Installing the Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Pie beta is tempting, but many users should sit back, relax, and wait for the official version to arrive.
Samsung used to keep its Android beta program limited to flagship Galaxy S models. That changed with the release of Android Pie.
This time around, Samsung’s included older devices in its Galaxy Beta Program and select Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners can now test Android Pie and the company’s new One UI.
If you want to join the Galaxy S8 Android Pie beta you need to signup via the Samsung Members app which is known as Samsung+ in North America. The beta is free and signing up takes just a few minutes of time.
There are plenty of reasons to give the Galaxy S8 Android Pie beta a try. For one, you’ll help Samsung squash bugs ahead of the official release later this year.
You can also try the new user interface and the operating system’s new features before everyone else. The Android Pie update brings a ton of changes including Night Mode, new emojis, Dolby Atmos support, and a floating keyboard.
Samsung recently released the fourth version of the Galaxy S8 Android Pie beta and the software is far more stable than previous iterations of the software.
The beta is tempting, but there are also some great reasons to avoid the Galaxy S8 Android Pie beta, especially with the official release as close as it is. Samsung plans to start the Galaxy S8 Android Pie roll out in February and March.
If you’re on the fence, allow us to help you to one side or the other. In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to, and not to, install the Android Pie beta on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.
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