Expect a Galaxy S9 Android Pie Beta Soon
We expect Samsung to release an Android Pie beta for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the near future.
In late 2016, Samsung launched an Android Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The beta gave users a chance to try the features early, but more importantly it helped Samsung squash bugs ahead of the software's release.
In late 2015, Samsung released an Galaxy S7 Nougat beta. Like the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta, the Galaxy S7 Nougat beta was limited to select devices in select regions.
The company also ran an Android Marshmallow beta for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5 back in 2015.
Nothing is confirmed, but we expect the company to take a similar approach with the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, (if we're lucky the Galaxy Note 9) and Android Pie.
The company recently updated its Galaxy Beta Program FAQ with information about a Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta which means an official announcement and release could be close. We expect an announcement this week at Samsung's annual developer conference.
If you own a device like the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 or if you own a mid-range Galaxy phone or tablet, your chances of seeing a beta are much slimmer.
Samsung's betas are typically limited to flagship devices.