Samsung’s rolling out a surprise Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie beta, but many users will want to avoid it and stay put on Android Oreo.
Samsung usually limits its beta program to flagship Galaxy S models which is why the its decision to release the Android Pie beta for older devices came as a surprise.
The company recently released a Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie beta giving owners of the former flagship a chance to try Android Pie and the new One user interface ahead of the official release later this year.
The Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie beta is currently limited to India, the United States, South Korea and a few other regions.
If you want to join the Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie beta you need to signup via the Samsung Members app, known as Samsung+ in North America. The Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie beta is free and signing up only takes a few minutes.
Trying the Galaxy Note 8’s Android Pie update ahead of its official release is extremely tempting. Samsung’s packed in a bunch of new features including Night Mode, new emojis, and a wide range of other enhancements and upgrades.
Testing the beta is a great way to get familiar with these features but also test the software’s performance. Your testing could help the company weed out issues before they impact millions of Note 8 users around the world.
While tempting, there are also some reasons to avoid the Galaxy Note 8 Pie beta. After all this is unfinished software and unfinished software can cause major issues.
In this guide we’ll walk you through the best reasons to and not to install the Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie beta. If you’re on the fence, this will help you to one side or the other.