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Galaxy S8 beta testers to get Android Oreo a day earlier, Samsung "doing its best" to release official update

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Have you taken part in the Android Oreo beta test program for the Galaxy S8/S8+? If so, Samsung has a little surprise for you. As a token of appreciation, the Korean tech giant will distribute the official Oreo update to beta users one day before the start of the general rollout.

The news comes from a "Beta Notices" notification that was recently sent out to participants. In it, Samsung doesn't give information on when exactly we should see the Android 8-based Samsung Experience 9.0 land on the 2017 flagship pair. Still, the company says that it's "doing its best" to distribute a stable official version of the patch. 

As you might know, Samsung has been testing Oreo for the Galaxy S8 publicly since November 2017. The beta program was scheduled to end on January 15, so most of us expected to see the update go live by the end of last month. Hopefully, we won't have to wait too long before the rollout begins.

via GSMArena

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Samsung Galaxy S8 specs
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs
  • Display 6.2 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI

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