Dood Samsung has pushed us every monthly security patch on time.
The reason for the beta is to test the MANY functions this phone has through Samsung ONLY including Samsung pay with MST magnetic strip technology, (it actually sends the card magnetically like its the real card works on ALL swipe machines, no NFC reader needed and the ability to control samsung tvs, refrigerators etc. They have proprietary retina scanner etc
The pixel has NONE of this so yes they make sure they wpnt break your phone before they release the beta. Watch thus will be one of the 1st non google phones to be on PIE. Relax bruh
Supposedly the beta is now live in South korea. According to phonearena.com
Indeed, it is. However, be warned that a downgrade to oreo after updating to pie is possible with data loss/factory reset. Check sammobile.com for more information.
Mkay, we will see won't we then...keep eyes out...Captain Happy here went and confirmed it for us.
Everyone relax, on the s8 last year the update went live 2pm eastern time. Chill out don't get your panties in a bunch!