Galaxy S9 One UI (Android Pie) beta program now live!

Galaxy S9 One UI (Android Pie) beta program now live!

If you're signed up to the beta in the Samsung members app and you live in Korea, the update should already have hit your device for you to install - if it hasn't yet, it shouldn't be long. Samsung is putting a 14-day cap on the use of free themes in its Samsung Themes store with Android Pie. Maybe some of you in the comments will be able to shed some light. Some designers are comfortable offering up themes for free, yet Samsung still wants to limit the use of those to just 14 days. Alongside those notifications, Samsung will also highlight similar themes that might strike the user's fancy, though it's uncertain if the suggested ones will be free or paid ones. And, of course, Samsung gets a cut from theme sales.

This is a very unusual decision. Again, keep in mind that these are free themes. There is no way for the user to purchase the theme or "unlock" a full version. After 14 days, they'll let you know that your free theme will soon go away and your phone will switch back to the default "Touchwiz" theme. As a strategy to increase theme downloads and profits, this is pretty aggressive. Users are going to hate the change and we don't blame them.

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