Samsung has been recently pushing the Android Pie update to many of its flagship devices – some are in beta, others are in the stable form. Now it’s time for mid-range devices from Samsung to get the same treatment. Users in India saw the Android Pie beta program being released for the Galaxy A7 (2018), and now users in Korea have spotted the Android Pie beta getting to the Galaxy A6 (2018).
The Galaxy A6 was released in 2018, and it came with Android 8.0 Oreo, but it will soon receive a stable Android 9 Pie update after the beta finishes.
Galaxy A6 Gets Android Pie Beta Update
The Android Pie beta update comes with a new One UI to the Galaxy A6, but screenshots from Korean devices didn’t show if the February security update came along with this one.
If you are expecting to get the update, you should know that only users that are part of the beta program can automatically receive the latest beta update. To check if you have received the update, go to the app Samsung Members and search for the Notices section, which should say if there is a beta program for your device waiting to be downloaded. If you spot the notice, open it and press the Register button. That is how you enroll in the beta program. After you register, go to your device Settings, open Software update and tap on the option Download updates manually. You will start receiving the beta update and check out all the new things introduced with One UI and Android 9 Pie.
Keep in mind that beta updates are not a stable version of the software, and as with any betas, you may encounter bugs or issues that could interfere with your use of the device. It’s best you enroll in the beta program on a device you don’t use regularly.
The stable version of this beta should go live in a few days or even a month, depending on how many tweaks it needs before moving to the stable channel.