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Samsung launches its Android 9.0 beta
Fri, 3rd Nov 2017
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Samsung announced the launch of the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta, part of the Galaxy beta program which offers select customers a chance to experience new features available through the Galaxy ecosystem.   Previously known as TouchWiz, Samsung Experience is based on the Android OS and has expanded beyond the user interface to provide Galaxy users with a consistent experience across all Samsung mobile software, apps and services.

This change is in recognition of the increasing suite of unique services Samsung has developed for the Galaxy devices.   Following Samsung Experience version 8.5, which was released with the Galaxy Note8, Samsung Experience 9.0 is based on the latest version of the operating system built on the Android Oreo UI and UX, and will be available on the next flagship Galaxy device.   Samsung is launching a Samsung Experience 9.0 beta program for select customers.

Starting on November 2, 2017, Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have the opportunity to preview the upcoming Samsung Experience 9.0 before its official release, with additional rounds of registration.   The beta period will allow Samsung to gather helpful insights and feedback from customers on their first impressions of the Samsung Experience 9.0 beta's performance and usability during the testing period to develop a more reliable, high-performing software package and provide Galaxy users with an improved and optimised experience.

To apply for the program, users must have an active Samsung Account and meet certain requirements.

The Galaxy beta program may be provided via the Samsung Members app or the Samsung+ app.