New Samsung mobile UI 'Experience 9.0' beta now available for testing


Mind you, we're not talking full-version Android upgrades here, but Samsung has never made similar security-supporting promises for "standard" S or Note-series hero devices.

Since Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 users may get the news soon. Since beta programmes are exposed to crashes and bugs, it is wise on Samsung's end to roll out in a phased manner.

Samsung is launching a Samsung Experience 9.0 beta program for select customers.

The main differences, then, come on the software side, where users will find enhanced security features, as well as some improvement deployment and smartphone management. It could also feature improved sound quality and overall performance.

According to Samsung's press statement, Galaxy S8, S8+ users in South Korea, the U.S. and the United Kingdom will get a chance to preview the new Samsung Experience 9.0 before its official release.

Changes specific to Samsung are also included, such as a native GIF keyboard, a better cloud storage system, and a new game mode featured in DeX, the phone's "desktop" mode.

"I set up speed dial and sometimes it will call but not show the contact info and sometimes it will just outright freeze on me", one user wrote on a Samsung forum.

Samsung told PCMag that updates will be pushed out to devices soon.

Customers who wish to become beta testers can apply using the Samsung+ app or Samsung Members app, subject to fulfilling certain requirements.

But, sadly, the Indian Galaxy S8, S8+ users are not among those select customers.

Samsung promised that there will be additional rounds of beta registrations, so users who fail to join in their first try can attempt to join later.