In an unprecedented move, Samsung opened a public beta program for its Android 9 Pie update for its previous-gen flagships, namely the Galaxy Note8, S8, and S8+. For a couple of weeks or so this has been available in some markets, including the UK and the company's home of South Korea.
Now though you can get a taste of Android Pie, with a sprinkling of Samsung's new One UI paradigm on top, if you have purchased an unlocked Note8, S8, or S8+ in the US.
If you want to participate in the beta program, you need to register via the Samsung+ app. The relevant option is found under Notices. Once you have your place in the program secured, you will receive an over-the-air update to the testing release.
Once you install that, you'll be running build G950U1UEU5ZSAB on the S8, G955U1UEU5ZSAB on the S8+, and N950U1UEU5ZSAB on the Note8, respectively. The updates come with the January 2019 security patches in addition to everything new that One UI brings to the table.
I am, as probably most of the other people from less fortunate part of the world, pissed off... because everything is for the US, come on people. Why the difference. Give us all opportunity to choose whether we want to have beta or not. WTF the US...