep your eyes comfortable.”

Let us know if you’ve gotten access to the One UI Beta program on your Galaxy S or Note device, along with your country of residence – we’re tracking the bunch!


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