Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta launched (and pulled?) in US

Galaxy Note 9

  • Samsung reportedly opened up registrations for its Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta in the U.S. recently.
  • However, the company has apparently now halted the registration process, without explanation.

Samsung opened up Android Pie beta registrations for the Galaxy Note 9 in the U.S earlier today. According to XDA Developers, Note 9 owners could sign-up to test the new software, featuring Samsung’s latest OneUI interface, through the Samsung+ app. However, registrations may have now been pulled.

XDA reported the OneUI beta notification showed up in the latest Samsung+ APK ( beta) and that both Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Note 9 users had so far managed to sign up. However, commenters and SamMobile suggest the notification no longer appears in the app.

Smartphone manufacturers have pulled numerous software rollouts in the past after discovering a particular problematic bug. Seeing as this wasn’t the software rollout, though, only registrations for it, the issue likely lies somewhere else.

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As far as we can tell, Samsung hadn’t officially announced the Note 9 beta through any of its social or PR channels, so perhaps the Pie beta registration notification only appeared in error.

The Galaxy Note 9 beta is a particularly exciting prospect as it would mark the first time Samsung has officially launched the program on a Note smartphone. We hope it’s still planned and that this is only a temporary setback.

You can get the latest version of the Samsung+ app here in case the notification reappears unannounced. We’ve reached out to Samsung for comment on the matter.

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