Samsung One UI beta is now rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The update, which also brings Android 9 Pie to both phones, arrives on the heels of One UI beta becoming available on the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this week.
How to get the One UI beta
If you own a Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, or Note 8, you need to install the Samsung Members app from either the Galaxy Apps store or the Google Play Store, then follow the steps as outlined in our One UI beta sign up page. SamMobile reports the beta firmware version numbers are G950FXXU4ZSA5 for the Galaxy S8 and G955FXXU4ZSA5 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. U.S. residents will be able to sign up for the same beta via the Samsung+ app.
We already love the new One UI when we got to check out the beta on the Samsung Galaxy S9, including its system-wide dark mode, an overhaul of the recent apps menu, and much more.
Samsung has posted an Android 9 Pie update roadmap for its smartphones, and it states the stable version for the Note 8 will roll out in February, followed by the S8 and S8 Plus in March. Many more Samsung smartphones will also get the Android 9 Pie update this year, but only the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, and Note 9 phones will receive the big One UI refresh as well.