This is how it will all work. There will be a leak as to what day the beta starts. The tech blogs will button mash the Samsung + app on that day and when the registration banner appears, they'll blog. It'll blaze through the interwebz like wild fire and folks will flood here, the servers will start lagging and crashing and by the end of the day, a few thousand will have gotten in and the rest will cry that they didn't. Then there will be months of the beta testers posting "OMG OMG OMG!!!! THIS AND THAT" stuff and being told to keep it in the beta forums.
There will also be a subsection of folks who loaded the Alpha and will get very mad that they can't get on the beta because their IMEI has been flagged in Samsung's systems and are now ineligible for the beta.
All just like last year....
I didn't know that last part.
It's been tempting to flash the alpha build
But I guess I will wait for the official Samsung beta and just keep checking this app
And what I forgot about and someone else mentioned is that your OTAs no longer work if you flash the Alpha. Youd have to go through the hassle of flashing the last offical build to start getting the OTAs again