Samsung was very active in 2018 and it seems that it will keep the pace in 2019. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is set to receive the new One UI in the following days. Samsung S10 will also be officially unveiled soon and the company will also launch several devices throughout the year.
It seems that the Korean company is also working on a surprise for the owners of older devices. A reliable source claims that beta builds compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 have been spotted on the Samsung servers.
This is by no means a guarantee that a final version will be released, certainly not before One UI becomes available around the world. The company has decided to add more devices to the One UI program and some expect that the update for the S8, S8+ and Note 8 may arrive later in the spring.
The beta versions are currently tagged as G950FXXU4ZSA1, G955FXXU4ZSA1 and N950FXXU5ZSA1. It is known for sure that these are beta versions since they incorporate the letter Z in the name and this particular letter is only used when a beta build is described. Similar builds were released for the Samsung Note 9 before a public beta was officially released.
It is thought that the beta will be restricted to select regions from around the world in order to facilitate the delivery of fixes, a decision that is likely to speed up the development process. This means that the beta will be available for owners that live in the US, India, Germany and South Korea.
Android Pie has included many new features but some of them may be harder to implement on order devices due to a variety of reasons. It is lovely that Samsung wants to deliver the new experience to as many users as possible and the reputation of the company will certainly grow if the move is real.
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