Rumours have suggested a public beta version of the update is on the way quickly and now XDA-Developers have obtained a pre-release copy of the official beta.
The site says the firmware is an early version of the beta “which will be released very soon.” Having previously tested the alpha versions of Android Pie on the Galaxy S9, the site says this build is far more stable and fixes some of the issues with the earlier builds.
This suggests that S9 users will have a workable experience when the beta program does make its way in to the public realm.
XDA says Samsung has fixed the new Night Mode within the early beta version. Instead of having white cards on a black background, the night theme now has grey cards on black backgrounds. This will actually do what’s intended and reduce strain on the users’ eyes while also safeguarding battery life late in the day.
There’s also a new clock app and a launcher with newly-shaped icons within the beta. The beta also beings access to some Note 9 features, including the scene and flaw detection in the camera app.
How does XDA know this is the beta that’ll roll out to consumers? Well, there’s access to Samsung Members and Samsung Beta services. When the beta rolls out to consumers, they’ll be able to sign up through the Samsung+ app.
There’s no news yet on precisely when the beta will begin rolling out to users, or when the final version will be made available.
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