Written byRamya Patelkhana ·
Samsung said the beta program gives select users a chance to experience "new features available through the Galaxy ecosystem."
Experience 9.0 beta program is available for Galaxy S8, S8+ users in the US, the UK, and South Korea, for now.
Samsung stated: "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 and seamless experience across all Samsung mobile software, apps, and services."
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners can test out the Experience 9.0 before other Galaxy users.
However, the South Korean giant has not revealed any details about when Galaxy Note 8 users can test the Oreo-based custom UI.
Also, the company has not mentioned what improvements the Experience 9.0 update will bring to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.
Beta testers will provide feedback regarding the Samsung Experience 9.0's performance, usability, as well as stability to the company.
The beta program helps the tech giant develop experiences across Galaxy mobile software, apps, and other services before releasing the update officially.
Those wanting to test the latest Samsung Experience need to have a Samsung account and also meet specific requirements.
Samsung will "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 optimized experience."
To enroll, S8/S8+ users need to register through Samsung Members or Samsung+ apps from the Google Play Store or Galaxy Apps.
Users should click on the "New Registration" menu on the app, after which it shows information about Samsung Galaxy Beta Program.
After registering, users can check their device settings and search for firmware updates, download, and install it to run Experience 9.0 beta.
Samsung said beta testers in the US must be using either T-Mobile or Sprint network devices or have unlocked Galaxy S8/S8+ devices with SIMs from these networks. Those in the UK must have unlocked S8, S8+ devices.
The company cautioned that unexpected error might occur during testing as the software is in beta.
It added the beta program's end date varies by country.
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